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Shooting a laser into the sky: a possible alternative to lightning rods
Shooting a laser into the sky: a possible alternative to lightning rods

According to a new study by researchers from the Applied Optics Laboratory of the French National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris, there is an alternative and effective way of deflecting or avoiding lightning strikes, in addition to the lightning conductor: the use of a laser.

More than a hundred secret gates in The Great Wall
More than a hundred secret gates in The Great Wall

The ruins of more than 130 secret passages in the Great Wall of China have recently been discovered by researchers from Tianjin University through a series of high-resolution photographs of the famous monument, reports Xinhua.

Supermoons in 2023
Supermoons in 2023

This new turn around the Sun starts with a night sky full of astronomical events. Like every year, in 2023 we can expect four Supermoons: the nights when the full moon will look a little bigger and brighter than the rest of the nights. But where does the term come from? And when exactly will these astronomical events occur? 

Comet will dazzle the Earth for the first time in 50 thousand years
Comet will dazzle the Earth for the first time in 50 thousand years

The last time the starry sky saw the passage of Commentary C2022 (ZTF) was in the fullness of the Paleolithic. Around the same time, humans already made figurines depicting fertility goddesses, and organized their first family dinners around controlled campfires.

The solar disk will look bigger today
The solar disk will look bigger today

The apparent diameter of the Sun will appear today three percent larger than in July, with the Earth at its closest point to the star, the Moscow Planetarium reported.

Most impressive astronomical events of 2023 (+ Photos)
Most impressive astronomical events of 2023 (+ Photos)

The night sky vault will be curdled from astronomical events in 2023. We chose the most impressive of the year, so you can prepare to see them.

Major astronomical events for the rest of December 2022
Major astronomical events for the rest of December 2022

Due to the proximity of the winter solstice, the nights start to get longer and colder. This period of the year in which darkness gains space for daylight for more hours offers the opportunity to contemplate numerous astronomical phenomena. 

Scientists identifyed a new species of dwarf dinosaur in Argentina (+ Photos)
Scientists identifyed a new species of dwarf dinosaur in Argentina (+ Photos)

A new species of small dinosaurs that lived in Argentinian Patagonia some 70 million years ago has been identified, the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) reported on Monday. 

An area of volcanic activity as large as the United States is detected on Mars.
An area of volcanic activity as large as the United States is detected on Mars.

American scientists have discovered in the Martian subsoil an active mantle plume capable of causing earthquakes, faults and volcanic eruptions, challenging the perception of Mars as a dead planet, where it was believed that there was no significant process in the last 3 billion years.

Huge funerary complex discovered in Egypt (+ Photos)
Huge funerary complex discovered in Egypt (+ Photos)

During the tenth season of excavations at the Yerza cemetery, in the Egyptian province of Fayoum, the archaeological mission in charge of the investigation discovered a huge funerary building from the Ptolemaic and Roman eras, as well as a variety of historical pieces, mummy portraits and a rare terracotta statue, the Ministry of Antiquities reported on its social networks on Thursday.

Yellowstone supervolcano could have much more magma than previously thought
Yellowstone supervolcano could have much more magma than previously thought

The creater of the Yellowstone National Park supervolcano in Wyoming, USA, which last erupted more than 64,000 years ago, may contain significantly higher levels of magma than previously suspected, according to a report. research published in the journal Science. 

A pre-Columbian mural lost a century ago is rediscovered in Peru (+ Photos)
A pre-Columbian mural lost a century ago is rediscovered in Peru (+ Photos)

A team of archeology students has rediscovered in northern Peru a mural painted with spectacular images depicting mythical scenes from a thousand years old and which was last seen a century ago, reports the local press.