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United Arab Emirates Going to Mars
First Arab Nation to Launch Interplanetary Mission
Source: Emirates Mars Probe/University of Colorado
UAE To Launch Mars Probe to Document Martian Climate and Atmosphere
The United Arab Emirates has big space ambitions and plans. It is going to launch a mission to Mars in 2020, making it the first Arab nation to launch an interplanetary mission. The Hope Mars probe will deploy the Hope Satellite to study the climate on Mars.
Destination Mars 2021
When the Hope satellite reaches Mars in 2021, it will show how Mars' climate conditions change throughout the year. The satellite will be launched from Japan in June 2020. It will reach Mars in February 2021 and collect data for two years. The mission could be extended through 2025. Interesting, a female scientists is a key player behind the mission. Sarah Al Amiri is deputy project manager of the Mars Mission and Chairperson of the UAE Council of Scientists. 90% of the workers on the Emirates Mars Mission are under 35 years old.
Highly Advanced Technology
The Mars probe will carry three highly advanced pieces of equipment. There's the Emirates Exploration Imager, which is a camera that will send high-resolution images back to Earth. The Emirates Mars Infrared Spectrometer will study ice, water vapor, dust and temperature patterns in the Martian atmosphere. And, the Emirates Mars Ultraviolet Spectrometer will study Mars' lower and upper atmosphere and be used to determine what causes hydrogen and oxygen on Mars to escape into space.
Crowded Martian Skies
The UAE Mars team is working with space experts at the University of California Berkeley, the University of Colorado Boulder and Arizona State University. Mars in the 2020s will be a crowded place with four major space missions underway. NASA's 2020 Rover mission, the European Space Agency's ExoMars rover mission, China's Mars Explorer and now the Emirates Mars Mission will all be probing Mars, which is 140 million miles from the Earth.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
Amazon Book Promotion Source: Amazon Special Deep Discount for a Limited Time I'm pleased to announce that Kindle and Amazon are beginning a promotion on journalist Edward Kane's book "SPACE 2020's: WHAT'S UP THERE?". Starting May 27 through May 30, the book goes on sale for $3.99. That is a deep discount off the regular price of $6.99. And, on May 31 through June 2 8AM PDT, it will be selling for $4.99. It then returns to its regular price of $6.99 Great Deals on a Great Resource If you enjoy learning about WHAT'S UP THERE? in space, you'll love the book and find it a great resource on the top space missions and very recent space discoveries of the 2020's. Here's a link for access to the book ASIN: B087DV4DZ6 And for access to Ed's Amazon Author's Page, click here amazon.com/author/ekane I co-authored the books with Ed. ... ...
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Source: Change Toothpaste Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste. "Paste with No Waste" Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemic