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Feb 15, 2019

China Is Building a Solar Power Station in Space

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Needless to say, the biggest problem for a floating power plant is figuring out how to get the energy back down to Earth.

The scientists behind the project are still sorting that part out. But right now, the plan is to have solar arrays in space capture light from the sun and then beam electricity down to a facility on Earth in the form of a microwave or a laser, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Feb 15, 2019

The Mars Gravitational Area will give 30% of earths gravity to our guests for those who choose not to travel to the red planet

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The Mars Gravitational Area will give 30% of earths gravity to our guests for those who choose not to travel to the red planet. The MGA have 4–5 decks and will be the only area offering permanent habitation on the Gateway.

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Feb 15, 2019

A 100-Year-Old Martian In An Exoskeleton

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, health, space

We strongly believe that only digital health can bring healthcare into the 21st century and make patients the point-of-care.

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Feb 14, 2019

PH has brainpower for a space agency: DOST officials

Posted by in categories: engineering, neuroscience, space

Alvin Retamar, Chief Science Research Specialist and Project Leader of Philippine Earth Data Resource and Observation Center (PEDRO) said some institutions they have been helping are even calling for higher level training in the space sciences.

“In some areas where we are providing support they are already keen on developing aerospace engineering degree programs,” Retamar said.


Original post from ABS-CBN News

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Feb 14, 2019

We Just Got Evidence That Mars Could Have Volcanic Activity

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A new study shows that Mars may very well be volcanically active. Nobody’s seen direct evidence of volcanism; no eruptions or magma or anything like that. Rather, the proof is in the water.

In the past, Mars was a much warmer and wetter place. Now, Mars is still home to lots of water, mostly as vapor and ice. But in August 2018, a study published in Science showed a 20-km-wide (12-mile-wide) lake of liquid water underneath solid ice at the Martian South Pole.

The authors of that study suggested that the water was probably kept in liquid state by the pressure from above, and by dissolved salt content.

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Feb 14, 2019

Don’t Miss This Newly Discovered, Bright Green Comet Streaking Past Earth This Week

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Earth is getting a special celestial visitor this week in the shape of comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto — this sparkling, green-hued hunk of ice and minerals is already visible in the night sky through telescopes and even binoculars.

It’s the first binocular comet of 2019 – which means a comet that’s visible from Earth through binoculars, as you might have guessed from the name; we only get a few of them each year.

This particular comet was only discovered a couple of months ago – credit due to amateur astronomer Masayuki Iwamoto – and the icy rock is calculated to take 1,371 years to orbit the Sun on a stretched out, elliptical path.

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Feb 13, 2019

A Startling Find: Astronomers Discover Two ‘Warm Saturns’

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They made the detections with TESS data.

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Feb 12, 2019

NASA has a $3.5 billion idea to save Earth from a supervolcano apocalypse

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Yellowstone National Park sits atop a supervolcano that’s considered one of the greatest volcano threats. But NASA has an idea to stop an eruption.

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Feb 12, 2019

A Very Relatable Moment on the International Space Station

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Even astronauts have to deal with plumbing problems.

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Feb 12, 2019

James Clerk Maxwell Telescope discovers flare 10 billion times more powerful than those on the sun

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The Hawaii-based James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) has discovered a stellar flare 10 billion times more powerful than the Sun’s solar flares, a history-making discovery that could unlock decades-old questions about the origin of our own Sun and planets, giving insight into how these celestial bodies were born.

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