These microbes, and not humans, may be the first species to inhabit another planet. A. cylindrica could be used by scientists to biologically ‘mine’ nutrients and metals from other planets to help human colonists. The bacteria, which are usually used to fertilize rice paddies, extracted metals from space rock analogues after surviving low Earth orbit, vacuum, heat, cold, and radiation.
NASA Plans 2025 Manned Mission to Asteroid
In 2025 we will travel into deep space and shoot to land on an asteroid.
The color green isn’t actually ‘green’ Synthetic green dyes, paints and pigments are made with a noxious cocktail of toxins and pollutants, making green an ironic symbol for the environmental movement.
A devastating tsunami triggered by the biggest earthquake on record in Japan looked set to kill at least 1,000 people along the northeastern coast on Friday after a wall of water swept away everything in its path.
Some supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies seem to have voracious appetites, gobbling up material so fast that some of it escapes as jets of radiation. But others, including the black hole at the heart of our own Milky Way, are oddly dormant.
According to new research, published March 10 in the Astrophysical Journal (http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/) , hungry black holes also generate wider swaths of radiation that drive strong winds of gas. As illustrated above, these winds push material out of reach, until there’s nothing near enough to fall into the black hole’s grasp. Starved, the black hole goes dormant.