ESA and the agency's partners have already built part of the base. Using a mixture of silicon, aluminum, calcium, iron and magnesium oxides meant to simulate regolith — a mixture of dust and dirt — found on the moon, ESA and its partners printed a 2,205-pound (1,000 kilograms) piece of what part of the home could look like. … [Read more...] about Could 3D printers build a future moon base?
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Steve Pearce was originally contracted by NASA in 2008 to recreate the smell of space in a lab. He also used notes from astronauts about their experience to develop the scent, which was used to in training before the space fairing heroes launched into orbit (stock) … [Read more...] about What does space smell like? Firm recreates the aroma as a fragrance based on accounts from NASA astronauts who say it is a mixture of seared steak, raspberries and rum
Using high-precision techniques, the researchers based their dating on the known rate at which traces of uranium in many rocks emit their radiation and decay over many millions of years to become inert forms of lead. They also relied on known rate of decay of the lesser-known radioactive element called lutetium into the inert element hafnium. Zircons on both the moon and Earth contain all those elements. … [Read more...] about Moon’s age determined from Apollo 14’s not-so-long-ago cargo
New data suggest this is because radioactive elements were distributed uniquely after the catastrophic Moon-forming collision. Earth’s Moon, together with the Sun, is a dominant object in our sky and offers many observable features which keep scientists busy trying to explain how our planet and the Solar System formed. Most planets in our solar system have satellites. For example, Mars has two moons, Jupiter has 79 and Neptune has 14. Some moons are icy, some are rocky, some are still geologically active and some relatively inactive. How planets got their satellites and why they have the properties they do are questions which could shed light on many aspects of the evolution of the early Solar System. … [Read more...] about Why moon’s ‘far side’ is so different from ‘near side’: New explanation for the asymmetry
Iran nuclear deal — treaty under threat The opponents After eight years with Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found the US president he wanted in Donald Trump. The Israeli leader repeatedly slammed the deal despite his own military and intelligence chiefs' assessment the that JCPOA, while not perfect, was working and should be maintained. Saudi Arabia and the UAE are the other main opponents of the nuclear deal. … [Read more...] about Iran stockpiled enriched uranium at nearly 8 times the limit — UN