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Rapidly advancing climate change will make it difficult to explore outer space

Rapidly advancing climate change will make it difficult to explore outer spaceScientists are sounding the alarm that global warming not only affects all industries, but is already starting to hinder astronomical research. Humanity will go backward? It looks!

Unfortunately, by accelerating the development of our civilization, we degrade the natural environment so much that, as a result, we actually limit our development. We may not see it yet, but it is already happening. Worst of all, it won't just apply to our planet. Astronomers inform that the effects of climate change will also affect the implementation of projects not related to the entire universe.

A very disturbing publication has just appeared in the pages of Nature Astronomy magazine that shows how global warming is hindering the work of the Very Large Telescope (VLT). It turns out that the rise in temperature and anomalies are taking their toll on one of the world's most important observatories, located in Chile.

Despite the fact that these types of objects were designed to work in the extreme conditions of the desert, they may not cope with the drastic changes in the environment that are taking place there each year in front of astronomers. Above all, the risk is high temperature. The telescope has been designed to operate at temperatures below 16 degrees Celsius. However, more and more often the temperature there at night exceeds this value, which means that scientists cannot open the dome and conduct observations for fear of damaging the sensitive instruments, which will end in the deterioration of the quality of the images taken.

Increased temperature also causes greater evaporation, which in turn makes the atmosphere less transparent, so observing outer space and taking pictures of distant objects will be very difficult. Astronomers report that this applies not only to optical telescopes themselves, but also to radio telescopes and various detectors.

The United Nations announced in its latest climate report that by 2100, the world's average temperature will rise by 4-5 degrees Celsius. If we do not stop emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere in the amount we do today, we will have to pay billions of dollars to modify or build new observation systems for the universe, or simply the development of science will slow down significantly.

The US Navy is building for itself an innovative and compact artificial sun

The US Navy is building for itself an innovative and compact artificial sunFusion reactors are no longer a song of the future. This powerful source of energy, which will significantly accelerate the technological development of our civilization, is to begin commercially use within 3 to 5 years.

Although China and the United Kingdom are currently pioneers in artificial sun technology, it seems that the first compact devices will appear in the US military. At least these are the plans of the Pentagon, which has been investing sky-high funds in futuristic technologies of the future for several years in order to modernize the army in the reality of a growing threat from China.

Built by Great Britain, China, South Korea and the European Union, fusion reactors are the size of a building. Meanwhile, in the United States, the military is developing a compact version at the Naval Air Warfare Center, which will be fully mobile and will not take up a large amount of space on ships.

Engineer Salvatore Cezar Pais developed for the Pentagon the concept of a fusion reactor based on a completely different technology than currently used in the world. It is based on a part called dynamic fusor. According to this patent, the Paisa plasma chamber contains several pairs of these dynamic fusers which rapidly spin and vibrate in the chamber to produce a "concentrated flux of magnetic energy". Its job to compress the gases together.

The fusors are electrically charged in the shape of a cone and pump fuel gases such as deuterium or deuterium-xenon into the chamber, which are then subjected to high temperature and pressure to trigger the nucleus fusing reaction. Engineers' calculations show that the device has the potential to generate more than a terawatt of energy, while consuming energy levels ranging from kilowatt to megawatt. This means that a compact artificial sun will be profitable and will provide enough energy for the operation of even the most demanding watercraft.

Interestingly, the British recently made a major breakthrough in building the first functional fusion reactors. Scientists from the Tokamak Energy company presented the latest and most advanced HTS magnets in the world, made of high-temperature superconducting material. According to the company's plan, magnets with such properties were not to be created until the end of 2020, but scientists managed to prepare them now. Thanks to them, work on the construction of a functional fusion reactor will now significantly accelerate.