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Here’s The First Wide-Field Snapshot of the X-ray Universe

EP-WXT Pathfinder, an experimental X-ray telescope module that will eventually be part of Einstein Probe’s wide-field X-ray telescope (WXT), released its first results from an earlier test flight on Aug. 27. Among them is an 800-second time-lapse of our galactic center. It is the first time-lapse that shows the widest …

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NUOVE SCOPERTE DEL PERIODO PRE-INCAICO AL CASTILLO DE HUARMEY, PERU’

Per leggere questo articolo occorrono 3 minuti Nuove scoperte a Castillo de Huarmey, in Perù,  confermano le precedenti ipotesi degli archeologi polacchi sull’importanza della tomba reale rinvenuta oltre dieci anni fa: il sito, indagato studiato dai ricercatori dell’Università di Varsavia, è servito come luogo di riposo finale per i membri …

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Possible Priest’s Grave Discovered at Pacopampa

CAJAMARCA, PERU—Reuters reports that a 3,000-year-old tomb has been found in northern Peru’s Pacopampa archaeological site by archaeologist Yuji Seki. Pacopampa consists of a large ceremonial center constructed of cut and polished stone, and is known for the tomb of the so-called Lady of Pacopampa, who is thought to have …

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Carvings Discovered at Ireland’s Grange Stone Circle

LIMERICK, IRELAND—Irish Central reports that new photographs of a stone at the north entrance passage to Grange Stone Circle, which consists of 113 stones set in a wide earthen bank, have revealed previously unseen carvings of concentric circles and arcs. Grange Stone Circle is located in western Ireland, near horseshoe-shaped …

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Prehistoric Elephant Tusk Unearthed at Hominin Site in Israel

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL—The Associated Press reports that an eight-foot-long tusk belonging to an extinct elephant species has been uncovered in southern Israel at an archaeological site dated to about 500,000 years ago, based upon the style of stone tools recovered. The area, which is now arid, was likely a swamp or …

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Did Romans Eat Special Foods at Funerals?

BARCELONA, SPAIN—El País reports that analysis of 41 burials uncovered in the Vila de Madrid necropolis, which was located in northeastern Spain near the site of the Roman city of Barcino, reveals that the funerary banquets and grave offerings from the second century A.D. to the mid-third century A.D. resembled everyday …

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Pollen Study Tracks Ancient Flow of Egypt’s Nile River

CAIRO, EGYPT—According to a New York Times report, a new study of fossilized pollen recovered from sediment cores indicates that the Khufu branch of the Nile River once flowed closer to the Giza plateau than previously thought. A team of scientists from France, China, and Egypt combined their analysis of the …

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NASA Successfully Created Oxygen 7 Times on Mars

A lunchbox-sized instrument aboard Mars’ newest rover has been proving it can reliably carry out the work of a small tree on the red, arid surface of Mars. NASA’s Perseverance rover, which touched down on Mars’ surface in February 2021, is making oxygen from the Red Planet’s carbon-dioxide-rich atmosphere using …

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