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Four astronauts will remain on the Moon for 2 weeks, says NASA

Two NASA scientists have just shared new fascinating details about the agency’s planned lunar mission. They revealed Four astronauts will remain on the Moon During Wednesday’s annual meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, John Connolly and Niki Werkheiser said NASA plans for the next two astronauts on the Moon’s surface to remain for 6.5 days, according to …

The Pentagon’s secret spacecraft X-37B returns to Earth after 780 days in orbit

The unmanned vehicle X-37B was originally designed for a 270-day flight. The objectives of this mission remain classified. The mysterious orbital test vehicle X-37B of the US Air Force has successfully returned to Earth this Sunday, completing its fifth and longest mission, which kept it more than two years in space, Aviation said in a statement. …

NASA joins forces with Breakthrough Listen to seek intelligent life on exoplanets

Breakthrough Listen, an initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, will collaborate with scientists working on NASA’s TESS exoplanet search mission. Announced this week at the International Astronautics Congress in Washington, the agreement will expand the list of Breakthrough Listen objectives, adding more than 1,000 “objects of interest” identified by TESS ( Transiting …

Cosmic Yeti: astronomers discover the traces of a monstrous galaxy never seen before

A team of astronomers from the University of Arizona (USA) published the details of a monstrous galaxy never seen before this week in The Astrophysical Journal. They named it “Cosmic Yeti,” since photographing it is as difficult as photographing the footprints of the Yeti. Christina Williams, the lead author of the study, noticed a slight spot of light while …

Scientists: “We are dangerously close to creating conscious brains in the laboratory”

The scientific community is in danger of exceeding (if not already done) its ethical responsibilities in the race to study and understand the mysteries of the human brain. Scientists are close to creating conscious brains. Mini-brains, also known as organoids, have in recent years been a very important resource in neuroscience and related fields. And while …