Here are some other new discoveries to make sure this week does not fall from you.
European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet believes that “if we can make a space station fly, then we can save the planet.”
Pesquet, who recently returned from his second trip to the International Space Station in November, had a unique perspective on our world as “the blue ball we call home.”
But Pesquet, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, believes that the experience of conserving resources in the space environment can be applied to Earth.
A long time ago
While archaeologists restored a temple damaged by ISIS, archaeologists were anxious to find evidence of ancient hybrid camels in a work of art.
The Allat Temple, which dates to the second century AD, is located in the city of Hatra, the once vast capital of a small kingdom in what is now northern Iraq.
This hybrid animal would have been stronger and more resilient – and even helped the king unleash his power in the shadow of the massive Roman Empire.
Across the universe
There is a strange, flashing object about 4,000 light-years away from Earth.
It could be a remnant of a collapsed star – or it could be something completely different.
The power of nature
When an underwater volcano near Tonga erupted on January 15, the resulting explosion was hundreds of times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb, according to NASA experts.
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano sent material up 25 miles (40 kilometers) into the atmosphere. It also created tsunami waves up to 49 feet (15 meters) high that hit parts of the Pacific nation’s archipelago.
The massive explosion also completely changed the land mass on the volcanic island.
An African frog with claws with an amputated leg was able to grow a new one, despite the fact that it is not a creature known to regenerate whole limbs like some salamanders, lizards and salamanders.
Researchers applied a mixture of substances to the stump of the frog and sealed it for 24 hours. About 18 months later, the frog had an almost fully functional leg and was able to swim and respond to touch.
However, researchers are encouraged by this result because it suggests that some animals may have dormant regenerative abilities – they just need a trigger to kickstart the transformation.
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