Ancient

A single bright star in the constellation of v Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy, the Milky Way, underwent with another smaller galaxy called Gaia-Enceladus early in its history.  (Image: via   Troy Oakes Photography  )

TESS Dates an Ancient Collision With Our Galaxy

An international team of scientists led by the University of Birmingham adopted the novel approach of applying the forensic characterization of a single ancient, bright star called ν Indi as a probe of the history of the Milky Way.  Stars carry “fossilized…

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TESS Dates an Ancient Collision With Our Galaxy

An international team of scientists led by the University of Birmingham adopted the novel approach of applying the forensic characterization of a single ancient, bright star called ν Indi as a probe…

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How a Pig Came to Defeat an Elephant

We know that animals such as horses, elephants, cats, dogs, monkeys, and even rhinos have been used in ancient and modern warfare. But who would have thought that pigs (war…