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NASA Captured Green Lightning on Jupiter

NASA Captured Green Lightning on Jupiter
Curiosities
11 months ago

A NASA spacecraft took a photo that is leaving many stunned. The image is an eerie shot from Jupiter, where neon green lighting is visible in the shape of a glowing orb. Along with it, the space agency offered an explanation about the color of the lightning bolt.

NASA Astronomers Discovered a “Bear” on Mars

NASA Astronomers Discovered a “Bear” on Mars
Curiosities
9 months ago

Imagine being one of the first people sent to explore Mars. As you’re approaching the Red Planet, something strange and creepy draws your attention. There, yes, right there! Doesn’t it look... like a mammoth bear’s head?! What — or who?! — could possibly create a bear’s snout in the middle of a crater?

NASA Found a Planet That Could Support Life As We Know It

NASA Found a Planet That Could Support Life As We Know It
Curiosities
10 months ago

Perhaps, we’ve all stopped to think at one point about what it would be like to live on a different planet. I know I’ve had days like that. Gotta get away. And maybe even interact with other types of creatures that already live somewhere else in space. These days, such ideas sound more like something from a science fiction book. But in the future, permanently changing your address to another planet might turn out to be mandatory. Think of the star in our Solar System as a battery.

What NASA Discovered on Mars Leaves Scientists Stunned

What NASA Discovered on Mars Leaves Scientists Stunned
Curiosities
10 months ago

Hold on to your space helmets because NASA’s Curiosity rover has just stumbled upon the wildest rock formation ever! And on April Fool’s Day, isn’t that just the weirdest coincidence? The device captured some images with some rocks that look like dragon bones.Now, let me take you back to 2012 when Curiosity made its grand entrance on Martian soil. It was like the queen bee of rovers, the biggest and most capable one at the time. And boy, has it been making waves since then! It’s even discovered evidence of water and organic molecules on Mars. These findings were giant leaps in our quest to find out if Mars ever had its own little creatures.

20 Unpopular Opinions About Movies That Many People Don’t Agree With

20 Unpopular Opinions About Movies That Many People Don’t Agree With
Films
2 months ago

Sometimes even the most rated and most popular movies make mistakes or contain scenes that, in the eyes of some movie fanatics, do not hold their place. Generally speaking, we will all find fault with something even if it is perfect for others. Take a look at unpopular movie opinions and see if you agree with any of them.

Something’s Blinking on the Moon but Nobody Knows What

Something’s Blinking on the Moon but Nobody Knows What
Curiosities
year ago

The NASA hotline is ringing off the hook! The call center operator is all sweaty from stress. They barely have time to answer the phone, and all the messages they get say the same thing. There’s something glowing on the Moon. Indeed, hundreds and thousands of amateur astronomers were watching the Moon that night. And suddenly, there was a bright light on it. As if someone had lit a powerful spotlight on the surface. Scientists immediately began to look for an explanation to this phenomenon. They first thought it was simply the glow of an airplane flying between the observers and the Moon. But then it wouldn’t have been seen by so many people from different parts of the world at the same time.

30 Foods Proven to Burn Belly Fat and It’s Not a Diet

30 Foods Proven to Burn Belly Fat and It’s Not a Diet
Cooking
year ago

Chewing chili peppers speeds up your body’s metabolism, which helps you shed some of that extra weight. And chomping down on chili is a great way of clearing up your sinuses. If you want to keep it healthy, eat actual chilis, and stay away from those sauces with a skull and crossbones on the label!

What If Earth Were Born in Another Star System?

What If Earth Were Born in Another Star System?
Curiosities
year ago

What would the Earth look like if it was born in another stellar system? I did a little research for you to find out. And the results were surprisingly wholesome! There are some warm tropics, strong winds, and... giant dragonflies. But okay, let me explain from the very beginning. Since 1995, NASA has discovered more than 4,100 planets outside the Solar System [exoplanets]. Unfortunately, most of them are either flying ice balls like Neptune or gas giants like Jupiter. But there are still as many as 161 planets similar to our Earth! And one of them is very close to us — in the Centauri constellation. There are three stars in this constellation.

If Humans Never Appeared, What Creature Rules Earth?

If Humans Never Appeared, What Creature Rules Earth?
Curiosities
year ago

If you were to look at Earth from the International Space Station at night, you’d be able to see the light of the cities from space! That’s how big our impact as a species is. There are huge multicultural cities all around the world. We’ve built buildings SO high, they nearly disappear out of sight. Cities are built from the ground up for thousands and thousands of people to live in.

11 Logos That Aren’t as Simple as We Thought

11 Logos That Aren’t as Simple as We Thought
Design
year ago

The origins of many familiar logos that we encounter on a daily basis are shrouded in mystery. Some logos feature hidden messages and symbols that designers intentionally created to increase the appeal of well-known brands.

Extreme Universe: What Happens When We Visit the Hottest, Puffiest, and Most Massive Places

Extreme Universe: What Happens When We Visit the Hottest, Puffiest, and Most Massive Places
Curiosities
8 months ago

Tired of boring old Earth? Want to know what lies beyond the starry night sky? You’re not the only one. People have been asking the same question for centuries. Luckily, scientists got you covered. They have discovered a lot about amazing places light-years away from our Blue Planet. Just one light year is about 6 trillion miles; mind-blowing, huh? So, hop on, the spaceship of knowledge is lifting off.

They Will Lie in Bed for 2 Months But Why

They Will Lie in Bed for 2 Months But Why
Curiosities
8 months ago

Get ready for the ultimate sleepover! Twelve brave volunteers are about to go through a space-like experience without leaving the comfort of their beds — literally. This crazy experiment involves staying in bed for a whopping two months! But this isn’t your ordinary slumber party. These volunteers are actually helping scientists figure out how to keep astronauts’ muscles strong during space travel.

Jupiter Rules Over the Solar System, Here’s Why

Jupiter Rules Over the Solar System, Here’s Why
Curiosities
8 months ago

Hey, space buffs! Just how well do you know our Solar System? Guess the planet: it’s more than twice as massive as all the other planets combined. It’s covered with striking swirls and stripes — which are actually windy clouds of cold ammonia and water, floating in an atmosphere of hydrogen and helium. Still no clue? Then look at this! It’s the infamous Great Red Spot — a giant storm larger than our home planet that has been raging for hundreds of years. Right you are! This cloudy world is Jupiter! And the main question is, “Is this planet our enemy or friend?” NASA’s Juno orbiter is exploring this gas giant at the moment, sending us tons of useful data. Jupiter is so big that 11 Earths could fit across its equator. If our planet was the size of a grape, Jupiter would be a basketball! The gas giant is the fifth planet from the Sun, orbiting around 484 million miles away.

You May Live in Mega Pyramid City of the Future

You May Live in Mega Pyramid City of the Future
Curiosities
8 months ago

The year is 2160. The place? The Pacific Ocean. Off the coast of Japan. The ocean seems calm. At least the surface does... The ocean floor is cracking right now. Boom! The Earth opens up, magma shoots out. The crack in the ocean floor triggers an earthquake and a massive amount of energy shoots into the ocean.

Why Nobody Has Visited the Moon in 50 Years

Why Nobody Has Visited the Moon in 50 Years
Curiosities
8 months ago

It’s been decades since the last manned moon landing, Apollo seventeen, which happened in December nineteen seventy-two. Isn’t it time we thought about going back to our dusty satellite... and maybe even staying there?

Bizarre Egg-Laying Mountain in China Baffles Scientists

Bizarre Egg-Laying Mountain in China Baffles Scientists
Curiosities
8 months ago

The coldest part of our planet, Antarctica, keeps surprising us. Take a look at this waterfall named Blood Falls. Reddish water falls from the white ice. Scientists concluded that the color is related to iron. The water coming from the glacier oxidizes and rusts when it’s exposed to oxygen, and the red color occurs.

Long-Lost Spacecraft Spotted on Mars

Long-Lost Spacecraft Spotted on Mars
Curiosities
8 months ago

Whoosh! Dust storms on Mars can really go crazy! They hurtle through the Red Planet’s Southern Hemisphere, especially during the summer. These storms can grow and encompass large areas of the planet, as happened in January 2022. Then, a dust storm covered almost twice the area of the United States. Could it be something like this that caused one of the robots we sent to Mars to go missing?

Why Astronauts Never Wash Their Clothes

Why Astronauts Never Wash Their Clothes
Curiosities
8 months ago

The profession of an astronaut is probably one of the most intriguing and mysterious out there. But have you ever wondered about the details of their everyday life? Like, what’s going on under those bulky spacesuits? I mean, some people seriously believe that astronauts wear paper underwear. Others are sure that a lack of gravity allows the grime to just float away. If only!

Life Might Exist on Jupiter’s Moon, Astronomers Think

Life Might Exist on Jupiter’s Moon, Astronomers Think
Curiosities
8 months ago

Imagine a still, frozen world. It’s ancient — about 4.5 billion years old. It’s barely heated by the rays of the Sun and covered with a thick layer of ice. This world is smaller than our Moon but a bit larger than Pluto. Its name is Europa — the sixth satellite of Jupiter and one of the biggest moons in the Solar System. But the coolest thing about this far-away place? It might host life. Astronomers consider Europa one of the most promising places in the Solar System to search for new life forms. All because this moon has a huge saltwater ocean with a depth of 40 to 100 miles. Yes, it IS hidden under a layer of ice that is estimated to be from 10 to 20 miles thick. But it is still potentially habitable. Astronomers claim that plumes of water erupt from cracks in the ice shell and release the contents of the moon’s ocean into space.

This Planet Is Habitable With a Probability of 84%

This Planet Is Habitable With a Probability of 84%
Curiosities
8 months ago

The only life that we are certain about so far in the entire universe is on planet Earth. (Whether that life is intelligent is... let’s say, arguable.) But anyway, it’s not surprising that we’re tirelessly searching for life on other planets. So far, they’ve discovered more than 4,000 of them! But what’s even cooler NASA has compiled a new list of 24 planets that aren’t just “Earth-like” ... They’re BETTER. The conditions on them are so good that they’re more comfortable than on our planet! So let’s examine some of them. KOI 5715.01. Hmm, let’s be coy (KOI), shall we? This wonderful planet is in the constellation Cygnus. And why is it so wonderful? Well, our Sun is a yellow dwarf. And sorry, Sun — even though you’re not bad at supporting life, there are some stars that can do it better. Nothing personal.

They Found Something Unbelievable Under Antarctica’s Ice

They Found Something Unbelievable Under Antarctica’s Ice
Places
8 months ago

Do you know that NASA explores not only stars, planets, galaxies, or black holes? Hard to believe, but yes! The agency also works on discoveries here on our home planet Earth. So what has NASA recently discovered? Is there life under the ice? While they were analyzing data recently, they discovered something unbelievable hiding under Antarctica’s ice! And this discovery not only changes everything we know about the whole water system of the Earth, but it may also help with research about life in space! Humankind’s existence might depend on understanding Antarctica and its secrets! So, the recent discoveries reveal vital information about our survival!

From Human Tissue to Edible Pizza: 3D Printed Things

From Human Tissue to Edible Pizza: 3D Printed Things
Curiosities
9 months ago

Is the 3D printing revolution here to stay, or is it merely a trend? Well, let’s think about this, shall we? Think of 3D printers as sandwiches. Mmmm! Instead of putting layers of food ingredients, put one layer of some substance over another. The printer knows what to do based on a computer-aided design. The 3D printing journey started in the late 1980s. Although different people and companies invested in 3D printing before Charles Hull, he is known as the first one to create a prototype and get the patent. It would have cost you around $300,000 to get a 3D printer back then. Today, you can get an advanced 3D printer for a substantially lower cost, around $1,800. I mean, there are even $49 3D printers available, so the scope is vast.

Scientists Have Successfully Grown Plants in Moon Soil

Scientists Have Successfully Grown Plants in Moon Soil
Curiosities
9 months ago

Ever wanted to taste a salad from space? Well, you might be able to one day. Scientists have taken soil from the Moon and successfully grown plants in it! Back in the late 1960s and early 70s, it was the first time in our history we set foot on a surface that wasn’t Earth. During the several trips to the Moon in the Apollo program, astronomers brought back some rocks and soil to study. Some scientists knew it would be a good idea to preserve this soil, stick some seeds in it, and see what would happen. They didn’t do anything at first, aware that decades into the future, they’d have more advanced equipment to conduct these studies. The researchers named the lunar soil “regolith” and used the seeds of a particular plant called blah-bah-blah-baa — you can read it here [Arabidopsis thaliana] which is found in Asia, Europe, and parts of Africa. It’s similar to such veggies as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli. Yum.

What We Know About Extraterrestrial Life So Far

What We Know About Extraterrestrial Life So Far
Curiosities
8 months ago

It’s a clear night, and you are outside looking at the stars. The Milky Way alone seems overwhelmingly huge. You check on your phone and discover that the galaxy you’re in at this exact moment is 100,000 light-years wide. For scale, 1 light-year is already a very long distance. For example, it takes 4.2 light-years to go from Earth to Proxima Centauri, which is the closest star to our planet other than the Sun. So 100 thousand light-years is way more than we normal humans can fathom. And that’s just one galaxy. There’s a whole lot more out there. Now, looking at this data it seems pretty unlikely that we’re the only life form out there, doesn’t it? But how come we’ve never found anything else so far?

Why These Mars Rocks Astonished Scientists

Why These Mars Rocks Astonished Scientists
Curiosities
8 months ago

The year 2022 was rich in amazing discoveries. Let’s have a look at the most impressive of them! The newest of NASA’s rovers, Perseverance, keeps exploring the surface of the Red Planet. Right now, it’s hunting for signs of ancient life in the Jezero crater. That’s a 28-mile-wide impact crater. It was likely once filled with water. While trekking across the crater’s floor, the rover spotted several surprising things. One of them was a weird purple coating on a few rocks. It was strangely similar to rock varnish formed by microbes on our planet.

Mysterious Rocket Crashed Into the Moon

Mysterious Rocket Crashed Into the Moon
Curiosities
9 months ago

Tonight, go out and look at the Moon through a telescope, and you’ll see many craters. No one still knows how they appeared there. Some of them have formed recently. Scientists have discovered a double crater on the Moon that appeared for a strange reason. In March, a rocket crashed into the Moon. And no one knows who owned it and why it left such a trail. If a regular rocket had fallen there, it’d have left one hole. A standard space rocket has a heavy engine on one side and a lighter fuel tank on the other. But this time, there had to be two heavy sides on one rocket to leave a double crater. That’s strange. No one knows what it is, and no one has claimed to be the owner.

Get Ready to Eat Bugs || The Future of Farming

Get Ready to Eat Bugs || The Future of Farming
Curiosities
9 months ago

If you feel tired of cooking but aren’t ready to switch to fast food, there’s some great news for you. In the near future, the whole process will become easier than ever. Your kitchen robots will do all the work for you. You’ll order your high-tech sous-chef to cook any meal of your choice on your way home. It will gather the necessary ingredients, peel, grind, fry, boil, and do everything that has to be done. All you’ll have to do is make sure those ingredients are in the fridge. Or get a shopping robot.

Has This Ship Been Here for 13,000 Years?

Has This Ship Been Here for 13,000 Years?
Curiosities
10 months ago

The legend of the Black Knight Satellite tells us that a spaceship of extraterrestrial origin has been orbiting Earth for many, many years. Sounds crazy, right? But over the years, the supporters of this theory have gathered a lot of evidence to prove it. So let’s look at it and judge for ourselves. 1899. Famous scientist Nikola Tesla built a giant tower in his laboratory in Colorado Springs. This tower was supposed to allow him to study atmospheric electricity and wireless energy. Everything went fine until, one day, he discovered something unexpected. The tower began to catch a signal that seemed to be artificial.

Two-Faced Planet That Looks Like Nothing Else in the Universe

Two-Faced Planet That Looks Like Nothing Else in the Universe
Curiosities
10 months ago

Jupiter’s moon Europa is covered in a thick layer of ice, but underneath it is a vast ocean of water, measuring up to 100 miles deep. Water ice was previously thought to be rare and only common for Earth, but it can, in fact, be found all over the Solar System, even on Mercury and the Moon. Saturn is less dense than water, so if it were thrown into a giant pool, it would float. Space isn’t supposed to be black: there are stars everywhere. Shouldn’t they light up everything around? You don’t see stars wherever you look because some of them haven’t existed long enough for their light to reach Earth! There are eight confirmed planets in the Solar System, but evidence shows there can be a ninth — we just haven’t discovered it yet.