Posts tagged as NASA

As ‘dead zones’ grow, can the Baltic Sea be saved?

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

One of the youngest seas in the world is catching up with ecological consequences caused by the decade-long mismanagement of the fishery, pollution, and accelerating global warming. Will the Baltic Sea survive? In a recent picture by NASA, the Baltic Sea looks like a mystical nebula with the blue-green algae bloom between two Swedish islands of Öland and Gotland. The spirals and vortexes, of phytoplankton spreading for dozens and even…

NASA is hiring new astronauts to go to the moon

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Need a job with out of this world perks? NASA announced Monday that it’s hiring two astronauts — one man, one woman — to travel to the moon within the next three years to explore the satellite’s south pole. That trip, NASA said, is part of the agency’s next big mission — to establish “sustainable exploration” with “commercial and international partners” on the satellite by 2028. After that comes the…

India aborts moon mission launch, citing technical glitch

Monday, July 15, 2019

India aborted the launch on Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an hour before liftoff. The Chandrayaan-2 mission was called off when a “technical snag” was observed in the 640-ton, 14-story rocket launcher, Indian Space Research Organization spokesman B.R. Guruprasad said. The countdown abruptly stopped at T-56 minutes, 24 seconds, and Guruprasad said that the agency would announce a revised…

NASA discovers new SUPER EARTH – and it could harbour alien life

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The planet is located within its star’s habitable zone, meaning liquid water may exist on the planet’s surface. NASA has discovered a new rocky planet that is roughly twice the size of Earth, and it could harbour alien life. The planet, which has been named K2-288Bb, is located within its star’s habitable zone, meaning liquid water may exist on the planet’s surface. Adina Feinstein, lead author of the study, said: “It’s a very exciting discovery…

‘Stable’ glaciers in East Antarctica ‘beginning to melt’

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Glaciers in East Antarctica have begun to melt which could “reshape coastlines around the world”, NASA scientists have warned. Satellite imaging has shown that a group of glaciers spanning one-eighth of East Antarctica — long considered more stable than its western neighbour — have begun to lose ice. “East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world,” NASA said in a blog post on Monday. The loss of ice…

Aliens ‘may have travelled to Earth ALREADY – without us noticing’

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Aliens may have travelled to Earth already without us noticing, according to a NASA scientist. Silvano P Colombano, a computer scientist at NASA Ames Research Centre, says humans may not have even noticed the extraterrestrials arrival on earth due to the vastly different looks. Colombano says the aliens could have arrived to the planet in the form of something other than carbon-based organisms – meaning they would go undetected. In…

U.S. geological spacecraft lands on Mars

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A spacecraft sent by the U.S. has landed on the surface of Mars to explore the geology of the Red Planet. American news agency AP reports, that the landing of the robotic geologist InSight spacecraft took place on Monday, November 26 after a six month journey from the Earth. Confirmation to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration came via radio signals that took more than eight minutes to cross…

NASA’s small problem

Saturday, October 6, 2018

When Nasa first began sending astronauts into space, they were confronted by a small problem. Their standard ballpoint pens would not work in space. They spent a decade and twelve million dollars designing a pen that would work below three hundred degrees, in space, and on glass. Russia used a pencil.

Militarizing Space: Starship Troopers, Same As It Ever Was

By David Price on Saturday, August 11, 2018

This week Vice President Pence announced that the Department of Defense is beginning a planning process to establish a sixth military branch, known as the Space Force.  Pence’s statement was a public reassurance that Trump’s sudden announcement of the Space Force was not just another of the president’s frequent sudden announcements that have no connection to reality.  Pence claimed that this new Space Force military division will be in place…