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Planet Earth Report –“Fossilized Cities of the Future to Russia Cloning an Army of 3,000-Year-Old Scythian Warriors”

Earth from Space

 

Another wild week of news on Planet Earth, ranging from Russia cloning an ancient warrior army to the scary prospect of fossilized cities to the amazing story of the Apollo 14 Rock.

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“Invisible Monsters” –Supermassive Black Holes Roam the Milky Way 

 

Supermassive Black Hole

 

Astronomers are beginning to understand what happens when black holes get the urge to roam through the Milky Way. Typically, a supermassive black hole (SMBH) exists at the core of a massive galaxy. But sometimes SMBHs may “wander” throughout their host galaxy, remaining far from the center in regions such as the stellar halo, a nearly spherical area of stars and gas that surrounds the main section of the galaxy.

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“The Apollo Rock” –Half-a-Billion Years Before the Appearance of Life an Asteroid Blasted a Piece of Earth to the Moon

Earth from the Moon NASA

 

“It would be tantalizing to find microfossils of extraterrestrial forms of life on the moon. Even more exciting would be to find traces of technological equipment that crashed on the lunar surface a billion years ago, amounting to a letter from an alien civilization saying, “We exist,” speculated Harvard University’s chief astronomer Avi Loeb, asking can the moon provide clues for extraterrestrial life?

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“The Venus Zone” –It was Once Habitable and Radically Different from Today

Venus from the ISS

 

“Our models show that there is a real possibility that Venus could have been habitable and radically different from the Venus we see today,” said Michael Way of The Goddard Institute for Space Science about Earth’s ‘twisted sister’ planet. “This opens up all kinds of implications for exoplanets found in what is called the ‘Venus Zone’, which may in fact host liquid water and temperate climates.”

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“Life Beyond Our Imagining?” — Exoplanets of Neutron Stars

Neutron Star Geminga

 

What would life be like on a planet orbiting a pulsar? Astronomers estimate that the Milky Way galaxy contains an estimated 1 billion neutron stars, of which about 200,000 are pulsars –neutron stars of only 10 to 30 kilometers in diameter with enormous magnetic fields, that accrete matter and regularly burst out large amounts of X-rays and other energetic particles. So far, 3000 pulsars have been studied and only 5 pulsar planets have been found. In 1992, the first exoplanets ever were discovered around pulsar PSR B1257+12.

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“Alien Evolution” –Advanced Extraterrestrial Life Will Mirror Homo Sapiens

Prometheus Movie

 

But they may be billions of years older. Scientists are making predictions about the biological make-up of advanced, complex aliens, offering a degree of insight as to what they might look like.

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Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“Unknown Cosmic Object to Strange Star at Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole”

 

 

ESO VLT

 

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Planet Earth Report –“Biological ‘Fukushima’ Threatens the Planet to Mutation that Rewired the Human Mind”

 

Earth from Space

 

This week’s stories from Planet Earth range from the discovery of single-celled organisms the size of basketballs existing in the dark ocean abyss to extraterrestrial space archaeology in the search for advanced life to watching the expansion of the Universe in real time.

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