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Astronomers develop new tool to find habitable planets

Astronomers develop new tool to find habitable planets

Astronomers have come up with a new tool seeking habitable planets in other solar systems. They have done so by measuring the surface gravity of remote stars that are difficult to study with conventional methods.

The tool has identified around a dozen ‘Goldilocks’ planets, neither too hot, nor too cold, apt for liquid oceans and for supporting life as we understand it.

US’ Princeton University researchers capture first 3D recordings of neural activity in nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

US’ Princeton University researchers capture first 3D recordings of neural activity in nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

A latest method has been developed to record 3D footage of neural activity in nearly the entire brain of a free-moving animal. The development has come up as an advance that may be helpful in better understanding how neurons manage action and perception in animals.

Rare Chance to Watch Aurora Borealis on New Year’s Eve: NOAA

Not All of You will see Aurora Borealis on New Year’s Eve, NOAA predicts

Earlier, astronomers predicted that earthlings are going to witness a stunning cosmic light show, commonly known as aurora, on New Year’s Eve as a massive solar eruption was hurtling towards our home planet. If you are eagerly waiting for the rare solar flare, here’s a party pooper: not every space enthusiast will be able to see the aurora borealis.

NASA has to Build Prototype Deep Space Habitation Module by 2018, says Congress

NASA has to Build Prototype Deep Space Habitation Module by 2018, says Congress

About 15 years from today, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) may launch its Orion spacecraft on a voyage to Mars, the first such manned mission to deep space. The space agency has revealed many things about the space journey, but didn’t tell anything about a habitable module. Now, Congress has asked NASA to build a prototype deep space habitation module by 2018.

Pitch Perception Might Have Evolved Over 40 Million Years Ago: Study

Pitch Perception Might Have Evolved Over 40 Million Years Ago: Study

Findings of a recently conducted study unveiled that the unique human ability to recognize a particular sound quality known as pitch is not restricted only to humans. Researchers have found new behavioral evidence that marmosets and ancient monkeys used auditory cues same like humans to distinguish between low and high notes.

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