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Jun 14, 2019

Next Month’s Total Solar Eclipse Will Pass Right Over a Space Observatory

Posted by in categories: physics, space

Next month, a total solar eclipse will pass over a slice of the South Pacific, Chile, and Argentina—and directly over an observatory in the Andes run by the National Science Foundation.

Astronomers and physicists are now preparing the experiments they plan to run during the eclipse. As with past eclipses, these experiments will focus on observing the Sun, as well as the effects of eclipses on Earth.

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Jun 14, 2019

A Data Storage Revolution? DNA Can Store Near Limitless Data in Almost Zero Space

Posted by in categories: computing, information science, space

In the age of big data, we are quickly producing far more digital information than we can possibly store.

Last year, $20 billion was spent on new data centers in the US alone, doubling the capital expenditure on data center infrastructure from 2016.

And even with skyrocketing investment in data storage, corporations and the public sector are falling behind.

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Jun 14, 2019

Origins of Saturn’s rings are uncovered thanks to NASA’s Cassini probe

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space

Exactly how and when the Saturn’s rings formed is an issue that has fascinated astronomers and planetary scientists for centuries.

The rings are made mostly of particles of water ice that range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains.

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Jun 14, 2019

Lunar-Polar Propellant Mining Outpost (LPMO): Affordable Exploration and Industrialization

Posted by in categories: energy, space

The Lunar Polar Gas-Dynamic Mining Outpost (LGMO) (see quad chart graphic) is a breakthrough mission architecture that promises to greatly reduce the cost of human exploration and industrialization of the Moon. LGMO is based on two new innovations that together solve the problem of affordable lunar polar ice mining for propellant production. The first innovation is based on a new insight into lunar topography: our analysis suggests that there are large (hundreds of meters) landing areas in small (0.5−1.5 km) nearpolar craters on which the surface is permafrost in perpetual darkness but with perpetual sunlight available at altitudes of only 10s to 100s of meters. In these prospective landing sites, deployable solar arrays held vertically on masts 100 m or so in length (lightweight and feasible in lunar gravity) can provide nearly continuous power.

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Jun 13, 2019

European Rover To Probe The ‘Third Dimension’ Of Mars

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This mission is going underground.

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Jun 13, 2019

Solid State Air Purification System

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Space Technology Mission Directorate, STMD

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Jun 13, 2019

India sets sights on its own space station around 2030 World News

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2022: First astronauts.


Not content with just sending astronauts into the cosmos, India is also planning an ambitious project to develop and launch its own space station, the head of its space agency has announced.

Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), told reporters on Thursday that the effort will be an extension of its Gaganyaan mission, which aims to blast New Delhi’s first ever astronauts into orbit by August 2022.

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Jun 12, 2019

Earth Is Now Approaching The Same ‘Meteor Swarm’ That Wiped-Out A Siberian Forest

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Are ‘one-in-a-thousand-year’ catastrophic impacts by meteors actually more frequent? Earth’s close call this summer with a meteor swarm will give astronomers a chance to figure out the risk potential.

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Jun 11, 2019

The World Is a Mess. We Need Fully Automated Luxury Communism

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, food, space

Asteroid mining. Gene editing. Synthetic meat. We could provide for the needs of everyone, in style. It just takes some imagination.

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Jun 11, 2019

A 10-Year Odyssey: What Space Stations Will Look Like in 2030

Posted by in categories: government, space

NASA’s new plan for orbit conjures a striking view of government and commerce in space.

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