Astronomer Frank Drake dies

On Friday, September 2, 2022, at the age of 93, American astronomer Frank Drake, who became one of the pioneers of the search for radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations, died. He is also one of the creators of the records for the Pioneer and Voyager probes and the Arecibo radio message, according to the SETI… Continue reading Astronomer Frank Drake dies

Ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” went on its first voyage

The research vessel North Pole has set out on its maiden voyage, the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute said in a statement. It will carry an expedition to the Central Arctic, which will continue the research of the region begun in the 1930s. The 41st Arctic drifting polar station will continue regular research of the… Continue reading Ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” went on its first voyage

NASA has fixed a glitch in Voyager 1's telemetry sending system.

The Voyager 1 team solved the problem of sending anomalous telemetry that had been coming from the probe for several months. It turned out that the cause of the failure was a faulty on-board computer, which was mistakenly assigned the operation of sending data. The problem has now been fixed, according to NASA's website. Voyagers… Continue reading NASA has fixed a glitch in Voyager 1's telemetry sending system.

A 19th-century English farmer was accused of invading Australia by rabbits.

Biologists have found out who should be blamed for the environmental disaster caused by rabbits brought to Australia. Genetic analysis has shown that almost the entire local population of these animals descends from 13 wild and domestic individuals and their descendants, which were received from England in 1859 and released on his estate by settler… Continue reading A 19th-century English farmer was accused of invading Australia by rabbits.

The ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” was put into operation

The construction of the ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” has been completed and the vessel has been put into operation, according to a statement from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute received by the editors N+1. The ship will set off on its first voyage on September 1. It will allow scientists to continue regular… Continue reading The ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” was put into operation

Wrecks of a Spanish treasure galleon found near the Bahamas

Underwater archaeologists have explored the site of the wreck of the Spanish galleon Nuestra SeƱora de las Maravillas, which sank near the Bahamas more than 350 years ago. Among the wreckage of the ship, scattered over a distance of more than 13 kilometers, they found valuable personal belongings of the ship's crew members, as well… Continue reading Wrecks of a Spanish treasure galleon found near the Bahamas

Scientists have discovered mysterious rows of holes at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean

Scientists have discovered long, straight rows of holes at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. According to a press release from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, they are located at a depth of about 2.5 kilometers. The origin of the holes remains a mystery: perhaps they were dug by unknown sea creatures or… Continue reading Scientists have discovered mysterious rows of holes at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean

Voyager 1 was suspected of sending incorrect telemetry

Telemetry data coming from the Voyager 1 probe may be incorrect or randomly generated, the mission team analyzing them came to this conclusion. The probe itself is in working order, engineers are looking for a possible source of the problem, according to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory website. Voyager 1 was launched into space in… Continue reading Voyager 1 was suspected of sending incorrect telemetry

Autonomous container ship covered 790 kilometers

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha and Orca AI tested a disjointed container ship on a 790-kilometer route. It was autonomous 99 percent of the time and performed 107 maneuvers, Electrek reports, citing statements from Orca AI. Examples of automation can be found for almost any type of transport: from cars and planes to scooters and bicycles.… Continue reading Autonomous container ship covered 790 kilometers

Italian graduate student finds probable illegitimate daughter of Marco Polo

An Italian graduate student has discovered evidence that Marco Polo gave birth to a daughter, Agnese, at the end of the 13th century, whose existence historians had previously only assumed. They were contained in a will drawn up in 1319, which was recently found in a Venetian archive. It seems she was the illegitimate daughter… Continue reading Italian graduate student finds probable illegitimate daughter of Marco Polo