Archive for October, 2015

COKE FOUND ON THE MOON!

October 10, 2015

(What about Tetramethyl … never mind!)

http://www.clavius.org/bibcoke.html

RAT FOUND ON MARS – or maybe an arctic lemming!

http://beforeitsnews.com/beyond-science/2012/12/mars-rodent-photo-by-curiosity-rover-nasa-photo-no-photoshop-find-it-yourself-at-nasa-2440116.html

HOAX OR NO HOAX – WE MAY SOON FIND OUT:

Private companies compete to send a rover to the moon.

http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/design-engineering-features/technology/lunar-x-prize-set-for-launch/75837/

http://spacenews.com/german-x-prize-team-announces-launch-contract/

ASTROBOTIC PULLS OUT:

http://www.parabolicarc.com/2016/12/23/astrobotic-ceo-skeptical-anyone-win-google-lunar-prize/

“Spudis talks of mining water on the moon to make rocket fuel from oxygen and hydrogen.” – No doubt siphoned from NASA’s brain!

http://www.airspacemag.com/space/moon-race-google-x-prize-180962397/

… and from ROSCOSMOS’S BRAIN!

“…where suspected deposits of water ice might have been buried for eons. Touching the lunar water ice would be a huge deal not only for planetary geology but also for the future of human space exploration, as many people planning or imagining future missions would love to tap into local resources to cut down how much spacecraft have to carry with them. Some incurable optimists even hope to use the lunar water to convert it into oxygen and liquid hydrogen to refuel departing rockets.”

“…the spacecraft should involve the world’s first lander to touch down on Jupiter’s mighty (and possibly watery!) moon Ganymede.”

http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/moon-mars/g2269/russia-space-probes-plan/

Oh dear, the word “mare” (region on the moon) pronounced – m (as in Mike) ar (as in park) e (as in prey) is from the Latin meaning “sea”! How silly of me!

PT SCIENTISTS DEFAULTS:

http://spacenews.com/google-lunar-x-prize-field-narrowed-to-five/

ANOTHER HOPEFUL DROPS OUT:

The Israeli finalist in Google’s $20 million race to the moon won’t make it to the starting line

These rovers should be fitted with beacons to allow verification by radio amateurs.

If no team can make it surely this innovation can.

http://www.bostondynamics.com/robot_bigdog.html

DEADLINE EXTENDED:

A time extension and a rule change has been announced.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/16/16152292/google-lunar-x-prize-competition-private-moon-landing-prizes

EMIRATES MARS MISSION:

“Study why Mars is losing its atmosphere to space by tracking the behaviour and escape of hydrogen and oxygen, which are the building blocks of water.”

What happened to the Tetramethyldiaminodiphenylmethane!

http://www.emiratesmarsmission.ae/scientific-goals

SAND FOUND ON MARS!

“NASA discovery of water on Mars was actually sand”, BUT; “However, while there is water on Mars – existing on the polar caps, ground ice, as well as in frosts and hydrated minerals – the evidence suggesting larger volumes of liquid water is ambiguous, according to researchers from the US Geological Survey.”

https://news.sky.com/story/nasa-discovery-of-water-on-mars-was-actually-sand-11139736

… What about E.S.A.?

“Two ancient sites on Mars that hosted an abundance of water in the planet’s early history have been recommended as the final candidates for the landing site of the 2020 ExoMars rover and surface science platform:”

For heavens sake where can I find some Tetramethyldiaminodiphenylmethane!

http://exploration.esa.int/mars/

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