Space travel affects the human brain in strange and unexpected ways. New research has shown that prolonged periods in space increase the brain mass of astronauts by up to 6%. The astronauts’ brain grows up to 6% after a prolonged space flights in space. However, when it comes to this aspect, size is not everything and… Continue reading It’s official: Astronaut’s brain grows after spaceflight in outer space
When astronomers discovered the SN2016aps supernova in 2016, they knew they were dealing with something colossal, though not exactly what its magnitude was. Today they already have more certainties. it is the “brightest, most energetic and probably most massive supernova ever identified”. Scientists at the Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics came to that conclusion… Continue reading SN2016aps: what the brightest and most massive supernova ever detected looks like
Humans have long had the vision of colonizing foreign planets. Science fiction films and novels present future scenarios in which humans travel the universe and inhabit foreign planets. Mars is most similar to Earth among the planets in our solar system. Nevertheless, its conditions are not suitable for human life. Mars is very cold and… Continue reading Is there a greenhouse effect on Mars?
Explore the surface of the moon with rovers the size of a Roomba in the future. Of course, this also requires correspondingly compact instruments. The NASA mini moon rover is the answer. To collect ideas for this, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) http://jpl.nasa.gov is now using crowdsourcing. The competition “Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload”… Continue reading NASA mini moon rover crowdsourcing (NASApayload)