Ancient Mummy Found Entombed in Strange Cocoon Never Seen by Archeologists

The discovery of a rare “mud mummy” from ancient Egypt has surprised archaeologists, who weren’t expecting to find the deceased encased in a hardened mud shell. The “mud carapace” is an unparalleled find; it reveals “a mortuary treatment not previously documented in the Egyptian archaeological record,” the researchers wrote in the study, published online Wednesday (Feb. 3)… Read More Ancient Mummy Found Entombed in Strange Cocoon Never Seen by Archeologists

IN 774 AD, THE SUN BLASTED EARTH WITH THE BIGGEST STORM IN 10,000 YEARS

In the year 774 AD, an enormously powerful blast of matter and energy from space slammed into Earth. Nothing like it had been felt on this planet for 10,000 years. A mix of high-energy light and hugely accelerated subatomic particles, when this wave impacted Earth it changed our atmospheric chemistry enough to be measured centuries… Read More IN 774 AD, THE SUN BLASTED EARTH WITH THE BIGGEST STORM IN 10,000 YEARS

Extended dark matter halo found circling ancient dwarf galaxy

Astronomers have discovered an extended dark matter halo encircling Tucana II, an ultra faint, ancient dwarf galaxy located 163,000 light years from Earth. The discovery, described Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy, suggests the cosmos’ first galaxies were more massive than scientists thought. Tucana II is one of dozens of tiny galaxies caught in the orbit… Read More Extended dark matter halo found circling ancient dwarf galaxy