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The Bullet Black Hole

Have You heard of black hole? Theres a “bullet” of it, showing to a universe near you

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The Trappist One

The discovery of seven Earth-like planets in a solar system not so far away should come as no great shock. Published in the scientific journal Nature is captivating because of its promise. As Amaury H.M.J. Triaud, a member of the international research team that discovered the planets, said, “I think that we have made a crucial step toward finding if there is life out there.” I need a Migos/Lady Gaga concert their stat.

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In this clip of the I’m Black, He’s Mexican Podcast Arizona Verse & Soul Papo wax philosophically about the discovery of water on Mars. Unfortunately the Curiosity rover can’t visit.

This week, NASA scientists announced that they had found chemical evidence of liquid water on the surface of Mars. While they make a compelling case, the existence of seasonal rivers of briney water will never be 100 percent confirmed until we can see it and touch it and analyse it, and if it’s not actual humans on Mars doing that, we’ll have to study it vicariously through our far-flung robots.

Except we can’t. Not as long as those far-flung robots originated on Earth, anyway. Right now, NASA’s Curiosity rover is about 50 kilometres from the site that scientists suspect holds liquid Martian water, but thanks to an international treaty signed in 1967, it’s not allowed to go anywhere near it.

This is because to get where it is on the surface of Mars, Curiosity had to travel 225 million kilometres from Earth through space, and along the way it could have picked up dirt and dust and all kinds of mysterious microbes that make it far from sterile. As Marcus Strom points out at The Sydney Morning Herald, “That’s a long way to go without having the right sort of shower.”

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