Etiqueta: space exploration

Perseverance rover
Extraterrestrial pandemics

Can an extraterrestrial organism produce a catastrophic pandemic on our planet? Such a question arises every time we consider bringing samples from other worlds in the Solar System, especially now, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stepping on Mars… or not

We seem to be living a sweet moment for manned exploration missions to Mars. There are several projects underway, both by private companies and space agencies, which aim to be the first to put a human being on Mars. Does this mean that we are now going to make the ancient dream of stepping on Mars come true?

Gaia: the ultimate picture of the Milky Way

At the Lund Observatory in Sweden there is a painting of the first realistic representation of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The idea of carrying out this scientific and artistic work came from the Swedish astronomer Knut Lundmark who, at the beginning of the 1950s, set out to represent the Milky Way as a whole.

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«Interstellar»: Science and License

Warner Bross «Cinema and Science are not incompatible worlds». This was the title of Manuel Moreno Lupiañez's article included in Mètode's monograph «Science Frames», which dealt with the relationship between science and cinema. The frequent slip-ups, ever present in

cosmic inventory
The Cosmic Inventory

In ancient Greece, Empedocles stated that everything was made up of only four elements: water, fire, earth and air. It was undoubtedly the first attempt to describe the content of our universe. Over a hundred years later, Aristotle added a fifth element: ether or quintessence, which formed the stars, while the other four were the constituents of terrestrial substances.