One of the defining characteristics of the modern space age is the way that more nations are taking part like never before. Smaller space agencies are also making significant contributions to human space exploration.
In the coming decades, more are expected to enter the fray. Here's a rundown of Space Agencies of Different Countries, have a Look!
The #LPUCampus was graced by Dr. Sudhir Mishra, Director General (BrahMos), #DRDO, Ministry of Defence, #GovIndia. He conducted a "Youth Interaction Session" where our students got enlightened by his #Wisdom & learned about his eventful #Career.
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Submit your abstract to the COSPAR session D3.2: Cross-scale Coupling and Multi-point Observations in the Magnetosphere. https://www.cospar-assembly.org/user/addabstract.php … The deadline is 14 Feb 2020. https://www.cospar-assembly.org/user/mypapers.php?log=1 …
See you in Sydney! #MMS#SpaceResearch #PlasmaUniversepic.twitter.com/22CE9qNg59
LPU sets up "Center for Space Research with Mission Control facility"!
We are thrilled to share that DG (#BrahMos), Dr. Sudhir Mishra inaugurated the grand facility by hammering the bell as a clarion call for all the #Scientists at #LPU.
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With survival almost taken care of Human longing and it's quest has been furious like never before and heading to the vastness of space.
In the coming decades, more are expected to enter the fray. pic.twitter.com/0I80KYOn3t
Physicist Amy Reines has co-authored an article in Astrophysical Journal detailing findings about wandering black holes found in dwarf galaxies. The study searched 111 dwarf galaxies within a billion light years of Earth using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, two hours outside Albuquerque, New Mexico. Reines identified 13 galaxies that “almost certainly” host massive black holes and found something unexpected: The majority of the black holes were not in the location she anticipated. “All of the black holes I had found before were in the centers of galaxies,” said Reines, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Montana State University’s College of Letters and Science and a researcher in MSU’s eXtreme Gravity Institute. “These were roaming around the outskirts. I was blown away when I saw this.” The eXtreme Gravity Institute brings together physicists and astronomers to study phenomena where the forces of gravity are so strong they blur the separation between space and time, such as the Big Bang, neutron stars and black holes. There are two main types of black holes, incredibly dense areas of space with gravitational pulls strong enough to capture light. Smaller, stellar black holes form as large stars die and are roughly 10 times the mass of our sun, according to Reines. The other type, known as supermassive or massive black holes, tend to be found at the center of galaxies and can have masses millions or even billions that of our sun. Scientists don’t know how they are created. The Milky Way, a spiral galaxy consisting of somewhere between 100 and 400 billion stars, has a massive black hole at its center, Sagittarius A*... (continued)
Bone Research and Pilot Studies as Crew Trains for Emergencies. #spaceresearch#healthinspace #ISS
Monster Black Hole Found in the center of Milky Way!
At the center of our galaxy lies the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, often abbreviated Sgr A*. This giant blackhole is about 4 million times the mass of the sun #blackhole#spaceresearch#wearegrnss #SpaceAppspic.twitter.com/nfxangzvoN
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Late to the party! On December 20th 2019, US President Donald Trump appointed general John W. Raymond as Chief of Space Operations for the newly created “Space Force”. Trump has stated that it will be “the largest ever investment in the United States military” of $738 BILLION. Furthermore, he mentioned that “space is the world’s newest war-fighting domain”. Thoughts?
While I am not so fond on the militarization of space, I can understand the appeal and perhaps importance in security. However, whether or not you agree with the militaristic motivation behind it, $738 BILLION is a massive investment. To give you an idea, the entire cost of NASA SINCE ITS INCEPTION has cost the US around $1 Trillion dollars. Obviously, it is a massive amount.
To have this much invested in increasing the research in space operations is an optimistic approach towards our advancement and evolution in the ever-growing space industry.
Mysterious radio signal from space is repeating every 16 days
Mysterious radio signals from space have been known to repeat, but for the first time, researchers have noticed a pattern in a series of bursts coming from a single source half a billion light-years from Earth. Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are millisecond-long bursts of radio waves in space. Individual radio bursts emit once and don't repeat. But repeating fast radio bursts are known to send out short, energetic radio waves multiple times. Between September 16, 2018 and October 30, 2019, researchers with the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment/Fast Radio Burst Project collaboration detected a pattern in bursts occurring every 16.35 days. Over the course of four days, the signal would release a burst or two each hour. Then, it would go silent for another 12 days. The findings are included in the pre-print of a paper on arXiv, meaning the paper has been moderated but not fully peer reviewed. The authors of the paper are part of the CHIME/FRB collaboration, which has published a multitude of fast radio burst studies in recent years. Researchers hope that by tracing the origin of these mysterious bursts, they can determine what caused them. So far, they have traced single and repeating fast radio bursts back to very different sources, which deepens the mystery.
#SpaceAgencies#Countries#SpaceResearch One of the defining characteristics of The modern space age is the way that more nations are taking part like never before. Smaller space agencies are also making significant contri butions to human space exploration. In the coming decades, more are expected to enter the fray. Here 's a rundown of Space Agencies of Different Countries, have a Look!
AXIS'20 is proud to host the ISRO Space Exhibition, presented by the National Remote Sensing Centre.
Come and witness this technical extravaganza at AXIS on *29th February and 1st March 2020*!
SpaceX announces partnership to send four tourists into deep orbit
SpaceX announced a new partnership Tuesday to send four tourists deeper into orbit than any private citizen before them, in a mission that could take place by 2022 and easily cost more than $100 million. The company signed the deal with Space Adventures, which is based in Washington and served as an intermediary to send eight space tourists to the International Space Station (ISS) via Russian Soyuz rockets. The first of these was Dennis Tito, who paid $20 million for an eight hour stay on the ISS back in 2001. The last to go was Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte, in 2009.The new tourists would be carried on SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, which was developed to transport NASA astronauts and is due to make its first crewed flight in the coming months. "Our goal is to try to get to about two to three times the height of the space station," Space Adventure's president Tom Shelley told AFP. The ISS orbits at 400 kilometers above Earth's surface, but the exact altitude of the Space Adventures mission would be determined by SpaceX, added Shelley.
Paul Kamoun, CMO of @SpacePharma, explains the benefits of life sciences in space research and the opportunities this presents to health companies
Click below to read more#SpaceResearch #lifescienceshttps://www.healtheuropa.eu/life-sciences-in-space-research-what-do-you-know-about-miniature-space-labs/97475/ …
Mr. A.C. Mathur, the previous Group Director of Indian Research Space Organization (ISRO), was at Shiv Nadar University and delivered an intriguing talk on the ‘Important aspects of Space Science and Technology’. He delved into the rich history of space research and India’s space program while noting important future missions, while speaking to the students. He also highlighted ISRO’s interaction with academic institutions and topics for research for Mechanical Engineering students and faculty. #spacescience#technology#isro#spaceresearch#mechanicalengineering#experiencesnu#groupdirector
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Astronomers want public funds for intelligent life search
The head of one of the US's national observatories says the search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe needs to be taken more seriously. Dr Anthony Beasley told the BBC that there should be greater government support for a field that has been shunned by government research funders for decades. His backing for the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (Seti) marks a sea change in attitudes to a field regarded until recently as fringe science. Dr Beasley made his comments at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Seattle. The director of the US National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville in Virginia said that it was now "time for Seti to come in from the cold and be properly integrated to all other areas of astronomy". Equally important, according to Dr Siemion, is the credibility that the VLA's involvement brings to the field. At the time, the first few planets orbiting distant stars were discovered, but it was not known if this was the norm. We now know that it is - nearly 4,000 have been discovered to date. It is this development, according to Dr Siemion, that has persuaded many respected scientists that the search for intelligent life on other worlds should be taken more seriously.
As NASA’s astronaut, Christina Koch, returns to Earth, Innovation News Network would like to look back at some of the amazing work she did during her 328 day space flight. Want to learn about Koch's research? Click here #NASA#SpaceResearch https://pos.li/2eud6u
A very emotional moment!
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The COSPAR 2020 conference committee is calling for abstracts on #SpaceResearch for global impact. Deadline is Friday 14 February 2020 (AEST). Find out more: http://www.cospar2020.org/abstracts.php pic.twitter.com/hVXLoKwreW
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British radio antenna arrives at space station
The UK's first industrial contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) was delivered on Tuesday. The communications antenna is part of a consignment of supplies that is due to arrive on a Cygnus freighter. Made by MDA UK, the Columbus Ka-band (COLKa) Terminal will enable astronauts to connect with scientists and family on Earth at home broadband speeds. The equipment will be fixed to the exterior of Europe's ISS science module in a few weeks' time. This should improve substantially on current arrangements for radio links. The European Data Relay System (EDRS) only has one satellite operating at the moment but will soon have a second. This will afford the possibility of tens of minutes of dedicated, high-bandwidth connectivity for the Columbus lab on every 90-minute orbit of the Earth made by the station. An ISS robotic arm captured the Cygnus freighter at 09:05 GMT, prior to the manoeuvre that would pull the vehicle into a berthing position. COLKa will be stored aboard the platform for a few weeks before being bolted to the exterior of Columbus in a spacewalk.
In the solar system we can find rocky planets (like the Earth and Mars) and gaseous planets (like Jupiter and Saturn). The materials that compose planets affect their density, for example: Jupiter's density is 1/5th the density of our planet and Saturn's density is so low that the planet could float (its density is lower than water's). This works also outside the solar system, where we can find a new type of planet that has even lower density.
These planets are almost as big as Jupiter, but their mass is 100 times lower. Three of those planets (Kepler 51 b, Kepler 51 c and Kepler 51 d) can be found orbiting Kepler 51, a 500 million years old Sun-like star.
Kepler 51's system is located 2,600 light-years away.
Image credit: @nasa@nasahubble @europeanspaceagency
India needs to create a conductive environment through suitable legal provisions, a strong regulatory framework to realise this goal
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It’s official! I’m excited to announce that I’ve accepted a KBR Senior Scientist position at NASA Johnson Space Center, where I’ll be a lead specialist overseeing the elements of NASA’s Human Research Program!
Last month, I went to NASA and presented my research on Lunar and Martian psychophysics, and placed in the top 3 postdoctoral poster projects for NASA’s HRP 2020.
This led to NASA offering me a dream job, where I’ll be providing expertise on all scientific elements in HRP to ensure humans survive the longest space mission ever achieved in our lifetime.
Kepler-78b is a rocky Earth-sized exoplanet, it's 1.2 times the size of Earth and 1.7 times more massive (located 400 light-years from Earth). This planet is extremely close to its star (about 40 times closer than Mercury is to the Sun) and due to that it has a really high surface temperature (2030°C - 2830°C). Because of these conditions the planet can't have a stable atmosphere. It was detected as it passed across the surface of its host star (Transit and reflection modulation). Images: @nasa@nasahubble @europeanspaceagency
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