Science stories about 'Space' from Western Australia.
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#NASA VS #China - The #Space Race Is On | Particle Deputy Chief of the National Space Administration Wu Yanhua said in a press release that China’s exploration and utilisation of space had exclusively peaceful motives. “The white paper sets out our vision of China as a space power, independently #researching, #innovating, discovering and training specialist personnel,” he said.
Mars spaghetti maker feeds Earthlings first | Particle Pictured: A standard food extruder #Purdue University’s first attempt was a lot smaller than its industrial counterparts. But it still wasn’t small enough to send to space. #NASA is now requesting they make it 100 times smaller. There’s still a lot of #research required before they’re able to make version two. But in the meantime, they’ve found a worthy use for their first creation.
#Mars spaghetti maker feeds Earthlings first | Particle The first look at space #spaghetti. The device is basically a small-scale version of larger industrial extruders. Extruders are machines with many uses. One of the main uses is manufacturing processed foods. Much of our packaged pastas and breakfast cereals come from extruders. #NASA needed their device to be small and light for space travel. Every #kilogram bumps up the costs, so on a #space mission the lighter the better!
Mars spaghetti maker feeds Earthlings first | Particle Could humans grow food on Mars?
Did you know that some of our most beloved earthly #tech started in #space missions? Chances are you’re using #WiFi right now to read this article. Did you know WiFi #technology was a result of a hunt for ‘evaporating’ black holes? Or that #laptops were first used by #astronauts? Now a device made to feed Martians could be used to feed Earthlings first.
Rocks in the Pilbara Are A Similar Environment to Mars | Particle Outcrop of rocks in the Dresser Formation
A geyser in Iceland that is similar to the geysers that were once found in the Pilbara. Credit: Tara Djokic
A microscopic image of geyserite textures from ancient Dresser Formation shows that hot spring deposits once existed here 3.5 billion years ago. Credit: Tara Djokic
From the red dirt to the red planet Tara has been studying #rocks in an area of the #Pilbara called the Dresser Formation where fossilised stromatolites—structures built by #microorganisms—have been found. Besides extending the record of life on #land by up to 580 million years and hot springs by 3 billion years earlier than previously thought, these findings may also help us in the search for life on #Mars.
Is #China the next #space superpower? Last year, China launched 22 rockets—more than the former Soviet Union and equal to the efforts of the US. The country is arguably #NASA’s biggest rival in space #exploration. There are reports it’s planning to put #astronauts—or ‘taikonauts’ as they are known in China—on the Moon by 2036.
Discovering New #Exoplanets - #Astronomy #Perth | Particle PEST (Perth Exoplanet Survey Telescope)
“I was always interested in #astronomy, ever since I saw the #moon landing as a #kid,” TG says. He couldn’t afford a #telescope then, but as a grown up, TG has set up a highly capable backyard observatory using off-the-shelf equipment and a healthy dose of DIY.
Australia’s very own Andrea Boyd ensures everything runs smoothly in outer #space, conducting #science experiments for the #ISS. Suiting up for Mars at the Victoria Space Science Education Centre
Stellar career takes Aussie engineer from Adelaide to outer space | Particle Conversations about #space and #engineering with Australian #students
Stellar career takes #Aussie engineer from Adelaide to outer #space | Particle The #InternationalSpaceStation is a collaboration of 15 nations working together to create a world-class, state-of-the-art orbiting #research facility
Stellar #career takes #Aussie engineer from #Adelaide to outer #space | Particle On console at the Eurocom Control Room in Cologne