NASA Selects New Research Teams to Further Solar System Researchby Staff WritersMoffett
Field CA (SPX) Mar 21, 2017In an effort to advance basic and applied research for lunar and planetary science,
and advance human exploration of the solar system though scientific discovery.
and NASA created the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute.
Exploration Science Pathfinder Research for Enhancing Solar System Observations (ESPRESSO);
in addition to Alex Parker, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado.
“These results will be vital to NASA successfully conducting the ambitious activities of exploring the solar system with robots and humans.”
The institute fosters collaborations with science and exploration communities,
also which enables cross-disciplinary partnerships with research institutions, both domestic and abroad.
NASA has selected four new research teams to join the existing nine teams in SSERVI to address scientific questions about the Moon,
AND near-Earth asteroids, the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, and their near space environments, in cooperation with international partners.
NASA signs up four research teams to study the Solar System
as informed in The last group who named their project ESPRESSO (short for Exploration Science Pathfinder Research for Enhancing System Observations)
and will help NASA understand hazardous events that could harm robotic and human explorers in space.
therefore NASA will set aside $3 to $5 million of its (increasingly smaller) budget per year to fund the teams’ research for the next five years.
also If scientists can understand those events better, they’ll be able to predict and avoid them.
and The third group from Georgia Institute of Technology will explore how radiation affects human-made composite materials.
and They’ll also look into how real-time detectors can help minimize astronauts’ exposure to harmful radiation.
finally, The James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in October of 2018, will hopefully continue and advance the incredible work of the Hubble Telescope.
A Solar ScopeEach day we get closer to exploring farther reaches of our system and universe.
Modern telescopes will continue to advance, becoming more powerful, more precise, and more detailed.
NASA created the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute and NASA signs up four research teams to study the solar system