Life in Mars

Life in Mars

Who lives on Mars? What kind of life exists there? Undoubtedly, Mars is fascinating; almost everyone wants to know more about it. Nearly 100 geologists have confessed their belief that Mars is a strategic planet with hidden secrets. In answering the question: "Who lives on Mars?" We're challenged to think deeply about the surface of Mars and what scientists might find there. We learn about planetary science, space exploration, and human adventure.

Mars has always been fascinating; is it surprising that Curiosity Rover has sent back images of canyons carved by water, valleys that have changed dramatically with the seasons, and Martian sand dunes that move as if they are breathing? What's really surprising is that some creatures- reside on Mars and thrive. Essentially, Mars is both a planet and a satellite of the sun.

It is one of the four small bodies in orbit around the sun- these are known as terrestrial planets-along with Mercury, Venus, and Earth. From the sun, Mars comes as the fourth planet; it's smaller than the earth by about a third; it's slightly less massive. Mars is approximately one-half of the earth's diameter and a fourth of its mass. Interestingly, only Mercury's mass is smaller than Mars.

In 1914, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to a friend and colleague describing his most recent theory regarding the universe. In the letter, Einstein included the now famous equation: E=mc2. Although he never explained its meaning, he did say that we "live in an accelerated world"—a world of speed and acceleration where time is accelerating on the macroscopic scale (Mars' orbit around the earth) but is slowing down at the atomic scale (the orbits of electrons).

Einstein's provocative book examines one of the most compelling questions in human history: Who lives on Mars? The likelihood that humans will ever venture there may still seem like science fiction, but Mars became the obvious destination of adventure after the first fifty years had passed. Further, in Who Lives In Mars? British journalist Brian Gallagher explores old theories and new evidence about life on our neighbouring planet. He uses interviews with astronauts and scientists, visits to NASA laboratories and universities, astronomical observations from space missions, and a personal trip to the red planet to corroborate the topic.

We first asked, "Who lives on Mars?" and now, "Who Lives in Mars? Gradually, man has made the Martian habitat accessible to everyone. The publication contains the answers—and more—to the questions you've always wanted to know about life on another planet. Ultimately, an anthropologist dares to ask the question: What do we know about humanity's future? In the summer of 2004, NASA began to turn its attention to Mars.

What we learn about Mars and how to get there impacts every field of science. It's fascinating to explore the mysteries of Mars, from alien lifeforms and ancient mysteries to what it would be like to live there. Yes, we don't know if there are pink elephants or blue whales on Mars, but we know there are meteorites. And scientists want to find out about objects that-seemingly- travel from the edges of our solar system into Mars.

Recently, dramatic new images of the red planet have revealed that many structures exist in the high latitudes of Mars, which might be related to frozen water ice. Scientists often review the findings and speculate about what they mean for our understanding of life on Mars and its future. So, does life exist on Mars? There's lots of debate focussed on whether or not there is life on our neighbouring planet. Scientists have long believed that Mars had a wet and turbulent past (a kind of crazy-wet-ish past).

Still, with research finding that the waters from this molten ocean were never carried away by an atmospheric wind system, many are reconsidering their theories about Mars.

It seems that Mars has had its own version of meteor showers for decades, and there are-seemingly- no humans left to witness the event. There are signs Mars has water. What's strange is that it's so cold. So, are there living creatures on Mars? Who Lives In Mars? The book with this title explores what new scientific understanding might mean for how we understand our place in the universe. If a rocket could take us there, would we find evidence of life? What would it mean if we did? Again, the jury's out.

Offshore Aquaculture Innovator Forever Oceans

Offshore Aquaculture Innovator Forever Oceans

Deep-water, offshore aquaculture innovator, Forever Oceans, today announced the hiring of senior people leader Christine Rowe as Vice President of Human Resources. With previous experience in the HR departments of Netflix, Google and Learning Tree International, Rowe most recently served as vice president of human resources for COVID-19 testing and healthcare company, Curative.

"Christine has not only played people leadership roles at some of the world's most innovative companies, she also has experience guiding the HR function for organizations through phases of rapid growth," said Forever Oceans CEO Bill Bien. "Christine's approach to HR as a results-orient area of any business—where the objective is to attract and retain the best talent—is what drew us to her. We're thrilled she's now a part of the Forever Oceans team.

"What Forever Oceans is building is tremendously exciting and consequential," said Rowe. "I'm excited to be part of the team that's pioneering sustainable, open-ocean aquaculture."

Forever Oceans is the first company to execute commercial deep-water, offshore aquaculture by using a suite of cutting-edge technologies. The company has developed a more sustainable and cost-effective way of raising fish to meet the world's growing demand for sustainable, natural protein. It began commercial harvesting and sales in 2022 and is available in a growing number of restaurants in the United States.

Forever Oceans is a leading innovator in sustainable seafood and offshore, warm-water aquaculture. The company's mission is to create a new way for the world to produce delicious seafood that's good for people and the planet. Forever Oceans' unique approach to aquaculture is enabled by a patented, single-point mooring technology that allows its enclosures to orient naturally with ocean currents and swells, enabling fish to swim as they would in a wild environment.

The company also uses a suite of other technologies, including satellite-controlled robotics, near-field communications, AI-driven cameras, and a feed management software platform. In addition to its Panama site, Forever Oceans also has operations in Indonesia and Brazil. Forever Oceans has been named one of America's most innovative seafood companies by Seafood Source.

APEC Science Prize for Innovation

APEC Science Prize for Innovation

Dr REN Jingzheng, Associate Professor of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), won the 2022 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE). He was awarded the prize of USD 25,000 at a ceremony hosted in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in late August. Thailand chairs APEC 2022.

Dr Ren was selected the region's top young science researcher of the year for "unfolding new methods to promote an integrated development of the economy, environment and society, including through bio-circular-green practice." PolyU is the only higher education institution in Hong Kong to have had two young scientists honoured with this prestigious award in a decade.

Dr PASIT Lorterapong, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of Thailand's Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, said, "Dr Ren's research, especially on the development of the circular economy, recycling, industrial systems and supply network optimization, provides us with knowledge and helps us address future environmental and economic challenge."

Prof. Christopher CHAO, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU, congratulated Dr Ren and remarked, "PolyU is dedicated to conducting cutting-edge research to achieve sustainable development. As a member of the PolyU Research Centre for Resources Engineering towards Carbon Neutrality, Dr Ren has greatly contributed to sustainability through his influential research, promoting the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. We are proud of our pioneering young scholars who are applying innovative solutions to bring societal advancement to the Asia Pacific region and the world."

The annual ASPIRE awards recognise young scientists aged below 40 who display excellence in scientific research, as evidenced by scholarly publication and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies.

Annually, each APEC economy is invited to nominate one young scientist to be considered for the ASPIRE Prize. Dr Ren stood out among the 13 nominees from other APEC economies in the 2022 ASPIRE exercise, themed "Innovation to achieve economic, environmental, and social goals".

Dr Ren Jingzheng considers it a great honour to have won the ASPIRE award. He said, "This good news heartens me and gives me renewed impetus to develop carbon-neutral processes for turning waste into wealth, and to achieve zero-waste systems and carbon-neutrality."

He has proposed innovative processes that can be applied for sustainable design and optimisation of complex industrial systems, energy conservation and emissions mitigation of wastewater treatment processes, valorisation of medical waste and sewage sludge, as well as converting agricultural waste into energy or value-added products.

He plans to promote his new concept of waste-to-energy processes to energy-intensive industries and waste recycling industries of APEC member economies to help their economies transition to bio-circular-green economies.

Dr Ren added, "I am also enthusiastic about organically combining 'hard technologies' with 'soft science' in order to innovatively break through the limitations of the traditional thinking in industry, and develop carbon-neutral and zero-waste oriented decision support tools and industrial processes to achieve zero carbon emission and 100% waste recycling in industrial systems."

Dr Ren has published more than 180 journal papers and authored a book, and been cited extensively. He was ranked in the World's Top 2% Scientists on the Stanford University List in 2020 and 2021.

NASA Announces Astronaut to Retire

NASA Announces Astronaut to Retire

Just as we hear the future of the ISS is in doubt as Russia expects to pull out in 2024, which is a terrible shame as the World really needs Global cooporation to survive as a species. Now we have some other news that NASA's Shane Kimbrough is retiring after 22 years, including 18 years as an astronaut. His last day with the agency is Sunday, July 31.

The retired U.S. Army colonel spent 388 days in space, landing him fifth on the list of record holders for cumulative time in space for all NASA astronauts. He was the fourth person to fly on three different spacecraft – the space shuttle, Soyuz, and SpaceX Crew Dragon – and he performed nine spacewalks during his three spaceflights.

Kimbrough was recently the commander of NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station, the second long-duration mission for the Crew Dragon spacecraft, and the longest spaceflight for a U.S. human spacecraft. Throughout the mission, Kimbrough and the Expedition 65 crew performed more than 250 scientific investigations designed to benefit all of humanity and help future exploration.

The crew studied how gaseous flames behave in microgravity, grew hatch green chiles in the station's Plant Habitat Facility, tested free-flying robotic assistants, and even donned virtual-reality goggles to test new methods for performing maintenance activities in space. Kimbrough also performed spacewalks to install and deploy the new International Space Station Roll-out Solar Arrays.

"Shane's expertise and leadership has been a huge asset to me personally and the astronaut office for many years. He has been a mentor to many astronauts, and it has been an absolute pleasure and honor to serve with him," said Chief Astronaut Reid Wiseman at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Kimbrough was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in May 2004. He completed his first spaceflight in 2008 aboard the space shuttle Endeavour to the space station on the STS-126 mission. Highlights of the almost 16-day mission included expanding the living quarters of the space station to eventually house six-member crews by delivering a new bathroom, kitchen, two bedrooms, an exercise machine, and a water recycling system. His second spaceflight launched Oct. 19, 2016, aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to become part of Expedition 49/50 on the station. A week after he arrived, he became station commander until he departed almost six months later. In addition to his spaceflight experience, Kimbrough supported his colleagues by serving as chief of the Astronaut Office's Vehicle Integration Test Office and its Robotics Branch at various times throughout his career.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as a NASA astronaut for the past 18 years," Kimbrough said. "I am honored to have been able to fly on three different spacecraft and to spend time at the International Space Station. I've worked with the best of the best in orbit and on the ground and am grateful for those that have supported me and my family. I've wanted to be an astronaut since I was a little kid watching NASA astronauts go to the Moon. To accomplish three spaceflights and nearly 400 days in space in my career is truly a dream come true."

Kimbrough was born in Killeen, Texas, and graduated from The Lovett School in Atlanta in 1985. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, in 1989, and a Master of Science degree in operations research from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in 1998.