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Ancient, ‘undetectable’ galaxies from start of deep space identified for the very first time

Ancient, ‘undetectable’ galaxies from start of deep space identified for the...

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The Hubble Ultra Deep Field, snapped in 2012. NASA/ESA/R. Ellis (Caltech)/HUDF 2012 Team NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has provided scientists with some incredible photographs of the distant universe, but it can't see everything. Populations of galaxies from the very early universe are invisible to Hubble "eyes", so spotting them requires a different set of peepers.…
Mystical, Ancient Radio Signals Keep Assailing Earth. Astronomers Designed an AI to Hunt Them Down.

Mystical, Ancient Radio Signals Keep Assailing Earth. Astronomers Designed an AI...

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An animation shows the random appearance of fast radio bursts (FRBs) across the sky. Astronomers have discovered about 85 since 2007, and pinpointed two of them. Credit: NRAO Outreach/T. Jarrett (IPAC/Caltech); B. Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF Sudden shrieks of radio waves from deep space keep slamming into radio telescopes on Earth, spattering those instruments' detectors with confusing…
Ancient Roman ‘Pen’ Was a Joke Keepsake

Ancient Roman ‘Pen’ Was a Joke Keepsake

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This ancient Roman stylus may have been the equivalent of today's joke souvenir. Credit: MOLA The tradition of buying cheap, joke souvenirs for your loved ones while traveling dates back at least two millennia. During an archaeological excavation at a Roman-era site in London, researchers found around 200 iron styluses used for writing on wax-filled…
This Unusual Ancient Sea Beast Appeared Like the Centuries Falcon

This Unusual Ancient Sea Beast Appeared Like the Centuries Falcon

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A long time ago in a galaxy not at all far away, a carnivore with an uncanny resemblance to the Millennium Falcon from "Star Wars" scuttled through the seas, using its rake-like claws to capture and stuff prey into its garbage disposal-like mouth, a new study finds. This Cambrian period creature wasn't just fearsome; it…
This Ancient Mosque in Israel May Have Actually Been Developed Simply a Couple Of Years After Muhammed’s Death

This Ancient Mosque in Israel May Have Actually Been Developed Simply...

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This rural mosque likely served nearby farmers sometime between A.D. 600 and 700. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority The remains of a humble house of worship have been discovered in Rahat, Israel. While surveying the site before the construction of a new neighborhood, archaeologists uncovered the remains of a rural mosque, one of the earliest known…
Pictures: Ancient Pyramid-Shaped Settlement

Pictures: Ancient Pyramid-Shaped Settlement

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Credit: Michael Boyd Nearby Keros Today, Dhaskalio is located about 295 feet (90 meters) to the west of the island of Keros; however, 4,600 years ago, when the settlement and a nearby sanctuary flourished, sea levels were lower and the two islands were connected by land.
Ancient ‘Sea Serpent’ from Antarctica Breaks a Record for Body Size

Ancient ‘Sea Serpent’ from Antarctica Breaks a Record for Body Size

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A hungry Aristonectes plesiosaur eyes a squid in this illustration. Credit: Nobumichi Tamura/Stocktrek Images via Getty Images Paleontologists have discovered the remains of an ancient Loch Ness Monster look-alike in freezing Antarctica. And just like the legendary Nessie, it wasn't the runt of the litter. The prehistoric plesiosaur — a four-flippered marine reptile that lived…
New Ancient Shark Types Discovered

New Ancient Shark Types Discovered

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There are over 500 species of sharks that have roamed our waters since the beginning of time… and scientists have just added one more to the growing number of species we know. David Ward, a research associate at the Natural History Museum, was studying the ancient fossils that were exposed to the world on the…
Barrel Of Ancient Fish Sauce May Confirm Date That Pompeii Was Damaged

Barrel Of Ancient Fish Sauce May Confirm Date That Pompeii Was...

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<div _ngcontent-c15="" innerhtml=" Roman fish sauce (garum) was made out of picarels (bottom R). Skeletons of these fish...
Historical Individuals Watched a Volcano Erupt. This Might Be Their Illustration of It.

Historical Individuals Watched a Volcano Erupt. This Might Be Their Illustration...

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From left to right: Ancient humans painted this illustration on a rock shelter near a volcano; a color-enhanced version of the rock art, which enhances the cone-shaped feature, the lower elongated line, the three-fingered handprints and other details; a reconstructed version of the painting. Credit: Reprinted from Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 212, Ulusoy et al.,…

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