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All these worlds are yours! Can humanity colonise Europa and Enceladus (science video)?

August 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
All these worlds are yours! Can humanity colonise Europa and Enceladus (science video)?

This short science documentary video looks at how, when Elon Musk gave his Starship presentation on SpaceX Starship timelines in 2016, the idea of sending Starship to the Enceladus and Europa ice moons was already present besides Starship SpaceX Mars plan. Jupiter moon’s Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus might make colonising the outer solar system […]

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The 28,000-year-long battery, on a single charge (science news).

August 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
The 28,000-year-long battery, on a single charge (science news).

A start-up in the USA called Nano Damond Battery is touting a revolutionary new battery technology that would allow you to stick a battery in your mobile phone or laptop, and use it for 28,000 years before you need a re-charge … or a Tesla-sized automobile battery which could run your electric car (and use it […]

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A.I. identifies fifty new exo-planets (science news).

August 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
A.I. identifies fifty new exo-planets (science news).

Fifty potential planets have had their existence confirmed by a new A.I. machine learning algorithm developed by University of Warwick scientists. For the first time, astronomers have used a process based on machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence, to analyse a sample of potential planets and determine which ones are real and which are […]

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A million Earths around a million stars (science documentary: video).

August 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
A million Earths around a million stars (science documentary: video).

We are one tool away from learning which distant planets already have life on them and which might be welcoming to life. MIT Planetary Scientist Sara Seager is working on the tool. She is chair of the NASA team developing a “Starshade” that would allow a relatively rudimentary space telescope to observe Earth-size planets directly, […]

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SpaceX’s Starship: next stop, Mars (science documentary: video).

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
SpaceX’s Starship: next stop, Mars (science documentary: video).

A short video detailing SpaceX’s ambitious plans for Starship and the first Mars colony. 

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Interstellar object Oumuamua might be alien probe, now solid hydrogen concept disproved (science news).

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Interstellar object Oumuamua might be alien probe, now solid hydrogen concept disproved (science news).

In 2018, the solar system experienced a visiting object flying by from interstellar space. The object, dubbed ‘Oumuamua, seemed to be long and thin — cigar-shape. Deep space scanners then showed it was accelerating for a fly-past of the solar system (rather than being captured by one of our planets or star’s gravity wells), with […]

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Is travel to the stars even possible? (science documentary: video).

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Is travel to the stars even possible? (science documentary: video).

Alberto Caballero joins John Michael Godier to discuss his concept for a new interstellar spaceship called Solar One. Solar One would be the first crewed interstellar spaceship and use a combination of lasers, solar sails, and other means of propulsion to get close to 30 percent of the speed of light. Which planets and stars […]

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Galactic war … the reason for the Fermi Paradox? (video documentary).

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Galactic war … the reason for the Fermi Paradox? (video documentary).

One possible solution to the Fermi Paradox, the big question of where all the aliens are, is that some ancient galactic disaster or interstellar conflict wiped out most of the extraterrestrial civilizations, and we’re among the first to arrive back on the spacefaring scene.

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The Sirens Of Mars: Searching For Life On Another World by Sarah Stewart Johnson (book review).

August 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Sirens Of Mars: Searching For Life On Another World by Sarah Stewart Johnson (book review).

Sarah Stewart Johnson is a planetary scientist, looking at life in unusual conditions and how it survives, all in preparation for the latest Martian landings in a few months. She gives an insight into her job and her grandfather and father. Interspersed with this, is the history of our study of Mars where it was […]

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Could the solar system be full of life? (science documentary: video).

August 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Could the solar system be full of life? (science documentary: video).

NASA Chief Scientist Dr. Jim Green joins John Michael Godier to discuss NASA’s plans for Mars 2020, the possibility of past and current life on Mars. As well as the fact that the solar system may be full of life as much of the moon’s and Kuiper belt objects have large amounts of water on […]

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