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Scientists discover X-rays coming from Uranus

A composite image of Uranus, combining data from the optical and X-ray wavelengths. X-ray: NASA/CXO/University College London/W. Dunn et al; Optical: W.M. Keck ObservatoryFor the first time, researchers have discovered X-rays being emitted by the planet Uranus. The X-rays were detected using the NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory, by looking at previous observations of the planet…

Scientists read a 300-year-old sealed letter without opening it – CNET

Scientists are using technology to read centuries-old letters sealed using “letterlocking.” Nature Communications The contents of a handwritten European letter sealed for 300 years are no longer a secret, thanks to a technique that let scholars peek inside virtually without damaging the intricately folded historical document. In the letter, dated July 31, 1697, Jacques Sennacques asks…

Scientists discover backward star, spinning in the opposite direction to its planets – CNET

Artist’s rendering of the exoplanetary system K2-290, showing the main star K2-290 A, its two planets, and the smaller companion star K2-290 B in the background. Christoffer Grønne (artist) In planetary systems, it’s generally expected planets and their stars rotate in the same direction. Take our own solar system, for example.Our sun spins in almost…

Scientists Are Looking Beyond Antibiotics to Stop the Drug-Resistant Bacteria Crisis

Surgeons in France operate on a patient to inject him with phages as a treatment against multi-drug-resistant bacteria.Photo: ROMAIN LAFABREGUE/AFP (Getty Images)As the world continues to work toward defeating a pandemic caused by a virus, another type of pathogen is increasingly becoming a major threat. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been a growing problem for years due…