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