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NASA Glenn a rising star as American targets for the moon and Mars

By Grant Segall, The Plain Dealer | Published March 17, 2019 at. 04:55 | Updated March 17, 2019 at 1:11 am NASA Glenn designs and tests tires for vehicles to touch the moon and Mars. After shrinking during the 2000s and faced death threats, NASA Glenn grows as a leader in world science and regional economics. Lisa DeJong / The …

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Mine the Moon | Salon.com

If you were transported to the moon right now, you would surely and quickly die. This is because there is no atmosphere, the surface temperature varies from a roasting 130 degrees Celsius (266 F) to a bone cooling minus 170 C (minus 274 F). If the lack of air or terrible heat or cold does not kill you, micrometeorite bombardment …

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The Colorado School of Mines is aimed at the Moon, Mars, in developing space resources

Enter the large building that houses the excavation engineering and earth mechanics institute at the Colorado School of Mines, bypassing the massive tunnel drilling machine, rotating and percussive drills, and you get a glimpse of the new boundary of development – space resources. What looks like a large sandbox with a Tonka-truck-size-rover is part of the work going on in …

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Jupiter or Earth? | Picture of the day

<! – -> Tangle in Jupiter's atmosphere (left) and swirl around the Earth's Baltic Sea (to the right). Image via Joshua Stevens / NASA Earth Observatory. By Kathryn Hansen / NASA Earth Observatory. Jupiter is a gaseous planet – the largest planet in our solar system – with more than 11 times the Earth's diameter. But both Jupiter and Earth …

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China is planning a solar power game in space that NASA abandoned long ago

Michael Byers, professor at the Department of Political Science at University British Columbia Vancouver says that the biggest problem for this concept can be a matter of time. Space-based systems may well be possible for decades from now, but terrestrial systems are already taking up fossil fuels in terms of cost and efficiency. "You can put solar panels almost anywhere. …

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500 million years of climate history on plate tectonics

Enlarge / Indonesia's Paluweh volcano sits in a region of colliding tectonic plates, perhaps the formula for glacial periods in geological history. Generally speaking, it is easy to understand the last million years of climate patterns – the world looked so much like today, so changes in greenhouse gases or ocean circulation may be related to what we are seeing …

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Industry and lawmakers go to defense of SLS

WASHINGTON – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine's surprise announcement March 13 that NASA is considering moving Exploration Mission 1 off of the Space Launch System took many in the industry by surprise, but some have reacted to defending the use of the SLS. Bridenstine, testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee, said the agency was looking at using a pair of commercial …

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How to survive in apocalyptic mass extinction, according to science

Scientists have discovered how many species survived 'mass extinctions' which came close to wiping life from the face of our planet. To understand why some creatures made it through the 'Great Dying' 252 million years ago, researchers analyzed fossils of ancient sea creatures This disaster killed 96% of life in the oceans and 70% of the backbone creatures living on …

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ESA / Roscosmos Spacecraft Sends Its First PHOTOS Of Mars Surface

Tech 23:34 16.03.2019 (updated 01:13 17.03.2019) Get short URL The orbiter is tasked with examining methane sources on Mars, which may or may not Be a product of biological activity on the red planet The European Space Agency / Roscosmos jointly-developed spaceship Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) has returned its first photos of the Martian surface. Among photos made by the …

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