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Artemis 1 will launch to the Moon today

Credit: NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop the mobile launcher as it is rolled up the ramp at Launch Pad 39B, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida; photo by NASA/Joel Kowsky

Artemis Mission

NASA is preparing for the first integrated test mission of its deep space exploration systems today – 29.08.2022. The name of the mission is Artemis 1 and is the first of a series of planned launches, which hope to achieve the first manned landing on the surface of the Moon since 1972's Apollo 17. Artemis 1 is going to be an uncrewed flight test with mannequins. The main objective is to test the heating shield systems, NASA's next-generation spacesuits, and radiation levels. If the mission is successful, Artemis 2 will take four astronauts near the moon in 2024. After that, Artemis 3 will take a crewed spacecraft for a moon landing. Finally, Artemis 4 will fly to a space station near the moon. NASA aspires that the Artemis expedition will enable a crewed trip to Mars in the following years.

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The sound of the Cosmos

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Sonification of NGC 1300 galaxy

More than 25 centuries ago, Pythagoras of Samos held the belief that the planets move according to mathematical equations. Thus they resonate to produce musical symphonies. These symphonies are inaudible unless one follows his teaching and develops the senses to hear them. It is claimed that Pythagoras was able to hear the music of the planets while meditating under the night sky. It may sound like mysticism but it is a concept well-adopted by modern scientists. Sure, they don't meditate or follow some guru's teachings. Scientists use observatories, telescopes, and super-computers. However, the idea remains the same. The Universe is the greatest musical composition made by Nature itself.

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A Breath of Fresh Air on Mars

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An Instrument Brought by Perseverance Creates Oxygen

We all know, that one of the main reasons we are still not all over the planets in the solar system is the lack of Oxygen. Not only because it is an essential part of what we breathe, but also because it is needed for the production of rocket fuel, which would make returning from a distant planet to Earth possible. Now, thanks to an instrument brought to Mars by the Perseverance rover, we are a step closer to solving this problem.

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Could we harness energy from black holes?

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Study indicates that energy can be extracted from black holes

A new study indicates that, someday, energy could be extracted from black holes.

A remarkable prediction of Einstein's theory of general relativity -- the theory that connects space, time, and gravity -- is that rotating black holes have enormous amounts of energy available to be tapped.

For the last 50 years, scientists have tried to come up with methods to unleash this power.

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