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NASA: Russia could be burning gas that was supposed to reach Europe
Space, Russia, Ukraine

NASA: Russia could be burning gas that was supposed to reach Europe

NASA has recorded fires at a Russian compressor station since the day that gas supplies to Europe began to be cut off. And the Ukrainian energy minister confirms burning. The amount of gas that reaches Europe from Russia has been decreasing since the war on Ukrainian territory began, and now there is a hypothesis that Moscow could be burning this surplus of gas. The images from the satellite that monitors the fires by NASA, advances the Finnish station Yle, show that every day, since June 17, there have been flames recorded at the Portovaya compression station - which is managed by the Russian company Gazprom and is also responsible for the transporting gas from one location to another. The 17th of June is, in fact, a milestone, since it was from this date that the delivery of gas to G...
Vladimir Putin fires head of Russian space agency
Space, Russia

Vladimir Putin fires head of Russian space agency

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – APRIL, 12 (RUSSIA OUT) Russians President Vladimir Putin (C) and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin (R) observe the exposition of missiles at the Cosmos pavillion space industry exhibiton on April 12, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. Russians mark Cosmonaut day on April.12 in honour of first flight in space of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961. ( Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images) Russian President Vladimir Putin fired this Friday by decree the head of the Russian space agency (Roscosmos), Dmitry Rogozin, known for his abrasive style and extreme nationalism. Rogozin, 58, will be replaced by Yuri Borissov, who until now held the post of deputy prime minister responsible for the Russian military-industrial complex, which also includes the space sector. Borissov, 65, comes from...
Russia is building anti-satellite base to “blind” enemy satellites
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Russia is building anti-satellite base to “blind” enemy satellites

Space is becoming an increasingly busy place and we are not talking about communications satellites or meteorology. Espionage, monitoring from the skies is increasingly the weapon of weapons. Some countries with more power have real arsenals gravitating towards the Earth. As such, anti-satellite technologies are on the rise as space becomes an increasingly vital domain for military activities. Russia seems to be investing in a new "weapon". According to reports, Google Earth satellites have located the construction of a Russian anti-satellite laser facility. The intention will be to "blind the eyes of enemies in space". Russia: New Weapon for Electro-Optical Warfare Recent Google Earth images reveal the construction of what appears to be a sophisticated laser system at a Russian space...
NASA Director Says China is Planning to Occupy the Moon
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NASA Director Says China is Planning to Occupy the Moon

In an interview with the German newspaper Bild, Bill Nelson accuses Beijing of developing a space program with military objectives. The director of NASA, the US space agency, warned in an interview with the German newspaper Bild that China's plan to build a base on the Moon in collaboration with Russia could be the first step for Beijing to "take hold" of the natural satellite. from the earth. “We should be very concerned that China will land on the moon and then say: now it's ours and you're out,” Bill Nelson said in the interview, published on Saturday. According to the head of the US space agency, a new space race is underway with the Moon as a destination, “this time with China” as an adversary. The United States plans a trip to the moon by 2025, which will include a woman for the...
Six months in space equals a decade of bone loss
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Six months in space equals a decade of bone loss

During space missions lasting six months or longer, astronauts can suffer bone loss equivalent to a decade of aging on Earth, a new study has revealed. Bones "are a living organ," said Leigh Gabel, a scientist at the University of Calgary in Canada who was responsible for the study, published recently in Scientific Reports. “They are alive and active and in constant remodeling,” he added. However, without gravity, the bones lose strength. For the development of this study, Gabel and her team followed 17 astronauts - 14 men and three women, with an average age of 47 years -, who spent between four to seven months in space. Using high-resolution tomography scans, which allow the measurement of bone architecture on scales “thinner than the thickness of a human hair”, the researchers anal...
NASA wants to produce nuclear energy on the Moon and there are three companies working on proposals
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NASA wants to produce nuclear energy on the Moon and there are three companies working on proposals

The idea is to mount nuclear reactors on the Moon and produce electrical energy from there, to support astronauts' extended stays on space missions. For several years now, the US Space Agency has been working on solutions to a problem that will arise as space exploration continues to more distant destinations: energy production. Nuclear energy is an option that has been considered in different dimensions, one of which is the possibility of creating nuclear energy production systems on the Moon. The company chose three companies to present projects in this sense, each of which will receive 5 million dollars for a year to develop a concept and present solutions. If all goes well, the prototypes will still be tested in loco at the end of this decade and could be used in the scope of the ...