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Scientists discover the world's first pregnant Egyptian mummy

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  X-ray image of the pregnant mummy. The woman died between 20 and 30 years of age along with the fetus between weeks 26 and 30 of pregnancy, according to a study. Photo: AFP An anthropologist suggested that the finding would have links to "beliefs about rebirth in the afterlife." Polish scientists indicated this Thursday, April 29, that they discovered a   pregnant Egyptian mummy   - the first in this state in the world - when they carried out X-rays of her 2,000-year-old remains at the National Museum in Warsaw (   Poland   ). "My husband Stanislaw, an Egyptologist, and I, when examining the radiographic images, noticed in the uterus of the deceased woman a picture familiar to parents of three children: a little foot!" Said Marzena Ozarek-Szilke, an anthropologist and archaeologist from the University of Warsaw. "We do not know why the fetus was not removed from the womb of the deceased during its mummification," said Wojciech Ejsmond of the Polish Acade

Interstellar, NASA mission that will go "where humanity has never gone"

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  Artist's rendering of the Pioneer 10 probe, the first to pass through the asteroid belt, in front of the solar system. Photo: referential / NASA / Don Davis Also, for the first time, a photograph will be taken from outer space to capture what the solar system looks like.   More than 400 scientists are involved in the project. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (   NASA   ) is already advancing the efforts of its new project called Interstellar Probe or Interstellar Probe to travel outside the limits of the heliosphere, beyond the solar system, a region under the effects of solar winds and its magnetic field. The study of the mission concept, as described   in a statement   from the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), held from April 19 to 30, 2021, was also funded by the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) from Johns Hopkins University (United States). In addition, in order to discuss the objectives, a community of more than 400 expert scientists