Humans didn’t outsmart the Neanderthals. We just outlasted them. – Washington Post

A reconstructed Neanderthal skeleton, right, and a modern human skeleton, left, on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York. (Frank Franklin II/Associated Press) By the standards of the Paleolithic age, members of Homo neanderthalensis were the height of sophistication. These ancient hominins ranged across Europe and parts of Asia for more than 300,000 years, producing tools, jewelry and [...]

Martian ridge brings out rover’s color talents – Phys.Org

Martian ridge brings out rover’s color talents – Phys.Org

Living in Space Leaves Astronauts With Serious Neurological Issues Because The Brain Floats Out of Place – Newsweek

Long-term exposure to microgravity during space travel causes astronauts to develop a rare neurological syndrome in which the brain shifts upward crowding the cranium. Dr. Donna Roberts, lead author of the study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, said research has shown roughly 40 percent of astronauts return from space missions [...]

Aliens Could Be Just Like Us—Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Means ET Would Be Human-Like – Newsweek

Nearly every depiction of extraterrestrial life are of green figures with large heads, and bug eyes, that look, well, alien. But new research suggests that if advanced beings from far away worlds exist, they may look a lot like us. Scientists at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, published a paper asserting that [...]

SpaceX to restore damaged Cape Canaveral launch pad to service in December – Spaceflight Now

A view of rocket hardware inside SpaceX’s hangar at 39A as a Falcon 9 rocket (center) rolled out Sunday for launch with the Koreasat 5A satellite. The rocket stages visible here include hardware for the Falcon Heavy demonstration flight. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX is set to resume launches from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral in December [...]

Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers – Space.com

A giant planet has been found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star — the largest planet compared to its star ever found — leaving scientists baffled at how the duo could have formed. The planet NGTS-1b is situated 600 light-years from our solar system, according to a statement from the University of Warwick, [...]

Halloween Treat: NASA Releases a Playlist of the Universe’s Spooky Sounds – Space.com

In honor of Halloween, NASA released a playlist of eerie space sounds picked up by various satellites traveling through the universe.  The playlist includes sounds from several missions to worlds such as Jupiter, Saturn and other celestial bodies in the outer solar system. Although there is no atmosphere or other medium to [...]

Strange X-ray Auroras Seen Pulsating at Jupiter’s Poles – Newsweek

Normally, massive gassy planets do not produce any X-rays, but new research on the poles of Jupiter show the colossal giant is an exception. The question now is how the planet does this—and why? Observations from European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA space telescopes revealed that Jupiter does emit X-rays into its atmosphere, which cause [...]

Aliens may be more like us than we think – Phys.Org

Aliens may be more like us than we think – Phys.Org

Next Mars rover will have 23 ‘eyes’ – Phys.Org

Next Mars rover will have 23 ‘eyes’ – Phys.Org

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