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Rare 10-million-year-old fossil unearths new view of human evolution – Fox News

Rare 10-million-year-old fossil unearths new view of human evolution – Fox News

A 10-million-year-old fossilized ape has given scientists new insights into human evolution.The ape skeleton, known as Rudapithecus, was initially discovered in Hungary; its preserved pelvis was studied by an international team of researchers, who found that human bipedalism — locomotion on two legs — might have deeper ancestral origins than previously thought.”Rudapithecus was pretty apelike and probably moved among…

NASA still searching for India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander – CNET

NASA still searching for India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander – CNET

The Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander and rover before they went to the moon. ISRO The world was rooting for India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander when it aimed for a successful touchdown on the moon on Sept. 6. It didn’t quite work out as planned. The lander lost communication with mission control just above the lunar surface, and we’re…

We Need More Near-Future Space Exploration Movies Like Ad Astra – Gizmodo

We Need More Near-Future Space Exploration Movies Like Ad Astra – Gizmodo

Image: Twentieth Century FoxIn the lead-up to Ad Astra’s release, many have called it this year’s Interstellar. The two films boast some similarities—a title referencing stars, the prominence of a space-faring father’s relationship with his grown child, threats to the Earth’s environment—but the two projects are quite distinct from one another. Ultimately, the pervasive comparisons…

Gigantic asteroid collision 470 million years ago caused Earth to freeze over, scientists say – The Independent

Gigantic asteroid collision 470 million years ago caused Earth to freeze over, scientists say – The Independent

Dust from a giant asteroid collision in outer space caused Earth to freeze over, which triggered a bloom in biodiversity 466 million years ago, scientist say. A 93-mile wide asteroid broke apart between Mars and Jupiter, which flung huge amounts of dust towards Earth, blocking light from the sun and causing dramatic global cooling. The dust floated down to…

NASA Juno orbiter captures solar eclipse on Jupiter – Quartz

NASA Juno orbiter captures solar eclipse on Jupiter – Quartz

NASA’s Juno orbiter has captured stunning images of the swirling, hypnotic beauty of Jupiter in the three years it has been observing our solar system’s largest planet.On Sept. 12, Juno sent back a scene from a close orbit of 8,000 kilometers. Data processed into a color image shows Jupiter’s moon Io casting a shadow over…