NASA scored four teams of scientists to study the Solar system

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2017-03-20 10:00:05

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NASA scored four teams of scientists to study the Solar system

Despite the fact that the American space Agency NASA runs a huge number of experts in various fields, the recruitment never stops. In any case, the leadership of NASA contracts with scientific teams from universities around the world, as well as private researchers. This time was additionally formed four teams that will study the Solar system.

The Team will be part of the so-called Virtual Institute for Solar system research (SSERVI). The first group of researchers will study the moon. The second will begin to explore the asteroids, located at a small distance from the Ground. The third and fourth will be involved in the study of the Martian satellites Phobos and Deimos. All four teams will be financed from the budget of the space Agency over the next five years. After the decision on continuation of cooperation or termination of the contract.

The First team of scientists working at the University of Colorado and is planning to involve in the research of his huge experience in robotics, cosmology, astrophysics and heliophysics. The second team is actively working on a project Toolbox for Research and Exploration (TREX), aimed at the introduction of new methods in the study of asteroids and other celestial bodies. the Third command is based at the Georgia Institute of Technology and now studying the effects of radiation on various created materials. This same team of researchers have created a prototype device that in real time would show the astronauts the amount of radiation that they receive in the process of performing space missions.

Last, the fourth group is working on the project ESPRESSO (Exploration Science Pathfinder Research for Enhancing Solar System Observations), which will allow NASA to better understand and prevent the consequences of various hazards astronauts and robotics in space and alien planets. Four groups of scientists were selected from 22 teams participating in the competition for the right to become part of SSERVI. The annual budget of all four groups will be from 3 to 5 million dollars, which is quite modest. But NASA does not have to choose, because Congress has somewhat tempered the appetite of the Agency, reducing almost .

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