Sci-tech

First firm evidence for liquid water on Mars

While previous research unearthed possible signs of " intermittent liquid water flowing " on Mars" surface, a new discovery has now braced the possibility of "extra-terrestrial life'. Ground-penetrating radar uses the method of sending radar pulses towards the surface and timing how long it takes for them to be reflected back to the spacecraft, and with what strength. [Full Article...]

Discovery of liquid water 'lake' on Mars

Discovery of liquid water 'lake' on Mars To find the water, Italian researchers analysed radar signals collected over three years by the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft . When Orosei and his colleagues analyzed the data, they saw what looked like a lake of water about 12 miles in diameter and a mile below a surface layer made up of water ice and dust. [Full Article...]

Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century on Friday

Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century on Friday During a total lunar eclipse , the Earth blocks light from the sun and it turns a reddish colour due to sunlight bending through the Earth's atmosphere. CET. Image: AAP What is a lunar eclipse? NASA tells us the moon's red glow is caused by Earth completely blocking the sunlight that normally reflects off its surface. [Full Article...]

Found: Liquid Water on Mars

It stretches for the length of Lake Windermere a mile beneath the planet's frozen and dusty surface. For as long as anyone can remember, Mars was the planet that scientists, astronomers and stargazers looked to and wondered 'is there life out there?'. [Full Article...]

Mars Express Just Discovered a Subsurface Liquid Water Lake on Mars

This is not the first time that scientists have discovered signs of water on Mars but this is the first time that a persistent water supply has been found, which is noteworthy. The bright area in question has a " high relative dielectric permittivity " which, in less scientific terms, means that it matches that of water-bearing materials. [Full Article...]

Giant liquid water lake found under Martian ice

Scientists used radar to probe the Martian polar ice caps and have found a lake like structure just under the surface on Mars. This principle of following the water is key to astrobiology - the study of potential life beyond Earth. The researchers said it could take years to verify whether something is actually living in this body of water that resembles a subglacial lake on Earth, perhaps w... [Full Article...]

SpaceX to launch second new Falcon 9 rocket in three days

The company is planning to launch 10 additional Iridium satellites in this, the seventh launch of the series, according to a statement from the company . Each song will either reflect what viewers of the space-x web-cast are seeing, or are somehow related to the iridium story. The Galileo satellites provide global-positioning services across Europe, and Wednesday's launch should complete the ne... [Full Article...]

Underground lake found on Mars by Italian researchers

Underground lake found on Mars by Italian researchers When Orosei and his colleagues analyzed the data, they saw what looked like a lake of water about 12 miles in diameter and a mile below a surface layer made up of water ice and dust. Orosei and colleagues used a radar instrument called MARSIS aboard the Mars Express spacecraft to make their discovery. Water has a higher permittivity than rock and ice. [Full Article...]


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