NASA must rework planetary protection plans, panel advises – Science Magazine

NASA must rework planetary protection plans, panel advises – Science Magazine

In the 1970s, the Mars Viking landers were sterilized in purpose-built ovens. NASA By Paul VoosenOct. 18, 2019 , 5:00 PM NASA rules that govern the potential spread of earthly microbes to other planets—and the potential return of alien life back to Earth—are often anachronistic and require broad rethinking, according to a report released today […]

Transforming sulphur dioxide from harmful to useful – Phys.org

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists have created molecular cages within a polymer to trap harmful sulphur dioxide pollution in order to transform it into useful compounds and reduce waste and emissions. A unique new material developed by an international collaboration of scientists has proved that it can help reduce sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions in the […]

Black hole bombshell: What happens inside a black hole REVEALED in calculator simulation – Express.co.uk

Black hole bombshell: What happens inside a black hole REVEALED in calculator simulation – Express.co.uk

Particle physicist Álvaro Diez from the University of Warsaw has now created an online tool to calculate what would happen to astronomical objects after they enter black hole. The tool supplies numerous parameters, such as the incredible amount of energy produced by collisions with different-sized objects. The calculator shows, for example, the energy generated by […]

Trump humiliated by female astronauts who fact check his space blunder during live call – Express.co.uk

Trump humiliated by female astronauts who fact check his space blunder during live call – Express.co.uk

The embarrassing moment came when Trump contacted the International Space Station to congratulate Jessica Meir and Christina Koch for completing an all female spacewalk outside of the craft. Trump, however, congratulated the pair for being the “first ever female spacewalkers”. A delay in connection between Trump and the space station made for a short period […]

Nasa Mars 2020 Mission's MiMi Aung on women in space – BBC News

Nasa Mars 2020 Mission's MiMi Aung on women in space – BBC News

Next year, Nasa will send a mission to Mars. The woman in charge of making the helicopter that will be sent there – which is set to become the first aircraft to fly on another planet – is MiMi Aung. At 16, MiMi travelled alone from Myanmar to the US for access to education. She […]

European SolO probe ready to take on audacious mission – BBC News

European SolO probe ready to take on audacious mission – BBC News

Image copyright AIRBUS Image caption The spacecraft has finished its test campaign and is now ready to go to the Cape Canaveral in Florida The European spacecraft that aims to take the closest ever pictures of the Sun is built and ready for launch. The Solar Orbiter, or SolO, probe will put itself inside the […]

Scientists: Movement Detected Along California Fault That Could Cause an 8-Magnitude Earthquake – Yahoo News

Scientists: Movement Detected Along California Fault That Could Cause an 8-Magnitude Earthquake – Yahoo News

After the biggest earthquake to hit Southern California in 20 years struck in July, a powerful fault line that could cause a magnitude 8 earthquake began moving, scientists say. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers from the California Institute of Technology along with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said a part of […]

Scientists Discover 'Stormquakes': A Never-Before-Seen Geophysical Phenomenon – ScienceAlert

Scientists Discover 'Stormquakes': A Never-Before-Seen Geophysical Phenomenon – ScienceAlert

Hurricanes are one thing. Earthquakes are another. But these hazardous events aren’t mutually exclusive, and sometimes one can even feed the other. In a new study, scientists have identified what they say is a new geophysical phenomenon entirely unknown to science – a hybrid entity where powerful storms such as hurricanes trigger seismic episodes that […]

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