Meet SunRise, the swarm of NASA satellites that will monitor the storms of the Sun

In anticipation of its future manned missions to the Moon and Mars, Nasa wishes to acquire tools for predicting the most precise solar activity possible. In addition to the satellites already dedicated to this task, NASA has just selected the SunRISE mission. Composed of six cubesats which will form by interferometry a radiotelescope several kilometers […]

NASA discovers novel black hole – world –

4.04.2020 16:17 (Act 4.04.2020 16:17) The IMBH could represent “a missing link” in the development of our universe. © AP Scientists may have discovered a special black hole with the help of the Hubble space telescope. Astronomers had long been looking for evidence of its existence. This specimen may be a special black hole. It […]

Wall Street turns positive after Trump’s oil tweet

Statue “The fearless girl” in front of the New York Stock Exchange The US stock market gains after a weak start. (Photo: AFP) new York The hope of a quick end to the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia has sparked a price explosion of crude oil and lured investors back to Wall […]

how COVID-19 turns body cells into viral factories

When the coronavirus attacks the body of its next victim, it turns the patient’s own cells into original factories for the production of new viruses. The process begins on the surface of the cell when the virus captures the protein, which usually helps regulate the patient’s blood pressure. The cell involuntarily lets the virus inside […]

Former astronaut gives advice on corona isolation

Dhe former astronaut Peggy Whitson, who spent 665 days in space on behalf of the American space agency (NASA), knows how to endure isolation even in corona times. “The most important thing is to realize that the group has a common goal. At Covid-19, this goal is to save lives through quarantine, ”the 60-year-old told […]

Musk is now producing ventilators instead of electric cars

New York, Berlin Tesla-CEO Elon Musk is always good for surprises. He shows it now: “The coronavirus panic is stupid,” wrote the 48-year-old on March 6th. While California’s companies closed the doors, Musk defiantly continued to produce. Just two weeks later, he changed his mind. Now he is profiling himself as the savior of the […]

But by the way, how would NASA manage an epidemic in space?

The spread of viruses has always been considered a threat on board the international space station. Even the most common diseases, such as the common cold, change their appearance among astronauts, because the conditions characterizing extraterrestrial environments are extreme. A recent study has shown that antibiotic treatments are less effective in space when it comes […]

“Our growth techniques have many similarities with terrestrial vertical agriculture”

Between 2014-2016, red Romaine lettuce was grown on the International Space Station (ISS). Scientists “sowed” surface sterilized seeds in a plant growth room nicknamed “Veggie”, equipped with LED lighting and an irrigation system. Lettuce was grown for 33 to 56 days. Once collected, the crew members ate some leaves and frozen the rest for chemical […]