Cyclopropenylidene Detected in Atmosphere of Titan

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Using high sensitivity spectroscopic observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have detected a small cyclic molecule called cyclopropenylidene (C3H2) in the atmosphere of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. “When I realized I was looking at cyclopropenylidene, my first thought was, ‘Well, this is really unexpected,” said Dr…. […]

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Israeli Archaeologists Find 2,700-Year-Old Limestone Weight

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Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have found a two-shekalim limestone weight dating from the First Temple period in Jerusalem, Israel. “The weight is dome-shaped with a flat base,” said IAA archaeologists Dr. Barak Monnickendam-Givon and Dr. Tehillah Lieberman. “On the top of the weight is an incised Egyptian symbol… […]

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Scientists Find Organic Compounds in Hamburg Meteorite

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An international team of researchers has found extraterrestrial hydrocarbons, sulfurized and nitrogen-containing compounds in the Hamburg meteorite, which landed on frozen lakes in Michigan in 2018. The Hamburg meteorite fell on January 16, 2018, near Hamburg, Michigan, after a fireball event observed and reported by 674 witnesses from 10 U.S. states… […]

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New Fossils of Giant Bony-Toothed Birds Found in Antarctica

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Paleontologists have described new fossils of pelagornithid birds from the middle Eocene Submeseta Formation on Seymour Island, Antarctica. Pelagornithids are an extinct group of large flying birds with a fossil record spanning from the late Paleocene to the late Pliocene and a global distribution. Also known as bony-toothed birds, they had… […]

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