Phoenix Mars Mission. BBC - Earth News - The decade's top ten new species. Small but able swimmer As 2010 draws to a close, scientists have been looking back over the array of new species that have been discovered since the beginning of the century.
Some of the weirdest and most scientifically wonderful are featured in a BBC Documentary, Decade of Discovery. The film-makers collaborated with Conservation International to make the documentary, which has whittled down nature's top ten revelations. So here is a shortlist of many of the team's favourite new species, listed in reverse order according to how unique, special and surprising they are. Big red jellyfish (Tiburonia granrojo) More than 3,000m under the Pacific ocean, researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) used cameras on a remotely operated vehicle to capture the hidden life at that depth. Out of the darkness emerged a large, one-metre-wide red jellyfish. Big red, as it has been dubbed, has no tentacles, making it unlike most jellies.
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Given that, it might – might – be Earthlike. This is pretty cool news. We’ve found planets like this before, but not very many! And it gets niftier: the planet has at least five siblings, all of which orbit its star closer than it does. Now let me be clear: this is a planet candidate; it has not yet been confirmed. The star is called HD 40307, and it’s a bit over 40 light years away (pretty close in galactic standards, but I wouldn’t want to walk there). Massive planets tug on their star harder, so they’re easier to find this way. In this case, HD 40307 was originally observed a little while back by HARPS, and three planets were found. We don’t know how big the planet is, unfortunately.
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