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The solar system follows the galactic standard, but it is a rare breed

Illustration showing an artist’s interpretation of what the TRAPPIST-1 solar system might look like. The seven planets of TRAPPIST-1 are the size of Earth and Earth and could potentially house liquid water, depending on their composition. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, have studied more than 1,000 planetary systems orbiting stars in our …

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The underground brine of Mars can be a good source of oxygen

Zoom in / The rover Pathfinder took this picture. He didn’t need oxygen, unlike the thin, fleshy people who would like to follow in his footsteps. If humans are ever going to visit Mars, they may need to make some crucial resources while they are there to survive long enough to explore and recover for the long journey back. Although …

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ExoMy is a $ 600 programmable rover that you can build yourself

You can download everything you need to make it work – including assembly instructions and software – through GitHub. ESA estimates that it will cost most people about $ 500 (nearly $ 600) to purchase all the materials and components needed to make ExoMy. It will also take about two weeks to 3D print everything. “We focused on making the …

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