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NASA finds traces of ancient life on Mars4m41s

NASA finds traces of ancient life on Mars

Mars Curiosity has found the building blocks of life on Mars. NASA disclosed this amazing discovery. Let's find out! The Curiosity rover has collected samples on planet Mars over the last 5 years by drilling into rocks and analyzing it with instruments called SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars). On the 8th of June, the results of the report about the Mars discovery were published on a reliable website that is seen as the mecca of science. Source: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6393/1096

Extra-natural power is pulling Earth, caused by Jupiter and Venus3m58s

Extra-natural power is pulling Earth, caused by Jupiter and Venus

A huge discovery about Jupiter, Venus and Earth stuns scientists. The idea that the gravity of Jupiter and Venus is pulling Earth has been confirmed by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Source Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/05/01/1800891115

Super Zoom Captures Up-Close Footage Of The Moon45s

Super Zoom Captures Up-Close Footage Of The Moon

Advanced technology has deprived us of our privacy, however, having state-of-the-art equipment enables capturing impressive footages indeed. In this clip, you can literally see the surface of the moon when filmmaker zooms in 83x on a Nikon Coolpix P900. Amazing! The Moon, the only natural satellite of Earth is a subject of great controversy. Being in a synchronous rotation with our planet, it is the same side that always facing the Earth. The first unmanned mission to the Moon was in 1959 by the Soviet Lunar Program with the first manned landing being Apollo 11 in 1969. The dark side of the Moon has been known to spark lots of controversial topics, because we can never see it. Could aliens set up a base there? Or is it just as dark and desolate as the side we do see? The Moon landing has also been subjected to divided opinions, and there are lots of people out there that believe that the landing never occurred and everything was filmed in a movie studio. Scientists, of course, don't agree with this because, well, it's just not true. Then there are the ‘flat earthers’ that think the Moon is just an illusion, much like the rest of the universe, but this beautiful celestial body is real and it is very interesting to study. We can see the Moon with our bare eye, but if we want to take a closer look we have to use some advanced equipment. In this clip, the filmmaker captured the Moon using the superzoom option of a Nikon Coolpix P900, and we have to admit, it captures the Moon's beauty in a magnificent way. This digital camera can travel 239,000 miles in space to approach the Moon and take a selfie with it! Telescopes are so overrated now that Nikon released its COOLPIX P900 camera with a zoom so powerful, you can see craters on the moon's surface. Neat! You can see the actual holes on the moon's surface where it's been hit by asteroids and comets thanks to the cameras 83x zoom. It's so powerful you can even watch the moon move across the sky as Earth rotates. How cool is that?

Incredible tour of Mars rover's view in Gale Crater1m53s

Incredible tour of Mars rover's view in Gale Crater

Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada gives a descriptive tour of the Mars rover's view in Gale Crater. The white-balanced scene looks back over the journey so far. The view from "Vera Rubin Ridge" looks back over buttes, dunes and other features along the route. To aid geologists, colors in the image are white balanced so rocks appear the same color as the same rocks would on Earth. Credit: NASA

This Is How Space Travel Affects The Human Body1m45s

This Is How Space Travel Affects The Human Body

Space travel has surprising effects on both physical and mental health. Sure, it looks pretty awesome to be an astronaut, going up there where there is no gravity and it seems that you can almost touch the stars. Astronauts always like to prove how cool their job is, maintaining profiles on social media and sharing all of these incredible photos and footages. But the lack of gravity can actually be a real downer, pun intended, affecting both the physical and mental health of those who dwell in space for extended period of time. Wanna be taller? Apparently, living in zero gravity will expand the vertebrae, making you grow up to 3%. Sad to say, you will shrink down to your normal height once you touch down on Earth. Oh, vanity. But it isn’t all good news up there. Weightlessness also causes loss in bone density and muscle atrophy. Not doing weight-resistant activities can do that to a human body. That is why astronauts have personal gyms in space, to combat this effect. They exercise regularly and maintain a good diet. Space vacuum is also known to affect the size and shape of the heart muscle. Zero gravity lowers blood pressure and slows down the heart rate, which in turn decreases the flow of blood through the body. Isolation in space also weakens the immune system, allowing unearthly microbes to pass from food and other to you. Radiation and stress also play a huge factor. Last, but not least, being isolated so far away from any living creature on this planet can put you at serious risk of depression and sleep disorders. Since there is only 90 minutes of light-dark cycle, the same we experience in 24 hours down here, it takes a serious dedication to exercise and proper sleeping habits to reduce these changes. All goes back to normal once you come back to sweet, green Earth.

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Published: January 29, 2018378 plays$1.38 earned
NASA Discovered Seven Earth-Like Planets That Can Support Life41s

NASA Discovered Seven Earth-Like Planets That Can Support Life

NASA has discovered seven Earth-like planets in habitable zone orbiting a nearby star. The system is in the Aquarius constellation, 40 light years away. Because the star is cool, even planets close to it could have liquid water. In addition, their densities suggest that they are rocky like the Earth. NASA says they are the most promising potentially habitable Earth-sized worlds. The system is named TRAPPIST-1 after the telescope that found it. Astronomers working with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have analysed the atmospheres of two Earth-sized exoplanets beyond our Solar System, concluding that they might be ideal for fostering life. Out of the seven new exoplanets that may be capable of supporting life as we know it, the two most Earth-like alien worlds are most promising. The findings suggest that the two exoplanets, TRAPPIST-1b and TRAPPIST-1c, do not have hydrogen-based atmospheres, which the team says would make them inhospitable, as hydrogen-dense atmospheres usually lead to a devastating greenhouse effect. In addition, the lack of a smothering hydrogen-helium envelope increases the chances for habitability on these planets, team member Nikole Lewis, from the Space Telescope Science Institute in the US, said in a report statement. The study took took place when both of the planets were in front of the star at the same time, an event known as a ‘double-transit’ that only happens once every two years. With both of the planets visible, the team was able to use spectroscopy to find clues as to what their atmospheres are made of. While the exact chemical makeup is still unclear, the team says they were able to rule out that the atmospheres contain high levels of hydrogen and helium, which increases the chances that they might harbour life.

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Skimming The Sun34s

Skimming The Sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will get closer to the Sun than any spacecraft.

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Published: January 25, 2018261 plays$0.82 earned
A Greener Mars37s

A Greener Mars

NASA shows what Mars looked like before it became the Red Planet.

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Published: January 25, 20183,478 plays$12.09 earned