Even though we’re all on the same planet, each person has a unique existence. So much of that is rooted in what it’s like where you live, including the culture, climate and environment. Just traveling to another place unlocks a new experience entirely different from the one you know.
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Simulating a mission on Earth before going to the red planet can help NASA work out all of the kinks.
A long time ago
Say hello to the original “Ice Road Truckers” that had a long way to go and a short time to get there. Mammoths once covered huge distances in their lifetime, traveling the equivalent of the circumference of the Earth almost twice.
An analysis of a 17,000-year-old tusk revealed this startling fact, among other insights into the life of a mammoth. The animals had a good reason for undertaking such long hauls: Their survival depended on it.
We are family
The grave was first uncovered in 1968. At the time, researchers believed it belonged to a warrior woman, because the grave included jewelry and feminine clothing, along with a pristine sword. This elaborate burial indicates the person was highly respected in their community.
The findings suggest that the concept of a nonbinary identity — when a person identifies as neither male nor female — may have existed in medieval Europe.
The pterosaur had a nearly 30-foot (7-meter) wingspan and was once Australia’s largest flying reptile.
One was estimated to be over 20 meters (65.6 feet) long, while the other was 17 meters (55.77 feet) long. Blue whales range from 23 to 30 meters (75 to 98 feet) in length. These long-necked giants walked the Earth 120 to 130 million years ago.
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