Little Asteroid with Rings

An artists representation of the asteroid Chariklo with its rings

An artists representation of the asteroid Chariklo with its rings

Somewhere between Saturn and Uranus there is an asteroid called Chariklo. With some recent investigations, scientists have discovered that Chariklo has rings. An asteroid with rings, that is what they discovered. Previously it was thought that only big planets like Saturn can have rings but it would seem that scientists were wrong. Study leader Felipe Braga-Ribas said: “We weren’t looking for a ring and didn’t think small bodies like Chariklo had them at all, so the discovery – and the amazing amount of detail we saw in the system – came as a complete surprise.”

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Faxing Life from Mars

Image of Mars

Image of Mars taken by the Curiosity rover

If you thought it was amazing to be able to send a piece of paper through a machine and then it will instantly appear on the other side of the world then you’re in for a surprise.  What if you can do the same with DNA?  Yes, DNA.  The structured code that builds live bodies.

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