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Sep 18, 2020

Scientists just discovered an “impossible planet” orbiting too close to its parent star

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Planets that come into close contact with white dwarfs are usually destroyed in the process. Why wasn’t this one?

Sep 18, 2020

Gravity Assist: Is Artifical Intelligence the Future of Life?

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

Has science fiction shaped our thoughts about space? In a new episode of our #GravityAssist podcast, astrobiologist Susan Schneider shares her theories on what life might be like in the future.

🎧 Listen: https://go.nasa.gov/3mfxZE4

Sep 17, 2020

A Step Toward Sustainable Lunar Exploration This Week @NASA

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🌖 #Artemis partnerships to return lunar dust, and fly science & NASA Technology to the Moon.

🌎 Our NASA Earth missions provide data to aid in wildfire response.

🛰️ New discoveries at asteroid Bennu from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.

Sep 17, 2020

Scientists: We Could Build Mars Shelters Out of Insect Polymers and Martian Soil

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, space

Like Concrete

In simpler terms: the resulting material “feels like concrete but much lighter,” Fernandez told CNN. “Very light rock.”

“We have a route to… manufacturing buildings to tools from 3D printing to mold casting with just one single material,” he added.

Sep 17, 2020

A 13-Micron High “Mountain” on a Neutron Star 4,500 Light-Years Away

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Is it possible to discover an asymmetry of a few thousandths of a millimeter on a neutron star 42 million billion km from Earth?

Sep 17, 2020

Away | Netflix

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What’s it like to live in space? To get some insight on playing an astronaut going to Mars, Hilary Swank visited NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and spoke with astronaut Jessica Meir, who lived aboard the International Space Station for over 200 days. Bonus: Mission Control cartwheel.

Sep 16, 2020

‘Venus is a Russian planet,’ Russian space agency director says

Posted by in categories: biological, space

In a statement, Roscosmos noted that the first missions to explore Venus were carried out by the Soviet Union.

“The enormous gap between the Soviet Union and its competitors in the investigation of Venus contributed to the fact that the United States called Venus a Soviet planet,” Roscosmos said.

The Russians claim to have extensive material that suggests that some objects on the Venusian surface have changed places or could be alive, although these are hypotheses that have yet to be confirmed.

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Sep 16, 2020

Researchers Find Extraterrestrial Amino Acids in Antarctic Meteorite

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A team of astrobiologists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Carnegie Institution for Science has found a wide diversity of amino acids in Asuka 12236, a carbonaceous chondrite meteorite recovered from the Nansen Ice Field in Antarctica by Belgium and Japan researchers in 2012.

Sep 16, 2020

NASA page lets you see what Hubble telescope captured on your birthday

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The mysterious world of space has still not been deciphered by the gaze of human beings on Earth. As a matter of fact, NASA in its consistent efforts, developed the Hubble telescope in the 1990s to observe eye-catching happenings in the universe and since then for every second, it’s doing that quite persistently.

Recently, the US-based space agency announced that it can showcase which new galaxy it captured, what unusual did it notice about our stars, solar system and planets and what patterns of ionized-gases it observed, on any specific day. So users can use the new tool to check what Hubble captured on your birthday, but for any specific year.

Check out the too here.

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Sep 16, 2020

The Sun enters a new cycle and will reach a peak in 2025

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The Sun has emerged from a solar minimum and a new cycle dubbed Solar Cycle 25 has begun. It will approach maximum solar activity in 5 years time, say NASA and NOAA scientists.

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