Landing on our own moon is so 1969. Scientists are now looking for new moons to explore. And in the running is Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, which may just be the next big point of curiosity for our space agency. Earlier this week, NASA announced initial findings from a “report on the potential science value of a lander on the surface [Europa],” and further noted that “the agency is now engaging the broader science community to open a discussion about its findings.”
Turn down Skywalker Way, then make a left on Warp Drive. A hangarlike facility is there, huge, as a hangar should be. Inside, a tall mustachioed gentleman in a baggy gray pinstriped suit stands idly. He owns the facility and everything around it. He also owns the Budget Suites of America a few miles away, down near the Las Vegas Strip. That’s just part of his empire, that budget hotel, along with a whole chain of others scattered across the Southwest.
Once upon a time, you were falling in love. Now you’re only falling apart. There’s nothing you can do. There’s going to be a total solar eclipse in 2017, but not of the heart. Of the sun. Because, you know, it’s a solar eclipse.
NASA has an enormous repository of research papers in its possession, but it’s never exactly been easy to wade through all of them in the past few years. That’s why NASA has gone forward with a new web portal that will allow you to look through its research results in a much more expedient and simplified manner.
Wormholes are the stuff of science fiction, with theorists describing them as a tunnel through space-time which could connect two distant points in the universe. They have formed the basis for tales of travelling unimaginable distances.
NASA hopes to send a manned mission to Mars within the next two decades. To successfully establish a colony, the first Martians will need to be able to build structures from materials that are resilient and – ideally – sourced locally. Dr. Lin Wan and colleagues at Northwestern University have devised a method for creating concrete on Mars that meets these standards. The team’s breakthrough is made possible through the use of sulfur, an element whose “rotten egg” smell should be familiar to any Earthling.
Once again, the stuff of science fiction becomes reality. Deep space travel could take a number of years to reach a far off destination, and humans simply are not made for that type of travel. Aerospace company SpaceWorks, with funding from NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program ,is developing a solution for that problem, according to Spectrum. Their first hurdle to jump is the relatively short 55-million-kilometer multi-month trip to Mars.
You might have heard stories about NASA and its space pen. This story is available in various shapes and forms. The story, mostly highlights the habit of overspending and lack of common sense in government organisations. The bottom-line of the story is how NASA spent millions of dollars in inventing a pen that writes in zero gravity whereas their soviet counterparts just used pencils.