The whale heart at Royal Ontario Museum Canada is a rare find, as blue whale carcasses usually sink.
Image copyright Getty Images Marine wildlife could benefit if some de-commissioned oil rigs were left on the sea bed, a survey says. This challenges the conventional wisdom that the sea bed should be restored to its pristine state when a rig’s life ends. The paper says over the 30-year lifetime of an oil rig, creatures […]
Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech Image caption Curiosity’s tracks in Torridon on Mars Nasa’s Mars rover Curiosity is exploring a part of the planet named after Torridon in Scotland. Martian geological areas and features have been named by Nasa after places on Earth. Several of the names have been taken from Scotland and, as well as Torridon, […]
Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Artist’s impression: ‘Oumuamua is unusually elongate The interstellar object which passed through our solar system in late 2017 is still surprising scientists. When researchers first spotted ‘Oumuamua, it did not appear to have the characteristic tail or coma (cloud of ice and dust) that define comets, and was […]