Astro Pi 2023
Astro Pi 2023 Challenge coming soon.
What is Astro Pi?
The European Astro Pi Challenge offers young people the amazing opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in space by writing computer programs that run on Raspberry Pi computers aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
2023 challenge opens mid September.
Please see website for details.
Note: As I run the STEM group, and we are a bring you own projects event, then I am happy for this to be a safe place to meet up and work on projects. However:-
- If you are working on Mission Zero you will need a PARENT / GUARDIAN to help you.
- If you are undertaking Mission Space Lab you will need a MENTOR to help you.
Euclid space telescope sends back first images
The Euclid space telescope has now sent back it's first images. As reported in New Scientist on 31 July 2023. You can read the full article here
So all good stuff, The telescope can exmine both visible and infrared light.
Diverse organic-mineral associations in Jezero crater, Mars
The rover that just keeps giving, so looks like “NASA's Perseverance Mars rover discovers more evidence of building blocks of life on Mars.”.
This is from the original Fediverse post by Natalie Davis
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover discovers more evidence of building blocks of life on Mars. Although the organic molecules were not necessarily the products of biological processes, it does raise the chances Mars once had life and could indicate we're looking in the right place.
So exciting stuff, the full article in Nature can be found here
So we are finding more evidence Mars may once have had life. If you want to learn more about some of the basic building blocks of life and how we go about finding these, please check a previous post about the Mumbai University Astrobiology course videos
In the mean time feel free to ask on Fedi or on Science forums.
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There were two big bangs
This new theory is fast gaining ground, the idea being that the current theory only produced 5% of the matter we can see, where as the universe is made up of 95% dark energy and dark matter. So this had to come from somewhere. The idea now is there was a secondary big bang producing the remaining 95% of this matter.
NASA Solar storm warning
This is pretty scary stuff, solar storms are known to be a high risk to technology on Earth. Looks like if anything happens we won't get much of a warning, We'd Have a 30-Minute Warning Before a Killer Solar Storm Hits Earth
Something to consider.
WATER WORLDS: Hideouts for Alien Life?
This was posted to the Fediverse earlier, WATER WORLDS: Hideouts for Alien Life? it is on Youtube so I have included an Invidious link too.
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I have included links to science forums and the fediverse (mastodon) instance I am on for further discussion.
Artemis II Mission
The crew to take NASA and humans back to lunar orbit has been announced. This is the second mission which will take a human crew around the moon and back to Earth.
Rolls Royce Nuclear engine
Rolls-Royce Nuclear Engine Could Power Quick Trips to the Moon and Mars
We are making discoveries so fast, it is hard to keep up. We are learning more and more about the origin of the universe each time. These first stars are probably long gone, but the light the produced is still moving.
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