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The Voyager Missions Saw a 'Tsunami' of Solar Activity Sending a Pressure Pulse Into Interstellar Space

The Voyagers 1 and 2 spacecraft measured the Sun sending a pulse like a “tsunami” into the interstellar medium, according to a new paper.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interstellar Space, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, Voyager, Nasa, Astronomy, Heliosphere


Scientists are taking zero-gravity flights to understand the brain’s function in space

More than 500 people have traveled into space to date and, while we know a little about how life without gravity affects our physical health, we know almost nothing about how it affects our minds.So, my colleagues and I have been launching ourselves, rigs of equipment, and our participants into “zero-gravity flight” to perform experiments. It’s a thrilling – and sometimes extremely nauseating – life, but it’s opening new windows into how we think and perceive differently in space. This is no dou...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Syndication


NASA moves up first all-female spacewalk to fix space station power issue

NASA has decided to move up the first all-female spacewalk to this week to tackle a power issue on the International Space Station.


An innovative toilet called the 'iThrone' shrinks and dehydrates poop — no plumbing or power required

A toilet called the iThrone uses a breathable membrane to absorb water out of waste.  Poop is mostly water, so the dehydrated feces shrink down. That means the toilet only needs to be emptied once a month.  The toilet also doesn't need to be flushed, so it can operate without plumbing or power. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more. A decade ago, Diana Yousef was working as an advisor for NASA, trying to figure out how to recycle wastewater in space. Her team was studying a breathable ma...
Tags: US, Trends, Nasa, Uganda, Beijing, Bill Gates, Bill, Caribbean, Yousef, Melinda Gates Foundation Gates, Diana Yousef, Business Insider Five, Omni Processor


Airbnb 20 trending 2020 destinations

Planning ahead for your 2020 travel is never a bad idea, especially when it comes to reserving your dream Airbnb before it gets booked solid. The first step, however, is figuring out exactly where to go, which can be a tougher proposition than it may sound. Luckily, Airbnb has done a lot of the work for you, using internal data to reveal which destinations are seeing the biggest increase in tourism. Many places on this year’s list made the list due to their sustainable tourism efforts, unique...
Tags: All, 2020 Destinations, Airbnb, Airbnb Trends, Trending Destinations


Leo Labs and its high-fidelity space radar track orbital debris better than ever — from New Zealand

Ask anyone in the space business and they’ll tell you that orbital debris is a serious problem that will only get worse, but dealing with it is as much an opportunity as it is a problem. Leo Labs is building a global network of radar arrays that can track smaller debris than we can today, and with better precision — and the first of its new installations is about to start operations in New Zealand. There are some 12,000 known debris objects in low Earth orbit, many of which are tracked by the U....
Tags: Gadgets, Space, Texas, Hardware, Tech, Earth, New Zealand, Sri, Leo, Aerospace, Space Debris, U S Air Force, Dan Ceperley, Peter Beck, Air Force Research Lab, Orbital Debris


Student of the stars: How do you become an astronomer?

What's the difference between an astronomer and an astrophysicist? NASA's Michelle Thaller explains that these terms are used interchangeably: both are physicists who study objects and phenomena in the sky. How can you become an astronomer? There is a defined path to take: Do an undergrad degree in astrophysics, physics, mathematics or computer science, then complete a doctorate in astrophysics. You could also work with astronomers by studying engineering and building telescopes. In this fascina...
Tags: Work, Astronomy, Science, Education, Nasa, Pace, Physics, Innovation, Telescopes, Michelle Thaller, Thaller


A new radar system will track 250,000 tiny pieces of space junk. It may help prevent snowballing collisions that could cut off our access to orbit.

A new radar array in New Zealand will track an estimated 250,000 tiny objects that orbit Earth at high speeds and could threaten satellites and astronauts. It will be the first commercial system to track bits of space debris smaller than 10 centimeters wide, and as small as 2 centimeters. Tracking these objects can help prevent catastrophic collisions and stave off a potential series of snowballing crashes known as a Kessler event. Such a disaster could cut off human access to space for hundre...
Tags: ESA, LEO


NASA Engineer's 'Helical Engine' May Violate Laws of Physics

NASA engineer David Burns posted a paper describing the concept of his "helical engine," which could take humans to the stars by exploiting mass-altering effects known to occur at near-light speed. Unfortunately, it's been met with skepticism from those who say it violates the conservation of momentum, a core physical law. New Scientist explains: To get to grips with the principle of Burns's engine, picture a box on a frictionless surface. Inside that box is a rod, along which a ring can slide. ...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Nasa, Newton, Burns, Dresden University of Technology, Martin Tajmar, David Burns


How finding the first exoplanet changed our perception of the universe

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for “contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos.” Half the prize went to cosmologist Jim Peebles, and the other half was awarded jointly to Michel Mayor and my colleague Didier Queloz for the first discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star. As someone who has spent a decade studying exoplanets, I know that this award marks a long-awaited recognition of one of the greatest revolutions in ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz, Syndication, Jim Peebles


NASA Consultant 'Convinced We Found Evidence of Life on Mars in the 1970s'

"A consultant for NASA slammed the agency for deliberately ignoring the results of the experiment he handled that showed signs of alien life on Mars," reports the International Business Times. "According to the consultant, NASA refuses to conduct new life-detection tests on the Red Planet." Engineer Gilbert Levin served as a principal investigator on NASA's Viking missions, which sent two identical landers to Mars. For his role, Levin handled the missions' biological experiments known as Labele...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Chris Mckay, Viking, LR, Levin, International Business Times, Red Planet, Gilbert Levin


NASA engineer says Viking missions discovered life on Mars in the 1970s

Gilbert Levin, a NASA engineer who worked on the Viking missions, says he’s “convinced we found evidence of life of Mars in the 1970s.” In a Scientific American article published today, Levin explains how two separate craft landed on the surface of the red planet and conducted a series of tests to determine if there were was life. One particular test, based on the same experiment Louis Pasteur conducted to prove the existence of microbes, came back positive. The results were confirmed in a repli...
Tags: Science, Space, Tech


Space-Ready Rockets Made by AI-Powered Robots

Within LA-based rocket-maker Relativity’s factory space you’ll find a handful of the largest metal 3D printers in the world working around the clock—as they’re commanded by AI. One 30-foot-tall machine, equipped with two massive robotic arms, is in charge of building rockets up to 95% completion—with wiring, rubber finishing parts and a few other assets to be handled manually. But this isn’t merely an instance …
Tags: Space, Design, Los Angeles, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, 3d Printing, Rockets, Relativity, Ai, Linkaboutit


Hubble snaps profile of a spiral galaxy from 60 million light-years away

Hubble Space Telescope has given us some of the most iconic images of space. It has seen many galaxies, and it has recently snapped an interesting photo of a spiral galaxy some 60 million light-years away from us. It gazed at the galaxy oriented sideways, and it snapped a photo of its profile, which isn’t […] The post Hubble snaps profile of a spiral galaxy from 60 million light-years away appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, Inspiration, Nasa, Esa, Hubble, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Hubble Space Telescope, Galaxy


New insights into habitability of Venus

Study finds lava flow didn’t contain water as previously thought. Richard A Lovett reports.
Tags: Space, Richard A Lovett


In 1983, Carl Sagan Urged NASA to Send a Mission to Saturn and Titan

"We very much hope that NASA will be able to make an early commitment to such a mission," wrote Sagan to administrator James Beggs.


Interstellar comet just like ones from our solar system – astronomers

Scientists tracking 2I/Borisov say some formation processes may be common between stars The first interstellar comet to be tracked by astronomers as it hurtles through the solar system is unremarkable in every way apart from where it comes from, researchers have said.Scientists reached the conclusion after observing 2I/Borisov with two of the most powerful telescopes on Earth. They decided that it looked like any other comet except that it came from beyond the solar system and would soon leave f...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, World news, Comets, Borisov


NASA shows off the new spacesuits that astronauts will wear to the moon

NASA showed off its new spacesuit, the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit, for the first time in a live demonstration.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Artemis, Moon, NASA, Space, Space Exploration


Former NASA scientist says they found life on Mars in the 1970s

We may have already discovered the essence of life on Mars 40 years ago, according to a former NASA scientist.
Tags: Nasa, Cnn, Mars


Beware solar storms, scientists warn

They could be more regular, and destructive, than previously thought. Richard A Lovett reports.
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SpaceX files paperwork to launch up to 30,000 more Starlink global internet satellites

SpaceX has filed documents with the International Telecommunication Union, which governs international use of global bandwidth, to launch up to 30,000 more satellites for its Starlink global broadband constellation, SpaceNews reports. That’s on top of the 12,000 it already has permission to launch. Why so many? SpaceX says that it’s about ensuring its network can meet anticipated demand “responsibly.” “As demand escalates for fast, reliable internet around the world, especially for those wher...
Tags: Aerospace, Space, TC, Broadband, Canada, International Telecommunication Union, Outer Space, Spaceflight, SpaceX, United States


NASA Consultant 'Convinced We Found Evidence of Life on Mars in the 1970s' (slashdot)

"A consultant for NASA slammed the agency for deliberately ignoring the results of the experiment he handled that showed signs of alien life on Mars," reports the International Business Times. "According to the consultant, NASA refuses to conduct new life-detection tests on the Red Planet." Engineer Gilbert Levin served as a principal investigator on NASA's Viking missions, which sent two identical landers to Mars. For his role, Levin handled the missions' biological experiments known as Labele...
Tags: News, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Chris Mckay, Viking, LR, Levin, International Business Times, Red Planet, EditorDavid, Gilbert Levin


These are the new spacesuits for the first woman and next man on the moon

A human hasn't landed on the moon since 1972, but NASA's Artemis program aims to land the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface by 2024. Part of that process involves upgrading the classic spacesuits worn by Apollo-era astronauts in the 1960s and 70s.


NASA Moves First All-Female Spacewalk To This Week

Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are headed to the International Space Station four days earlier.


NASA's Terra satellite catches a glimpse of a fleeting Ema

Tropical Storm Ema had a very short life, but NASA's Terra satellite caught a glimpse of the storm before it dissipated in the Central Pacific Ocean.


The first all-female spacewalk is scheduled for this week

After the first all-female spacewalk was scrapped in March, NASA has now scheduled another attempt with astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir for October 17 or 18.


NASA's Aqua satellite reveals flooding in Japan from Typhoon Hagibis

Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan over the weekend of October 12 and 13, bringing damaging winds, rough surf and flooding rains. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of the flooding caused by the torrential rainfall.


NASA’s new Artemis spacesuits make it easier for astronauts of all sizes to move on the Moon

NASA revealed new spacesuits, specifically created for the Artemis generation of missions, which aim to get the first American woman and the next American man to the surface of the Moon by 2024. The new design’s toppling feature is greater mobility and flexibility, in basically every respect. NASA unveiled both a full suit designed for use in extra-vehicular activities on the surface of the Moon, and a flight suit for use while in transit to lunar orbit. Guided by NASA Administrator Jim Br...
Tags: Aerospace, Space, TC, Artemis, Astronaut, Astronauts, Buzz Aldrin, Clothing, Flight Suit, International Space Station, Jim Bridenstine, Moon Mission, NASA, Neil Armstrong, Orion, Outer Space


Ex-NASA scientist says they found life on Mars in the 1970s

We may have already discovered the essence of life on Mars 40 years ago, according to a former NASA scientist.
Tags: News, Nasa, Stories, Mars


NASA provides a farewell infrared view of extra-tropical storm Melissa

NASA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over North Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 14 and provided forecasters with an infrared view of Tropical Storm Melissa that revealed wind shear was tearing the storm apart as it was becoming extra-tropical.



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