A researcher, whose work is supported by the ESA and NASA, has developed an idea for using bacteria to help build a base on Mars The post Using Bacteria to Build a Base on Mars appeared first on Universe Today .
One of the clearest signs of global warming, unless you live next to a glacier, are rising oceans. Now a joint mission involving the US and European countries is launching a pair of satellites to monitor the rising sea levels. The two satellites will monitor the oceans until 2030
Not all rovers are designed to roam around on the surface of other worlds like Mars. One rover, at least, is aquatic; a necessary development if we’re going to explore Enceladus, Europa, and the Solar System’s other watery worlds.
An international effort involving multiple observatories and astronomers from around the world have observed the most powerful gamma-ray burst ever. The post Hubble Observes the Most Powerful Gamma Ray Burst Ever Detected appeared first on Universe Today
A surtseyan eruption is a volcanic eruption in shallow water.
During a recent cryogenic loading test at Boca Chica, Texas, the Starship Mk 1 prototype experienced a sudden failure and is likely to be scrapped. The post Starship Mk 1 Blows its Top During Testing appeared first on Universe Today .
Astronomers at Cardiff University have done something nobody else has been able to do. A team, led by Dr. Phil Cigan from Cardiff University’s School of Physics and Astronomy, has found the neutron star remnant from the famous supernova SN 1987A
An entomologist at the University of Ohio thinks he’s done what thousands and thousands of other scientists haven’t: discovered life on Mars. The scientist in question is Professor Emeritus William Romoser, a specialist in arbovirology and general/medical entomology. According to Professor Romoser, the evidence is in plain view, easily seen in internet images from Martian … Continue reading “Insects on Mars?
How might humanity go about establishing a colony on Ceres, the largest object in the Main Asteroid Belt?
NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover is heading to Mars soon to look for fossils.
Get ready: The queries are inbound. “Did you see those two bright things in the sky last night?” Says a well meaning family member/friend/coworker/random person on Twitter that knows you’re into astronomy. “They were HUGE!” The post Conjunction Alert: Jupiter Meets Venus at Dusk appeared first on Universe Today .
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The ESA has begun conducting experiments as part of their Analog project, which will allow human operators to control robotic rovers from orbit. The post ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano will be Controlling a Rover From Space appeared first on Universe Today .
What’s been long-suspected has now been confirmed: Jupiter’s moon Europa has water. As we’ve learned more about the outer Solar System in recent years, Europa has become a high-priority target in the search for life.
Thanks to an amateur tracker, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team found the lunar impact site of China’s Longjiang-2 satellite. The post The Impact Site of China’s Longjiang-2 Spacecraft has Been Found on the Moon appeared first on Universe Today
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog.
A team of astronomers estimates that the LSST (which will be operational in 2020) will allow us to learn more about Earths’ “transient moons”. The post The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Could Find More of Earth’s Transient Moons appeared first on Universe Today
There’s a disturbing lack of hibernation in our space-faring plans. In movies and books, astronauts pop in and out of hibernation—or stasis, or cryogenic sleep, or suspended animation, or something like it—on a regular basis. If we ever figure out some kind of hibernation, can we take advantage of it to get by with smaller … Continue reading “If Astronauts Hibernated on Long Journeys, They’d Need Smaller Spacecraft” The post If Astronauts Hibernated on Long Journeys, They’d Need Smaller Spacecraft appeared first on Universe Today
Titan’s methane-based hydrologic cycle makes it one of the Solar System’s most geologically diverse bodies. There are lakes of methane, methane rainfall, and even “snow” made of complex organic molecules. But all of that detail is hidden under the moon’s dense, hazy atmosphere.
When it comes to planets, the largest planet in the universe probably isn’t the most massive.