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  2. It sounds like the announcement of the opening of the space market. Private space companies are already eager to participate in the space race. Now there is another reason for this. I wonder what else will be sold when space tourism becomes a reality?
  3. My guess is that water is easier for scientists to detect. In addition, the capabilities of our technology do not allow us to check the existence of life at a great distance. Perhaps, in a few decades, the progress of technology will allow us to search for life itself, and not the conditions necessary for its formation. In the meantime, research is based on the human knowledge base. As I understand it, we are looking for organic life because we do not know about another.
  4. I hope they taught it how to clean the dust off its sonar panels.
  5. That's quite an assumption. As vast as the universe is, is it really wise to assume ALL life requires water to survive?
  6. In order for life to exist on the planet, liquid water must be present on its surface. Calculating the likelihood of this scenario seemed almost impossible before. It was previously assumed that terrestrial planets receive water randomly, as a result of a large ice asteroid hitting the planet's surface. In a new study, scientists from the GLOBE Institute at Copenhagen University, Denmark, have published breakthrough results showing that water may have been present in the planetary matter even during their formation phase. According to the team's calculations, this scenario could have occurre
  7. In the Martian meteorite Allan Hills 84001, found in 1984 in Antarctica, Japanese planetary scientists were able to construct ancient nitrogen-rich organic molecules. This means that organics existed on early Mars, carried by meteorites or formed directly on the planet. Since then, there has been no sensational news. The name Perseverance makes a lot of sense. We are persistently looking for something that may not exist.
  8. To the relief of scientists at NASA and the delight of space enthusiasts around the world, the space agency's Perseverance Rover has successfully touched down on Mars. View the full article
  9. A stunning array of rare meteorites are up for auction at Christie's, including one described as an extraterrestrial crystal ball. The online event, "Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites," running until February 23rd, features dozens of off-world objects, some thought to be as old as 4.5 billion years. View the full article
  10. The appearance of two mysterious moons over Dubai last week caused a stir online and left residents of the city scratching their heads until it was revealed that the wondrous sight was actually a fantastic fabrication from the UAE government in celebration of a space milestone. View the full article
  11. Space Force members will now be called "Guardians". This is really interesting because you do not choose that name for grins and giggles. Perhaps Space Force is being developed to protect Earth. After all, our President can see the future. It is sort of cyclical. He sees the future and creates it as he sees it. I do know that one purpose was to study asteroids, but one doesn't just have the need to "guard" without knowing something could happen. Think about it. https://www.newsmax.com/politics/space-force/2020/12/18/id/1002282/
  12. There is one. Part of the Space Force's mission is to monitor these things. I also have no faith in "polls".
  13. NASA administrator once told that the real danger for the Earth is asteroids and it would be much better to use the recourses to investigate the issue and fins the possible ways of saving. But they are spending money on Star Wars interpretation.
  14. There are different ways for building Moon base. The cheaper one is to use 3D printing method but it has many disadvantages. In any cases, it is better to combine the force to have lots of useful dives to explore the possibility of Moon and Mars colonization since every country can make a contribution. For example, in the UK there is a rocket made for investigation of the earth's magnetic field called Sky Hy.
  15. At 6.5 feet in diameter, it is not considered as a potential danger, but the space agency is monitoring it and other such asteroids nonetheless. It was first seen on November 3, 2018, and was last seen 13 days later. A recent poll showed that Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid collisions rather than sending people back to the Moon or Mars.
  16. How would a black hole erupt? What would be the cause and is it possible considering the gravitational collapse is the strongest known to man? What could be so strong that a black hole would lose this gravitational pull? Very curious.
  17. Glad to see the content here is stellar as always πŸ˜‚
  18. Note that NASA has been sending astronauts into space for more than half a century and has accumulated considerable experience in creating appropriate toilets. But this time, the agency decided to think outside the box, to take advantage of the new technological opportunities that have opened up, and at the same time - to involve the collective mind in solving this problem.
  19. Scientists speculate that these formations may be a trace of the "eruption" of a supermassive black hole.
  20. After a detailed study of the image, the researchers drew attention to the fact that the crater has an almost perfect circle shape, which may indicate an artificial origin of the object. Scientists have suggested that the cave, which is located in the bowels of the volcano, can easily be protected from radiation and climatic conditions of the Red Planet. They believe that specialists from Earth should first of all study the Mount Peacock volcano, which is located on Mars. Experts are sure that even if local residents are not found there, then the volcano can store the equipment necessary to st
  21. NASA wants to buy Moon rocks from private companies NASA is officially in the market for Moon rocks β€” and it’s willing to pay any company that’s capable of scooping them up. Today, the space agency is putting out a call for proposals from companies, challenging them to snag small samples of rocks on the Moon’s surface. The companies will have to prove that they have collected lunar samples in some kind of small container by sending pictures and data to NASA. If satisfied, NASA pledges to purchase the samples for between $15,000 and $25,000. Eventually, NASA w
  22. Lick Observatory in California has lived to see another starry night. On top of a peak in Santa Clara County, California, in the vaults of one of the world’s first mountaintop observatories, around 150,000 photographic plates bear witness to the early history of modern astronomy. β€œIt’s almost like Aladdin's cave in there,” says Paul Lynam*, a resident astronomer at Lick Observatory. β€œThere are logs where astronomers record the discovery of entire new worlds. I found a record of Sputnik going over the observatory just two weeks after it had launched in 1957.” In August, as wildfires swept thro
  23. Asteroid to fly past Earth just before Election Day, NASA says https://www.foxnews.com/science/asteroid-fly-past-earth-election-day-nasa-says It's only 6.5 feet in diameter and hardly a threat, but news found it necessary to mention it. It seems like every asteroid becomes breaking news for some reason.
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