Astronomy and space exploration

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  1. eloyc

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    https://futurism.com/nasa-deep-space-gateway-2024/

    We need to start seeing some substantial progress with the SLS first, though. :-? Its maiden flight was delayed to 2020, so... Or maybe they'll come up with alternate solutions with less powerful rockets such as current SpaceX rockets or wait for the BFR.
     
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    Ok, so Elon smoked a joint in a show and now people are going crazy about it. I hope this doesn't affect SpaceX's goals. :-D
     
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    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180907110422.htm

    Should we welcome our old friend Pluto into our family of solar system planets again?
     
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    https://www.space.com/41689-nasa-viking-mars-life-search-gil-levin.html

    Maybe those scientists look like old stubborn folks now, but who knows... Maybe yes, all these "clues" point to microbial life, but it's true we must be cautious, patient and gather irrefutable proof. Hopefully, this will happen soon.
     
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    https://www.space.com/41806-proxima-b-nearest-exoplanet-habitable.html
     
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    https://www.space.com/41822-spacex-bfr-rocket-moon-passenger-flight.html

    I hope we will get more details about the timeline on Monday, not just the identity of the passenger.
     
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    It's an hour and half, so hopeful they will share some good details. If Musk's presenting, he loves to throw around performance numbers.

    The updated design, with the big fins, is really floating my boat as a bit of retrofuturism.

    The new engine config is interesting. 4 vac + 2/3 sea level to 7 partially expanded ones. It's either a good trade off for a Mars burn or they do something funky with the 'petals' around the seven engines. Deploying them to make 8m vacuum nozzle around the engines would be super cool, if unlikely.
     
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    https://www.space.com/41825-spacex-giant-bfr-rocket-moon-flight-design-art.html

    :)
     
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    Musk tweeted a couple of new BFR renders

     
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    So....
    https://www.space.com/41854-spacex-unveils-1st-private-moon-flight-passenger.html
     
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    I've been regularly monitoring TESS' progress but I didn't know this. I will read it now.
     
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    They released a list of 73 candidates to the community a couple of weeks ago, as they were bound to by their agreement with NASA before being allowed to follow up any of them. The list was pretty rough and unfiltered - there were 19 already known transiting planets in it, along with some fairly suspect detections. Nevertheless it was fairly obvious that they either knew or strongly suspected that they had something quite nice. From a skim of the paper it looks like they are relying on archival RV data, so my guess is that they'd probably done a lot of this work before making the candidates public.

    I think there might be another one coming, maybe more, based on what HARPS and ESPRESSO have been doing since the list went public.
     
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