NASA Study Reveals Mars Holds A Large Reservoir Of Water

The possibility of life on the other planets in the Solar System has always been deliberated by astronomers and scientists in an effort to search for water on these entities. However, this might not be a theory anymore. Scientists have discovered a massive reservoir of frozen water beneath the northern polar ice cap on Mars using a ground-penetrating radar. Mars’ northern cavi unit, resting about a couple of kilometres below the Martian North pole, was found having multiple layers of ice mixed in with sand was considered to have formed…

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Will the Space Launch System Reckoning be in 2020 or 2021?

Source: Brian Wang Jim Bridenstine congratulated SpaceX on Starship and then poked them about the Commercial Crew program being year late. NASA technical people and NASA Director Bridenstine know that they could save about $5 billion over the next two years by canceling the Space Launch System and using the flight-proven SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch the Orion capsule. Bridenstine told Congress in 2019 that the SLS EM-1 mission (which is delayed into 2021 with SLS) would require two launches: one to place the Orion into orbit the Earth, and…

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NASA And ESA Announce Plans For “Insurance Policy For Earth”

Source: Mac Slavo NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and the ESA (Europeans Space Agency) are finally ready to test the Earth’s planetary defenses to see whether we can successfully defend ourselves from the apparent scourge of “space rocks”. Calling it an “insurance policy for Earth,” scientists intend to smash a spacecraft into an asteroid at over 14,000 miles per hour. According to RT, the target they have chosen to crash a spacecraft into is the asteroid Didymos B.  This space rock is roughly 160 meters in diameter, one half…

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Blue Origin Upgrades to Kennedy Space Center Site 36 for Reusable New Glenn Launches

Blue Origin has made major investments and upgrades to facilities at the Kennedy Space Center site 36. Blue Origin is clearly preparing for major New Glenn reusable rocket launches. The launch site and reusable rocket refurbishment facilities are getting prepared for a major rocket testing and launching program. [embedded content] In 2018, Jeff Bezos started increased the staff of his rocket company Blue Origin to 3000 people over the next two or three years. Blue Origin staff was at 1500 people in 2018. SpaceX has 6000 people. Blue Origin has…

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Did Astronauts Really Go 1000 Times Farther Than They Can Today – 50 Years Ago?

Source: Bart Sibrel Have you ever wondered why they claimed to have walked on the moon in 1969, on the very first attempt, even though right here on earth Mt. Everest and the South Pole took numerous tries before success, allegedly accomplishing this amazing feat with fifty year older technology (a cell phone has one million times more computing power than all of NASA did back then), yet fifty years later, the farthest that astronauts can travel from the earth is only one-thousandth the distance to the moon, despite five decades more…

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Trump Launches New US Space Command, With Vintage ‘Netscape-style’ Website

There’s something eerily awkward about the roll-out of this latest venture by the US federal government. It’s as if Washington is claiming imminent domain over outer space. Equally as awkward is the 1990s looking, Netscape-style website accompanying the roll-out of this new program. “Earth to Washington…” IMAGE: The flag of USSPACECOM On August 29th, US President Donald Trump, with Vice President Mike Pence, announced the establishment of a new US Space Command. Watch: [embedded content] South Front reports… This was a follow-up on a December 18th memo in which Trump…

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Indian Spacecraft Carrying Lunar Rover Enters Moon’s Orbit

India is now set to join a very exclusive international club, hoping to become the fourth country to successfully land in the Moon, behind the US, Russia (USSR), and China. Addressing the world’s media, K Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the new mission had achieved a milestone. “Chandrayaan-2 mission crossed a major milestone today, the precise lunar orbit insertion maneuver was carried out at 9 am for about 30 minutes and Chandrayaan 2 was precisely inserted in the defined orbit.” ISRO officials are confident that…

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NASA Figured Out How To Make Food Out Of CO2 – It Could Feed Billions

A company from Finland, Solar Foods, are planning to sell food created from carbon dioxide (CO2). They are, quite literally, creating food out of thin air! The company has plans to bring a new protein powder, Solein, to market. It’s made out three simple, cheap, and readily available ingredients – CO2, water, and electricity. While this may not sound appealing at first, it’s actually incredibly nutritious. Essentially, its a high-protein, ingredient, resembling flour, that contains 50 percent protein content, 5–10 percent fat, and 20–25 percent carbohydrates. [embedded content] There are a…

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NASA’s mission to ‘touch the sun’ surprises during first data delivery

The Parker Solar Probe has swung past the sun twice, downloading more new science data than expected. Source: Jackson Ryan Right now, there’s a tiny little spacecraft zipping around the sun moving faster than any other man-made object has ever flown. The spacecraft, known as the Parker Solar Probe, is approaching the one-year anniversary of its launch on Aug. 12 and it’s been delivering some pretty stellar observations so far. I mean, just look at the image it snapped from inside the sun’s atmosphere back in December! After two flybys, Parker has…

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NASA Discovers New Nearby ‘Super-Earth’ Which Might Sustain Human Life

If found to have an atmosphere, GJ 357 d could be promising for future human colonization © NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith. NASA has just discovered a potential “super-Earth” outside our solar system which is located comfortably inside its star’s habitable zone, meaning it could be ripe for human colonization. While monitoring the star named GJ 357, which sits just 31 light years away in the constellation Hydra, the space agency’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) caught the star dimming every 3.9 days, indicating the presence of at least…

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Elon Musk says SpaceX could land on the moon in 2 years. A NASA executive says ‘we’ll partner with them, and we’ll get there faster’ if the company can pull it off.

Elon Musk says SpaceX may land cargo on the moon in two years, then people a year or two after that, using the company’s forthcoming Starship rocket system. Meanwhile, the Trump administration wants NASA to land astronauts on the lunar surface in 2024 with its Artemis program. Jeff DeWit, NASA’s chief financial officer, told Business Insider that if Musk and SpaceX pull off a private moon landing in 2021, “we’ll partner with them, and we’ll get there faster.” But he added that the odds of that happening “are slim.” Fifty years ago on Wednesday, the first humans to walk on…

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It’s Official: NASA Is Making Cryosleep A Reality

Oh, to have a good night’s sleep! Indeed, many of us are sleep deprived; trudging around the workplace, lumbering the kids to-and-from school, like zombies auto piloted by coffee. In fact, according to the American Sleep Association, sleep deprivation is a significant issue. 35 percent of adults surveyed reported getting less than the suggested minimum of 7 hours of sleep during a typical 24-hour period. 38 percent reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day, at least once a month. Sometimes, we can even nod off at work; I’m sure you’ve all…

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Real reason why NASA is in a hurry to return to the Moon

NASA is working hard to bring back U.S. astronauts to the lunar surface. U.S. space agency NASA initially set its return to the Moon in 2028. However, in response to Vice President Mike Pence’s challenge to uphold NASA’s mandate to move the U.S. Space industry forward, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine moved up the target date to 2024. Considering the mammoth effort of bringing men to the Moon back in the 1960s, one would wonder what’s causing the rush this time. First of all, U.S. President Donald Trump might have something…

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There’s a place at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean where hundreds of giant spacecraft go to die

What happens to a spacecraft once it dies? When a spacecraft completes its mission or runs out of fuel, it’s sent to what NASA calls a Spacecraft Cemetery. Three thousand miles off the Eastern coast of New Zealand and more than 2 miles deep, it’s the one place farthest from any land mass on Earth. The perfect spot to land giant chunks of spacecraft that are traveling more than 180 mph upon impact. NASA predicts the chance of a spacecraft hitting someone out here to be around 1 in 10,000.…

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NASA proof of aliens? Did NASA photograph a flying bird on Mars? UFO expert stunned

NASA’S Curiosity Mars Rover has photographed a truly unexpected anomaly amid the Red Planet’s rocky surface – an terrestrial bird seemingly in flight, which a UFO expert claims could be proof Curiosity is not on Mars at all. US space agency NASA has been exploring the Gale Crater on Mars since 2012 via its car-sized Curiosity rover. The NASA rover’s comprehensive mission involves examining the apparently arid Martian climate and geology and even assessing whether microbial forms of alien life ever existed on the Red Planet. Now a prominent UFO conspiracy theorist…

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Life on Mars gets a test run in the Utah desert

Source: David Kelly Hang a right a few miles past the Dirty Devil River, bump down Cow Dung Road, and the barren, red landscape beyond morphs from mere desert into something, well, otherworldly. Men and women in spacesuits and oxygen tanks pick their way around boulders. One collects soil samples. Another launches a drone. The aircraft hovers then drops. Whirring blades thwack the ground before stopping. Dead battery. The radio crackles. “Every day is a new problem,” the operator says with a sigh. Welcome to Mars. Sort of. Since 2001,…

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The Curiosity rover found a massive spike in methane that could point to life on Mars

Source: Nicole Einbinder The NASA Curiosity rover made a remarkable discovery this week that may hint at signs of life on Mars. The surprising development, reported on by The New York Times, brings legitimacy to the long-held notion that aliens may actually be occupying the red planet. According to a measurement taken on Wednesday by NASA’s Curiosity rover, scientists unearthed high amounts of methane in the air on Mars — indicating microbes could survive on the planet. As The Times noted, methane is typically just produced by living things. Business…

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Curiosity Snaps Strange Glowing Light On Mars

A new photo snapped by NASA’s intrepid Curiosity rover appears to have captured a mysterious glow on Mars. The photo, which seems to show a light floating above the planet’s surface, was taken on June 16, or Sol 2438, of Curiosity’s mission to explore the Red Planet. Martian days are known as Sols and last for 24 hours, 39 minutes and 35 seconds, meaning a year – or one orbit around the Sun – is 668 Sols (or 687 days). Suffice to say, it is probably not an indication of alien…

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NASA orbiter spots ‘Star Trek’ symbol on Mars

It looks like Starfleet is literally embedded on the planet next door: A dune in the shape of the famous logo from “Star Trek” appears prominently in a new picture from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Even Captain Kirk himself (actor William Shatner) has weighed in. Don’t expect to find Spock, Jean-Luc Picard or Michael Burnham squatting nearby, however. Just like the famous “face on Mars,” this Starfleet logo was produced by random chance, as wind, lava and other forces sculpted the Martian landscape. “Enterprising viewers will make the discovery that these…

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NASA Eyes Wild Space Tech Ideas to Mine the Moon (and Asteroids, Too!)

Source: Elizabeth Howell Two far-off NASA concepts could quickly survey lunar craters for astronauts and help identify mining resources on nearby asteroids. The projects come courtesy of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, which pursues theoretical ideas that could take many years to come to fruition. Each project is at the most advanced stage of development NIAC has offered to date, Phase III, and will receive up to $2 million to outline the mission concept, according to a NASA statement released on Tuesday (June 11). “This is the first year…

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NASA to Offer $50m Rides to the Space Station and a $35k/Night Suite Overlooking Planet Earth

Vic Bishop, Staff WriterWaking Times NASA has just announced that it will be offering up the International Space Station as the most exclusive resort in the galaxy. The first tourists will be ale to buy their way into space as early as 2020, an effort which NASA says hopes to encourage private development of space technologies, and the beginning of the commercialization of space travel. “We are so excited to be a part of NASA as our home and laboratory in space transitions into being accessible to expanded commercial and…

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Do NASA’s Latest Figures Confirm Global Warming?

Source: Anthony Watts Some heated claims were made in a recently published scientific paper, “Recent Global Warming as Confirmed by AIRS,” authored by Susskind et al. One of the co-authors is NASA’s Dr. Gavin Schmidt, keeper of the world’s most widely used dataset on global warming. Press coverage for the paper was strong. ScienceDaily said that the study “verified global warming trends.” U.S. News and World Report’s headline read, “NASA Study Confirms Global Warming Trends.” A Washington Post headline read, “Satellite confirms key NASA temperature data: The planet is warming —…

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NASA Issues An Obvious Warning: Meteorites Are “A Threat To The Earth!”

Source: Mac Slavo On Monday, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine warned that meteors that could destroy an entire state in the United States and that they are a real threat to Earth. Bridenstine also claimed that not enough people are taking his warnings seriously enough. Speaking at the Planetary Defense Conference in Washington, D.C., Bridenstine said: “This is not about Hollywood, this is not about movies, this is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know right now to host life!” And it’s not being taken seriously, according to a report…

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