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Science News – NASA’s latest exoplanet discovery could help explain how planets evolve

Science News – NASA’s latest exoplanet discovery could help explain how planets evolve

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NASA discovers planet orbiting a young star 31.9 light-years away

NASA has discovered a planet as large as Neptune orbiting a young, nearby star known as AU Microscopii that may function as a distinctive laboratory for studying how worlds develop and connect with stars.

AU Microscopii is so young that it is surrounded by a disc of particles left over from its development. It is estimated to be about 20 million to 30 million years old, making it a stellar baby compared to our Sun, which is more than 150 times older.

For over a years given that the star was found, researchers have been trying to find a planet around it, in the hope that this would assist them much better understand planetary evolution.

The discovery was made using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the Spitzer Area Telescope, which has actually now been decommissioned. More on Express

2nd deadliest Ebola break out in history stated over

The World Health Company has declared the end of the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The DRC has been combating Ebola since August 2018.

However, monitoring of the illness will continue for at least 6 more months as cases due to a new introduction of the virus from the animal reservoir can occur. More on the New York Times


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Lost continental undersea landmass of Zealandia mapped in unprecedented information

New maps of Zealandia, a huge landmass that numerous researchers argue satisfies the criteria to be called Earth’s eighth continent, reveals details never ever seen before.

Zealandia is a 5 million sq km landmass east of Australia, beneath modern-day New Zealand, 95 percent of which is immersed thousands of feet below the Pacific Ocean. It was first found in the 1990 s.

Commonly called the lost continent, Zealandia has actually been improperly studied until now, however a suite of new maps and interactive tools now records the underwater land in interesting information. More on Brand-new Atlas

Penguins in Antarctica appear to thrive as sea ice melts

Scientists have actually found that Adélie penguins in Antarctica appear to be prospering even as the continent’s sea ice melts due to global heating.

As environment models task rapid decrease in the sea ice extent in Antarctica over the rest of the century, the communities of the continent are anticipated to take a hit.

This is because, instead of having to walk long distances over ice, these penguins can take a trip by swimming. For penguins, swimming is 4 times faster than walking, and this makes searching for food a lot easier. More on The Guardian


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