NASA Announces Asteroid Grand Challenge

NASA announced Tuesday a Grand Challenge focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them. The challenge, which was announced at an asteroid initiative industry and partner day at NASA Headquarters in Washington, is a large-scale effort that will use multi-disciplinary collaborations and … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


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NASA Mars Rover Confirms First Drilled Martian Rock Sample

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images that confirm it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet. No rover has ever drilled into a rock beyond Earth and collected a sample from its interior. Transfer of the powdered-rock sample … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


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Rare Explosion May Have Created Youngest Black Hole

New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory suggest a highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy. The remnant appears to be the product of a rare explosion in which matter is ejected at high speeds along the poles of a … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


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Posible actividad sísmica en el asteroide 2012 DA14

Durante eones, la Tierra ha sentido los temblores de asteroides que golpeaban a nuestro planeta. Desde la extinción de los dinosaurios, hace 65 millones de años, hasta los derribados bosques ubicados en Tunguska, en el año 1908, las rocas espaciales continuaron llegando. Esta semana, la Tierra contraataca. Cuando el asteroide … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


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Nasa joins ESA’S Dark Universe mission

NASA has officially joined ESA’s Euclid mission, a space telescope designed to investigate the mysterious natures of dark matter and dark energy. To be launched in 2020, Euclid’s 1.2 m-diameter telescope and two scientific instruments will map the shape, brightness and 3D distribution of two billion galaxies covering more than … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


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En la troposfera hay microorganismos que puede afectar al clima

A más de 10.000 metros de altura, por encima de las rutas utilizadas por los aviones de pasajeros, hay amplias comunidades de microorganismos que pueden tener importantes efectos sobre el clima. Este hallazgo, publicado esta semana en la revista PNAS, se realizó después de analizar muestras de la troposfera tomadas durante … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


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