Outer space

Mars Base 101: How astronauts could make the most of a 30-day Red Planet stay

Mars Base 101: How astronauts could make the most of a 30-day Red Planet stay

[ad_1] NASA is evaluating a first human stay on the surface of Mars that would last 30 Earth days or so.  Scientists and engineers are debating how to best use that month on the Red Planet. Should the Mars explorers plant a flag, just try to stay alive, conduct valuable science work or prioritize setting …

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Stockholm+50 opens with calls to accelerate action for a healthy planet and prosperity for all

Stockholm+50 opens with calls to accelerate action for a healthy planet and prosperity for all

[ad_1] Stockholm, 2 June 2022 – Fifty years after Sweden hosted the first-ever United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, and with the world facing a triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, governments, civil society, young people and the private sector today gathered for an international meeting – Stockholm+50 – to …

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Space Junk Is Placing Our Future in Danger. Here's How We Can Clean It

Space Junk Is Placing Our Future in Danger. Here’s How We Can Clean It

[ad_1] Everyone knows that space is big. But, somewhat counter-intuitively, it’s also crowded. This is why NASA signed an agreement with SpaceX at the beginning of 2021 to enter a closer relationship to ensure “continued safe on-orbit operations and avoidance of conjunctions between” Starlink satellites and human missions. In low-Earth orbit (LEO), conjunctions are a pleasant way …

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James Webb Space Telescope in Space Artist

NASA’s $10 Billion Webb Space Telescope Struck by Micrometeoroid

[ad_1] This artist’s conception shows the fully unfolded James Webb Space Telescope in space. Credit: Adriana Manrique Gutierrez, NASA Animator NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope sustained an impact to one of its primary mirror segments between May 23 and 25. Our solar system is filled with small particles of rock or metal called micrometeoroids. These …

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big bang theory

A science teacher explains: The Big Bang Theory

[ad_1] Philosophers and scholars over centuries have devoted their time contemplating space to find answers to one of the most important questions of human existence – how did the universe evolve and come into being and what might be its future? Our understanding of the cosmos has advanced significantly over time, but every insight has …

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An Invisible Mirror World Might Be Making Our Universe Expand, Scientists Say

An Invisible Mirror World Might Be Making Our Universe Expand, Scientists Say

[ad_1] Photo credit: Aroon Phetcharat – Getty Images The Hubble constant is the rate of expansion of the universe. It helps cosmologists predict what the cosmos will look like in the future. The constant should be the same no matter what measurement is used, but it differs between measurement methods. The existence of a mirror …

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Horoscope for 9 June: Check what the universe has in store for you under Thursday’s skies

Check what the universe has in store for you under Thursday’s skies

[ad_1] Some of you will participate in social events and activities that will keep you happy and busy. There will be expected profits from the stock market. Those associated with the real estate sector might earn huge profits Under today’s skies, revenue in the business will increase; thus, improving standard and reputation. Some of you …

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This photo titled "Aliens meet spaceship" by Viktor Lyaguskin of Georgia won first place in the Ocean Critters category.

World Oceans Day Photo Competition Winners Showcase the Wonders of Our Blue Planet

[ad_1] A close encounter between a skeleton shrimp and a comb jelly; a stingray and a porcupinefish searching the same sands for a meal; a family that has lived their whole lives on the water.  These are some of the unique and fascinating snapshots of our blue planet honored by the UN as part of …

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Hubble Finds a Bunch of Galaxies That Webb Should Check out

Hubble Finds a Bunch of Galaxies That Webb Should Check out

[ad_1] The Universe is full of massive galaxies like ours, but astronomers don’t fully understand how they grew and evolved. They know that the first galaxies formed at least as early as 670 million years after the Big Bang. They know that mergers play a role in the growth of galaxies. Astronomers also know that …

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