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There may be fewer galaxies in the universe than we thought

There may be fewer galaxies in the universe than we thought

The universe may be a little darker after a recent discovery has shown that there could be fewer galaxies populating it. A previous measurement by Hubble Space Telescope suggested there were 2 trillion galaxies spread across the universe. Now, the latest research points to only hundreds of billions of galaxies instead. After NASA’s New Horizons…MORE

There’s a case of wine heading back to Earth from space

There’s a case of wine heading back to Earth from space

A SpaceX Dragon capsule started its journey back to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) Tuesday with an unusual cargo: 12 bottles of wine and 320 grapevines. They were taken into space in November 2019 and March 2020, respectively, as part of an experiment organized by European startup Space Cargo Unlimited (SCU), it said…MORE

‘Super-Earth’ found orbiting one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way

‘Super-Earth’ found orbiting one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way

A hot and rocky exoplanet known as a super-Earth has been discovered orbiting one of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new study. The exoplanet, called that because it’s located outside our solar system, is about 50% larger than Earth and has three times the mass — which makes it…MORE

6-foot megalodon shark babies were cannibals in the womb, study says

6-foot megalodon shark babies were cannibals in the womb, study says

These extinct sharks gave birth to some really large babies — about the size of a full-grown human adult. At birth, megalodons were about 6.6 feet, or 2 meters, in length, according to a study published Sunday in the Historical Biology journal. Megalodons, scientifically known as Otodus megalodon, were huge sharks that grew up to…MORE

A distant galaxy dies as astronomers watch

A distant galaxy dies as astronomers watch

Galaxies die when the stars that live in them stop forming. Now, for the first time, astronomers have witnessed this phenomenon in a distant galaxy. Scientists were able to glimpse a galaxy as it ejected almost half of the gas it uses to form stars. They captured this rare observation using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter…MORE