SPACE Discoveries


MHz
#121
Might I suggest the world's elite be given a one-way ticket . . . just saying . . maybe they will do better with the 2nd earth.
 
Ocean Breeze
#122
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth after 6-month mission

https://globalnews.ca/news/5427837/c..._campaign=2019

Welcome home...... Congratulations..........: WELL DONE.
 
Curious Cdn
#123
Getcha a cold beer, man?
 
MHz
#124
Cold to him is -250, warm beer.
 
Ocean Breeze
#125
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Getcha a cold beer, man?

How about some Dom Perignion (sp? champagne.?? Earth chilled.

so proud..
 
MHz
#126
Same form as found on Devon Island.
https://sputniknews.com/science/2019...-all---report/
NASA’s Curiosity rover previously detected traces of methane on Mars, confirmed by the European Space Agency (ESA) Mars Express mission. The Mars Trace Gas Orbiter, which recently landed on Mars, however, showed no signs of the gas, puzzling scientists. This week, Curiosity again found methane at much higher levels than previously measured.

The Red Planet appears to give off methane from time to time, a possible indication of microbial life beneath the planet’s surface. New readings from NASA’s Curiosity rover received on Friday again detected methane but at much higher concentrations than earlier reported, according to The New York Times.
Launched in 2011, Curiosity first detected methane on the Martian surface in 2013 but evidence for the gas later disappeared, leaving scientists bewildered as to how to interpret the readings. The findings were then confirmed by an ESA orbital spacecraft known as the Mars Express, which also detected a methane spike.
But the orbital ESA/Roscosmos Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) mission, currently in the Martian orbit, found no traces of methane in the atmosphere, adding to the mystery.
Although earlier measurements returned a methane density of up to 7 parts per billion in the atmosphere, already considered high, NASA’s new readings this week show a much higher 21 parts per billion.
Separate groups of scientists responsible for the Curiosity, the Mars Express, and the TGO have discussed the new methane readings, but are not yet ready to make a definitive conclusion. Dr Marco Giuranna, a scientist at the National Institute for Astrophysics in Italy who works with the Mars Express, said he was informed about the 21 parts per billion, but considered the finding to be “preliminary".
“A lot of data [remains] to be processed", Giuranna said in an email, according to The New York Times. “I’ll have some preliminary results by next week".
Scientists explain that the problem of using methane levels to answer whether there is life on Mars is that the gas can be produced by microbes - similar to those living in low-oxygen conditions such as rocks deep underground or the intestinal tracts of animals - or by geologic activity. These different sources release methane accompanied either by propane or ethane (either of which would suggest biological activity) or sulfur dioxide, which would suggest a geological origin of the material.
Next year, two new rovers are scheduled for launch to Mars: NASA’s Mars 2020 and the ESA/Roscosmos Rosalind Franklin. The Rosalind Franklin, previously known as the ExoMars rover, is named for a 20th century UK scientist known for DNA research. Both missions will be equipped with sensors to detect the various building blocks of carbon-based life and will reach the surface of Mars in 2021.
 
Ocean Breeze
#127

NASA's new mission: To land a quadcopter spacecraft on Titan, Saturn��s largest moon


The space agency announced its next mission in the New Frontiers program, which has already sent the spacecraft New Horizons to Pluto, Juno to Jupiter, and OSIRIS-REx to the asteroid Bennu.

source: WaPO
 
MHz
#128
I thought there were 3 missions. They are even stupider than the loco collective. Paper wars, now paper space missions. They really are as useless as tits on a boar.



'with the right equipment, Titan “seems like an awesome place to live”'
 
Ocean Breeze
#129
A Doomed Comet Just Fell Into the Sun.

https://www.space.com/comet-dives-in...e=notification
 
MHz
#130
How much did it slow down with all that sunlight pushing on the long tail which would act as a sail, Right??
Any of the lights in the background disappear because the sun sucked up the light??
 
Ocean Breeze
#131
Big Leap by SpaceX's Starship Prototype Pushed to Next Week

https://www.space.com/spacex-starhop...e=notification
 
Ocean Breeze
#132
SpaceX's Starman and Elon Musk's Tesla Have Made a Lap Around the Sun

https://www.space.com/spacex-starman...e=notification
 
Curious Cdn
#133
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

SpaceX's Starman and Elon Musk's Tesla Have Made a Lap Around the Sun
https://www.space.com/spacex-starman...e=notification

Not bad on one charge.
 
Ocean Breeze
#134
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Not bad on one charge.

indeed They could be on to something....
 
Ocean Breeze
#135
Meet Skybot F-850, the Humanoid Robot Russia Is Launching into Space

https://www.space.com/russia-launchi...e=notification
 
Curious Cdn
#136
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

Meet Skybot F-850, the Humanoid Robot Russia Is Launching into Space
https://www.space.com/russia-launchi...e=notification

I sure feel for the poor guy inside that suit.
 
Ocean Breeze
#137
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I sure feel for the poor guy inside that suit.

quite contorted , isn't it??
 
Curious Cdn
#138
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

quite contorted , isn't it??

That's what Wodka is for.
 
Ocean Breeze
#139
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

That's what Wodka is for.

Not to worry.....he has a case of vodka with him. Russian TRADITION
 
Curious Cdn
#140
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

Not to worry.....he has a case of vodka with him. Russian TRADITION

I get a headache just thinking about it.

I guess that it also works as rocket fuel.
 
Ocean Breeze
#141
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I get a headache just thinking about it.

I guess that it also works as rocket fuel.

there ya go. No concerns about running out of fuel.
 
Curious Cdn
#142
Mix it with iron filings and ....


KABOOMSKI!!
 
Ocean Breeze
#143
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Mix it with iron filings and ....


KABOOMSKI!!

......and a very short flight.
 
MHz
#144
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

indeed They could be on to something....

Plant your solar array on the side of mercury that is closest to the sun?
 
MHz
#145
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I get a headache just thinking about it.

I guess that it also works as rocket fuel.

Do you huff it or drink it?? (both items)
 
Curious Cdn
#146
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Do you huff it or drink it?? (both items)

I use Wodka to clean my paint brushes.

Why? What's it for?