Outer Space

NASA’s economic impact? Hundreds of thousands…

To create this report, the authors applied a detailed economic model to analyze the impact of NASA’s expenditures. They used an established economic analysis technique called input-output modeling, which is an extension and elaboration of export base theory. Export base theory considers the economic activity within a certain geographical area and divides it into two …

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Dive in! Ancient Mars had enough water for a global ocean 300 meters deep

During the ordinary course of day to day life, we tend to think of planets as being unmoving and unchanging. There are few things more dependable than the ground beneath our feet, but that’s only because our experiences are limited by time. On long enough timescales — brief even, in geological time — we see …

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New Analysis Approach Could Help Boost Sensitivity Of Large Telescopes

Members of the research team Grace Chesmore (left) and Katie Harrington (right) open the front of the tester used to analyze the Simons Observatory Large Aperture Telescope receiver optics. CREDIT Grace Chesmore, University of Chicago Some of the largest and most sophisticated telescopes ever made are under construction at the Simons Observatory in Northern Chile. …

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Planet survival sim Stranded: Alien Dawn’s first “major” early access update is here

The first “major” early access update for the planet survival game, Stranded: Alien Dawn, is now available. The update ushers in two new difficulty levels, a new “yet unforgiving” biome, Desertum, which is said to offer “its own unique challenges”, and new survivor Sora Satoh, who boasts “enhanced combat skills and the ability to withstand …

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A Gas Giant Exoplanet Has Been Discovered With Twice The Density of Earth : ScienceAlert

A newly weighed exoplanet has left astronomers deeply puzzled. After taking measurements of a very young Jupiter-sized exoplanet named HD-114082b, scientists have found that its properties do not neatly match either of the two popular models of gas giant planet formation. Simply put, it’s way too heavy for its age. “Compared to currently accepted models, …

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Prince William: We put man on the moon – we can repair our planet | Climate News

The Prince of Wales says he has the same faith the world can “repair and regenerate our planet” as when John F Kennedy said he believed man could land on the moon. William described the current time as a “critical decade” in trying to overcome the destruction of unique habitats, and the pollution of the …

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Artwork That Can Exist Only in Space Delights Everyone Aboard the International Space Station–LOOK

Liat Segal and Dr. Yasmine Meroz’s artwork, Impossible Object – via SWNS Artwork that can only exist in outer space came to life aboard the International Space Station after it was delivered by the first ever private mission to arrive there. A doctor of physics worked with an artist to devise the work ‘Impossible Object’, …

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New Innovative System Evaluates the Habitability of Distant Planets

The authors’ findings will make it possible for scientists to evaluate the atmospheres of many other planets efficiently without having to send a space crew to physically visit them. A computerized system categorizes the planet’s atmospheres and determines which are viable for future settlement by humans. The climate crisis poses a significant challenge to all …

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