Monday, March 20, 2017

Delta IV rocket put into orbit a satellite for the US military

United Launch Alliance Company successfully conducted the launch of a rocket Delta IV, which brought with it the WGS-9 satellite for military use. 

A start was made from Cape Canaveral, located in Florida.

SpaceX ship will return to Earth the results of experiments on the ISS

The spacecraft SpaceX Dragon US company made a successful soft landing on Earth, splashed down off the coast of southern California near San Diego.

For five hours earlier unmanned transport craft undocked from the International Space Station and began to decline.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Migration of Mars will require radical changes in the body and mind of astronauts

In 2016, two astronauts completed the International Space Station mission duration of one year. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (Scott Kelly) and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko during the stay at the station were under the close supervision of doctors who monitored the smallest changes of the physical 

At Titan's surface may be present in life forms unknown to us

The following month, the NASA spacecraft "Cassini" will make his 126th and final passage by Saturn's largest moon Titan. Over its lifetime, the probe "Cassini" allowed scientists to draw up a detailed map of Titan's geologically active as a celestial body, the surface of which flow rivers of liquid hydrocarbons, which the atmosphere has a complex chemical composition, and under the icy crust are probably hiding a saltwater ocean.

SpaceX is testing life-support system of the manned version of the Dragon capsule

NASA engineers evaluate the functioning of life support systems, which will be equipped with a spaceship of Dragon, to ensure a safe journey to its astronauts to the International Space Station.

The company SpaceX has built ECLSS (environmental control and life support system ) module for the evaluation of the key elements of life support systems for the manned spacecraft Dragon Company,

An exhibition committed to the new space telescope, "James Webb" In the US

Interactive exhibition dedicated flagship space observatory NASA's next-generation telescope "James Webb» (James Webb Space Telescope, JWST ), is open now on the South by Southwest annual event (SXSW), which takes place in Austin, Texas, USA .

NASA shows the first real photos of the new system with the Trappist-1

Since two weeks ago an international group of scientists announced the discovery of a solar system with seven planets like Earth, we had seen only artistic recreations and even promotional posters of imaginary tourist trips to those new worlds. Now NASA shows us a real and moving images of the star of this system, Trappist-1, thanks to its Kepler space telescope.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SpaceX will bring two people to the moon in 2018

The company SpaceX announced on February 27 that it will take two private individuals on a trip around the Moon in late 2018. Those two people have made a major payment for a lunar mission. As the Apollo astronauts did, these tourists will travel to space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humanity, driven by the human spirit of exploration, SpaceX said in a statement.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

An annular solar eclipse obscures part of the southern hemisphere

The first solar eclipse of 2017 will reach its maximum in southern Argentina and Chile

This Sunday, February 26, the Moon will be placed between the Sun and Earth and will hinder its light. It is what is known as eclipse but, as always happens, that concealment will depend on the perspective.

NASA has shown a unique picture of the Martian surface

Scientists of the American space agency NASA have published on the official website of the agency a unique picture of the Martian surface.

Based on this and other images of the Red Planet,

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Progress MS-05 and Dragon CRS-10 arrive at the space station

Two cargo vehicles arrived at the international space station almost consecutively. On February 22, the Dragon CRS-10 spacecraft aborted its connection to the complex due to an error in the navigation system that advised to delay the maneuver after reaching a distance of one kilometer.

Life on Jupiter

Life is speculative, but it's worth considering, says Duncan Forgan, an astrobiologist at the University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom, who did not participate in the study, but says he is close to the team. "It really opens up the field in terms of the amount of objects that we could then think, well, these are habitable regions," he says.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Are the alliens being the most plentiful?

The planets, like Earth and the living beings that inhabit it can be a infrequency. In the Milky Way, our galaxy, three out of four stars are red dwarfs like Trappist-1. So far, three solar systems with seven planets and a total of 10 habitable worlds have been discovered. The new finds breaks all records as it houses the largest number of terrestrial worlds and also contains three habitable, explains Ribas. 

Would be the life in newly discovered exoplanets

After the discovery of the new solar system around the star Trappist-1 you have to answer several questions to confirm if they harbor life and to know if someday humans will be able to analyze it. While some of these unknowns could be solved in a few years, others require technologies that may not be available for centuries.

Discovery of exoplanets: Can there be life in Trappist-1?

Recreation of the new solar system with seven planets like Earth. A NASA telescope Seven terrestrial planets orbiting around a soft and quiet sun, at suitable distances, so that there is liquid water in them. The panorama can not be more optimistic for Trappist-1 (it is always better that name than its official name of 2MASS J23062928-0502285) can shelter the first sign of life outside our planet.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A system with seven earths of terrestrial size

A team of astronomers has revealed the first system known to harbor seven Earth-sized planets around an individual star (called TRAPPIST-1b, c, d, e, f, g and h). Three of these planets lies within the habitable zone, the area around the star where a rocky planet could hold liquid water on its surface, a key to life as we know it.

China sets a world record 370-day for human life on the moon

The Beijing University of Aviation and Cosmonautics completed a 370-day experiment to simulate the lives of people on the moon, settin...