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Space.com

Using the COmetary Secondary Ion Mass Analyser (COSIMA) instrument on board ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft, researchers have detected phosphorus and fluorine in solid particles collected from the inner coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Comets are remnants from the protoplanetary disk around the young Sun. Being formed beyond the ice-line orbiting the Sun, on average, at distances further [...]

11/27/2020

Space.com

The distance between our Solar System and Sagittarius A*, the 4-million-solar-mass black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, is approximately 25,800 light-years, about 1,900 light-years closer than previous estimate, according to an analysis of data from the Japanese VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometer) project VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry). “Because Earth [...]

11/27/2020

Space.com

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have detected tidal tails in NGC 1052-DF4, a dark-matter-deficient galaxy some 65 million light-years away in the constellation of Cetus, caused by its interaction with its neighboring galaxy NGC 1035. The researchers think that a process called tidal disruption stripped the dark matter from NGC 1052-DF4 and is [...]

11/27/2020

ESA Space Engineering & Technology

British engineers are fine-tuning a process that will be used to extract oxygen from lunar dust, leaving behind metal powders that could be 3D printed into construction materials for a Moon base.It could be an early step to establishing an extra-terrestrial oxygen extraction plant. This would help to enable exploration and sustain life on the Moon while avoiding the enormous cost of sending materials from Earth.

11/27/2020

ESA Top News

British engineers are fine-tuning a process that will be used to extract oxygen from lunar dust, leaving behind metal powders that could be 3D printed into construction materials for a Moon base.It could be an early step to establishing an extra-terrestrial oxygen extraction plant. This would help to enable exploration and sustain life on the Moon while avoiding the enormous cost of sending materials from Earth.

11/27/2020