terça-feira, 26 de janeiro de 2016

Acha que dava para astronauta? Experimente os testes da ESA



A ESA não está à procura de astronautas, mas está à procura de voluntários que ajudem a refinar os métodos para testar candidatos.
Assim, a ESA abriu ao público em geral uma versão inicial de um teste ( que pode ser experimentado aqui) para candidatos a astronautas que serve para avaliar essa capacidade de orientação e manipulação tridimensional de objetos. "Neste momento a EPA não está a selecionar astronautas, mas desenvolver testes para o fazer leva tempo e precisa de ser bem feito", disse Frank De Winne, dirigente do centro de astronautas da ESA. Ler mais.


The Hunt for the Highest Melting Point


Beamline for Schools: be a CERN scientist for a week




Beamline for Schools (BL4S) is a competition for high-school students from around the world to win the chance to create and perform a scientific experiment on a CERN accelerator beamline. The competition is open to teams of at least 5 high-school students aged 16 and up and at least one adult supervisor.
Register now for this unique chance to become a scientist at CERN. Read more.

Could You Live on Planet Nine?


Surely you have heard all of the news about Planet Nine? If not, here are a few of the major points:
  • There are many objects in the Kuiper belt (the stuff past Pluto) that have orbits around the Sun but are sort of bunched to one side of the solar system.
  • The motion of these Kuiper belt objects could be explained by the gravitational influence of an unknown planet—Planet Nine. Read more.
e mythical "Planet X" may actually be real, and scientists are calling it "Planet Nine."
Astronomers have found evidence for a planet 10 times more massive than Earth in the far outer solar system, orbiting about 20 times farther from the sun than distant Neptune does.
- See more at: http://www.space.com/31670-planet-nine-solar-system-discovery.html#sthash.ULtWrTzj.dpuf
e mythical "Planet X" may actually be real, and scientists are calling it "Planet Nine."
Astronomers have found evidence for a planet 10 times more massive than Earth in the far outer solar system, orbiting about 20 times farther from the sun than distant Neptune does.
- See more at: http://www.space.com/31670-planet-nine-solar-system-discovery.html#sthash.ULtWrTzj.dpuf