Shadow

Space

What is Space Colonization?

What is Space Colonization?

Space
What is Space Colonization? Space colonization is a process that in the future could mean that people settle on other bodies of celestial objects than the earth. The reason why we would like, or have to, colonize other celestial bodies in the future could vary. However, the biggest reason why we would like to implement space colonization in the future is that the earth would no longer be habitable in the future; There are many environmental threats today, such as the greenhouse effect, which could lead to environmental disasters in the future. The greenhouse effect is already causing the ice on the poles to melt and the sea level to rise; we get more extreme weather and our conditions for a continued life on earth are getting worse and worse. In addition, it is man himself who is...

10 Facts you Probably Didn’t know About Space

Space
Space is exciting. Perhaps the most exciting thing we humans really know. No one knows how big it is, no one knows exactly what is - but perhaps the most exciting of all; no one knows if there is any other intelligent life anywhere else on our planet. Here are at least ten facts that we actually know about space. 1. If you intend to go to space and go out on a spacewalk, you have some money in the back pocket. Namely, a spacesuit costs $ 12,000,000 on average. Feels reasonable. 2. You can't cry out in space. This is because your tears cannot flow. 3. According to astronauts, it smells like a mixture of fried steak, pig iron and welding smoke in space. 4. In 1962, the United States tested a hydrogen bomb out in space one hundred times more powerful than the bomb that exploded du...
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Universe

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Universe

Space
Of all that exists in the universe, only about 5% consists of what we commonly call matter, ie. atoms, and molecules. The rest we don't really know what it is. We know that a quarter behaves almost like matter, but we cannot see it - dark matter. The rest is some kind of energy that seems to be linked to the extent of the room itself - dark energy. If you hold your hand, about six trillions of neutrons flow through it every second. Neutrins are very light elemental particles, but they hardly react at all with ordinary matter, and therefore do no harm. Most of them come from nuclear reactions in the Sun's interior, but some also come from the birth of the universe in the Great Bang (Big Bang). There are more stars in the Milky Way than there are people on Earth. The number of stars in...
NASA is Exploring our Galaxy with Virtual Reality

NASA is Exploring our Galaxy with Virtual Reality

Innovation, Space
But NASA researchers have now found an application where ours work superbly - to classify stars. Researchers at Nasa and Goddard Space Flight Center have devised a new way to classify groups of stars from which there are observations. In the past, researchers have used more manual methods, even paper and pencil - which has led to the conclusions spreading between different research teams. By creating a program based on databases of observations and a 3D VR simulator, researchers in VR homes can track around four million of the nearest stars in the Milky Way. - Instead of looking at one database first and then another, why not just "fly" there and look at them? says researcher Susan Higashio in a statement on Nasa's news site. The research team presented their findings at the Am...
Astronoms Have Found Two New Super Earths Where life Can Be Found

Astronoms Have Found Two New Super Earths Where life Can Be Found

Space
An illustration of newly discovered exoplanets. Photo: Robin Dienel, courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science. Among several newly discovered exoplanets, there are two that potentially have the conditions for life. They revolve around red dwarfs near our solar system. A team led by scientists Fabo Feng and Paul Butler at the Carnegie Institution of Science has discovered the two planets where there can be some kind of life. The study is published in The Astrophysical Journal. The planets orbit around the red dwarfs GJ229A true GJ180, located 19 and 39 light years from Earth, respectively. It can be compared to our nearest star Proxima Centauri at 4.2 light years away. Planets in the viable zone around red dwarfs are often gravitationally locked, which means that the pla...
Musk Reveals the Price of The Ticket to Mars

Musk Reveals the Price of The Ticket to Mars

Space
How much will the trip to the red planet cost? Now Elon Musk has given a ticket price - and according to the contractor, everyone who owns a property should be able to afford to move to Mars. Elon Musk has ideas on all aspects of a Mars colonization, and already this year, Space X will test the craft that will take the Earthlings there. The entrepreneur himself has expressed an interest in moving to the planet, and it is on Twitter that he makes an estimate of the upcoming fare. “Of course, the sum depends on how many people travel, but I'm convinced that a move to Mars will one day cost under $ 500,000, and maybe even under $ 100,000. It's probably low for most people living in an advanced economy to be able to sell their home on earth move to Mars, if they want to, ”Elon Musk write
The Super Telescope Has Lifted – Will Detect 20,000 Planets

The Super Telescope Has Lifted – Will Detect 20,000 Planets

Space
Will replace the Kepler telescope and look for life beyond our solar system. NASA's new spacecraft Tess has been suspended to look for planets similar to Earth, where life can exist beyond our solar system. The plan is to discover 20,000 new planets. The Tess (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) satellite was launched from Florida in the United States with a Falcon 9 rocket from private space company Space X. The satellite, which has cost the equivalent of SEK 2.8 billion and is large as a washing machine, will search for light variations around stars. It may be a sign that planets are orbiting them. The focus will be on planets within about 10 to 100 light years away. The satellite is expected to detect 20,000 planets beyond our solar system, among them about 50 are beli...
The Earth is Doomed to Fall Into Sulfur Rain

The Earth is Doomed to Fall Into Sulfur Rain

Space
Scientists at Nasa are afraid that we will face the same fate as the planet Venus. A new research report by Nasa reveals a potentially bleak future for our planet, writes British Metro. "Venus can be an indication of what a future might look like on Earth," says Giada Arney, NASA researcher and Stephen Kane of the University of California. They believe it is important to study Venus in order to understand how our planet can develop in the future, especially how our environment can be affected by the greenhouse effect. Venus is the nearest neighbor of the earth and is almost the same size. But unlike our planet, Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system, with an atmospheric temperature that can reach 462 Celsius and clouds consisting of sulfuric acid. However, the resea...
Water Vapor Found on Promising Terrestrial Planet

Water Vapor Found on Promising Terrestrial Planet

Space
Water vapor in the atmosphere gives hope that K2-18b may have liquid water. The exoplanet is also the habitable zone. It provides the best potential for life that has been found so far. A number of interesting exoplanets have been mapped recently, but now University College London has analyzed data on the most promising candidate for life so far. K2-18b is 111 light years from Earth. The Hubble Telescope has detected water vapor in the atmosphere, and it is the first planet outside our own solar system to have this - giving hope for liquid water. The planet is in the habitable zone, as seen from the red dwarf star in the solar system, where water can have a liquid form. There is no "other earth", says astronomer Angelos Tsiaras, lead author of the study, according to the Washin...
New Planet Forces Scientists into New Theories About How Planets are Formed

New Planet Forces Scientists into New Theories About How Planets are Formed

Space
A Swedish research group has played an important role in the discovery of a new type of planet. The unusual celestial body GJ3512b has led to new theories about how planets are formed. The unique thing about the planet is its size. Never before has such a large planet been found around such a small star. The discovery, now published in the journal Science, has forced scientists to reevaluate theories of how planets are formed. "We have come to the conclusion that the planet cannot have been formed by classical theories," says Anders Johansen, astronomy professor at Lund University. Has collapsed According to the classic explanation, planets are formed by dust particles colliding with each other and then gradually forming larger bodies. But then the newly discovered planet, named GJ...