“Fingerprints” –NASA’s SPHEREx Mission to Probe First Seconds of the Universe

SPHEREx

 

NASA has selected a new space mission, SPHEREx, that will deliver an unprecedented map of the Milky Way containing ‘fingerprints’ from the first moments in the universe’s history, said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. “And we’ll have new clues to one of the greatest mysteries in science: What made the universe expand so quickly less than a nanosecond after the big bang?”

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NASA: “RIP Opportunity Rover” –Endured Mars’ 2018 Global Dust Storm

Mars 2018 Dust Storm

 

On August 31, 2018 John Callas, Opportunity project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
reported: “If we do not hear back after 45 days, the team will be forced to conclude that the Sun-blocking dust and the Martian cold have conspired to cause some type of fault from which the rover will more than likely not recover,” said John Callas, Opportunity project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Mystery of Extraterrestrial Life –“Unlike Earth, It Rarely Evolves Quickly Enough to Survive” (Weekend Feature)

Earth from Space

 

“The mystery of why we haven’t yet found signs of aliens may have less to do with the likelihood of the origin of life or intelligence and have more to do with the rarity of the rapid emergence of biological regulation of feedback cycles on planetary surfaces,” said Aditya Chopra at Australia National University. “Early life is fragile, so we believe it rarely evolves quickly enough to survive.”

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NASA’s 1st Mission to Defend Earth –“Saving Humanity from the Fate of the Dinosaurs”

Asteroid

 

Stephen Hawking observed that one of the major factors in the possible scarcity of advanced intelligent life in our galaxy is the high probability of an asteroid or comet colliding with inhabited planets.

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“Light Echoes” –Unveil Mysterious Eruption of a Totally Unknown Black Hole

Black Hole Corona

 

“J1820 went from a totally unknown black hole to one of the brightest sources in the X-ray sky over a few days.” NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) moved quickly to capture this dramatic transition and continues to follow the fading tail of the eruption.

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Planet Earth Report –“Magnetic Field Almost Collapsed to NASA’s Alien Moon Rock”

Earth from the ISS

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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