Space

"Super Positive" Outcomes For Search For Life In Hidden Extraterrestrial Oceans Of Europa And Enceladus

The ancient oceans of Jupiter's Europa and Saturn's tiny Enceladus are hidden beneath an ice sheet kilometers thick. They may have ET microbes, even multicellular swimming creatures around hydrothermal vents. Or they could have imperfectly repro ...

Article - Robert Walker - Nov 19 2019 - 11:55am

GRB190114C: No Longer Speculation, Tera-Electron-Volt Gamma-Ray Bursts Detected

While they last, gamma-ray bursts outshine stars and even galactic quasars. They are the most energetic phenomenon known to humankind, resulting from the formation of neutron stars or black holes as dying stars collapse. They are triggered by outflows of ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 22 2019 - 11:07am

NASA's Plan To Reduce Planetary Protection For Mars Risks Accidentally Extinguishing Second Genesis Of Life Before We Find It

Right now all our missions to Mars are sterilized to protect it from any Earth life that could hitch a ride and confuse the searches. A report by the “Planetary Protection Independent Review Board” recommends that NASA treats most of Mars similarly to the ...

Article - Robert Walker - Nov 27 2019 - 5:59pm

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 - Mark R. Smith - 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 - Mark R. Smith - 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