Scientists from the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences have sent the common fungi of the species Fusarium culmorum into space. They want to see how the fungi will behave in absence of gravity. If they survive, the researchers will send a satellite with larger organisms into space.
An international group of scientists, with the participation of Professor Marek Biesiada from the National Centre for Nuclear Research, proposes using quasars to determine the distance to celestial bodies. The method could be applied to objects, whose image reaches us after even 13 billion years.
The Baikal-GVD telescope located in the waters of Lake Baikal in Siberia recorded an interaction event that probably comes from a very high energy neutrino. The direction of its origin is consistent with the location of the blazar PKS 0735+17, which means that its possible source is known, the Institute of Nuclear Physics PAS reports.
In October, the Polish Space Agency signed the Artemis Accords declaration. It is expected to open the way for Poland to participate in NASA programs, especially those related to the exploration of the Moon, Mars and other astronomical objects of the Solar System. Design work is already underway, for example on the lunar orbit space station Gateway.