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Science Discovers That Earth Was Hit Head On By a Planet the Size of Mars

A recent discovery is saying that the reason why there are similarities between the fragments of the moon and the Earth is because of a Mars-like planet colliding head on with the Earth way back when.

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Just in case you have forgotten your high school science lectures, everything in outer space, our included, are by-products of a series of collisions that well, resulted to pretty much all the planets, moons and asteroids that are in space. One of the most interesting collisions is that of a mars-sized planet, Theia, and of Earth.

The science community has been up in arms however over whether small planet Theia hit the Earth head on or just side swiped it.

A new analysis of lunar rock and soil samples suggests that the Earth got full-on clobbered by an ancient planet called Theia.

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Earlier reports point to a swiping but research and new data now are pointing to a full on collision. Analysis from materials taken by missions Apollos 12, 15, and 17 indicate that the head on collision between Theia and Earth has left our planet with fragments of former. These same fragments can be found as well on the moon.

Rocks and soil from the moon are said to be similar to the floor of the ocean.

Rocks and soil from the moon are said to be similar to the floor of the ocean.

The proof? The oxygen isotopes found on the moon are relevantly the same as that of those found here on Earth. Yes, in other words, the earth and the moon are pretty much made up of the same materials. Now before you go jumping up and down now, analysis is also pointing to the probability that the salt-heavy lunar rocks and soil are similar to those found under the ocean.

What can account for another possibility is another set of rocks found on the northern part of the moon which are said to be similar to those found in South Africa. “I think this will motivate impact modeling in [the head on collision] direction, so people will be forced to abandon the glancing blow model,” Young says. “People will keep looking with better and better analytic precision.” Edward Donald Young is a professor at the Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences at the UCLA.

Sample of a lunar rock taken by Apollo 17 viewed in cross-polarized transmitted light.

Sample of a lunar rock taken by Apollo 17 viewed in cross-polarized transmitted light.

Now, how did the Mars-like planet Theia and our own planet collide with each other head on? That is the next mystery the science community is trying to work on. For now, they’re just pretty much happy about the likeness in content between the Earth and the moon.

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To Save Lives, Engineer Designs Plane With Detachable Cabin For Emergencies

This could either be a massive breakthrough or an epic failure.

Plane crashes can be really scary. In fact, so very few survive these accidents. Well, things may soon potentially change if Vladimir Tatarenko’s invention proves to be a success.

This aviation engineer from Ukraine has been working hard for 3 years to find a solution for the much-dreaded plane problem. What he eventually came up with is a unique plane design with a detachable cabin.

“Surviving in a plane crash is possible," said Ukrainian inventor Vladimir Tatarenko.

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15 Useful Body Hacks You Can Apply in Your Daily Life

They’ll improve the way you do things…

Do you know your body is one of the greatest working mechanisms on this earth?

Its a wonder of systems, networks, and complex structures that work hand-in-hand together to create a superior living being.

Just like any other mechanism, you can actually tweak your body to do better, perform better, and simplify its functions to help you feel great and improve your mood.

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Scientists Develop Technique Ensuring 100% Success Rate of Organ Transplants!

Can this organ transplant technique be humanity’s hope to gaining immortality?

Undergoing an organ transplant procedure is a long and harrowing process. First there is the waiting period of finding a suitable donor, undergoing therapies and certain tests to ensure a high percentage of matching between the donor and the recipient. A high matching rate is needed so that the recipient's body will not reject the transplant and attack it.

In some cases that the recipient's immune system attacks the transplanted organ, it can result to even more fatal situations and sometimes even death of the patient. In some cases too, the very long waiting period from obtaining a suitable organ match from organ banks or donors can be the cause of death. The patient's body just can't hold out much longer without a new organ.

But all of that may be a thing of the past, once decellularization becomes more available as an organ preparation method for transplant. We will be able to use the organs of pigs (surprisingly their organs have a high degree of similarity to humans such as their heart, or from deceased human bodies).

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