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April 25 was the day astronomers said goodbye to the old Milky Way they had known and loved and hello to a new view of our home galaxy. NPR describes the first day of CCCA's Gaia workshop.
As a major new catalogue of our galaxy's stars from the Gaia space mission reverberates through the scientific community, astronomers are rushing to make revolutionary discoveries through such efforts as a dawn-to-dusk data hack-a-thon at the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Astrophysics.
A study of two-billion-year-old salt found that the rise in oxygen that occurred about 2.3 billion years ago, known as the Great Oxidation Event, was much more substantial than previously indicated: "Instead of a trickle, it was more like a firehose."
The geneticist at Harvard Medical School has retrieved DNA from more than 900 ancient people. His findings trace the prehistoric migrations of our species.