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Will Uranus be the next target of human exploration?

BingMag.com Will <b>Uranus</b> be the <b>next</b> <b>target</b> of <b>human</b> exploration?

A recent report by the American Academy of Sciences suggests that NASA and other agencies focus on exploring Uranus in the next decade.

Published on Tuesday, this type of report, released on Tuesday, advised NASA and other space agencies to use the planet Uranus to understand the giant icy worlds in the solar system and beyond over the next decade.

Proposals published by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, although not binding, are effective and often divert government funding to space missions. They are guiding the future.

NASA is now carrying out two key missions based on previous proposals, which were recommended 10 years ago: the Europa Clipper, which was to be launched by 2024. And it was postponed by the "Perseverance" astronaut, who is now embarking on his second scientific campaign on the Red Planet.

The Committee for the Decades of Planetary Science and Astronomy has designated the Uranus orbiter and probe as a new flagship mission with priority for the years 2023 to 2032, making it one of the most attractive objects in the solar system.

  • Scientists have discovered strange X-rays on the planet Uranus

The report states: "Low internal energy The dynamics of the active atmosphere and the complex magnetic field all create great puzzles. "A massive initial collision may have created a sharp axial slope of the planet and possibly its rings and moons, but this is not clear." Understand the interior, atmosphere, magnetosphere, rings, and moons better.

In addition to Uranus, Enceladus Orbilander, cited in this report, is exploring On Enceladus, Saturn is the sixth largest moon, and in particular the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life in water-rich masses launched from the planet's subsurface ocean.

Cassini discovered in 2017 that there may be hydrothermal vents on the bottom of the Enceladus Sea. Scientists have suggested that the conditions around these subsurface valves could support life. "This report presents an ambitious but practical vision for advancing the frontiers of planetary science, astronomers and planetary defense for the next decade," Robin Canup, assistant assistant director of the Southwest Planetary Science Office and co-chair of the National Academies Strategic Committee, told the report. "This proposed set of missions, high-priority research activities and technology development, transformational advances in human knowledge and understanding of the origin and evolution of the solar system, and life and habitability on other objects," he added. "The report also advises NASA and other science agencies to prioritize the defense of the planet by identifying and tracking objects that pose a threat to life on Earth." "It's more concerned with human health and safety than the advancement of scientific understanding." They are dangerous and reminded of the importance of planetary defense. The 10,000-tonne meteorite released about 440 kilotons of energy over the city, injuring more than 1,000 people. Heritage Images/Getty Images

Source: Axios

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