Two new minerals never before seen on Earth discovered in massive 33,500-pound meteorite

Two new minerals never before seen on Earth discovered in massive 33,500-pound meteorite

A massive meteorite discovered in Somalia in 2020 has been hiding what researchers call a “phenomenal” discovery – two new minerals, and potentially a third, that have never before been seen on Earth. The minerals were discovered from a 70-gram slice of the 15.2-ton “El Ali” meteorite that had been known about by locals for … Read more

How to watch SpaceX launch NASA’s Lunar Flashlight mission in search for water

How to watch SpaceX launch NASA’s Lunar Flashlight mission in search for water

SpaceX is targeting the time of 3.39 AM on November 30 (2.09 PM IST) to launch NASA’s Lunar Flashlight mission and the Hakuto-R Mission 1 lunar lander designed by private Japanese space tech company Ispace. Here is everything you need to know about the missions aboard and how you can watch the launch. Watch the … Read more

Watch: Former NASA engineer drops an egg from space; here’s what happens next

Watch: Former NASA engineer drops an egg from space;  here’s what happens next

Egg is fragile and can easily break if dropped. But have you heard of an egg when released from a height doesn’t break. YouTuber and former NASA scientist Mark Rober often shares experimental scientific videos on his channel. One of his video recently went viral wherein he drops an egg from space without break breaking … Read more

In meteorite, Alberta researchers discover 2 minerals never before seen on Earth

In meteorite, Alberta researchers discover 2 minerals never before seen on Earth

A meteorite expert from the University of Alberta was part of a team of researchers that discovered at least two new minerals never before seen on earth. The discovery was made in a 15-tonne meteorite found in Somalia, the ninth-largest meteorite ever found. Read more: Bright fireball streaks across Edmonton sky Monday night Read More … Read more

NASA’s Orion capsule enters lunar orbit, nears halfway mark of test flight – National

NASA’s Orion capsule enters lunar orbit, nears halfway mark of test flight – National

NASA’s Orion capsule entered an orbit stretching tens of thousands of miles around the moon Friday, as it neared the halfway mark of its test flight. The capsule and its three test dummies entered lunar orbit more than a week after launching on the $4 billion demo that’s meant to pave the way for astronauts. … Read more

‘Zombie’ virus revived after 50,000 years trapped in Siberian permafrost – National

‘Zombie’ virus revived after 50,000 years trapped in Siberian permafrost – National

Researchers from the French National Center for Scientific Research have revived more than a dozen prehistoric viruses that were previously trapped deep within the Siberian permafrost, according to a pre-print study. From seven ancient permafrost samples, scientists were able to document 13 never-before-seen viruses that have been lying dormant, frozen in ice, over tens of … Read more

Dwarf tomato seeds to launch to space station aboard SpaceX resupply flight

Dwarf tomato seeds to launch to space station aboard SpaceX resupply flight

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — SpaceX’s 26th commercial resupply is set to launch this weekend, and it’ll carry a bounty of supplies, a pair of new solar arrays, dwarf tomato seeds and a range of science experiments to … Read more