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Behold: Our Moon at the beginning of an orbital sunrise, cloaked in the calmness of space & just above the bluish hue of the atmosphere. The crew aboard the International Space Station captured this image right before the dawn of a new Moon cycle. 🌒 Enjoy: https://go.nasa.gov/2QjdZRl

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God is awesome.☝️🙌 Thanks for sharing.

Fantastic!!! Incredible! Thank you for sharing! What an incredible thing, to be able to see such a thing, in such a place!

Beautiful Cover page picture

beautiful drawing ✍️ ♥️

Gorgeous, thank you.

Beautiful!!! Thanks ✋

That's beautiful ❤🚀

good 一Beautiful picture

Awe inspiring.

Beautiful picture

Magnificent!

Beatiful picture. Thanks for share. 😚

This pic conjures up images from Rogue One. I can't help it, I'm a Star Wars geek 🙂 it's that perfect silhouette. I keep waiting to hear Grand Moff Tarkin, in his very aristocratic voice, say "You may fire when ready." Just an awesome pic all the way around

Thank you for the perspective.

Thank you for sharing these!

Beautiful picture

Great view out of the kitchen window 😀

It's beautiful

Outstanding!

Let’s get there!

Es espectacular, pero aún conocemos muy poco, pero muy poco

Great shot.

NIBIRU

Looks so peaceful.....can I live on the ISS, PLEASE?

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Our first asteroid-sampling spacecraft, NASAs OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission, needs extra pairs of eyes to help choose its sample collection site on the asteroid – and to look for anything else that might be scientifically interesting. 👀 Find out how you can help: https://go.nasa.gov/2weUpwo

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Wow I thought this was a very close up photo of the surface! It's amazing to think it was taken at a distance of 2.2 miles

It looks like volcanic rock. The project that the citizen participates is very nice.👍

💎 معلومة حول ليلة القدر.************ *ثبت علميا أن الأرض ينزل عليها في اليوم ألواحد من 10آلاف الى 20 ألف شهاب من العشاء الى الفجر غير أن ليلة القدر لاينزل أي شعاع ومن يعلم بذلك ، وكالة ناسا الأمريكيه حيث انهم يعلمون بهذه الحقيقة منذ 10 أعوام وأخفوها لاسباب تخصهم حيث أن الأرض في ليله من الليالي العشر الاواخر من رمضان لا تضرب بأي نجم ( سلام هي حتى مطلع الفجر ) منقول من لقاء مع رئيس المجمع العلمي لهيئة الإعجاز العلمي في القرآن والسنة . حقائق من ناسا تثبت روعه ليله القدر واخفته عن الناس ، كارنر هو من اعظم علماء الفضاء ، لم يتمالك نفسه عندما قاده علمه في علوم الفضاء ليبلغه أن الإسلام هو دين الحق ، وذلك عندما أثبت أن الأشعة الكونية بالغلاف الجوي بالأرض أخطر بكثير من الاشعة النووية ، وأنه لا يمكن اختراق هذه الأشعة من قبل المركبات الفضائية إذ تتعرض للحرق ، إلا عن طريق نافذة واحدة في هذا الغلاف ، الذي تم اكتشافه تحت مسمى شباك ( وان ألان ) ليكتشف كارنر بعد ذلك أنه لم يأت بجديد ، فالباب ذاته مسجل في كتاب المسلمين ، في قوله تعالى : ( وَلَوْ فَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ بَاباً مِنَ السَّمَاءِ فَظَلُّوا فِيهِ يَعْرُجُونَ، لَقَالُوا إِنَّمَا سُكِّرَتْ أَبْصَارُنَا بَلْ نَحْنُ قَوْمٌ مَسْحُورُون َ)، ليعلن إسلامه على الفور مضحياً بوظيفته في وكالة الفضاء الأمريكية ناسا ، ظل كارنر يواصل رحلته الاستكشافية مع الإسلام ، حيث قام بتفسير ظاهرة تقبيل الحجر الأسود أو الإشارة إليه ، فوجد كارنر أن ، الحجر الأسود يسجل كل من أشار إليه ، ومن قبله ، حيث اكتشف كارنر من خلال تحليل عينة من الحجر الأسود أنها تطلق 20 شعاعا غير مرئي في اتجاهات مختلفة بموجة قصيرة ، وكل شعاع واحد يخترق 10 آلاف رجل ، وفي سياق ما وصل إليه كارنر ، ذكر الإمام الشافعي أن الحجر الأسود يسجل اسم كل من زار الحرم المكي معتمرا أو حاجا ، ويسجل اسمه مرة واحدة فقط ويضع علامات بعدد مرات الطواف ، وهذا ما أكد عليه رئيس المجمع العلمي لهيئة الإعجاز العلمي في القرآن الكريم والسنة بمصر ، وقال الدكتور عبد الباسط أستاذ التحاليل الطبية بالمركز القومي بمصر واستشاري الطب التكميلي ، في حوار له مع ( الشروق الجزائرية ) : إن أغنياء العرب كلهم مقصرون في نشر الإسلام ، موضحا أن إثبات ليلة القدر ومعجزتها يمكن نشره على العالم ، حيث ورد حديث لرسول الله صل الله عليه وسلم عن ليلة القدر ( ليلة القدر ليلة بلجاء ، لا حر ولا برد ، لا تضرب فيها الأرض بنجم ، صبيحتها تخرج الشمس بلا شعاع ، وكأنها طست كأنها ضوء ( للفائدة لا تبخل بنشرها ) *سبحان الله العظيم

Hey I can see my house

Field of view: 48.3 metres. It could easily be gravel. Real scale independence.

Is that a cigarette but at the bottom?

Campo de desperdicio de carbón coke en una fundidora de acero

Geologists dream!

I see something shiny in the sand!

Use water for clean stone 😊

Francesco Rigamonti serve la tua sasssologia

...wow millions of dollars to look at rocks...

Cualquier detalle por pequeño que sea, puede ser interesante.

Think I see an arrow head

나영ㅅㅂㅎ ㅅㅎㅅ

If ya see any space diamonds pick those up =)

Jesus looks like my drive 😂😂😂

There's a half smoked doobie !

I’m up for it

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Thanks for tuning in to the latest episode of #NASAScience live!

I love these live broadcasts! I learn a lot! 💜🙏 Thank you NASA!

#asknasa can we see satellights from our homes, Where I live is extremely dark.

Sounds like a great system for the general aviation community. Allows pilots to made better fight planning decisions .

What kind of precipitation falls of other planets in our solar system if there are any? #askNASA

Are there any other planets we know of with ice/snow storms and if so, how does that compare to ours?

Are you thinking about building a station on the moon ,?.

Jupiter’s big red spot is a storm as stated. What is keeping it there for so long??

Hi from Anglesey, where brainy people live 👍

Oh yeah! Did it for myself and my daughter(she is so excited)

Satellite images are exciting as well but not all information are free for public so

#askNASA Do any other planets have similar to what we have in north America with tornado alley and are there hurricanes on Jupiter's moon Europa

Its 10:03 and am watching you from lebanon🇱🇧📺❤️ thanks NASA for your new updates

I wish i would travel to Jupiter... ✈️😢

#askNASA what kind of study do you have to finish before you can go into space?

Will we launch weather balloons on Mars?

What issues do the dust storms on Mars cause for the planned Orion trip? What are some of the solutions?

Too much airborne residue In the skies.

I think earth is experience something Similar? Weather is Definitely Changing...

I saw the new pictures taken with the new HD cameras on space

#askNASA Where does NASA keep the moon rocks ?

We need to get 1,5 blillion people in space to lower c02 polution from This over populated planet

Do any of the ice or water moon's have tidel waves?if so which ones.

Thank you for doing this! My daughter loves watching these with me!

We need more cute engineers holding microphones.

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I’m so excited for this event! 💃💃

must be fabulous!

THIS IS over 800 MILES DEEP. In jupiter

That’s awesome

Mmm is something major about to happen in our galaxy? 🤔

I loved mars

skojarzyło mi się z sernikiem 😂

fascynujące !!!

The weather in this planet makes them stable , it is like an air in human body

Mercury is my favorite planet ever

We all know it's SCP-2399 trying to repair itself.

Planet gas

🤣🤣 looks like cgi to me

Sounds like a fun event

Best space agency #ISRO

Esa imagen no es real, es hecha por un ordenador.

Fancy a Guinness now

Alessandro tornado👀👀👀👀😍😍😍

Este e o lugar aonde os ETES tiraram para fazer a Terra ou a Lua em Jupiter

como lo consije eso xd?

Me gustaría pasar las vacaciones ahí en medio para que me de el aire

Jupiter?

Eто невероятно... Чудеса вселенной...

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Technologically advanced big boys toys providing scientific-magnificent wonders, data, achievements & images. Pretty cool, thank you for your contributions.

Super job 🇺🇸🚀🇺🇸🚀...

Tres belle expérience pour l instant les satelittes utilisent les ondes électromagnétiques qui fait que le temps de reponse entre la terre et l espace le signal passe par les point emmetteurs sur terre qui ensuite retourne vers l espace exemple les capcom de l iss avec le laser le temps de réponse est plus rapide je ne suis pas scientifique nasa si erreur corrigez

Awesome

Beautiful

Ana María Martínez, prepárate para verme en unos años muajajajaja

👆😍😍❤

👍

Glad to hear this NASA

🌎Fantastically👨‍🚀Great🛰

We need relay in moon earth orbit so there is no dead zone behind moon. ???

PLZ LEAVE THE GREEN LASER ON SO I CAN FIND MY WAY BACK HOME WOOD BE NICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????if there was a map id use it IF THERE WAS A GREEN LASER ID FALLOW IT

These are the guys who are moving us from the space age and into one resembling sci-fi. When we finally develop a version of Star Trek's 'subspace' communication, that lets us transmit across light years in minutes, their names will be at the top of the patents.

A lazer beam

The process of switching energy from planks to kiosks reduces kilowatt

Hi sir Glenn Jackson many congratulation . By condensing signals .ok sir v agree here a simple but general question arrise.the wavelength is inversely proportional to the frequency .if u taking an example of spectrum . Red color has greater wavelength but it's frequency is low .ln other hand violet color has shorter wavelength but frequency is high sir simply how could be possible to change their wavelengths and frequencies. As 4 as signals are concerned they must Have the same phenomenon. And I think so these signals must be transmitted 4m ionosphere. Could u plz elaborate the inverse relationship of wavelength and frequencies. Thanx.

Using lasers and telescopes also allows to increase number of parallel channels for communication, as i understand? For example, you can use 4 channels (0-25%, 25-50%, 50-75%, 75-100%) with different frequency for transmitting data at the same time instead of 1 channel (0-100%)...

How's that #GlobalWarming... (70s in Phoenix today)😂🤣😆🤣😆🤣

Victory 😎

( throw a piece of rope at the black hole and throw the outher end of the rope at the sun ) SEE WHO WINS???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

OUT SPACE <

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Beautiful

beautiful

Beautiful

Beautiful

Beautiful Video Sir . GREAT NASA .

Amazing the damage some of these storms would do to our infrastructure! It would be catastrophic

Just so amazing what is in space

Hi NASA it's OK ? I love the work of you, I accompany everything I love Galaxia from the 3rd year of primary education and you know my biggest dream is to be able to go to the United States to work there I'm Brazilian, and I really love you. bye

Falsos

Ksjajajajajajajajajaja Photoshop

I feel super nature I can this job

#NasaLies

Thats a great idea guys ! I'm in Kenya and watching

It's really interesting, the various survival features of the solar system members.😯

Amazing

Traductor in Italy

Please...it's bad enough here in New Jersey!

Magaly Hernandez

#NASA 🌏❤️❤️❤️

Por favor la línea de metro que pasa por Marte saturno júpiter y neptuno, donde se hace transbordo

Pisaću na srpskom jeziku. Pisala sam i ranije. Ja sam. RE 9 u Matrixu i komuniciram kroz komunikaciju o kojoj sam čitala da je podržava 5G mreža. Matrix i komunikaciju o kojoj pišem živim istovremeno sa stvarnošću dve godine, četiri meseca i dvadeset drugi dan danas. Ne znam ko me zlostavlja. Moj organizam su virtualno mučili, istraživali unutrašnje organe, centre u mozgu takođe. U očima imam krugove raznih boja i veličina. Imam i bljeske iz očiju. Oni koji me zlostavljaju rekli su mi, kroz komunikaciju o kojoj pišem da me mogu ubiti u svakom trenutku. Da li sam povezana sa nekim kompijuterom ili programom što bi dovelo do moje smrti u trenutku isključivanja? Šta je sa očima ljudi i dece koje sam gledala u oči? Neke oči, kod nekih ljudi i dece su bile veoma sjajne. Neke nisu sijale. Ja imam sina i plašim se za njega. Živim u malom mestu, Sokobanja u Državi Srbiji. Tražeći pomoć policije i lekara, od neuropsihijatra sam dobila f dijagnozu. Kasnije su mi preko SOS telefona kazali, kad sam im rekla da imam krugove u očima " sajber kriminal" Da li NASA želi da pomogne mojoj porodici i meni? Nama je neophodna pomoć. Moj pas je takođe promenio svoje ponašanje i povezan je drugačije samnom. Kao navigator se ponaša naš kućni ljubimac. Ja molim NASA da pogleda sve moje objave sa Facebooka od 1.1.2017 e godine. Ja sam na Facebooku pisala svakoga dana tražeći pomoć. Molim. NASA da mi pomogne jer se plašim za moga sina. Takođe brinem za sugrađane koje svakodnevno srecem. Hvala vam. NASA, Mojoj porodici i meni i našem kućnom ljubimci je neophodna pomoć. Samnom niko nije razgovarao o ovome što mi se događa. Ne znam ko me zlostavlja. Nisam pristala ninašta. Molim vas da nam pomognete. God bless you NASA

👍👍🌎

Annie Tran

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Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage! 

Our #Mars2020 Rover is gearing up for its seven-month journey to the Red Planet and you can send your name along for the ride. Get your boarding pass: https://go.nasa.gov/Mars2020pass

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Got my pass today, so excited about it😊👍 thank you for your fantastic work! Go NASA!

Thank you very much NASA for my boarding pass ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Thank you so much can’t wait to get there.😀

Many thanks NASA for my boarding pass !! I love you ❤️

Thank you for my boarding pass!! Ready to take off ❤❤❤!!!

What a great time to be alive!! Thank you NASA! ❤️🚀✨

Super cool! Keep the FB updates coming! Love to read what's happening with NASA!

I got my pass! This is my first time traveling out of this world journey ..😁 Thank you NASA..

Oh wow!! This is amazing..thank you NASA

Thank you sooo much NASA!!! ❤️❤️ 🌏

Had to do it - rover lands on Mars in my birthday month. So excited! <3

Awesome, loving the social media updates 🙂

Thank you so very much NASA for my ride to Mars and for all the truly exceptional work that yoy sre doing. (wish I could go to Mars!). kindest wishes. joan 🌸☺

I got it! Let's get on this fantastic journey <3

Yeeeeeeeee 😍 my third boarding pass!!! I love you NASA ❤

Yeahhhh! Got my boarding pass. Thank you so much NASA😍

Me and my GF we are ready to go!!!! This is so amazing

Happy to be part of NASA's Mars missions for the third time now through the Frequent Flyer Club! Checked my account and saw that I've been a "Martian Since 10/11/2014" 😍

My name and the name of my children goes to Mars🛰🚀 Thank you NASA❤

My name is already on Mars, now I'm sending the names of my children. Thank you NASA , I enjoy it very much...

Second trip booked for my son and I😃.

Yes got my first boarding pass! Thank you NASA🚀😍

Got my first boarding pass already! Thank you NASA 🚀 ✨

Got my boarding pass....woohoo! At least my name is going to Mars ❤🤣✌ This a great initiative - thanks NASA 👍

I got the boarding pass already. Thank you NASA, this is second time my name will be on Mars 😂😂

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Good things come in mini-fridge-sized packages. The Green Propellant Infusion Mission will test a low toxicity propellant in space for the first time. This technology could lengthen mission duration by using less propellant. Go green — in space: https://go.nasa.gov/2QkDTUU

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Awesome Studio

Not A Space Agency

#Frauds😎

Και ποιος για πλακα;επιτελους να πω μια φορα εχει και 100 χρονια που το σκεφτηκα εχω νιωσει οτι ο οποιος δηλαδη εγω στην αγωνια ειμαι ο αγαπητος, οχι αγαπητικε θα σε μαλωσω να σε δειρω στο αστειο ,ποιος ξερει, α ονειρο

YA NO SABEN KE YNVENTAR Y ES LYTERAL JAJAJ

Uzay sondası

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Swapnil Saha

😆

👍

Ωρα για αλλαγη δηλαδη εννοω να κανω κατι ανεπαναληπτο να το δοκιμασω λεω εγω βαρεθηκα κατι μαγευτικο απλα οτι εντυπωσιακο τροπος απο μονο του αυτο σκεφτομουνα πριν και τι σιγουρο; ο καθενας με τον τροπο του βοηθητικα η οπως γραφει απο πανω θα παρω καποιες βαθιες σκεψεις ανασεις ολα ετοιμα και ετοιμος για δραση , απλα οτι το καλο του βλεπει στο δικο του ο καθενας εννοω για κατι που σκεφτηκα σαν αντρας για πλακα ε

Dayana Rodrigues

Nice

😮😮

Abstract

#integrativeUniverse #Caution #🌎

Free energy already exists they own it and you cant have it

👍👍🌍

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City life has challenges…from crowds to traffic & more. In the near future, drones will face these & other challenges in our cities as they start flying. To help, NASA Aeronautics is testing tech as part of a system to safely manage urban drone traffic. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2QengtJ

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We have incorporated them into the city I work for and they have already saved time, money, and lives.

나영ㅅㅂㅎ ㄷㄹ

Wow

Great to know someone is on the job. Kudos to your team!

How can u register as a volunteer to NASA

If a small insect-sized drones is commercialized, it could be exploited for privacy.

Is it possible to apply for flying to outer space in the future? At atmosphere, it can lifted with aerodynamic. How if it goes to outer space without air?

Jean Jean-yves Cote les Dronne arrive

Mr et Mme si sais informations confidentielles protégées la planète terre !! Je vous remercie de votre réponse Mr et Mme de la vie de la planète terre

Amazon drone delivery is on its way

.410 shotgun,birdshot.

oby to były dobre intencje...

Bonjour sais qu'il que possible de faire un drone Moustique pour la surveillance de l epase pour faire des pulsions des tires aux Lazer a très fort potentiel et plusieurs pulsions meurtrières d'astuces pour les astéroïdes de les dispositions nécessaires pour la planète . leur changé de tragetoire de la planète terre !!

I wonder how the noise/sound pollution will be with a widespread use of drones.....

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it is my opinion that this will never happen, thinking these are too susceptible to GPS interference

👍👍🌍

Εσυ ο ειδωλολατρης θα κλαις απο κατι( που δεν εχει γινει)

Drones seem to taking over everything

No thanks.

Oui sais drones peut t il être s équipes pour aller dans l epase

هل من معلومات عن النجم الثاقب نيبيرو

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Great job🌎💙

Great read!♥️🌎

Beautiful

good afternoon our climates consist of base to the moon or we can make a better balance in the climates coming forward seeing how our planet interacts with the moon or in an artificial way here on our planet could be using frequency stabilizers since the earth has both fields positive as well as negative and in that way return it to balance

The flow of Oceans is similar to the whirlpool of Jupiter.

Wonderfull

Living planet.

I want to know if the sir ale

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Deseo saber si el señor matemático Geofísico peruano Alejandro tiznado todavía trabaja en la nasa

Named Alejandro tiznado working in ñasa he is Geofísico matemático peruvian

Andrew Bshen

The science good. Work of nada good..

ان الارض في تغير مستمر.

Dünya böyle birşey yapmazda ama insanlar birbirlerini yok etmede daha üstünler, dünyanın böyle birşey yapmasına gerek yok

Наша прекрасная планета, земля....

Gracias

Oooo

Les doy gracias por su compromiso,👍

Lungs of the earth

I'm starting a new cult #ovalearthers Nasa just confirmed it Who's in? 🤔

Usa for ever

Plastic jammed it

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Uh, that's not nearly enough manpower for a ship that size.

See ya'll next weekend! Can't wait!

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The following Matters of Fact column by CRS board member Dr. Jean Lightner appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 23, No. 3, May/June 2018.

Q.  Does epigenetics play a role in adaptation? 
A.  Physiologist: YES! Evolutionary biologist: Maybe…. 

Adaptation, in the sense that we will discuss, can be defined as changes which help an organism become better suited to its environment. It is related to one of the foundational characteristics of life: the ability to respond to the environment. Physiological adaptation relies on epigenetics, or modifications that can affect gene expression. This does not change the sequence of DNA, but allows genes to be up or down regulated to suit the needs of the organism (see Lightner, 2013). 

There are several known mechanisms of epigenetic regulation (Figure 1): 

1) histone modification (including acetylation, phosphorylation, and methylation) 

2) cytosine methylation in DNA 

3) various non-coding RNA molecules (miRNA, siRNA, piRNA, and lncRNA) 

These mechanisms vary in the timeframe over which they typically act, allowing for both rapid changes and more stable, long-term changes. 

Scientists had assumed that these types of changes could not be inherited by offspring. The basis for this was largely philosophical: the Modern Synthesis (aka Neo-Darwinism) was predicated on the idea that the environment could not direct phenotypic change. Instead, the source of phenotypic variation is claimed to be from random genetic mutations; natural selection then reduces or eliminates less fit variants. To support the conjecture that epigenetic changes are not heritable, some scientists pointed to the observation that DNA methylation patterns are reset in pathways leading to offspring (i.e., germ cell formation and fertilization). However, it is now recognized that the reset of DNA methylation isn’t always complete, and it is not the only mechanism involved in trans-generational epigenetic inheritance (Morgan et al., 1999; Rassoulzadegan et al., 2006). 

For several decades now, it has been known that epigenetic inheritance can provide a source of heritable variation. However, it is not yet clear how often it does so, and what role it plays in adaptation of populations. Research has increased on this important topic, but much remains to be learned. One recent review article identified a web of potential interactions. It also pointed out that understanding patterns of natural epigenetic variation, the causes of that variation, and the consequences of it are necessary to adequately address the role it may have in adaptation (Richards et al., 2017). 

Factors influencing epigenetic variation 

In some studies it appears that DNA methylation differences are associated with underlying genetic differences. This raises the possibility of genetic control of epigenetic variability. It is also possible that a stable epimutation (heritable epigenetic change) could be inherited along with the underlying genetic sequence, thus causing the correlation. It has also been noted that epigenetic changes can influence genetic variation, specifically as it relates to silencing transposable elements, whose movement can change the sequence of a gene or its promoter (Richards et al., 2017). 

Some epimutations appear to arise stochastically. If these are stable over multiple generations, then natural selection may affect the pattern of variation. It is also known that environmental factors can effect heritable epigenetic changes, but the pattern and extent of this is not well known. Significant work needs to be done across different species, especially wild plants and animals, before reasonable generalizations can be made (Balao et al. 2018; Richards et al., 2017). 

FIGURE 1. A chromosome is made up of DNA coiled around proteins, called histones. There are three basic mechanisms by which epigenetic changes can be made. First, the tail of the histone proteins can undergo several types of modification (A), including phosphorylation (Ph), methylation (Me), and acetylation (Ac), that can affect accessibility of specific genes. Secondly, cytosine residues in DNA can be methylated (red dot) or un– methylated (green dot), the details of which are represented in section B of the figure. This affects gene transcription (the copying of DNA to make mRNA). Finally, various microRNAs (C) can bind mRNA to prevent synthesis into proteins. All of these mechanisms play a role in changing gene expression without affecting the DNA sequence. (Illustration is from Gómez-Díaz et al., 2012, and is used herein according to the CC BY license. )

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The Role of Epigenetics in Adaptation, Part 1

The following Matters of Fact column by CRS board member Dr. Jean Lightner appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 23, No. 3, May/June 2018.

Q. Does epigenetics play a role in adaptation?
A. Physiologist: YES! Evolutionary biologist: Maybe….

Adaptation, in the sense that we will discuss, can be defined as changes which help an organism become better suited to its environment. It is related to one of the foundational characteristics of life: the ability to respond to the environment. Physiological adaptation relies on epigenetics, or modifications that can affect gene expression. This does not change the sequence of DNA, but allows genes to be up or down regulated to suit the needs of the organism (see Lightner, 2013).

There are several known mechanisms of epigenetic regulation (Figure 1):

1) histone modification (including acetylation, phosphorylation, and methylation)

2) cytosine methylation in DNA

3) various non-coding RNA molecules (miRNA, siRNA, piRNA, and lncRNA)

These mechanisms vary in the timeframe over which they typically act, allowing for both rapid changes and more stable, long-term changes.

Scientists had assumed that these types of changes could not be inherited by offspring. The basis for this was largely philosophical: the Modern Synthesis (aka Neo-Darwinism) was predicated on the idea that the environment could not direct phenotypic change. Instead, the source of phenotypic variation is claimed to be from random genetic mutations; natural selection then reduces or eliminates less fit variants. To support the conjecture that epigenetic changes are not heritable, some scientists pointed to the observation that DNA methylation patterns are reset in pathways leading to offspring (i.e., germ cell formation and fertilization). However, it is now recognized that the reset of DNA methylation isn’t always complete, and it is not the only mechanism involved in trans-generational epigenetic inheritance (Morgan et al., 1999; Rassoulzadegan et al., 2006).

For several decades now, it has been known that epigenetic inheritance can provide a source of heritable variation. However, it is not yet clear how often it does so, and what role it plays in adaptation of populations. Research has increased on this important topic, but much remains to be learned. One recent review article identified a web of potential interactions. It also pointed out that understanding patterns of natural epigenetic variation, the causes of that variation, and the consequences of it are necessary to adequately address the role it may have in adaptation (Richards et al., 2017).

Factors influencing epigenetic variation

In some studies it appears that DNA methylation differences are associated with underlying genetic differences. This raises the possibility of genetic control of epigenetic variability. It is also possible that a stable epimutation (heritable epigenetic change) could be inherited along with the underlying genetic sequence, thus causing the correlation. It has also been noted that epigenetic changes can influence genetic variation, specifically as it relates to silencing transposable elements, whose movement can change the sequence of a gene or its promoter (Richards et al., 2017).

Some epimutations appear to arise stochastically. If these are stable over multiple generations, then natural selection may affect the pattern of variation. It is also known that environmental factors can effect heritable epigenetic changes, but the pattern and extent of this is not well known. Significant work needs to be done across different species, especially wild plants and animals, before reasonable generalizations can be made (Balao et al. 2018; Richards et al., 2017).

FIGURE 1. A chromosome is made up of DNA coiled around proteins, called histones. There are three basic mechanisms by which epigenetic changes can be made. First, the tail of the histone proteins can undergo several types of modification (A), including phosphorylation (Ph), methylation (Me), and acetylation (Ac), that can affect accessibility of specific genes. Secondly, cytosine residues in DNA can be methylated (red dot) or un– methylated (green dot), the details of which are represented in section B of the figure. This affects gene transcription (the copying of DNA to make mRNA). Finally, various microRNAs (C) can bind mRNA to prevent synthesis into proteins. All of these mechanisms play a role in changing gene expression without affecting the DNA sequence. (Illustration is from Gómez-Díaz et al., 2012, and is used herein according to the CC BY license. )

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Name: Monito del Monte
Status: Thought to be extinct until its rediscovery.
Information: A remarkable, diminutive marsupial thought to have been extinct until one was discovered in a thicket of Chilean bamboo in the southern Andes.
Thought to exist: 55 million years ago.
Reference: http://historysevidenceofdinosaursandmen.weebly.com/living-fossils.html
The fossilised ankle and ear bones are those of Australias earliest known marsupial, Djarthia, a primitive mouse-like creature that lived 55 million years ago. ..a new study in the journal PLoS ONE [http://www.plosone.org/] has confirmed that Djarthia is also a primitive relative of the small marsupial known as the Monito del Monte - or little mountain monkey - from the dense humid forests of Chile and Argentina.
Reference: http://www.create.unsw.edu.au/news/2008-03-25_monito.html
The monito del monte, Spanish for ‘little bush monkey’, named after its monkey-like partially prehensile tail, is a diminutive marsupial native to South America in the Valdivian temperate rain forests of the southern Andes (Chile and Argentina). It is the only extant species in the ancient order of Microbiotheria. ...Genetic studies show that this species retains the most primitive characteristics of its group, and thus is regarded as a “living fossil.”
reference: http://www.eartharchives.org/articles/scientists-uncover-two-new-species-of-elusive-south-american-marsupial/

Name: Monito del Monte
Status: Thought to be extinct until it's rediscovery.
Information: A remarkable, diminutive marsupial thought to have been extinct until one was discovered in a thicket of Chilean bamboo in the southern Andes.
Thought to exist: 55 million years ago.
Reference: http://historysevidenceofdinosaursandmen.weebly.com/…
"The fossilised ankle and ear bones are those of Australia's earliest known marsupial, Djarthia, a primitive mouse-like creature that lived 55 million years ago. ..a new study in the journal PLoS ONE [http://www.plosone.org/] has confirmed that Djarthia is also a primitive relative of the small marsupial known as the Monito del Monte - or "little mountain monkey" - from the dense humid forests of Chile and Argentina."
Reference: http://create.unsw.edu.au/news/…
"The monito del monte, Spanish for ‘little bush monkey’, named after its monkey-like partially prehensile tail, is a diminutive marsupial native to South America in the Valdivian temperate rain forests of the southern Andes (Chile and Argentina). It is the only extant species in the ancient order of Microbiotheria. ...Genetic studies show that this species retains the most primitive characteristics of its group, and thus is regarded as a “living fossil.”"
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Your picture makes it seem like the two species shown are found 55 Ma apart even though they are both modern species. Rather, it was the genus Djarthia (whose exact taxonomic position is uncertain) that occurs in the Paleocene, as noted in the PLOS paper you provided. This graphic is either a misunderstanding or diliberate misrepresentation of the references cited. May I ask what formal training in paleontology the admin of this page has had?

We didn't claim the skulls were from a 55 million year old fossil, it is the references that claim Monito del Monte is regarded as a living fossil and thought to exist: 55 million years ago.

Colby, please stop spamming the contrasts. There is no need to post the same link multiple times, Thank you.

I was just doing a one shot on each post. I didnt even think anyone even looked at this page anymore. I apologize.

Looks like the Colbinator deleted his post 😭

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