Tuesday, July 27

Espacio

Blue Origin, Elon Musk, Espacio, Jeff Bezos, NASA, Noticias, SpaceX

The Battle Between Musk and Bezos Over NASA Contracts Continues | Digital Trends Spanish

In April, NASA awarded Elon Musk a $ 2.9 billion contract to SapaceX to build a lunar lander. This does not seem to convince Jeff Bezos, who has returned to the fray with a new offer to the space agency. In a letter addressed to NASA administrator, Bill Nelson, the tycoon assured that his company Blue Origin is willing to give up up to 2 billion dollars in payments in the current and the next two federal fiscal years in exchange for a contract of landing at a fixed price. According to Bezos, his company is also willing to finance its own exploratory mission to Earth orbit. "This offer is not a postponement, but rather a resounding and permanent waiver of those payments," Bezos explained in the letter. "This offer provides time for the government's appropriation actions to catch up." Th...
alce, CELAC, Espacio, Mexico, Noticias

What do Moose, Mexico, the Caribbean and Space have to do with it? | Digital Trends Spanish

Space is one of the most coveted places by any world leader, since its conquest ensures prestige and an influential geopolitical position. For Latin American countries, entering this race alone is quite complicated, especially due to the amount of resources required, however, an alliance of several nations may be the solution. This was promulgated by CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States), which created the I RAISED (Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency). What is ALCE? ALCE will be an entity that will support the improvement of Satellite communication, while enhancing regional capacity to create maps of strengths, opportunities, threats, risks and vulnerabilities to face challenges such as climate change. The Mexican Foreign Secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, commented t...
cambio climatico, cientificos, clima, Espacio, Jeff Bezos, Noticias, Richard Branson, turismo espacial, Virgin Galactic

Climate Scientists Concerned About Space Tourism | Digital Trends Spanish

While the recent space trips of millionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have been highlighted, climate scientists are concerned about this situation. They are concerned about the growing increase in space tourism and about the stage that both entrepreneurs have just inaugurated, particularly about the effects that this trend could have on the health of the planet. Professionals fear that the increasing number of rocket flights and the increase in space tourism could damage Earth's atmosphere and contribute to climate change. According to Dallas Kasaboski, an analyst at space consultancy Northern Sky Research, a single Virgin Galactic suborbital flight lasting an hour and a half can generate as much pollution as a 10-hour transatlantic flight. This is concerning to researchers, espec...
Espacio, meteorito, Noruega

“Unusually large” meteorite falls in Norway | Digital Trends Spanish

An "unusually large" meteorite lit up the skies over part of Norway last Sunday, which although it generated some chaos among the population, did not cause any damage according to what local authorities report. The meteorite was seen as a large fireball at 1 AM local time and initial studies indicate that the remnants of the meteorite that survived entering the atmosphere fell in an unpopulated area west of Oslo, the Norwegian capital. And in addition to the light and the noise, the meteorite generated what is called a pressure wave, a phenomenon that normally occurs when there are earthquakes or earthquakes. Rumbling meteor lights up Norway; part of it may have landed near Oslohttps://t.co/OWmHZHdnwh pic.twitter.com/oxj8lYPcnG & mdash; Robert Falla-Louvét 🔭🪐🚀 (@lanerobertlane) July...
Elon Musk, Espacio, Exoplaneta, Grimes, Lil Uzi Vert, Noticias, planeta, Tendencias

Grimes Says Rapper Lil Uzi Vert Is “Legally” Buying A Planet | Digital Trends Spanish

Singer Grimes and rapper Lil Uzi Vert have garnered attention this week on social media. However, it is not due to some artistic collaboration, but to a post by Grimes stating that the rapper would be the first person to own a planet "legally". This Thursday, Grimes posted on Twitter: "Apparently @LILUZIVERT owns this planet, just a warning," along with an image of WASP-127b. It is a huge gaseous exoplanet that was discovered in 2016, and is 1.4 times larger than Jupiter. Apparently @LILUZIVERT owns this planet - just a heads up https://t.co/rcyQ2ts7Hj & mdash; Grimes (@Grimezsz) July 22, 2021 Lil Uzi Vert responded to the tweet stating that the planet purchase was in process, and later Grimes wrote: “The documentation is almost complete for @LILUZIVERT to legally claim WASP-127b - ...
Blue Origin, Espacio, Jeff Bezos, New Shepard, Noticias, Richard Branson, Wally Funk

Bezos is left without decoration that Richard Branson received | Digital Trends Spanish

Everything indicates that the competition between the millionaires who have gone into space will continue: Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson. Now, the Federal Aviation Authority of the United States has indicated that it will not give an important recognition to the former CEO of Amazon, who does have Branson, of Virgin Galactic. Recently, this body has tightened its rules. Thus, to grant the traditional astronaut wings, the person should have contributed to the flight and its safety, which Bezos did not do, since the New Shepard's trip was controlled from the ground and at no time did the people who were going in the cabin. So far, only Virgin Galactic pilots, including Richard Branson, who pilot the space plane from the cockpit, plus Chief Astronaut Beth Moses, who flew alone in the coc...
atacama, Chile, Espacio, Exoplaneta, formación, gigantes gaseosos, lunas, Noticias, protoplaneta

This unpublished image shows an exoplanet in full formation | Digital Trends Spanish

A group of astronomers has discovered what could be a region of exoplanets in formation. Scientists found the dusty disk around a young exoplanet in a solar system called PDS 70 located 370 light years away. The team found the first protoplanet using the Very Large Telescope at the European Southern Observatory in Chile. A year later, they found another young gas giant using the same equipment. Astronomers believe that the star system is only 10 million years old and that both gas giants are several times larger than Jupiter. ALMA (ESO / NAOJ / NRAO) / Benisty et al.To learn more about this system, the researchers focused on it all possible instruments, including the Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array (ALMA), which is made up of 66 short-wavelength radio antennas. Thus, t...
Espacio, Marte, misión, NASA, Noticias, núcleo, planeta Rojo, tierra

They confirm that Mars has a liquid and metallic nucleus | Digital Trends Spanish

The seismic signals recorded on Mars by NASA's InSight mission confirmed that the planet has a liquid and metallic core. An international study has also shown the size of the nucleus, the structure of the crust and the mantle of the red planet. Thus, the study of the signals of a dozen marsquakes recorded by an ultrasensitive seismometer deployed by NASA made it possible to determine the internal structure of Mars. According to the study, the planet's liquid core would have a radius of about 1,830 kilometers. According to the researchers, this size suggests the presence of light elements, such as sulfur, oxygen and hydrogen. While the interior of the core could be made up mainly of iron and nickel. “This work provides the first direct measurements of the inner layers of another planet...
Apolo 11, Buzz Aldrin, Espacio, imagen, luna, misión, NASA, Neil Armstrong, Noticias

Aldrin’s helmet allows him to reconstruct what he saw on the Moon | Digital Trends Spanish

It is one of the most remembered images of the Apollo 11 mission. It was taken by Neil Armstrong and shows Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the Moon. Now, an artist managed to recreate what the astronaut was seeing at that time through the reflection in Aldrin's helmet. Michael Ranger is a visual effects artist and Reddit user. It was precisely on this platform that the professional published a 360-degree panorama from the astronaut's point of view. “What makes this process exciting for me is the fact that it is real. If I have any indication that something like this is false, my interest in it completely evaporates. This is great because it's real! ”Ranger explains. POT.The iconic image was taken in July 1969. It shows Aldrin standing next to the leg of the lunar module. In the recrea...
Espacio, Noticias, rusia, Zeus

Zeus, the Russian spacecraft that works with nuclear energy | Digital Trends Spanish

In the middle of the Maks 2021 aviation show, It has been presented a model of the Russian spacecraft Zeus, which will operate with nuclear power. Zeus is a ship that will serve various purposes. On the one hand, it will serve as a defense system and for this it includes electronic weapons and lasers, but it will also be a cargo ship that will be able to move cargo to various destinations in space. And it will be equipped with a tracking system that will allow it to detect different space objects. But perhaps more important than the above is the fact that Zeus has enough power for space travel that until now has not been possible. The spacecraft will be what is called an orbiting nuclear plant, which has enough energy to send heavy cargo to Mars in a somewhat shorter time. However, i...