Just recently, astronomers from all over the globe have been baffled with a new discovery – a mysterious unidentified object has been found passing through our solar system. It remains unclear whether the said object, which has been described by many as “small and fast-moving,” is an asteroid or a comet.
NASA, however, has confirmed that they do not have any idea of its origins and that it isn’t behaving like other local space rocks. So it’s highly likely that it is NOT from our own solar system? Many are inclined to believe so.
Once confirmed, NASA said this discovery would mark “the first interstellar object to be observed and confirmed by astronomers.”
In an official NASA news release, Paul Chodas, manager of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, said:
“We have been waiting for this day for decades. It’s long been theorized that such objects exist — asteroids or comets moving around between the stars and occasionally passing through our solar system — but this is the first such detection. So far, everything indicates this is likely an interstellar object, but more data would help to confirm it.”
Currently, astronomers are doing all they can to gather information about the mystery object and it is now being called A/2017 U1. Experts estimate that it is “less than a quarter-mile (400 meters) in diameter,” CNN reported, “and it’s racing through space at 15.8 miles (25.5 kilometers) per second.”
“A/2017 U1” was discovered by the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on Haleakala, Hawaii.
It was Rob Weryk, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, who first made the discovery. He noticed it was definitely something out of the ordinary.
“Its motion could not be explained using either a normal solar system asteroid or comet orbit. This object came from outside our solar system.”
Fortunately for all of us, the object is not a threat since it has safely passed our planet at a distance of around 15 million miles (24 million kilometers).
Scientists are thinking it is headed towards the Pegasus constellation on its way out of the solar system.
Davide Farnocchia, a scientist at the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, commented:
“This is the most extreme orbit I have ever seen. It is going extremely fast and on such a trajectory that we can say with confidence that this object is on its way out of the solar system and not coming back.”
A Robot Could Detect Cancer In Less Than A Second, Study Found
If this could become a diagnostic test, it could save millions of lives.
Today, one of the most dreaded diseases across the globe is cancer. Over the past decades, the cases of cancer in people of all ages have soared high, killing millions of individuals. The problem is, detecting cancer is difficult, especially since potent diagnostic tests are still not available.
Now, a new research suggests that artificial intelligence (AI) could detect cancer in less than a second, particularly colorectal cancer.
An artificial intelligence program could detect cancer under a second.
Science Claim Your Partner’s Fart Can Make You Live Longer
You would probably stop covering your nose once you learn how you can live longer by smelling farts.
Are you willing to smell the fart of your partner for the rest of your life? It’s gross, but will you do it if experts say you can live a lot longer by smelling your partner’s stinky gas?
Scientists just released a claim that smelling your partner’s farts will amazingly make you live longer. The research team from the University of Exeter just discovered that it is good for you to inhale your partner’s farts as these gases they release can – surprisingly – combat diseases. Sounds like a scam but it might be true.
Scientists found a very natural way of prolonging life.
World’s First Trackless Trains Now Running In the City Roads of China
The first trackless train is now open and it’s already running in China.
Among the fastest developing technological products is our modes of transportation. From cars came the water ships, then aircrafts were developed, and of course, the trains were created.
Every year, car makers launch new models…something that we don’t normally see on ships, airplanes and trains. This is probably because innovation on these types of transportation can be more complicated and longer to iron out.
Get a whole new experience on riding trains with China's Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit
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