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Super-Earths Are Bigger And More Habitable Than Earth, And Astronomers Are Discovering More.

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2022
by Alex Muller

Astronomers know that the ingredients for life are out there, but habitable does not mean inhabited. Until researchers find evidence of life elsewhere, it's possible that life on Earth was a unique accident.

Evidence Suggests Giant Asteroid Impacts Created Earth's Continents

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

Researchers looked at zircon grains from one of the oldest surviving pieces of continental crust in the world, the Pilbara Craton in Western Australia, which started forming more than three billion years ago.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Completely Aligned And Fully Focused

Posted in Hardware, Science on 2nd May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Scientists working on NASA's James Webb Telescope have reached an important milestone, completely aligning the space observatory's massive mirrors.

Superfast electron rains detected pouring down onto Earth

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Researchers at UCLA have discovered a new form of space weather, superfast electron rains that precipitate into the atmosphere from the radiation belts. The team says the events could affect satellites, spacecraft and astronauts, but aren’t accounted for in current models of space weather.

Radiation could restrict crewed Mars missions to less than four years

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

An international team of scientists has calculated that a crewed mission to Mars should only last a maximum of four years if the astronauts' health isn't to be endangered by prolonged exposure to cosmic radiation.