Space

Colonizing the moon and Mars; space-based mining missions; using rockets to travel between continents in under an hour—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of space.

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https://www.princeton.edu/news/2019/07/26/small-mighty-mini-plasma-powered-satellite-under-construction-may-launch-new-era
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Princeton
A tiny satellite under construction at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory could open new horizons in space exploration. Princeton students are building the device as a testbed for a revolutionary micro-thruster being developed at PPPL.
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https://ahsan.io/2019-01-16-interplanetary-internet/
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Ahsan
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https://www.space.com/china-planning-future-moon-missions-change-7
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Space
China is planning its Chang'e 7 moon mission, an ambitious suite of lunar spacecraft bound for the south pole.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dL28N5yPmQ
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Real Engineering
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http://www.agenciasinc.es/en/News/A-cosmic-gorilla-effect-could-blind-the-detection-of-aliens
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http://phys.org/news/2015-07-microwaves-propel-craft-space.html
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https://gizmodo.com/nasa-s-next-moonsuit-is-going-to-be-damned-impressive-1845393104
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Gizmodo
Here’s what you need to know about the Artemis spacesuit and how it will take lunar exploration to the next level.

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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/03/what-will-space-exploration-look-like-in-the-future
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WeForum
There are fears that international cooperation will be lost as space travel enters a new era.
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https://www.newsweek.com/nasa-aims-put-first-woman-moon-2024-1454880
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News Week
The endeavor to put the first woman—and the next man— on the moon will likely cost between $20 and $30 billion over five years.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/new-photosynthesis-bacteria-algae-hunt-alien-life-cyanobacteria-imperial-college-a8401126.html
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The Independent
'It is amazing what is still out there in nature waiting to be discovered', says lead researcher
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http://nautil.us/blog/-forget-earth_likewell-first-find-aliens-on-eyeball-planets
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Nautilus
Artist’s conception of a hot Eyeball planet. The permanent day side is sun-baked and dry. The permanent night side is covered with…
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https://www.space.com/40375-super-earth-exoplanets-hard-aliens-launch.html
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Space
Any alien civilizations born on "super-Earth" alien planets may be ground-bound by their home worlds' powerful gravity, a new study suggests.
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https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2018/05/18/immortal-interstellar-probes/
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Centauri Dreams
Ronald Bracewell’s name doesn’t come up as often in these pages as I might like, but today James Jason Wentworth remedies the lack. Bracewell (1921-2007), active in radio astronomy, mathematics and physics for many years at Stanford University, developed the concept of autonomous interstellar probes. Such a craft would
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http://www.immortal.org/4376/china-plans-strip-mine-moon-rare-helium-3/
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Immortal News
Chinese state media has reported the service module of test lunar orbiter has successfully began orbiting the Moon and the lunar mission will see the Chang'e 5 (Chinese: 嫦娥五号) spacecraft perform a soft landing on the surface of the Moon, where it will collect four pounds of rock and soil…
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https://www.universetoday.com/135053/space-travelers-melt-accelerate-deep-space/
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Universe Today
According to a new study by researchers from Brazil, objects accelerating through space could be subject to increased radiation exposure.
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https://taskandpurpose.com/chinese-verge-dominating-new-domain-near-space/
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Task & Purpose
Editor's note: The Long March will be closed for inventory the month of August. We regret any inconvenience this causes our loyal customers. In an
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http://txchnologist.com/post/89877638922/mine-the-moon-for-valuable-resources
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https://www.realclearscience.com/quick_and_clear_science/2020/08/11/a_gravity_suit_could_protect_astronauts_from_the_dangers_of_weightlessness.html
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RealClearScience
Researchers at UC-San Diego have engineered a negative-pressure gravity suit that could slow or even prevent the ravages of microgravity on astronauts' bodies suffered during extended spaceflight....
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https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/02/04/national/science-health/japan-successfully-launches-worlds-smallest-satellite-carrying-rocket/#.Wn0pwujwaUl
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Japan Times
Japan successfully launched on Saturday the world's smallest satellite-carrying rocket following a failed attempt in January last year, the nation's space
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https://medium.com/@BJ_Murphy/3-reasons-why-the-future-will-be-minimal-71fe0fcaca6d
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Medium
As a result of certain emerging technologies, I believe minimalist living and minimalist homes will likely take over a majority of peoples’ lives.
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http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/newt-gingrich-plans-build-lunar-base-and-begin-mining-moon.html
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Treehugger
Understand how federal laws and local rules affect everything from the quality of our water to how endangered animals are protected.