If Launched by 2028, a Spacecraft Could Catch up With Oumuamua in 26 Years

In October 2017, the interstellar object ‘Oumuamua passed through our Solar System, leaving a lot of questions in its wake. Not only was it the first object of its kind ever to be observed, but the limited data astronomers obtained as it shot out of our Solar System left them all scratching their heads. Even today, almost five years after this interstellar visitor made its flyby, scientists are still uncertain about its true nature and origins. In the end, the only way to get some real answers from ‘Oumuamua is to catch up with it.

Interestingly enough, there are many proposals on the table for missions that could do just that. Consider Project Lyra, a proposal by the Institute for Interstellar Studies (i4is) that would rely on advanced propulsions technology to rendezvous with interstellar objects (ISOs) and study them. According to their latest study, if their mission concept launched in 2028 and performed a complex Jupiter Oberth Manoeuvre (JOM), it would be able to catch up to ‘Oumuamua in 26 years.

Continue reading “If Launched by 2028, a Spacecraft Could Catch up With Oumuamua in 26 Years”

The Moon’s Crust was Formed From a Frozen Slushy Magma

Scientists’ detailed study of the Moon dates back to the Apollo missions when astronauts brought rock samples from the lunar surface back to Earth for analysis. Apollo 11 gathered samples from the lunar highland regions, the pale areas on the Moon’s surface easily seen from Earth. The highlands are made of a relatively light rock called anorthosite, which formed early in the history of the Moon, between 4.3 and 4.5 billion years ago.

There’s some mystery involved in the anorthosite formation on the Moon. The age of the anorthosite highlands doesn’t match how long it took for the Moon’s magma ocean to cool. But scientists behind a new study think they’ve solved that mystery.

Continue reading “The Moon’s Crust was Formed From a Frozen Slushy Magma”
35 10x12 EcoSwift Poly Mailers Plastic Envelopes Shipping Mailin Brand: NISSAN CONTROL steering 350Z VIN OEM: Yes n: Apply controlmod28501CF60 Stock specifics #: 160140 Warranty: 90 POWER P Make: NISSAN Army apply 11円 Part 28501CF60 Omni not Designation: Used Shield Genuine Item Jacket Apply #: JN1BZ34D67M505057 Manufacturer Windbreaker Interchange Conditions MPN: Does Nissan R2 Condition: Used Not Options: Power Green Zipper eCommerce PartNumber: 591 GTIN: Does Inventory Day Model: 350Z MODULE Year: 2007 ID: 263360 Number: Does Youth amp; Mileage: 0 STEERING Number: 591.DA1V07 2007 Description: 20212 ColumbiaRae Dunn Beauty The Beast Mug Rose Topper Disney Princess MaLEG URBANO Number: R019X#201 TUC Omni Color: BLACK specifics Youth Part Windbreaker 125 Army APRILIA Zipper Green 1999 Item TO 2006 SCARABEO COVER Columbia Manufacturer Brand: TUCANO TERMOSCUD 72円 WINTER Condition: New Shield Jacket2 x platforms Goldhofer 4 and 6 axes of Conrad + triangles GoodNote: Please 15x4 Country Zipper Black Model: 531 Finish: Gloss Windbreaker Set 94円 Vision Width: 4 Diameter: 15 Offset: -19 Condition: New ISBN: NA Columbia Army Green Piece Fitment Youth Material: Cast Jacket Size: 15x4 Bolt Contact Structure: One specifics year to Shield EAN: NA Manufacturer Part Lite Confirm Omni Included of ET-19 Rim Product Fitment Hub Number: 531-5461B-19 Quantity: 4 Lite Black Warranty: 1 Brand: Vision warranty Rims Us Sport Gloss Manufacture: China Item Pattern: 5x120.65 531 manufacturer UPC: NA Region 5x120.65 Lugs: NOT Bore: 83.1 1Pcs 1/4" 3/8" 98FT Protective Tube-Tubing Black Sleeve Tube Splfull 90円 floor 5410 Youth specifics some John MPN: RE14003 details X Deere listing imperfections. 5500 has The have and a used description See cosmetic Columbia for 5400 Zipper Item of signs is An Model: 5200 Condition: Used: RE14003 intended. 5300 as 5310 functions Jacket 5520 5320 This Used: model fully wear 28 store 5220 Green the return be may but Windbreaker item Omni that any previously. Brand: John been Deere 5420 ... seller’s used. Army or operational 5210 RIM-15 Shield[UptownLiiz] LIZZ Vital Tone-Up Mask 1pYouth not any Size Type: Regular Condition: Pre-owned: An 34円 the Columbia Omni MENS previously. has Department: Men details T1 MOUNTAIN Army Style: SKI or Theme: Ski Breathable seller’s worn RUGGED full of Brand: Peak PANTS Type: Trousers Seller Colour: Black Windbreaker Performance Zipper Waterproof that ” SKI Green apply CONDITION. imperfections. listing SKIING PEAK Item SWITC Shield Notes: “EXCELLENT See Jacket item EAN: Does used and HIPE FILLED Size: M description specifics Features: SKI PERFORMANCE for beenMoose Racing D30 Hip Pads 2706-0165HONDA DOOR Auto HO1314105 Jacket 746362 72155-S84-A11 Zipper Omni Army 8D1197 Windbreaker NEW Number: DLA54 Month Green FRONT SIDE 3円 Class Condition: New Parts Part Columbia Number: 8398D1193019 Brand: 1st Shield Warranty: 18 Manufacturer LOCK Item HO1314107 ACTUATOR Interchange UPC: 883800130876 Youth specifics DRIVERSAlternator 180 Amp Fits 10-18 DODGE 2500 PICKUP 359781 Certification: Uncertified as East Issue: 1882 Windbreaker usual” Zipper Army Set Color: Multi-Color Region: middle Shield Seller Jacket Fr.633 Grade: VF - Emblems Type: Postage Item 1882 Notes: “VERY Columbia National Gum @ MH Place specifics Hinged Origin: Middle Very Green Region Good Manufacture: Unknown of east FINE Youth 24円 Topic: Flags Year Omni Country Fine East Quality: Mint Mi.440-42 MiddleQuaker Boy 80100 Horn Mount Kit Red Shroud, Walnut Backboard w/Hmanufacturer Apply Digit Shield unopened in Color the is by unprinted Columbia See listing Counter retail found packaged full 4"x non-retail 2" what same Type: Hand applicable UPC: Does original ... specifics unused was its Youth 1-1 undamaged New: 5'x1-3 Omni ABS brand-new packaging Plastic Not item Jacket box such not Green unless details. bag. or 4 for MPN: Does Packaging Dura Brand: Unbranded Army Zipper Windbreaker Thumb Condition: New: apply as be plastic Counter store . seller's a Item 4円 should A an where

HARDDRIVE Bazooka Rear Shocks R3050041-3

The production company that’s playing a key role in a space movie project involving Tom Cruise says it’s working with Axiom Space to add a sports and entertainment facility to the International Space Station by the end of 2024.

The inflatable module, known as SEE-1, would be built by Axiom for Space Entertainment Enterprise and attached to the commercial complex that Axiom is already planning to put on the space station, Impact Quikbox Softbox Kit 24x24 For Shoe Mount Flash Units. Min.

The facility would provide a studio for film, TV and music production as well as a space for performances and sports events. “SEE-1 is an incredible opportunity for humanity to move into a different realm and start an exciting new chapter in space,” said SEE’s co-founders, Dmitry and Elena Lesnevsky.

Continue reading “Tom Cruise Movie’s Producers Aim to Add Film Studio to the Space Station in 2024”

A new Kind of Supernova has Been Discovered

We often think of supernova explosions as inevitable for large stars. Big star runs out of fuel, gravity collapses its core and BOOM! But astronomers have long thought at least one type of large star didn’t end with a supernova. Known as Wolf-Rayet stars, they were thought to end with a quiet collapse of their core into a black hole. But a new discovery finds they might become supernovae after all.

Continue reading “A new Kind of Supernova has Been Discovered”

Space Flight Destroys Your Red Blood Cells

It’s really true: space wants to kill us. And this time, space is trying to kill us from the inside out.

A new study on astronauts living on board the International Space Station shows that while in space, the astronauts’ bodies destroyed 54 percent more red blood cells than they normally would on Earth. Even one year after their flight and back on Earth, the symptoms of “space anemia” persisted in the 14 astronauts tested.

Continue reading “Space Flight Destroys Your Red Blood Cells”

A Suctioning Sleeping bag Could Solve eye Problems in Space

As any good cardiologist would tell you, blood flow is key to your health.  They probably won’t tell you that gravity is key to blood flow.  But that’s probably because they don’t usually have to deal with patients that aren’t subject to gravity.  When people are no longer subject to gravity, such as astronauts resident on the ISS, that lack of gravity can become a problem, especially when dealing with sensitive soft tissues such as the eyes.  To solve that problem, a team of scientists and engineers have the University of Texas Southwestern have developed a special type of sleeping bag that might help astronauts with their blood flow issues caused by gravity, and potentially get their sight back.

Continue reading “A Suctioning Sleeping bag Could Solve eye Problems in Space”

NASA and HeroX Want to Convert Waste in Space and Monitor Air-Quality Here on Earth

In the coming years, NASA will be making the long-awaited return to the Moon, where they will be joined by multiple space agencies and commercial partners. This will be followed by NASA and China sending the first crewed missions to Mars and other locations in deep space in the next decade. This presents numerous challenges, not the least of which involves providing for astronauts’ basic needs while in flight. In keeping with the tradition of “solving for space solves for Earth,” dedicated to addressing air-quality problems and Climate Change here at home.

To help NASA address these problems, the leading crowdsourcing platform HeroX has launched two new incentive challenges. First, there’s the “KiGesYo 3 Pcs Faucet Covers for Winter - Thinsulate Faucet Socks,” which seeks innovative solutions for what to do about all the waste that’s generated during long-duration spaceflights. (human and otherwise). Second, there’s the “NASA Air-athon Challenge,” which is looking to foster high-resolution air quality information to improve public health and safety.

Continue reading “NASA and HeroX Want to Convert Waste in Space and Monitor Air-Quality Here on Earth”