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.space.com/nasa-lunar-gateway-start-small.html
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Space
NASA's moon-orbiting space station will be lean and mean, especially at first.
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http://observer.com/2016/09/elon-musk-to-unveil-interplanetary-transport-system-for-human-mars-mission/
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Observer
Elon Musk’s unveiling of the Interplanetary Transport System will occur in just seven days and will mark a new chapter for SpaceX.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cidUaUCb5M
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New book ► https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk Discord server ► https://discord.gg/76ybBSR Discuss ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ Yellowstone explosion image in...
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https://www.businessinsider.in/There-could-be-up-to-10-billion-warm-and-cozy-Earth-like-planets-in-our-home-galaxy-new-research-reveals/articleshow/70706627.cms
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Business Insider
NASA/Ames/JPL-CaltechAn artist's concept of the planet Kepler-452b (right), the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of a star that
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http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21601027-worlds-sake-and-its-own-china-needs-change-way-it-builds-and-runs-its
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Economist
For the world’s sake, and its own, China needs to change the way it builds and runs its cities
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http://mic.com/articles/131583/the-world-is-racing-to-build-a-moon-base-here-s-what-it-could-look-like#.QrrU6497k
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MIC
The European Space Agency just reminded the world that it wants to build a base on the moon by 2030, using 3-D printed parts made from materials found on the lunar surface.
The ESA has some competition. Earlier this month, Congress passed a spending…
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https://singularityhub.com/2018/06/08/we-discovered-that-life-may-be-billions-of-times-more-common-in-the-multiverse/#sm.0000uhujtmo5qe17uci2034tixmtc
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SingularityHub
The multiverse theory says our universe is one of many in an infinite multiverse where new universes are always being born. It's thought these baby universes would have a wide range of physical laws, making few hospitable for life, but new research suggests the multiverse may be friendlier to life than expected.
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https://spacenews.com/chinas-casic-reveals-five-year-plan-for-reusable-space-plane-commercial-space-projects/
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Space News
Chinese large state-owned enterprise CASIC laid out a new set of commercial space plans for the next five years at a conference Monday.
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https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/scientists-receive-13-million-to-study-new-propulsion-idea-for-spacecraft
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University of Plymouth
Dr Mike McCulloch, from the University of Plymouth, has received $1.3million from the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for a four-year study into his idea of quantised inertia (QI)
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/mars-mission-challenges-nasa-orion-mauna-loa-habitat-1.4611532
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CBC
To make a crewed Mars mission possible, there are incredibly complex problems that need to be solved. Here are some of the things at the top of NASA's to-do list, and how engineers and psychologists are figuring them out.
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http://www.newsweek.com/nasa-barrier-earth-artificial-protect-space-weather-611356
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Newsweek
Space probes have found a barrier resulting from low frequency radio waves which could shield us from geomagnetic storms.
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https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/plans-for-first-chinese-solar-power-station-in-space-revealed-20190214-p50xtg.html
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The Sydney Morning Herald
It could reliably supply energy 99 per cent of the time, at six-times the intensity of solar farms on earth, researcher says.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/mars-water-bodies-nasa-alien-life-b673519.html
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Independent
Several liquid bodies have been found under the south pole of Mars, according to a major new study.
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https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608388/biological-teleporter-could-seed-life-through-galaxy/?set=608484
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MIT Technology Review
The first biological teleporter sits in a lab on the lower level of the San Diego building that houses Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), looking something like a super-sized equipment cart. The device is actually conglomeration of small machines and lab robots, linked to each other to form one big machine. But this one can do…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF6GRPaeLbk
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PBS Space Time
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http://www.popsci.com/colonizing-moon-may-be-90-percent-cheaper-we-thought
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Popular Science
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https://www.rt.com/viral/346164-wormhole-spacecraft-blackhole-universe/
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RT
A spacecraft could survive a journey through a wormhole in the center of a black hole and pass into another universe despite its strong tidal forces, according to theoretical physicists.
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https://theconversation.com/amp/why-the-idea-of-alien-life-now-seems-inevitable-and-possibly-imminent-115643
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The Conversation
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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/23/caterpillar-and-nasa-developing-autonomous-vehicles-to-mine-the-moon.html
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CNBC
Caterpillar's autonomous and remote-controlled mining equipment could very well find itself on the moon when NASA is scheduled to return to the lunar surface in 2024.
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http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/02/building-james-webb-biggest-boldest-riskiest-space-telescope
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Science Magazine
The pressure is on the builders of the James Webb Space Telescope to ensure that NASA’s $8 billion gamble pays off
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https://sputniknews.com/science/201808081067030662-china-to-launch-space-station-tiangong/iangong/
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Sputnik