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Comment by Stephen on March 10, 2017 at 5:01pm

Comment by Mrs.B on March 5, 2017 at 6:39pm

Getting there faster would be good too.

Comment by Stephen on March 5, 2017 at 6:28pm

This chart shows the five most abundant gases in Mars' atmosphere.

This chart shows the five most abundant gases in Mars' atmosphere.

An Artificial Magnetic Shield Could Make Mars Habitable (Again)

The Martian atmosphere is a decimated shred of what it once was, thanks to the fact that a disappearing magnetic field allowed solar winds to pummel the red... over millions of years. So naturally, one solution to making Mars more habitable may be to resurrect its magnetosphere — and it’s a crazy idea NASA scientists are actually looking into.

At Wednesday’s Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop at the NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., NASA’s Planetary Science Division Director Jim Green spoke about how this magnetic shield would work.

“It may be feasible that we can get up to these higher field strengths that are necessary to provide that shielding,” Green said. “We need to be able then to also modify that direction of the magnetic field so that it always pushes the solar wind away.”

Read more= https://www.inverse.com/article/28574-nasa-mars-magnetic-shield-sol...

Comment by Chris on March 4, 2017 at 8:30pm

The sound of sand blowing kind of sounds like the sea. I've heard sand blowing in the desert. I'm told that sand with different grain sizes sound different.  That of course make sense.

Comment by Mrs.B on February 28, 2017 at 7:08pm

Oh how fascinating is that?!!! Wow!

Comment by Stephen on February 28, 2017 at 5:11pm

Sand moved by wind on Mars

Animated photo

Comment by Mrs.B on February 13, 2017 at 2:31am

Interesting.

Comment by Stephen on February 13, 2017 at 2:22am

Animation of 2017 BQ6. The near-Earth asteroid has a rotation period of about 3 hours. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR

2016 BQ6 full size FEA

Meet Asteroid 2017 BQ6 — A Giant, Spinning Brick

http://www.universetoday.com/133390/asteroid-2017-bq6-looks-like-br...

Comment by Stephen on February 9, 2017 at 2:11pm

Looking for life?

Looking for life?

NASA wants to put a lander on Europa’s surface to look for life

Comment by Mrs.B on January 19, 2017 at 10:04pm

Looks like siding on a house....hahaha.......

 
 
 

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