This one is pretty sad. Every so often an ecologist, a conservationist or an animal expert find a new species of animal. They then document this in a paper which is later made public. Poachers have now found out that they can simply follow these research studies and discover new species to sell. The problem is that they risk endangering these species if not outright creating a new black market. The bad news in all this? Governments have been told about it and are not willing to do anything. But what else is new?
2007 OR10, the third largest dwarf planet in our Solar System (after Pluto and Eris) has a moon!
An ESA investigation into why their Mars lander crashed on Mars has revealed that it thought it was underground while in mid-air. It then decided to ditch its parachutes and briefly fire its rockets before plummeting to the surface.
Construction has begun on the Extremely Large Telescope in Chile. It will be one of the largest telescopes ever created and be able to peer into our galaxy even deeper to image objects that until now had been more difficult to visualize with modern technology.
A dinosaur fossil, stored in a vault since its discovery in the 1930’s, was revealed to be a new species of dinosaur in the brachiosaurus family.
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