Earth-Sized Planet Made of Solid Iron Found Orbiting a Nearby Star

We can't understand nature without understanding its range. That's apparent in exoplanet science and in our theories of planetary formation. Nature's outliers and oddballs put pressure on our models and motivate scientists to dig deeper. Gliese 367 b (or Tahay) is certainly an oddball. It's an Ultrashort Period (USP) planet that orbits its star in only 7.7 hours. There are almost 200 o

Scientists have discovered a rare planet that’s around twice the size of Earth and covered by oceans.

Scientists have discovered a rare planet that's around twice the size of Earth and covered by oceans. Featured Image Credit: Flickr / Panther Media GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo Snappily named TOI-733b, it's just one of more than 5,000 exoplanets that we know about after the first was discovered in the 1990s. TOI-733b was found 245 light-years away by NASA's telescope, TESS.

Scientists Extracted Liquid Blood From 42,000-Year-Old Foal Found in Siberian Permafrost

On an expedition to the Batagaika crater in Siberia a team of Mammoth tusk hunters uncovered the nearly preserved remains of a 42,000-year-old foal. Instead, the young foal showed no signs of external damage, retaining its fur, tail and hooves and the hair on its leg and head, has preserved by the permafrost of the region or permanently frozen ground. The Siberian Times reports that Russia

Petrified Opal Tree Trunk Situated In Arizona Its About 225 Million Years Old

What happened to the wood that made it that way in the beautiful petrified trees in the forests of Arizona? They believe that petrified wood is so old that in the prehistoric period it has emerged. But do you know how petrified wood was made? This guide will show you how. What is petrified wood and how is it formed? Fossil wood is considered to have grown when the material of the plant is b

A perfectly preserved 32,000-year-old wolf head was found in Siberian permafrost

Given the quality of preservation of the wolf's head, researchers aim to extract viable DNA and use it to sequence the wolf's genome. The earth is a treasure trove of secrets and hidden gems, and one of the most fascinating is the discovery of ancient animals that have been perfectly preserved in permafrost. The specimen is the first (partial) carcass of an adult Pleistocene steppe wolf

Scientists Discover An Ancient Protoplanet in Africa That Is Older Than The Earth

A fascinating discovery was made last year in Algeria—an ancient meteorite that holds the potential to unlock unprecedented insights into the early stages of our solar system. A team of international scientists conducted an investigation, and their findings offer exciting prospects for future research. This unique space rock, found in the Erg Chech sand sea, stood out immediately due to i

After 60 Years of Trying, Geologists Finally Pried Rocks From Earth’s Upper Mantle

For 60 years, scientists have tried to get rock samples of the Earth’s mantle. But the geologic layer below the planet’s crust is incredibly difficult to reach. Scientists believe they’ve successfully exhumed a 1,000-kilometer core sample that reaches into the very edge of the mantle. Examining this rock could help scientists understand magma flows, earthquakes, and other geologic myst

Mesmerising ‘Spanish dancer’ is spotted off the coast of Australia in a coral reef – but what is the vibrant blob?

A 'Spanish dancer' has been spotted putting on a vibrant display along the coast of Western Australia. But it was not a dance performance as the name suggests - instead it was a sea slug just going about its daily business. The scientifically named Hexabranchus sanguineus is commonly known as the Spanish dancer, with it bearing a striking resemblance to a flamenco dancer's skirt. One was rece

Chinese Boy Accidentally Found 66-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Eggs

In 2019, a 10-year-old boy in China who was out playing near a lake accidently unearthed a fossilized egg that led to the discovery of a very rare dinosaur nest that is 66 million years old. The find was one of several significant finds over the last decade in a city that has become famed for its number of dinosaurs finds, especially fossilized eggs. The discovery was made in the city of

Never-before-seen ‘crystal-like matter’ hidden in a chunk of fossilized lightning is probably a brand new mineral

The potential new mineral was discovered in a chunk of "fossilized lightning," or fulgurite, that was left behind when a tree in Florida was struck by lightning. A close-up of the fossilized lightning, or fulgurite, that contained the potential new mineral. (Image credit: Bindi et al. 2023, (CC BY 4.0)) A potentially brand new mineral may have been hiding inside a chunk of "fossilized