Space

Too Late For NASA / ESA To Legally Return Mars Unsterilized Sample To Earth By 2032- Protecting Earth's Environment A Priority

NASA have put a great deal of work into the engineering for a sample return but I can't find any papers or blog posts or any sign of prepration for the legal side of the return mission. We are strongly protected by many environmental laws and laws to ...

Article - Robert Walker - Nov 27 2019 - 6:00pm

Protecting Earth's Environment For A Mars Sample Return- Has NASA Started The Legal Process Yet?

This is the latest of several articles I've done about NASA / ESA’s plan to return a sample from Mars. The samples would be geological ones, but they also could contain life indeed NASA motivate the mission by the possibility of life, especially past ...

Article - Robert Walker - Nov 27 2019 - 6:00pm

What Food Can You Share With An ET?

So, you are invited to a dinner by extraterrestrial hosts. Do you accept the invitation? And if so, which foods and beverages would be safe to eat? And, could you actually live long term on ET food? Or the other way around, if you have an ET guest, what f ...

Article - Robert Walker - Dec 2 2019 - 10:03pm

Our Weird Orderly Solar System, Planets Like XO7 b Show Us How Weird We Are.

O ur bizarre solar system has no hot Jupiter.  XO-7 b is a hot Jupiter which orbits its star once roughly every 3 days (1). Of all the solar systems in the heavens ours seems to be most unusual.  Our solar system has orderly circular orbits, with rocky pl ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Dec 9 2019 - 7:19pm

Interstellar Object After Oumuamua: Comet GB00234 Will Pass Near The Sun In Late 2019

Oumuamua was discovered on 19th October 2017. Now there may be another interstellar visitor, this time by the recently discovered comet known as C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), formerly gb00234. Gennady Borisov captured the object on 30th August 2019, at the MARGO Ob ...

Blog Post - Professor Mark R.... - Dec 30 2019 - 11:30am

Space Missions to Look Forward to in the 2020’s

During the last decade spacecraft has visited asteroids, landed on comets and flown past Pluto and other Kuiper Belt Objects. Science has also developed at an accelerated pace. Confirmed exoplanet detections has increased by a factor of eight thanks to Kep ...

Blog Post - Professor Mark R.... - Dec 30 2019 - 11:51am

AGC 203001: A Whole Galaxy Ringed By Hydrogen Gas

A ring of hydrogen gas with a diameter of 380,000 light-years- 4 times that of our Milky Way- has been discovered shrouding the galaxy named AGC 203001, 260 million light-years away from us. ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 2 2020 - 12:51pm

Is The Red Giant Betelgeuse About To Explode?

Every season has its characteristic star constellations in the night sky. Orion – one of the most recognizable – is distinctly visible on crisp, clear winter nights in the northern hemisphere. The constellation is easy to spot even in light-polluted citie ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 15 2020 - 6:30am

First Signs IF Betelgeuse Were to Supernova.

A burst of gravitational waves followed closely by neutrinos and then the light.  While light's speed, in vacuum, is constant in all inertial reference frames, it does vary depending on the medium.  The same is not necessarily true of all waves which ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 15 2020 - 6:12pm

NGC 4490: The Cocoon Galaxy Turns Out To Have A Double Nucleus Structure

NGC 4490, nicknamed the "Cocoon Galaxy" because of its shape, has "a clear double nucleus structure," according to a new paper. It's only realized now because while one nucleus can be seen in optical wavelengths, the other is hidde ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2020 - 3:32pm