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To the Moon and beyond

To the Moon and beyond

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced plans to set up camp on Earth’s Moon to set the stage for interplanetary space travel. With a 2018 budget reported to be over $20 billion, of which close to $8 billion would go towards exploration, planetary science, and aeronautics – the question is often asked, is it worth all this money just to go to the moon? The feel-good video published on November 16th has garnered over 1.2 million views on YouTube and reignited the curiosity within human nature to explore and go beyond what is already known. https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1063824485621645312 All this money that gets invested into NASA flows back through society in the form of space-age technologies that we take for granted every day. Examples
New island on Earth could be the key to finding life in Mars

New island on Earth could be the key to finding life in Mars

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It was announced today at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) that the new island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai is a natural lab to study life in Mars. The volcanic island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai, surfaced from the Pacific Ocean two years ago in 2015, and has been gradually transforming due to erosion until a few months ago when its shape stabilised. The island grew out of the Hunga Volcano,  a 1.3km-high mountain that is submerged in the southwest Pacific at the Tonga archipelago. Scientists at NASA are thoroughly studying the changes happening in the new island because they believe this island is similar to geological processes taking place in Mars. This study is crucial to understand if life is possible on the Red Planet. Volcanic processes ofte
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