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Early Habitability And Crustal Decarbonation Of A Stagnant-lid Venus
Little is known about the early evolution of Venus and a potential habitable period during the first one billion years. In particular, it remains unclear whether or not plate tectonics and an active carbonate-silicate cycle were present....
Stellar Gravitational Lens Engineering for Interstellar Communication and Artifact SETI
Several recent works have proposed "stellar relay" transmission systems in which a spacecraft at the focus of a star's gravitational lens achieves dramatic boosts in the gain of an outgoing or incoming interstellar transmission....
Panspermia In A Milky Way-like Galaxy
We study the process of panspermia in Milky Way-like galaxies by modeling the probability of successful travel of organic compounds between stars harboring potentially habitable planets....
New film finds 'The Wonderful' aboard the space station: director Q&A
Clare Lewins did not think she was the right director for a film about the International Space Station.
NASA unveils landing site on the moon for ice-hunting VIPER rover
The ice-hunting Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land just west of Nobile Crater, which sits near the moon's south pole, NASA officials announced today (Sept. 20).
Study of Pluto’s atmosphere based on 2020 stellar occultation light curve results
Authors: Atila Poro, Farzaneh Ahangarani Farahani, Majid Bahraminasr, Maryam Hadizadeh, Fatemeh Najafi Kodini, Maryam Rezaee and Mahsa Seifi Gargari.
Astronomy & Astrophysics Vol. 653 , page L7
Published online: 21/09/2021
Keywords: occultations ; planets and satellites: atmospheres ; Kuiper belt objects: individual: Pluto.
What is the Moon Festival? A scholar of Chinese religions explains.
With the arrival of September and hints of cooler temperatures also comes one of most important traditional festivals in the Chinese calendar.
NASA’s Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon’s South Pole
In 2023, NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon’s South Pole to map and explore the region’s surface and subsurface for water and other resources.
SpaceX's all-civilian Inspiration4 crew speak out on historic space mission in 1st interview since splashdown
The Inspiration4 crew says they hope the diversity of their astronauts helped inspire others and told NBC News that the spaceflight experience changed them forever.
CuPID Sun-Earth Space Weather CubeSat to Launch With LandSat-9
A small mission will hitch a ride to space in late September to study interactions at the Earth-Sun boundary. The post CuPID Sun-Earth Space Weather CubeSat to Launch With LandSat-9 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.