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GO-LoW Thousands-Strong Satellite Constellation May Unlock Secrets of Alien Exoplanets
GO-LoW Thousands-Strong Satellite Constellation May Unlock Secrets of Alien Exoplanets

30 Jan 2023, 11:59 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / An MIT scientist comes up with an idea for a satellite constellation that could be used to look for low-frequency signals and detect electromagnetic radiation

 
Self-Growing Blocks for Human Martian Habitats Need Only Bacteria and Fungi to Work
Self-Growing Blocks for Human Martian Habitats Need Only Bacteria and Fungi to Work

24 Jan 2023, 12:20 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Researcher with the University of Nebraska comes up with an idea to use cyanobacteria and fungi to create the building blocks of structure for alien worlds

 
Mars Is Just 45 Days Away From Earth With Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Engine Concept
Mars Is Just 45 Days Away From Earth With Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Engine Concept

23 Jan 2023, 11:30 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / A NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase 1 grant went to the idea of a nuclear thermal propulsion engine that cuts trips to Mars to 45 days

 
Pellet-Beam Propulsion Concept Could Push Spacecraft Faster and Further Than Ever Before
Pellet-Beam Propulsion Concept Could Push Spacecraft Faster and Further Than Ever Before

20 Jan 2023, 13:30 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / A scientist from the University of California is working on a pellet-beam propulsion concept for spacecraft that could significantly increase speed

 
Pipelines Built by Robots on the Moon Will Carry Local Oxygen for Astronaut Use
Pipelines Built by Robots on the Moon Will Carry Local Oxygen for Astronaut Use

18 Jan 2023, 15:24 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / A researcher with Lunar Resources is working on creating the premises for a lunar oxygen pipeline to help future colonization efforts

 
New In-Space Manufacturing Method Could Create the Ultimate Orbital Storm Chasers
New In-Space Manufacturing Method Could Create the Ultimate Orbital Storm Chasers

17 Jan 2023, 13:21 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / A scientist from the MIT won a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts grant for an in-space building method for space structures

 
Lattice Confinement Fusion Probe Could Melt Its Way Down to Alien Life on Ice Worlds
Lattice Confinement Fusion Probe Could Melt Its Way Down to Alien Life on Ice Worlds

13 Jan 2023, 17:27 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / One of the 14 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase I grants went this month to the idea of a probe powered by lattice confinement fusion

 
Levitation Powered by Light Could Unlock the Secrets of Earth’s Mesosphere
Levitation Powered by Light Could Unlock the Secrets of Earth’s Mesosphere

12 Jan 2023, 11:44 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / University of Pennsylvania’s Igor Bargatin imagines tiny levitating vehicles that could be used for the extensive study of the mesosphere

 
Fluidic Telescope Sounds Like Something Out of Terminator, NASA Seriously Considering It
Fluidic Telescope Sounds Like Something Out of Terminator, NASA Seriously Considering It

11 Jan 2023, 15:34 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA awarded an Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program Phase I grant to the idea of a telescope whose mirror could be formed in space

 
Someone Wants to Bring Back a Piece of Venus’ Atmosphere, And Some Cloud
Someone Wants to Bring Back a Piece of Venus’ Atmosphere, And Some Cloud

3 Oct 2022, 06:15 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / One of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts grants awarded earlier this year targets a mission to sample Venus' atmosphere

 
Starburst: The Space-Based Structure Meant to Help Us Spy on Storms From Birth to Death
Starburst: The Space-Based Structure Meant to Help Us Spy on Storms From Birth to Death

18 Sep 2022, 01:36 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Starburst has been imagined as an adaptable deployable structure architecture meant to support weather satellites, could grow to be much more

 
SpaceX-Launched Space Bullets Could One Day Kill Sneaky Asteroids Before They Kill Us
SpaceX-Launched Space Bullets Could One Day Kill Sneaky Asteroids Before They Kill Us

17 Sep 2022, 01:50 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / A NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts idea explores how a range of small hypervelocity kinetic penetrators could stop asteroids from destroying Earth

 
New Solar Sails Tech Could Push Spacecraft to Places Where the Sun Barely Shines, And Fast
New Solar Sails Tech Could Push Spacecraft to Places Where the Sun Barely Shines, And Fast

12 Sep 2022, 06:40 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA awarded a Phase I NIAC grant to an idea of a solar sail featuring something called quantum dot-based spectrometer printed directly onto it

 
Perseverance Made a Bit of Oxygen on Mars, New Solution Could Make More, Easier
Perseverance Made a Bit of Oxygen on Mars, New Solution Could Make More, Easier

10 Sep 2022, 01:28 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / A scientist from the Arizona State University is looking into using thermal swing sorption/desorption (TSSD) to make oxygen on Mars

 
ReachBot Was Designed to Crawl Into Caves, Possibly Even on Mars
ReachBot Was Designed to Crawl Into Caves, Possibly Even on Mars

22 Apr 2021, 14:58 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / ReachBot is a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts project created by a scientist from the Stanford University, it can crawl and anchor

 
Spaceship With Fancy APPLE Power Could Reach Saturn in One Year, Pluto in Four
Spaceship With Fancy APPLE Power Could Reach Saturn in One Year, Pluto in Four

20 Apr 2021, 15:44 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Atomic Planar Power for Lightweight Exploration (APPLE) is a concept of an enabling platform that should enable very fast space travel for small spaceships

 
Atomic Spaceship Could Chase Future Oumuamua, See What the Fuss Is All About
Atomic Spaceship Could Chase Future Oumuamua, See What the Fuss Is All About

16 Apr 2021, 14:21 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Christopher Morrison from the Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation imagines an atomic spacecraft that could chase distant asteroids for long periods of time

 
This Is a RAM to Beat Moon Dust Into Submission
This Is a RAM to Beat Moon Dust Into Submission

15 Apr 2021, 14:32 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Engineer comes up with a technology meant to reinforce and fuse lunar surface materials and allow safe landings for future missions

 
This Spacecraft Could Make Its Own Fuel on Titan, Head Back Home
This Spacecraft Could Make Its Own Fuel on Titan, Head Back Home

14 Apr 2021, 15:27 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The aptly-named Titan Sample Return Using In-Situ Propellants spacecraft could use locally-available substances to make its own fuel

 
Huge FarView Moon Observatory Meant to Look Back in Time to the Cosmic Dark Ages
Huge FarView Moon Observatory Meant to Look Back in Time to the Cosmic Dark Ages

13 Apr 2021, 13:50 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / FarView is the name of a proposal for a lunar low-frequency radio observatory meant to look as far back as 370,000 years after the Big Bang