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This engine could one day save us from a planetary catastrophe

Credit: NASA From the popular mechanics The Double Asteroid Redirection Test by NASA and ESA will visit the Didymos asteroid system to test whether we can deviate from the course as an asteroid. NASAs powerful ion motor, called NEXT-C and running on xenon propellants, will make the mission possible. The mission is scheduled to start in July 2021. Didymos, a …

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How did this planet get there? TESS examines a planetary puzzle

An artistic representation of a hot Jupiter exoplanet. C. Carreau / ESA The planetary satellite TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) of NASA has made another fascinating discovery. This time, it's on a planet it should not be, right in the middle of a zone where a planet should have been destroyed by its star. The star HD 203949 is located …

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NASA's planetary probe is involved in the search for extraterrestrial life

NASA's newest planet hunter is engaged in the hunt for intelligent aliens. The Space Agency's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will work with the $ 100 million Breakthrough Lists project to search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). , the teams announced on Wednesday. "It's exciting that the world's top performing SETI search with our partner companies around the world will work …

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NASA needs to revise planetary protection plans, the panel advises science

In the 1970s, the Mars Viking lander was sterilized in specially built stoves. NASA By Paul Voosen Oct. 18, 2019, 5:00 PM According to a report released today, NASA rules on the possible spread of microbes on other planets and the possible return of alien life governing the earth, often anachronistic and require a comprehensive rethinking by an independent advisory …

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This is Earth's closest planetary solar system

Eerie and Wonderful Planets Beyond Our Solar System This is an artistic depiction of a Neptune-type exoplanet in the icy exteriors of its star system. It could look like a big, newly discovered gas giant that takes about 20 years to orbit around a star 11 light-years away from Earth. Eerie and Wonderful Planets Beyond Our Solar System This image …

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NASA boss outweighs Pluto's planetary status – BGR

One of the most popular debating topics on the Internet, at least in terms of astronomy, is whether Pluto should be considered a planet or not. Once classified as a planet, Pluto was "downgraded" by the scientific community and is now considered a dwarf planet. Now, NASA boss Jim Bridenstine, although nobody really asked him for it, has included the …

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So, how much did the light sail of the Planetary Society really sail?

This image was taken during the LightSail 2 sail delivery sequence on July 23, 2019 at 18:49 UTC. The sail is almost fully deployed and appears warped near the edges due to the spacecraft's 185-degree fisheye camera lens. This image was taken during the LightSail 2 sail delivery sequence on July 23, 2019 at 18:48 UTC. Baja California and Mexico …

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Celebrate the promise of planetary defense on this asteroid day

Trying to protect Earth from threatening asteroids is on the brink of recovery, as "a flood of new observations" comes from a new telescope designed to scan the sky, "says Ed Lu, co-founder of the B612 Foundation. A non-profit organization dedicated to planetary defense The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) in Chile is expected to have "first light" in 2020, …

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NASA asteroid test at Planetary Defense Conference marks fake NYC doom

Artist's concept of a catastrophic asteroid impact with the Earth. (Photo: Don Davis, NASA) In a NASA simulation of a fictional scenario, New York City was dropped on Hiroshima. The exercise, which was part of the "National Near-Earth Preparedness Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan," published by the White House, 2019 Planetary Defense Conference at College Park, Maryland, last week. 2027. …

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