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Category: Space exploration

Mars 2020 rover to seek ancient life, prepare human missions

Mars 2020 rover to seek ancient life, prepare human missions — Read on m.phys.org/news/2019-12-mars-rover-ancient-life-human.html

Calculating the time it will take spacecraft to find their way to other star systems

Calculating the time it will take spacecraft to find their way to other star systems — Read on m.phys.org/news/2019-12-spacecraft-star.html

Luca Parmitano Works to Upgrade a Cosmic Particle Detector’ image from the #NASA_App

‘Luca Parmitano Works to Upgrade a Cosmic Particle Detector’ image from the #NASA_App http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/luca-parmitano-works-to-upgrade-a-cosmic-particle-detector

Genetically engineering humans with TARDIGRADE DNA could help humans survive space travel | Daily Mail Online

Tardigrades may be the missing link to long-distance space travel and a scientists believes genetically modifying human cells with its DNA could make long distance space travel possible. — Read on www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7662075/Genetically-engineering-humans-TARDIGRADE-DNA-help-humans-survive-space-travel.html

That Mysterious US Space Plane Just Landed After a Mind-Blowing 780 Days in Orbit

The US Air Force’s top secret, unpiloted space plane X-37B has arrived safely back on Earth after 780 days in orbit, the longest time a craft like this has ever spent in space. — Read on www.sciencealert.com/america-s-mysterious-space-plane-has-landed-after-a-record-780-days-in-orbit

A space elevator is possible with today’s technology, researchers say (we just need to dangle it off the moon) – MIT Technology Review

Space elevators would dramatically reduce the cost of reaching space but have never been technologically feasible. Until now. — Read on www.technologyreview.com/s/614276/a-space-elevator-is-possible-with-todays-technology-researchers-say-we-just-need-to-dangle/

A Moon Space Elevator Is Actually Feasible and Inexpensive: Study | Observer

A new study by two Columbia University astronomy students found that a space elevator connecting Earth and the moon is feasible with current technology and cheaper than competing lunar exploration projects. — Read on observer.com/2019/09/moon-space-elevator-lunar-exploration-columbia-study/

The weird, repeating signals from deep space just tripled – CNET

Fast radio bursts are getting more attention from scientists, who can now detect more of them. — Read on www.cnet.com/news/weird-repeating-signals-from-deep-space-just-tripled/

‘Perseid Meteors over Slovakia’ image from the #NASA_App https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190812.html

NASA Detects Planet-Killer Asteroid That Might Hit Earth Next Year

According to NASA, one of the largest known potentially hazardous asteroids will approach Earth less than a year from now. Depending on several factors in space, the approaching planet-killer — Read on www.ibtimes.com/nasa-detects-planet-killer-asteroid-might-hit-earth-next-year-2813712