The Daily Dose: One day there’ll be a weather forecast for space

Words matter. Images matter. The Scientific Inquirer needs your support. Help us pay our contributors for their hard work. Visit our Patreon page and discover ways that you can make a difference. http://bit.ly/2jjiagi

It ain’t all about the planets. In order to make it to far off places like Mars or Jupiter, any space mission needs to travel through millions of miles of space. Understanding the changes in space and how it will affect future manned missions is a serious concern. That’s why NASA has selected three proposals as finalists in a contest aimed at understanding space weather. According to the agency’s website, “The proposals examine what drives different parts of that system and ultimately could help us predict and mitigate its effects on spacecraft and astronauts, as NASA’s Artemis program looks to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon by 2024.” https://go.nasa.gov/2MZIaOr

Meat behemoth Tyson Foods is moving into unchartered territory. Specifically, it’s moving into the plant-based shrimp business. According to the Washington Post, “Tyson has invested in New Wave Foods, a San Francisco-based start-up that will debut plant-based shrimp early next year.” Wonder what’s next… https://wapo.st/2MYVMcW

An asteroid the size of the Burj Khalifa is set to whiz by earth soon. The 2,132 feet piece of space rubble won’t be getting too close, thank goodness. According to Space.com, “As CNEOS notes, 2000 QW7 will pass within 0.03564 astronomical units of Earth, which is equivalent to about 3.3 million miles (5.3 million km). Put another way, that’s 13.87 times the distance between Earth and the moon.” That’s fine with us. http://bit.ly/2MXS7w5

The second death caused by respiratory complications due to vaping has occurred. An unidentified person in Oregon was admitted into the hospital with a lung infection consistent with what has been seen resulting from vaping THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Until now, the exact cause of death from vaping has yet to be determined. https://nyti.ms/2MYSx5q

IMAGE SOURCE: Creative Commons

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: