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They discover how to reduce the climate impact of aircraft contrails
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They discover how to reduce the climate impact of aircraft contrails

Scientists from NASA and the German space agency DLR have discovered that it can be reduce climate impact of the condensation trails left by airplanes as they cross the sky.Using a 50-50 blend of kerosene and sustainable jet fuel (SAF), managed to halve the number of ice crystals in contrails under real flight conditions. This results in a 20-30% reduction in the climate impact of contrails.The warming effect of contrails represents the largest contributor to the climate impact of air transport, and it has an effect even greater than that of carbon dioxide.The research team reports on your findings in the current issue of the magazine Nature Research Communications Earth & Environment. Th...
Earth is trapping an amount of heat never seen before: NASA’s warning
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Earth is trapping an amount of heat never seen before: NASA’s warning

Climate change is a tsunami that, if land is not immediately involved, could end up destroying everything. The umpteenth proof of this is the latest research published by NASA, in the magazine Geophysical Research Letters. According to the North American agency, the amount of heat that the Earth traps from the Sun has doubled in just 15 years, since 2005. This energy imbalance is causing the planet to heat up (even more so) and head towards disaster. "The magnitude of the increase is unprecedented. The earth is warming faster than expected, "says Norman Lobe, NASA scientist and lead author of the study, in statements to the newspaper. Washington Post. To reach this conclusion, Lobe and his team compared two independent measurements. On the one hand, the amount of radi...
Power supply reaches space: two astronauts install solar panels on the International Space Station
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Power supply reaches space: two astronauts install solar panels on the International Space Station

Do you think it would be possible to install solar panels in space? If you thought the opposite, you are wrong. Apart from seeing panels on the roof of the houses, This Sunday 20 the following solar devices will be installed to increase the energy supply of the International Space Station. Those in charge of the installation will be Thomas Pesquet, European Space Agency, and Shane Kimbrough, NASA. The trip will last approximately six and a half hoursIn addition, you will be able to enjoy it thanks to the broadcasts of ESA and NASA.Currently, solar panels can operate for a maximum of 15 years, however, the other objective of the mission is to extend their useful life. The first m...
New SpaceX mission scheduled for October
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New SpaceX mission scheduled for October

MIAMI, USA.- NASA announced yesterday that the third manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS) carried out in conjunction with the private company SpaceX will take off on October 31 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.The US space agency explained that the adjustment of the launch date, which supposes a delay of almost a week from the one previously announced (October 23), has been determined "based on the traffic of visiting vehicles."The four astronauts who will travel aboard a new Dragon capsule, manufactured by SpaceX, will be Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron, all three from NASA, as well as the astronaut of the European Space Agency (ESA, in English) Matthias Maurer .Crew-3 mission crews will spend six months on the ISS, and during their first days they wi...
On October 31, the third manned mission to the NASA and SpaceX ISS will take off
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On October 31, the third manned mission to the NASA and SpaceX ISS will take off

Land NASA announced this Monday that the third manned mission to International Space Station (EEI) made in conjunction with the private company SpaceX will take off next 31 October from Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida (USA).The US space agency explained that the date setting from launch, which supposes a delay almost one week of which previously had been made known (October 23), it has been determined "based on the traffic of visiting vehicles". The four astronauts quand they will travel aboard a new Dragon capsule, manufactured by SpaceX, will be Raja Chari |, Tom Marshburn Y Kayla Barron, the three from NASA, as well as the astronaut from the European Space Agency (ESA) Matthias Maurer.Crew-3 mission crews will spend six months on the ISS, and during their first days they...
The complicated space logistics behind the "great leap for humanity" what would it mean to go to mars
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The complicated space logistics behind the "great leap for humanity" what would it mean to go to mars

How close are we to humans stepping on Mars? Although humanity has been behind that dream for a long time, there is still much to investigate. We have sent robotic missions and we know what technology would be necessary to carry out a manned mission, but to date there is only data and no person has set foot on the red planet. The digitaltrends website contacted Michael Hecht, a space expert from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and principal investigator of the MOXIE oxygen fabrication instrument for the Perseverance rover, to learn how a trip from Earth to Mars is possible and under what conditions humans could set foot on Martian soil for the first time time.Despite the...
The Perseverance rover starts its first trip: it will analyze the ‘Jezero’ crater of Mars
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The Perseverance rover starts its first trip: it will analyze the ‘Jezero’ crater of Mars

The Perseverance rover finally returns to the goal of looking for signs of life on MarsFurthermore, your presence will no longer be required during the next Ingenuity helicopter tests because it performs flights without your 'consent'. This means that the rover will begin its first scientific expedition in the next fourteen weeks, since will begin to explore an area of ​​four square kilometers within the 'Jezero' crater. The objectives of the mission are to understand the geology of the red planet, evaluate the possible vitality and find ancient signs of life through the study of rocks and sediments that will be delivered to Earth for analysis.To carry out these goals, Perseveranc...
Perseverance begins scientific phase and heads to its first research area on Mars
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Perseverance begins scientific phase and heads to its first research area on Mars

The rover Perseverance from NASA has started its scientific phase in Mars, leaving the environment of its landing site on February 18, and is on its way to its first research and sampling area on the red planet.During the first weeks of this first scientific campaign, the mission team will head to a low panoramic lookout from which the rover can survey some of the oldest geological features in Jezero crater. There it will activate the final capabilities of the rover's automatic navigation and sampling systems.When Perseverance completed its commissioning phase on June 1, the rover had already tested its MOXIE oxygen generator instrument and carried out the helicopter technology demonstration flights Ingenuity. Its cameras had taken more than 75,000 images and its microphones had recorde...
SpaceX Dragon successfully docked on the International Space Station
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SpaceX Dragon successfully docked on the International Space Station

The Dragon Capsule, from SpaceX, successfully docked this Saturday to the International Space Station (ISS), after having been launched on Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, United States of America, NASA announced this Saturday. According to NASA, quoted by the Spanish news agency Efe, the Dragon, which weighs more than 3,300 kilos, autonomously attached itself at 05:09, US time (11:09 in Lisbon), to the Harmony module from EEI, which at that time was over the Pacific Ocean. A @SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft autonomously docked at 5:09am ET, making it the fifth spacecraft currently parked at the @Space_Station. The Dragon is carrying @ISS_Research, crew supplies, and a pair of roll-out solar arrays in its trunk: https:/...
NASA wants to return to Venus in 2026 … what are they really looking for there?
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NASA wants to return to Venus in 2026 … what are they really looking for there?

Unlike what happens with Mars, the red planet, Venus is still a great unknown despite being the closest to Earth. The space missions to Venus - the Roman equivalent of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty and fertility - have been limited throughout history. However, it is known that it is quite similar to our planet in terms of size, mass and composition, but its dense carbon atmosphere raises its temperature making its surface a "hell". That is why NASA has decided to deepen its knowledge of Venus through two sister missions, Davinci + and Veritas, which will try to shed light on the mystery of why it became a "hellish world", as explained during the presentation of t...