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Research: Moon colonies could be (partially) built with human urine

Colonies on the Moon or Mars could, one day, be manufactured — in part — from using human urine. The waste we flush away on Earth could play an important role in constructing the first permanent colonies in space, a new study finds. Urea extracted from urine could be used as a plasticizer, forming concrete for use in building living quarters, a new study finds. These structures could then shape the makeshift concrete using large 3D printers. The European and Chinese space agencies, along with NA...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Nasa, World, Moon, Mars, Syndication


Trump executive order calls for commercializing the solar system, mining the moon

The scope of commercializing the solar system would apply to "the moon, Mars and other celestial bodies," according to a new executive order.         [Author: Palm Springs Desert Sun]
Tags: News, Mars, Trump, Palm Springs Desert Sun


NASA selects Masten Space Systems to deliver cargo to the Moon in 2022

NASA has chosen a new lunar surface delivery partner from its list of Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) vendors to actually transport stuff on its behalf – Mojave’s Masten Space Systems, which is being tapped by the agency to take eight payloads, including non science and tech instruments, to the Moon’s South Pole in 2022. Masten is the fourth company awarded a lunar delivery contract under CLPS, after NASA announced that three other companies would be tasked with taking payloads back ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Tech, Nasa, Moon, Mars, Radiation, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Northrop Grumman, Outer Space, Mojave, Masten Space Systems, Masten


Bill Murray Explains How He Was Saved by John Prine

Judging by the outpouring of affection in online comment sections, Chicago folk musician John Prine (may he rest in peace) has helped a great many of his fans through tough times with his humanist, oft-humorous lyrics. Add funny man Bill Murray to the list. Taping a video in support of The Tree of Forgiveness, Prine’s first album of new material in over a decade, Murray recalled a grim period in which a deep funk robbed him of all enjoyment. Though he carefully stipulates that this “bumm...
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Trump order encourages US to mine the moon

Executive order says US will oppose any international effort to bar it from removing chunks of moon, Mars or elsewhere in spaceThe world may be racked by the coronavirus, but Donald Trump has less earthly concerns on his mind, too, after signing an executive order encouraging the US to mine the moon for minerals.The executive order makes clear that the US doesn’t view space as a “global commons”, opening the way for the mining of the moon without any sort of international treaty. Continue readin...
Tags: US, Moon, Mars, Donald Trump, Trump


Fateful Day Under the Full Moon

I woke up this morning, knowing this would be a fateful day. The full moon. Mars conjunct Saturn, square Uranus. Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn, conjunct my ascendant.  SPINE SURGERY. I just didn’t know what to expect. A few weeks … Read More...
Tags: Mars, Pluto, Capricorn, Astrology, Jupiter Pluto


Trump Signs Executive Order To Support Moon Mining, Tap Asteroid Resources

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Space.com: President Donald Trump signed an executive order today (April 6) establishing U.S. policy on the exploitation of off-Earth resources. That policy stresses that the current regulatory regime -- notably, the 1967 Outer Space Treaty -- allows the use of such resources. This view has long held sway in U.S. government circles. For example, the United States, like the other major spacefaring nations, has not signed the 1979 Moon Treaty, which stipula...
Tags: Congress, America, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, Mars, Donald Trump, Artemis, Trump Signs, U S National Space Council


Mars – “Walking In My Sleep”

Bay Area veteran Mars returns with the new single “Walking In My Sleep”  
Tags: Jazz, Mars, Bay Area, Singles


Full Moon in Libra – What’s Your Style Of Social Distancing!

There’s a gal I know; I enjoy her tremendously. She’s so forthright, it’s hysterical to watch.  I have Mars conjunct Mercury in the 9th house.  I’m sort of a cheerleader for this sort of thing, even though I know it’s … Read More...
Tags: Mars, Manners, Libra, Astrology, Discuss, Relating


Full Moon in Libra April 2020 – Jumpy

The Full Moon occurs at 03:34 (BST) on April 8, 2020 at 18°Li43′.With the Full Moon in Libra, the peak of the lunar cycle puts the spotlight on our relationships. The Moon and Sun are in wide squares to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn turning this into a tense T-square pattern.  As we go through this global crisis, there’s no doubt that we are all under huge pressure right now. Many people are quarantined with partners or family and being in such close quarters under extreme circumsta...
Tags: Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Libra, Capricorn, Aries, Astrology, Chiron, Moon Phases, Libra Moon, Jupiter Pluto, Full Moon in Libra, Caspar David FriedrichThe


The future of space travel is starting right now

2020 is off to rocky start, but there are some exciting things happening on the space travel front.Private companies like SpaceX and Boeing have partnered with NASA to get American spacecrafts into space, back to the moon, and onwards to Mars."I think in a hundred years first of all we're going to be celebrating 2020, so 2120 get ready for a big party," says Reisman.
Tags: Travel, Science Fiction, Astronomy, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Future, Nasa, Physics, Moon, Innovation, Universe, Planets, Exploration, Mars


How a pandemic prepares us for exploring and living on Mars

Dealing with a pandemic can also help us prepare for landing on another planet, NASA experts say. It requires a level of care and caution we haven't had to exercise in our daily lives -- until now.
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Episode 020 | Libra Full Moon: A Magic Carpet Ride

SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 20 (4/6/20) Title: 020 | Libra Full Moon: A Magic Carpet Ride April and Jen parse this week’s intense Libra Full Moon, contemplate how to use this week’s innovative Mars/Uranus aspect to rethink how you’re doing things, and explore why Mercury entering Aries says it’s okay to think about yourself a bit. This Full Moon highlights Jen’s own birth Moon in a big way, prompting a mini-lesson on Lunar Returns… happy birthday, Moon! Plus: Hobnobbing about old-timey TV, spinni...
Tags: Podcast, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, Capricorn, Aries, Astrology, Bsa, Jen, Creek, Full Moon, Episodes, Mercury In Aries, Mars square Uranus, Gemini Sagittarius


TRANSCRIPT Ep. 20 | Libra Full Moon: A Magic Carpet Ride

Transcript: Episode 20 | Libra Full Moon: A Magic Carpet Ride April 6, 2020 Read the show notes for this episode here. Jen: Welcome to the Big Sky Astrology podcast, with April Elliott Kent and me, producer and cohost Jen Braun. Hey friends, Jen here! Today is April 6th, 2020. And here to hobnob about the heavens above, of course is my good pal, astrologer April Elliott Kent. Hi April. April: Hi Jen. Jen: Do you enjoy hobnobbing? April: I hob with all the nobs, every chance I get. I’m very e...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Earth, UPS, Moon, Sun, Leo, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Libra, Virgo, Capricorn, Aries


NASA reveals the new wavy Martian wheels it thinks can crush the red planet

The Perseverance rover gets its grousers ahead of planned July/August launch NASA has revealed the wheels it’s just bolted onto the Perseverance Rover, the new Mars assault robot it plans to send to the red planet in July as part of the Mars 2020 mission.…
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Libra Full Moon: Dispatches from a Small House

Dates and times are given for U.S. Pacific Time zone. Click them to see the date and time where you are. I t was a big adjustment for both of us when my husband retired almost two years ago. I went from having the entire house as my office each weekday, with plenty of quiet time, privacy, and elbow room in the kitchen at lunchtime, to…well, none of that. Perhaps some of you can relate in these days of quarantine, with so many of us working from home for the first time, possibly sharing cl...
Tags: Relationships, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, Libra, Aquarius, Aries, Astrology, Small House, Full Moon, Weekly, Libra Full Moon, Mars square Uranus, Weekly highlights, U S Pacific Time


The Incipient Antarctic Accent.

Last December Susanne Bard reported for SciAm about an unexpected but not actually surprising development: University of Munich linguist Jonathan Harrington [is] interested in how accents first get started. But because of global communication, most communities are no longer linguistically isolated, and audio recording equipment didn’t exist back when more of them were. So how to capture the early stages of accent formation today? Harrington and his team turned to members of the British Antarctic...
Tags: Uncategorized, Earth, Linguistics, Antarctica, Mars, Harrington, British Antarctic Survey, University of Munich, Acoustical Society of America, Susanne Bard, Jonathan Harrington


Weekly Astrology Forecast April 6 – 12, 2020

Excerpt from Patreon – Mars comes along with a noisy din on April 7, squaring Uranus. This is an erratic and unpredictable aspect that could ignite some feisty rebelliousness against rules and regulations – difficult of course in our current circumstances. Many of us are beginning to feel the burn with restrictions to our freedom, so we need to be conscious of how we channel our frustrations. Mars square Uranus feels brittle – we’re inclined to snap, act out, stamp our feet in true teenage style...
Tags: Mars, Astrology, Astrology Forecasts, Libra Mars, Chiron Mercury, weekly Astrology Forecast, Patreon Mars, Jupiter Full Moon


Stoners cheered when Canada legalised cannabis. How did it go so wrong?

Growers have gone bust, and the black market is still thrivingThe lights shone more brightly than anything I’d ever seen. One million blinding watts strafed across the leaves of countless cannabis plants that peeled off in neat rows in every direction. The warehouse was as pristine as a pharmaceutical facility, and as we strode around in crisp white nylon overalls and box-fresh wellies, the atmosphere was surreal – interstellar, almost: – it felt as if we were on a mission to Mars. It was defini...
Tags: UK, Drugs, Americas, Society, Cannabis, Canada, Mars, Ottawa, Gatineau


Why Canada’s joint endeavour failed

Stocks soared and stoners cheered when Canada legalised cannabis in 2018. Then came a real downer. Growers went bust, and still the black market thrived. What happened?The lights shone more brightly than anything I’d ever seen. One million blinding watts strafed across the leaves of countless cannabis plants that peeled off in neat rows in every direction. The warehouse was as pristine as a pharmaceutical facility, and as we strode around in crisp white nylon overalls and box-fresh wellies, the ...
Tags: UK, Drugs, Americas, Society, Cannabis, Canada, Mars, Ottawa, Gatineau


Love Horoscope for the Week of April 6

If you think about it, your actions now and in the near future are contributing to what will one day be your history. I want you to take that approach with this week of your life, because this can be a time when you change your future history for the better — or for the worse. There’s really only one major impactful, in-your-face transit happening this week, and I’ll get to that in a minute. Otherwise, it’s all pretty much Mercury. Why is that significant? Because Mercury doesn’t necessarily ...
Tags: Mars, Jupiter, Forecast, Pluto, Mercury, Astrology


NASA’s Perseverance rover’s new wheels can grip and better withstand rocks

With gently curved treads as opposed to Curiosity's chevron treads
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Emerging Tech, Space News, Perseverance


Cultivating adaptability is a pandemic coping skill

Jason Shen Contributor Share on Twitter Jason Shen is a three-time startup founder and the CEO of Midgame, a gaming technology company backed by Techstars and Betaworks. It’s no secret that adaptability has become a critical trait for knowledge workers. To stay on top of a rapidly evolving world, we must assess new situations, make intelligent decisions and implement them effectively. A 2014 research report by Barclays indica...
Tags: Startups, Column, Hong Kong, Etsy, Stanford, Tech, Nasa, Bbc, Hack, Chicago, United States, Barclays, Mars, West Coast, TechStars, Aaron Levie


Superhero Bits: Iron Man VR Delayed Indefinitely, Barbara Gordon Coming to ‘Titans’ Season 3 & More

Want to smell like The Punisher? Would you like to learn how to draw Groot? Where is a Batman cosplayer trying to keep people off the streets with a Batmobile? How is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson ruining superheroes this time? Want to play as Deadpool in Fortnite? Why was Venom trending on Twitter before the weekend? Are you bummed that Iron Man VR has been delayed? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. You can draw an adorable version of Groot from Guardians of the Ga...
Tags: Movies, Spider-Man, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Mars, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Deadpool, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Batmobile, Cw, Lucy, Shazam, Monterrey, Lane


Discovery of Living Microbes Deep Beneath the Seafloor Offers Hope for Life on Mars

Surprising quantities of bacteria have been found living in clay-rich rocks under the Pacific seafloor. The discovery raises the possibility of equally resilient microbes living deep beneath the surface of Mars.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bacteria, Microbiology, Geology, Mars, Pacific, Life on Mars, Astrobiology, Extremophiles


Weekend Love Forecast – Big, Transformative Ideas; Mercury And Jupiter-Pluto

Mars began its Aquarius transit conjunct Saturn. Physically we’re not going anywhere fast, so the astrology fits. As Mars moves forward in the sign, we get traction with a change in orientation, intellectually, in theory, through experimentation and getting outside … Read More...
Tags: Daily, Mars, Astrology, Jupiter Pluto


NASA details how it plans to establish a sustained human presence on the Moon

NASA’s Artemis program aims to bring humans back to the Moon, with the goal of staying there for good in the interest of pursuing additional science and exploration missions, including to Mars. But how will the agency actually make it possible for people to remain on the Moon for longer-term science missions? NASA has provided some more detail about its plans with a sustainability concept it released describing some core components of the infrastructure it plans to put in place on the lunar s...
Tags: Travel, TC, Space, Science, Nasa, Flight, International Space Station, Moon, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Eva, Artemis, Outer Space, LTV


Dein Horoskop im April – So stehen die Sterne in diesem Monat

Auch wenn diese Zeit eigentlich nicht passend dafür erscheint, möchten die Sterne doch trotzdem, dass wir wieder mehr Kontakte knüpfen und neue Leute in unser Leben lassen. Doch wie soll das möglich sein, wenn wir ja eigentlich die meiste Zeit zuhause bleiben und nur zum Einkaufen oder Sport machen rausgehen dürfen? Tja, manchmal vergessen wir, das wir enge Bindungen auch mit Menschen formen können, ohne physischen Kontakt zu ihnen zu haben. Es gibt so viele verschiedene Plattformen und Videotel...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mars, Pluto, Kraft, Venus, Ruhe, Welt, Luft, AB, Trott, Energie, Auch, Weg, Zeiten, Sonne


Life found in rocks beneath the ocean floor give scientists hope of finding life on Mars

Researchers have discovered billions of bacteria living in tiny cracks in volcanic rocks beneath the ocean floor, according to a new study. And they believe that similar tiny, clay-filled cracks in rocks on Mars or below its surface could be a similar hub for life.
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Discovery of life in solid rock deep beneath sea may inspire new search for life on Mars

Newly discovered single-celled creatures living deep beneath the seafloor have provided clues about how to find life on Mars. These bacteria were discovered living in tiny cracks inside volcanic rocks after researchers perfected a new method cutting rocks into ultrathin slices to study under a microscope. Researchers estimate that the rock cracks are home to a community of bacteria as dense as that of the human gut, about 10 billion bacterial cells per cubic centimeter.
Tags: Science, Mars