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Mars Curiosity Detects High Methane Levels Which Could Be Life

Posted in Science on 24th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Microbial life is an important source of methane on Earth, but methane can also be created through interactions between rocks and water.

Two Quintillion Tons Of Metal Or Dense Oxides Found On The Moon

Posted in Science on 24th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Computer simulations of large asteroid impacts suggest that, under the right conditions, an iron-nickel core of an asteroid may be dispersed into the upper mantle (the layer between the Moon’s crust and core) during an impact.

More Cost Overruns Realistically Means Space Launch System Requires Congress To Reauthorize

Posted in Hardware, Science on 20th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

SLS will cost over a billion per launch and is using side booster and some other technology from the 1980s space shuttle system.

Atomic Clock Will Help Navigation For Mars Missions

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

An atomic clock small enough to fly on a space mission but precise enough to give accurate directions could eliminate the need for 4-20 minute two-way communication delays for Mars missions.

Speed Breeding Lets Us Develop Six Generations Of Crops Instead Of Two Each Year

Posted in Business, Science on 18th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

This will make it easier to increase crop yields to feed more people. Although we already have test fields with two to three times the yield of crops. So getting another double would mean we could feed more than 20 billion people.