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    Space research helps patients on Earth with low blood pressure condition

    Ever stand up too quickly and see stars? Fainting from low blood pressure can be dangerous for astronauts as well as for patients. With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaching, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are publishing heart-related space research that helps us to understand the problem of low blood pressure. …read more

    Source:: Physorg space news

          

    Yes, I’m searching for aliens—and no, I won’t be going to Area 51 to look for them

    What started as an internet joke has generated a stern military warning after more than a million people “signed up” to “raid” Area 51—a secretive military installation in Southern Nevada long fancied by conspiracy theorists to be hiding evidence of a crashed UFO with aliens. The purpose of the planned raid is in order to “see them aliens.” In the following Q&A, astronomy professor Jason Wright discusses the public’s interest in answering the age-old question: Are we alone? …read more

    Source:: Physorg space news

          

    Image: Hubble spots a stunning spiral

    Galaxies come in many shapes and sizes. One of the key galaxy types we see in the universe is the spiral galaxy, as demonstrated in an especially beautiful way by the subject of this Hubble Space Telescope image, NGC 2985. NGC 2985 lies over 70 million light-years from the solar system in the constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear). …read more

    Source:: Physorg space news

          

    Powering the future with lunar soil

    Building a lunar base would be one of the next logical steps in our exploration of the solar system, but the survival of a future crew depends on access to a reliable source of energy. An ESA Discovery & Preparation study explored how lunar regolith—the dust, soil and rock on the moon’s surface—could be used to store heat and provide electricity for future astronauts, rovers and landers. …read more

    Source:: Physorg space news

          

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