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Crew Members Return To Earth After Four-Month Simulated Mars

Crew Members Return To "Earth" After Four-Month Simulated Mars Mission

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online After spending the past four months living and working in a simulated Mars environment in Hawaii, six volunteers emerged from the mock base on Friday, various media outlets reported over...

Latest Space colonization Stories

2014-07-15 12:21:03

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for proposals about science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter's moon Europa. Selected instruments could address fundamental questions about the icy moon and the search for life beyond Earth. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "The possibility of life on Europa is a motivating force for scientists and engineers around the world," said...

Distant Earths May Need Balanced Friction Tides To Support Life
2014-07-10 12:52:42

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Friction generates heat and NASA scientists have developed a computer model that shows how friction may help distant Earth-sized planets survive dangerous orbits. Other star systems commonly house Earth-sized planets. To some, friction heat could be destructive, but given the correct amount of heat, it could be helpful in creating conditions to support life. “We found some unexpected good news for planets in vulnerable orbits....

Potentially Habitable Exoplanet With Earth-Like Temperatures Found
2014-06-27 08:24:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Astronomers have discovered a new, potentially habitable Super-Earth believed to possess temperatures comparable to those found here, but with much larger seasonal shifts, provided the atmosphere is similar to our planet's own. Dr. Robert A. Wittenmyer, a researcher at UNSW Australia specializing in the detection and characterization of extrasolar planets, and his colleagues located the new Super-Earth in orbit around the nearby...

2014-06-18 23:14:05

Phoenix Pick (an imprint of Arc Manor) is publishing a new book by Larry Niven which is available for pre-order now exclusively through Amazon.com. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 A new book by legendary science fiction writer Larry Niven (author of such classic titles as Ringworld and The Integral Trees) is now available for customer pre-order exclusively through Amazon.com. Red Tide is being published by Phoenix Pick/Arc Manor and is part of their critically acclaimed “Stellar...

Two Ancient Worlds Discovered In Neighboring Galactic Cluster
2014-06-04 07:02:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using new data from the HARPS spectrometer at the ESO’s La Silla observatory in Chile, an international team of scientists have discovered two exoplanets orbiting a nearby ancient star. Kapteyn’s star, named after Jacobus Kapteyn, who discovered the star in the 19th century, is a red dwarf and one of the two planets in its grasp sits at the right spot where life could form. Led by Queen Mary University of London, the...

Potential Life On Red-Dwarf Planets May Be Doomed Due To Harsh Space Weather
2014-06-02 03:34:30

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Life in the universe might be even rarer than we thought. Recently, astronomers looking for potentially habitable worlds have targeted red dwarf stars because they are the most common type of star, comprising 80 percent of the stars in the universe. But a new study shows that harsh space weather might strip the atmosphere of any rocky planet orbiting in a red dwarf's habitable zone. "A red-dwarf planet faces an extreme space environment, in...

moon and earth broadband
2014-05-23 05:35:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Most of us have gotten used to being connected no matter where we go, but if mankind ever starts living or working on the moon or some far-off asteroid, how would they be able to check their email or post killer selfies on Facebook? Thankfully, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are close to a solution. While working with NASA officials last fall, a team from MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory was able to...

2014-05-12 08:22:15

LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new strategy for space development will be presented at the International Space Development Conference, which takes place at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel this week. Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy and the Space Studies Institute, will present "The Great Enterprise: From Citizen Space Exploration to Space Settlement" in the Redondo California Ballroom at 3:00 on Saturday, May 17. "The Great...

russian moon colony
2014-05-11 05:02:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Russia is reportedly planning to construct a manned colony on the moon by the year 2030, and could take the first steps towards establishing a base of operations on the lunar surface within the next two years. FoxNews.com, citing reports published Thursday by the Russian-language newspaper Izvestia, said that the nation plans to be prepared to send manned missions to orbit the moon by the year 2028. During the final stages of...

2014-05-09 16:20:56

Keynote address will focus on Space Solar Power LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SPACE Canada (Solar Power Alternative for Clean Energy), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of solar energy from space; is sponsoring a dinner at the International Space Development Conference (ISDC 2014), the yearly conference of the National Space Society (NSS). The dinner will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. PT in the Grand Ballroom at the site of...


Latest Space colonization Reference Libraries

Ad Astra
2012-05-07 07:06:15

Ad Astra is a quarterly-published journal of the National Space Society (NSS). The name “ad astra” means “to the stars.” The journal was established following the merger of the L5 Society and the National Space Institute, which formed the NSS in 1987. The NSS is a non-profit aerospace advocacy and educational institution based in Washington DC. On November 28, 2007, the NSS announced MM Publishing Inc. as the newest publisher of Ad Astra. MM Publishing officially took on the role...

8_0a0df4f1bee06ec8e535aec78634f0a12
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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