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The famous explorer Robert Ballard explored the deep sea for decades his mysteries.
Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” is tied to the baby, the oceanographer most associated with discovering the wreck of the RMS Titanic in 1985 — a discovery that was actually part of a secret US military mission. He and Alvin, a three-person submersible, returned to the site in 1986 to reveal images of artifacts left by those who had perished.
Ballard helped develop Alvin in the 1960s Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. Together, he and Alvin dived into the depths to observe the mountain ridges and discover the thermal vents.
Now, 99% of the area of the sea is inside man, because of his familiar name: Alvin.
The deepest zones of the ocean are a very unexplored area, but after a major upgrade Alvin is ready to take people directly to this remote place of wonder.
The submersible reaches a depth of 4 miles (6,453 meters) during the summer, when crews explore the Puerto Rico Trench and the Mid-Cayman Rise, where tectonic plates create aquatic landscapes surrounded by strange marine animals.
Researchers collected samples from the ocean floor, including unknown creatures and chemical compounds from hydrothermal vents.
With direct access to the sea, scientists expect to find the foundations of life.
Astronomers have confirmed that a space craft may have altered the motion of the Dimorphos asteroid when it intentionally slammed into a space rock next month, according to NASA.
The tilt test reduces Dimorphos’ orbit around its larger companion asteroid Didymos by 32 minutes — the first time humanity has ever changed the motion of a celestial object.
Meanwhile, the James Webb Space Telescope explored what happens when two massive stars collide violently with each other. Every eight years they release a plume of dust, forming nest rings that resemble giant spiders.
And astronomers have discovered an unusual element in the upper atmosphere of two hot exoplanets where liquid iron and gems rain down from the heavens.
French soldiers who were covered in a broken stone tablet with inscriptions happened in 1799 it would be no idea to unlock the ancient secrets of Egypt.
Carved into the dark, stone-like stone were indecipherable hieroglyphics, the simpler demotic letters of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. At this time, grammarians only understood ancient Greek.
It took the Egyptians two decades to get the sense of writing down once they started working on it in 1802. When the Egyptian texts were interpreted, they opened the way to understanding the past.
A new exhibit at the British Museum in London explores the race to unearth the Rosetta Stone and celebrates the 200th anniversary of its breakthrough.
For many, William Shatner will always be James T. Kirk of Enterprise. But the actor in in space in 2021 on a Blue Origin suborbital flight, he had a far different experience than in any scene from “Star Trek.”
Viewed from the Earth to the cosmos, it overturns all preconceived notions of space. “All I saw was death,” he wrote in his new book, “Go Boldly: Meditations on Life and Wonder.”
Shatner describes feeling intense pain when he briefly left his home planet behind. “It was life. A student, sustaining, life. Mother Earth. And I was leaving her. No longer scared, her thoughts turned to how humans are destroying the planet.
Meanwhile, Artemis I will begin its third mission around the moon on November 14, with a 69-minute launch window that opens at 12:07 am ET.
Images that capture buzzing bees, competing Alpine ibex and celestial flamingos are some of the winners of the 2022 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
The prestigious title of the award went to Karine Aigner for “The Big Buzz”, which shows a ball of cactus fighting male bees mating with a single female. The image, shot at the level of a bee, depicts an endangered species threatened by pesticides and habitat loss.
The world’s wildlife populations have declined by an average of 69% between 1970 and 2018 due to climate change and human activity on Earth, according to a new report from the World Wide Fund for Nature. As the natural world approaches tipping point, immediate conservation efforts have been made to slow down and even these losses.
These findings could blow your mind;
– Astronomers have found a large graveyard of ancient dead stars in the Milky Way – and they have also discovered where supernova explosions kicked right out of the galaxy.
– Brain cells were playing the Pong video game on a lab disk, and the neurons were able to move the pin to move the ball in a meta-orientation path, according to the scientists.
– Paleontologists have found the skin of a mummified dinosaur and it still bears the marks of predatory teeth that cut into it 67 million years ago.
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