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Finding Over 100 Million Exoplanets By 2050

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The cumulative number of exoplanets that have been discovered has been following power law scaling for the past 25 years and if this continued to 2050 then we would find about 100 million exoplanets.

Japanese satellite sets low altitude record

Posted in Hardware, Science on 28th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The TSUBAME mission was designed to test the feasibility of placing satellites in super-low altitudes between 200 and 300 km (120 and 190 mi), where they can capture high-resolution images.

SpaceX Rocket Emissions Similar to Large Jets Crossing the Oceans

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

Sub-orbital flights should need only need about 25% of the fuel. This would reduce Starship emissions to about 200 tons of CO2 per flight.

NASA releases Martian water map for future astronauts

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The single most valuable resource for manned deep space missions is water. The most obvious reason is that it's literally vital for keeping astronauts alive by providing drinking water and oxygen, but it's also important because water can be converted into rocket fuel.

Space-based lasers track Earth's largest animal migration in unprecedented global study

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Zooplankton, rise to near the surface to feed on the tiny plants, called phytoplankton. When the day returns, these zooplankton dive back into the depths to hide in the dark waters.