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In Europe, found salt. What does this mean for life near Jupiter?

Europe, the frozen moon near Jupiter, is consideredone of the most habitable worlds in the solar system. It was first examined in detail by the Voyager-1 probe in 1979, showing the surface almost devoid of large craters. This suggests that water regularly flows upward, renewing the surface of the satellite. Europe is also dotted with long hollows, folds and ridges, potentially made of icebergs,Continue Reading


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NASA needs another 20 billion dollars to land people on the moon by 2024

NASA needs another 20-30 billion dollarsbeyond the current budget of the space agency, to land people on the moon by 2024. This was told by NASA administrator Jim Brydenstein. “Think of this as a short-term investment that will allow us to get a stable program on the moon, after which we will eventually move to Mars,” said Brydenstein. How much money does NASA needContinue Reading


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# photo | On Mars, found the logo of "Star Fleet" of "Star Trek"

It seems that Starfleet decided literallytag our planetary neighbor. Analyzing the images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft, scientists from the University of Arizona found one very funny feature on the surface of the Red Planet - the dune in the form of the famous Star Fleet logo from the Startrek universe. Such a discovery surprised even Kirk himself (the actor William Shatner). ActorContinue Reading


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New space fuel will be safer than caffeine for humans. Unlike the old

At the end of this month a small satellite will flyastride the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket as part of the world's first demonstration of "green" rocket fuel in space. The satellite flies on AFM-315 fuel, developed by the Air Force 20 years ago as an alternative to hydrazine common to satellites. If successful, the AFM-315 can make satellites much more efficient, reduce satellite deployment fromContinue Reading


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Excursion to the ISS for 52 million dollars: what do you get for this money?

52 million dollars suddenly ended up in yourpocket and tight. Therefore, you decide what to do with them. Buy your own island? Boring New "lamba"? I'm tired. How about going to a five star hotel called the International Space Station? Here are waiting for you: uncomfortable toilets, sleep upside-down, cramped rooms and space. Lots of space. It is such a proposalContinue Reading


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The new discovery of scientists seriously reduces the search for complex extraterrestrial life.

Scientists may have to revise theirestimates of the number of planets outside the solar system that can be inhabited. A new study by specialists from the University of California at Riverside reports that the presence of toxic gases in the atmospheres of most planets makes them unsuitable for the complex life as we know it. The researchers share their conclusions in the journal article TheContinue Reading


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Big beach balls: this is what new space telescopes will look like

If we ever have giant inflatablestelescopes in space, you can say thank you to mom Chris Walker. A few years ago, Walker was making chocolate pudding, when suddenly he had to interrupt his culinary business and call his mother. He removed the pudding from the stove, covered it with plastic wrap and set the pot on the floor near the couch. After speaking he is surprisedContinue Reading


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The most accurate models of black holes allowed us to solve almost half a century of their nature

It's been about two months sinceScientists have revealed to the world the first true photograph of a black hole, but astronomers have been studying these mysterious objects for more than a century. Modern research method: sophisticated computer modeling, allowing to visualize black holes with an unprecedented level of detail, which no one of the telescopes available to mankind can yet point out. Recently internationalContinue Reading


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NASA told how much it would cost a day to stay on the ISS for individuals

A couple of days ago, NASA Aerospace Agencyconvened a press conference at which it announced that it was making the International Space Station fully open for business. Previously, commercial organizations were allowed to use the ISS exclusively for scientific purposes, for example, for conducting various research experiments. Now the agency has allowed private business to engage in profitable business in low earth orbit. What are the rules of flights on the ISS?Continue Reading


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ESA named the most dangerous asteroids. One of them may fall to Earth in September 2019

The European Space Agency has published onYour site has a list of the most dangerous asteroids. With this definition, ESA describes objects "having a non-zero chance of colliding with our planet." The risk of these dangerous celestial bodies for the Earth may be small, but it is not impossible, experts say. The list compiled by the European Space Agency includes 13 such objects. Specialists also indicated andContinue Reading