Science News Roundup: Oldest Known Galaxy Offers Clues To Early Universe; Astronaut’s First Private Mission to Space Station Prepares for Launch and More

Here is a summary of current scientific news.

Rare vaccine-related blood clots linked to the gene; concentrated antibodies can help immunosuppressed

Here is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that deserves further study to corroborate the findings and that has not yet been certified by peer review. Gene-linked vaccine-related blood clots, antibody variants

Oldest known galaxy offers clues to early universe

Astronomers have discovered what may be the oldest and most distant galaxy ever observed, a galaxy that formed relatively soon after the Big Bang event that marked the origin of the universe and could be populated by the new first generation of stars. The galaxy, called HD1, dates to just over 300 million years after the Big Bang that happened about 13.8 billion years ago, researchers said Thursday. Observations suggest that HD1 was forming stars at a staggering rate — perhaps around 100 new stars a year — or rather harboring what would be the first known supermassive black hole, they added.

Scientists Discover Ancient Flying Reptile Graveyard in Chile’s Atacama Desert

Chilean scientists say they have discovered a rare cemetery with well-preserved bones of ancient flying reptiles that roamed the Atacama Desert in the Andean country more than 100 million years ago. The remains belong to pterosaurs, the scientists determined, flying creatures that lived alongside dinosaurs that had long wingspans and fed by filtering water through long, slender, flamingo-like teeth.

Launch of the first private astronaut mission to the space station

The International Space Station (ISS) is expected to get busier than usual this week when its crew welcomes on board four new colleagues from Houston-based startup Axiom Space, the first fully private astronaut team to travel to the outpost in orbit. The launch is hailed by the company, NASA and other industry players as a turning point in the latest expansion of commercial space ventures collectively referred to by insiders as the Low Earth Orbit Economy, or “LEO Economy.” ” abbreviated.

(With agency contributions.)