Opinion | It will be a bumper year for big space launches to the Moon, Mars, and asteroids

Opinion It will be a bumper year for big

It will be a bumper year for big space launches to the Moon, Mars, and asteroids, including many staffed flights, but the real shocker is the number of satellites and spaceships being launched by private companies. Never mind Elon Musk’s twelve-thousand-small-satellite Starlink program, which is already becoming a traffic hazard after only 1,892 satellites have … Read more

Scientist aims to ensure ‘microbe-free’ Mars samples

Scientist aims to ensure microbe free Mars samples

Gregg Fields, Ph.D., executive director of FAU’s I-HEALTH and a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is collecting samples in search of signs of ancient microbial life, which would advance NASA’s quest to explore the past habitability of Mars. The samples are set to return to Earth no … Read more

Earth and Mars were formed from inner Solar System material

Journal Reference: Christoph Burkhardt, Fridolin Spitzer, Alessandro Morbidelli, Gerrit Budde, Jan H. Render, Thomas S. Kruijer, Thorsten Kleine. Terrestrial planet formation from lost inner solar system material. Science Advances, 2021; 7 (52) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abj7601 Approximately 4.6 billion years ago in the early days of our Solar System, a disk of dust and gases orbited the … Read more

From Titanic to the satellites of Mars: the most famous serendipities in history

From Titanic to the satellites of Mars the most famous

What is it serendipia? You ask while you nail your blue pupil into my pupil. The truth is that one of the most beautiful words in our language (‘serendipity’ also in English, as it even gives a name to a movie), is not you, far from it. Serendipity is, according to its official description and … Read more

NASA Begins Testing Robotics to Bring First Samples Back From Mars

NASA Begins Testing Robotics to Bring First Samples Back From

Karafillis and her colleagues have started with a prototype roughly one-third the size of what the actual spacecraft would be; a lighter prototype is one way to learn how the final lander design would move in Mars’ low gravity. Later in the program, they will drop a full-scale lander, as well. The Rocket Surviving landing … Read more

TESS discovers a planet the size of Mars but with the makeup of Mercury

Journal Reference: Kristine W. F. Lam, Szilárd Csizmadia, Nicola Astudillo-Defru, Xavier Bonfils, Davide Gandolfi, Sebastiano Padovan, Massimiliano Esposito, Coel Hellier, Teruyuki Hirano, John Livingston, Felipe Murgas, Alexis M. S. Smith, Karen A. Collins, Savita Mathur, Rafael A. Garcia, Steve B. Howell, Nuno C. Santos, Fei Dai, George R. Ricker, Roland Vanderspek, David W. Latham, Sara … Read more

Marcelo Contreras record review: the twilight of Adele and Damon Albarn and the Bruno Mars party – La Tercera

Marcelo Contreras record review the twilight of Adele and Damon

Adele resides in Los Angeles and this fourth album, the first in six years, incessantly reflects, sometimes in a somewhat obvious way – the noise of a projector on two tracks, for example – of a cinematographic character as the guiding thread of their separation. . The break is enough to endow 30 with a … Read more

Watch NASA’s Helicopter Fly Around Mars In This Incredible New Video

Watch NASAs Helicopter Fly Around Mars In This Incredible New

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is a technological achievement like no other — and a new video now shows it flying on Mars like nobody’s business. Ingenuity is one of the most advanced robots that’s ever been sent to Mars — and NASA just shared an incredible new video of it flying around the planet. Mars is a … Read more

Life on Mars search could be misled by false fossils, study says

Journal Reference: Sean McMahon, Julie Cosmidis. False biosignatures on Mars: anticipating ambiguity. Journal of the Geological Society, 2021; jgs2021-050 DOI: 10.1144/jgs2021-050 Rocks on Mars may contain numerous types of non-biological deposits that look similar to the kinds of fossils likely to be found if the planet ever supported life, a study says. Telling these false … Read more

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