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NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

Launched on May 5, Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander marks NASA's first Mars landing since the Curiosity rover in 2012. Dr. Domenico Vicinanza from the University of Ruskin and Genevieve Williams of the University of Exeter will present the world premiere of a play called "the Sound card of Mars", the NASA booth at the upcoming Supercomputing conference SC18 in Dallas. Consulte Mais Informação

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Rocket Lab now has a fully operational small satellite launcher

Rocket Lab now has a fully operational small satellite launcher

Earlier this year Rocket Lab founder and chief Peter Beck described the mission as a milestone in the global space industry and said it marked the beginning of commercial operations to get small satellites into orbit. The company's nearest competitors in the small rocket sector, including Virgin Orbit and Stratolaunch, now face even more pressure to get into orbit. Consulte Mais Informação

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Transport minister Jo Johnson resigns over Brexit

Transport minister Jo Johnson resigns over Brexit

It was unclear whether others would follow Johnson out of government. But Mrs Thornberry said today that the option of campaigning for a second referendum was still on the table. At the party conference, Labour delegates left open the possibility of backing a second referendum if it could not force a general election. But she said she believed that another national vote on whether to leave the bloc would just give the same result, with the public asking: 'Didn't you hear us the first ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair fetch much more than expected at auction

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair fetch much more than expected at auction

It was sold for almost twenty times what it was expected to snatch at auction, and its sale will benefit both the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. A copy of his bestselling " A Brief History of Time ", signed with a thumbprint, sold for over $89,000. Hawking's daughter Lucy said the sale gave "admirers of his work the chance to acquire a memento of our father's extraordinary life in the shape of a small selection of evocative and fascinating items". Consulte Mais Informação

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Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

A motorised wheelchair that belonged to the physicist, who died in March and which was expected to fetch £15,000, went for nearly £300,000. These included the Eddington Medal awarded by the Royal Astronomical Society in 1975; the Albert Einstein Award for achievement in the natural sciences, awarded in 1978; and a Gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society awarded in 1985. Consulte Mais Informação

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NASA's Sun-Kissing Solar Probe Survives 1st Flyby of Our Star

NASA's Sun-Kissing Solar Probe Survives 1st Flyby of Our Star

Researchers hope to learn how energy and heat move through the sun's solar cornea and explore what accelerates both solar wind and solar energetic particles - discoveries six-decades in the making. For reference, the spacecraft set that particular "closest approach" record by creeping within 26.55 million miles of the Sun. "Now, we have realised humanity's first close visit to our star, which will have implications not just here on Earth, but for a deeper understanding of our universe", ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Alleged Alien Probe Found in Space

Alleged Alien Probe Found in Space

A mysterious cigar-shaped object spotted tumbling through our solar system previous year may have been an alien spacecraft sent to investigate Earth, astronomers from Harvard University have suggested. Their conclusion: If 'Oumuamua was being propelled by solar radiation, it would have to be less than a millimeter thick, and hundreds of meters long. Consulte Mais Informação

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Bionic mushrooms can produce electricity

Bionic mushrooms can produce electricity

Then the mushroom cap was printed with a "bio ink" containing the cyanobacteria. To solve this problem, scientist Sudeep Joshi decided that environment for the bacteria to become mushrooms . Cyanobacteria are common on land and in the oceans, and scientists are intrigued by their ability to turn light into energy via photosynthesis. "As I mentioned, bacteria possess many other properties beside the electricity production", Mannoor said. Consulte Mais Informação

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US judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

US judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

Judge Morris also said State didn't properly justify approving the pipeline in 2017 under Mr. Trump after rejecting it in 2015 under Mr. Obama. The pipeline was being prepared by TransCanada. Neither TransCanada nor the State Department could immediately be reached for comment on the ruling. The pipeline is created to run from tar sand oil fields in Canada's Albert province, through Montana , South Dakota and part of Nebraska, to existing facilities in that last state. Consulte Mais Informação

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'Predator' wind farms upset the food chain

'Predator' wind farms upset the food chain

In particular, the team observed an explosion in the raptors' favorite meal - fan-throated lizards - in areas dominated by the turbines. Wind farms arrived in Chalkewadi nearly 20 years ago and Professor Maria Thaker (Bengaluru's Indian Institute of Science) and her team studied their impact on the local ecosystem between 2012 and 2014, said a report in The Hindu. Consulte Mais Informação

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NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst

NASA revealed that the Hubble Telescope captured this image while exploring the space to know how new stars spring to life throughout the cosmos. "The one below, an arc-shaped galaxy, has a shape characteristic of a galaxy that has been gravitationally stretched, its light has passed near a massive object en route to us, causing it to distort and stretch out of shape", as NASA said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Elon Musk shares video of underground LA-area test tunnel

Elon Musk shares video of underground LA-area test tunnel

Musk's assessment: The tunnel is "disturbingly long" but almost ready for an opening party next month and public tours shortly thereafter, as he noted while posting a video of the tunnel on Twitter . Musk said this includes North America, eastern Europe, China, and Japan. If successfully constructed, the Boring Company has indicated that fares on the Loop system will be commensurate with the cost of traveling on other types of public transportation. Consulte Mais Informação

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RIP Dawn: NASA spacecraft’s 11-year mission comes to an end

RIP Dawn: NASA spacecraft’s 11-year mission comes to an end

This artist's concept summarizes our understanding of how the inside of Ceres could be structured, based on the data returned by the NASA's Dawn mission . The spacecraft OSIRIS-REx carries a payload of five scientific instruments which he will use to study the asteroid. Among the most astounding images were Dawn's views of Ceres' mysterious white spots , which reflected sunlight so brightly they were dubbed "alien headlights". Consulte Mais Informação

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