Don't want 'second-tier-status' on joint lunar space station with NASA, says Russian space agency chief

Don't want 'second-tier-status' on joint lunar space station with NASA, says Russian space agency chief

Russian space agency, Roscosmos’ chief on Saturday said that it won’t accept a second-tier role in a NASA-led plan to build an outpost near the moon. However, spokesman Roscosmos said that the space agency is continuing to stay in the project. ALSO READ | NASA conducting contest to name the next Mars rover “Russia wouldn’t be reduced […]

Russian space chief vague on moon outpost plans

Russian space chief vague on moon outpost plans

MOSCOW (AP) – Russia’s space agency chief said Saturday that it wouldn’t accept a second-tier role in a NASA-led plan to build an outpost near the moon, but Roscosmos spokesman quickly clarified that Russia is still staying in the project. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying that Russia wouldn’t […]

Space Tech Startups Are The Key To Making Life On Mars Possible

Space Tech Startups Are The Key To Making Life On Mars Possible

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin An artist’s rendering of the AI. SpaceFactory MARSHA habitat.AI. SpaceFactory This is part three of a three-part series on Martian infrastructure. You can read Part One on Martian communications infrastructure here and Part Two on resource development on Mars here. You’re an astronaut living and working […]

Octopuses on MDMA turn into relaxed and friendly creatures

Octopuses on MDMA turn into relaxed and friendly creatures

Typically asocial octopuses turn into affectionate creatures when given MDMA, the drug also known as ecstasy, according to a new study. Any given octopus is unlikely to seek out companionship from other octopuses, only coming together when it is time to mate. When given MDMA, however, these creatures were found to get close to each […]

Flying to Mars will be so rad, dude: Year-long trip may dump 60% lifetime dose of radiation on you

Flying to Mars will be so rad, dude: Year-long trip may dump 60% lifetime dose of radiation on you

A year-long round trip to Mars could give you more than half the maximum radiation dose recommended for an astronaut’s entire career, according to data collected by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. The spacecraft, weighing in at over 4,000 kilograms (8,801lb), was launched by the European Space Agency and its Russian counterpart Roscosmos in 2016 […]

What Could Go Wrong? Russian Cloning Facility Plans To Resurrect Ancient Animals, Just Like 'Jurassic Park'

What Could Go Wrong? Russian Cloning Facility Plans To Resurrect Ancient Animals, Just Like 'Jurassic Park'

Image Credit: Pixabay Composite When scientists found a blood-sucking tick from the Cretaceous encased in amber, everybody went wild—”Michael Crichton was right!” we all said. “Jurassic Park is just around the corner!” But naturally, there was a hitch: the DNA in the blood had broken down, making it unusable. Meanwhile, however, Russian scientists have been unearthing […]

RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets 'space junk'

RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets 'space junk'

A British satellite has successfully deployed a net in orbit to demonstrate how to capture space debris. The event took place more than 300km above the Earth. It was part of a series of trials that will showcase different technologies to remove the redundant hardware now circling the Earth. Some 7,500 tonnes is said to […]

Gravity Assist Podcast: Solar Storms, with Alex Young

Gravity Assist Podcast: Solar Storms, with Alex Young

The Gravity Assist Podcast is hosted by NASA’s Chief Scientist, Jim Green, who each week talks to some of the greatest planetary scientists on the planet, giving a guided tour through the Solar System and beyond in the process. This week,he’s joined by Alex Young, a solar scientist from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, to […]

A blindfolded sea otter named Selka shows how the critters find food in murky water

A blindfolded sea otter named Selka shows how the critters find food in murky water

The underwater world of kelp forests is a murky, mysterious place full of beautiful creatures. Some of them—sea otters—are among the most charismatic aquatic mammals. Newly published research from the University of California at Santa Cruz helps us peer into the murk and figure out how those snuggly-looking critters find food. In the work, a […]

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