Saturn’s Icy Moon Enceladus: Study Proves Existence of Key Elements for Life in Outer Solar System

Saturn's Moon Enceladus With Plume

Saturn’s moon Enceladus with feathers. Through cracks in the ice crust of Enceladus, icy cryovolcanic jets erupt into space. Ice grains are formed from the global ocean beneath a layer of ice several kilometers thick. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Kevin M. Gill Researchers from the Freie Universität Berlin discovered phosphorus under the ocean of[{” attribute=””>Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The … Read more

Shocking Study: Human Ancestors Lived With Dinosaurs and Survived Asteroid Strikes

Dinosaurs With Human Ancestors

An in-depth analysis of the fossil record by researchers from the University of Bristol and the University of Friborg has suggested that placental mammals, a group that includes species such as humans, dogs, and bats, evolved during the Cretaceous, which existed temporarily. with dinosaurs before their extinction. (Unlike this artist’s depiction, the earliest placental mammals … Read more

Supermassive black holes are growing rapidly, study suggests

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There were more massive black holes in the early universe than previously thought, a new study suggests. A new method to predict the mass of the largest massive black hole believed to be hiding in the center of most galaxies has shown that these cosmic titans can grow faster than previously believed. The results, from … Read more

Asgard Archaea and All Eukaryotes Share Common Ancestor, Study Says | Sci.News

Asgard archaeon.  Scale bar - 500 nm.  Image credit: Imachi et al., doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1916-6.

Understanding how complex eukaryotic cells arose from prokaryotic ancestors represents a major challenge in biology. The main point of contention in refining scenarios of eukaryogenesis revolves around the exact relationship between Archaea and eukaryotes. In the new research, scientists from the University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere have generated 63 new Asgard archaea genomes … Read more