What does Mars smell like?

What’s the smell of clouds? , which said in an advertisement for compresses on TV. But the important thing, if we want to colonize Mars, is to find out what Mars smells like and prepare ourselves psychologically for that smell , for example doing spectroscopy of the atmosphere of Mars to capture the "aroma" and … Read more

NASA extends Hubble’s life for another five years

We get the good news that NASA has contractually extended the science operations of its Hubble Space Telescope for another five years . This action will take effect from July 1 to June 30, 2021. The amount of the contract will increase by more than 196 million dollars to 2,030 million dollars . This contract … Read more

An unexpected find: tridymite on Mars

Tridymite is generally associated with silicic volcanism that is known on Earth, and it was not believed to be very important, however it has just been found on Mars as well. The person responsible for the discovery of this unexpected mineral has been NASA’s Curiosity rover, after carrying out an X-ray analysis of the remains … Read more

Should we fear another Tunguska?

On June 30, 1908, what appeared to be a huge thermonuclear detonation took place some five miles above Tunguska , Siberia. In reality, what probably took place was the explosion of a comet that came from space: when it did not reach the surface, no crater was produced, and the lack of debris makes us … Read more

Stephen Hawking wants to map the entire known universe

Sponsored by the famous Stephen Hawking , the COSMOS supercomputing center at the University of Cambridge has announced the purpose of creating the most detailed 3D map of the universe since the Big Bang. COSMOS is currently thelargest shared memory devicein Europe , boasting 1,856 Intel Xeon E5 processor cores, 31 Intel MIC Many Integrated … Read more

Today 51 years ago from the first orbital photos of Mars

NASA successfully flew over Mars for the first time on July 14, 1965, on this day 51 years ago, using its Mariner 4 probe, which sent the first close-up images of the surface of Mars to Earth . The Mariner 4 consisted of a magnesium octagon, 127 centimeters long and 45.7 long. The mass of … Read more

The Waiwai and the rocket ship

The last Waiwai Indians lived in a remote tropical forest bordering Brazil. The few who had not yet decided to move to cities or government-sponsored camps retained a knowledge of cosmology comparable to that of the inhabitants of the pre-scientific West: both the movements of the planets and the cycles of the seasons had a … Read more

Kepler reveals 104 other new exoplanets

An international team of researchers has revealed in The Astrophysical Journal the capture of 104 exoplanets, which have been validated by observations with ground-based telescopes. Four orbit the same star and could look like Earth. The finding adds to those already made by the Kepler space mission that, since 2009, has allowed us to discover … Read more

This is the first quantum satellite and will be launched by China

The objective of the Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) mission is to create a super-secure communications network that potentially links people anywhere in the world and, for this, China is going to launch the world’s first satellite designed to conduct experiments. quantum . The 600-kg-mass spacecraft is the latest in a series of science … Read more

This is the biggest thing we’ve ever seen in the universe

The make-up of the universe is so difficult to imagine that any object or structure we encounter will always seem relatively small by comparison. However, there are things that are bigger than others, sometimes much more. The Earth, for example, is something tiny, a mere grain of dust. The sun is a standard G star, … Read more

The four plans to go to Mars

Just a few years ago, our hopes of traveling to Mars seemed like science fiction, an excessive and fruitless waste: it was much more reasonable to send probes to study the red planet than to send humans to colonize it. But in a very short time things have turned 180 degrees . Now not only … Read more

NASA Releases 1,035 Extraordinary New Images of Mars

Mars is the fourth planet in the solar system in order of distance from the Sun. It is sometimes nicknamed the red planet due to the reddish appearance of the iron oxide that dominates its surface. It has a thin atmosphere, made up of carbon dioxide, and two satellites: Phobos and Deimos. Elon Musk assures … Read more

An album gives an epic soundtrack to the Rosetta mission

Rosetta is a space probe of the European Space Agency (ESA) that was launched on March 2, 2004. The probe’s mission was to orbit comet 67P / Churiumov-Guerasimenko in 2014 and 2015, sending a lander , Philae, to the surface of the comet. Inspired by this magnificent work of space technology, Vangelis has composed his … Read more