Like a Raisin: Study Finds Earth’s Shrinking Moon is Causing Quakes
Like a Raisin: Study Finds Earth’s Shrinking Moon is Causing Quakes
The moon is a lot more seismically active than we thought
16 May, 2019, 00:05
"This does not cut any spending for Pell Grant programs as the budget continues to ensure all students will get their full Pell Grant and keeps the program on sound fiscal footing", Office of Management and Budget spokesman Wesley Denton said in a statement. When study co-author Thomas Watters, a planetary scientist at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, mapped scarps-or steep slopes usually caused by faults-on the moon, he noticed many of them looked relatively fresh, only 50 million years old or less with signs that boulders had rolled down the slopes. They can reach up to about 330 feet (100 meters) tall and extend for many miles. The agency had been aiming to get humans to the lunar surface by 2028. "I'm anxious that, without proper Congressional buy-in, this budget amendment is, at best, a massive waste of time and, at worst, pushing risky political timelines that could set NASA back for years", said Phil Larson, who worked on space policy for the Obama White House.
Bridenstine says even with more funding, the mission is more a question of time than money. At the moment, NASA now does not have the ability to fly astronauts anywhere in space.
Since then it has relied on Russian Federation for trips to the International Space Station.
An artist's conception shows astronauts exploring the moon after landing. Because the return to the Moon will include women, Bridenstine said the new program would be named Artemis, after Apollo's twin sister.
NASA just announced its plan to send the first female astronaut to the Moon by 2024. Artemis was the patron and protector of young girls and was believed to bring disease upon women and relieve them of it. Artemis was worshipped as one of the primary goddesses of childbirth and midwifery along with Eileithyia.
Speaking at the Human to Mars Summit in Washington DC on Tuesday, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine explained that the current crop of astronauts is 'very diverse, ' unlike in past decades, and will show the public that 'opportunities like this are available to everybody in America'. "In the coming years, we will need additional funds", he told reporters on a telephone conference call on May 14.
Other evidence that these faults are active comes from highly detailed images of the Moon by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft. Many lawmakers would likely bristle against the notion that a popular student aide program is being used.
"When we go to the moon", said Bridenstine, "it's going to require new technology". "You'll see a series of flights in that period between 2024 and '28", he said. "Exploring the moon is the next step in our agency's story, and it will be to the benefit of all of us".
The increased funding request, comes nearly two months after Vice President Mike Pence declared the objective of shortening by four years NASA's previous timeline for putting astronauts back on the moon for the first time since 1972.
The Gateway is a small spaceship for astronauts and science experiments which will orbit the moon, acting as a kind of staging post. Unlike our planet, the Moon doesn't have tectonic plates; instead, its tectonic activity occurs as it slowly loses heat from when it was formed 4.5 billion years ago.
Bridenstine added that he's already talked about the plan with members of Congress.
The budget increase is on top of the initial $US21 billion ($30.19 billion) budget request from NASA to accelerate the return to the lunar surface.
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