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Jun 14, 2016

These Experiments Are Building the Case to Terraform Mars

Posted by in categories: engineering, environmental, space

Maybe the researchers needs to meet with the professor out in University of WA who has been experimenting in shifting weather patterns such as making some areas have more rains while other areas not have as much rain.


If we want to live on Mars, we need to make it warm and wet again.

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Jun 14, 2016

Scientists found something extremely unexpected on Mars – and it could require us to rethink the planet’s history

Posted by in category: space

Scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center found something very unexpected in a Martian crater.

Using the Curiosity Rover, the scientists detected a mineral called tridymite that, until now, they thought could only be created in extremely hot temperatures.

The discovery of this tridymite might rewrite the history of the planet, suggesting that it might once have been hotter than we previously thought, and home to monstrous volcanoes.

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Jun 14, 2016

Amazing Photo Shows Likely Alien Planet 1,200 Light-Years Away

Posted by in category: space

Mind = BLOWN


A jaw-dropping new photo shows a probable alien planet orbiting a star that lies 1,200 light-years from Earth.

The potential planet appears as a brownish dot to the left of the bright bluish-white star CVSO 30 in the newly released image, which was captured by the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope in Chile.

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Jun 13, 2016

U.S. and UAE Agree to Collaborate on Outer Space, Mars

Posted by in categories: education, space

Very cool.


According to NASA’s statement on the agreement, it included a formal “Implementing Arrangement” that outlines Mars exploration as the first field of cooperation between the agencies and establishes a steering committee to identify areas of mutual interest.

NASA was contacted for further comment clarifying the nature of the UAE agreement, but had not responded at the time of this writing. The agreement also entails working as a team on education, technology, safety and mission assurance as well as aeronautics and other areas in which the countries can potentially benefit.

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Jun 13, 2016

Researchers gear up galaxy-seeking robots for a test run — By Glenn Roberts Jr. | Phys.org

Posted by in categories: cosmology, robotics/AI, science, space

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“A prototype system, designed as a test for a planned array of 5,000 galaxy-seeking robots, is taking shape at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).”

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Jun 13, 2016

The obvious connection between 3D Printing and Space Colonization

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, physics, space

Gerard K. O’Neill’s name might not ring a bell for many of us, but he certainly is one of the most significant names in the world of physics and space sciences. Gerard was an American physicist whose ideologies resonated with the concept of Space Manufacturing and Space Colonization as early as 1969.

He visualized establishment of a space manufacturing facility that would product end products for use in the outer space. Located in a very high orbit as compared to Earth, or on any celestial body, he claimed that the manufacturing facility would be self-sufficient and would be built entirely using materials available on celestial surfaces like lunar soil. When O’Neill presented his novel idea using research papers at different forums, he faced rejection and disapproval as every other world-changing idea did.

Related: Bringing Back Space Culture

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Jun 11, 2016

MarsRunner: Video from the Mars Institute showing a running astronaut on Mars, based on Mars gravity simulations on Earth

Posted by in category: space

A runner’s gait and stride on Mars will be very different from what they are on Earth. Mars spacesuit design based on design in book MISSION: MARS by Pascal Lee (Scholastic). Video created by VisCo. Produced by Mars Institute, Zaptec, & VisCo.

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Jun 10, 2016

The World’s Oldest Computer May Have Been Used to Predict the Future

Posted by in categories: computing, engineering, space

Discovered in an ancient shipwreck near Crete in 1901, the freakishly advanced Antikythera Mechanism has been called the world’s first computer. A decades-long investigation into the 2,000 year-old-device is shedding new light onto this mysterious device, including the revelation that it may have been used for more than just astronomy.

The Antikythera Mechanism is one of the most fascinating and important archaeological discoveries ever made, one that reveals the remarkable technological and engineering capacities of the ancient Greeks as well as their excellent grasp of astronomy. This clock-like assembly of bronze gears and displays was used to predict lunar and solar eclipses, along with the positions of the sun, moon, and planets. It wasn’t programmable in the modern sense, but it’s considered the world’s first analog computer. Dating to around 60 BC, nothing quite like it would appear for another millennium.

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Jun 10, 2016

UChicago Physicists First to See Behavior of Quantum Materials in Curved Space

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics, space

Check this out!

UChicago hasthis been able for the first time conduct an experiment shows the behavior of quantum materials in curved space. In their own words, “We are beginning to make our photons interact with each other. This opens up many possibilities, such as making crystalline or exotic quantum liquid states of light. We can then see how they respond to spatial curvature.”


Interplay of light, matter is of potential technological interestQuantum Hall state

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Jun 8, 2016

China Plans Oceanic ‘Space Station’ in South China Sea

Posted by in categories: economics, military, space

(Bloomberg) — China is speeding up efforts to design and build a manned deep-sea platform to help it hunt for minerals in the South China Sea, one that may also serve a military purpose in the disputed waters.

Such an oceanic “space station” would be located as much as 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) below the surface, according to a recent Science Ministry presentation viewed by Bloomberg. The project was mentioned in China’s current five-year economic plan released in March and ranked number two on a list of the top 100 science and technology priorities.

Authorities recently examined the implementation of the project and decided to accelerate the process, according to the presentation.

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