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Star Trek and the Red Planet

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The stellar space again gained prominence in recent weeks after the landing module Philae on a comet after 10 years of travel and trip successful test of the Orion spacecraft saved as ultimate goal lead humans to Mars

Since the beginning of time man turned his eyes to the heavens, the stars amazed the first companies in the world that laid the foundation for all over the globe to observe, study and interpret celestial bodies without exhausting its glare.

In a world that is almost entirely interconnected (there are nearly 7,000 million cell, an amount that approximates the population in all the earth) we had the opportunity to go on line two scientific projects representing a new era in space exploration. The next 12 last November European Space Agency managed a feat to 5,000 miles away from our planet and after 10 years of travel: the Rosetta probe landed on 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

The comet is on track between Jupiter and Mars, is 4 kilometers in diameter and its temperature is 70 ° c below zero, the goal is to collect information from the surface and center of the celestial body that allows details of the universe, its formation and why not, the origin of the oceans and life itself. The first images were surprising, in just three hours Philae sent photographs scattered on social networks. Today and relevant data were obtained as the water of land not have come from comets as 67P, relevance is to know from where in the universe come from components that formed the Earth.

Only a week ago NASA met another goal after achieving success in the Orion mission was to launch a rocket carrying an experimental capsule designed to put a man on Mars. The information collected within 4 hours of the trip the US space agency hopes to find data that is key in building a vessel capable of being manned to the red planet. Orion traveled at a speed of 24,000 miles per hour at a distance of 5,793 kilometers of the planet being greater than in all manned expeditions. Even Apollo with which he inexplicably one-time small step for man to reach the moon.

Like all passion to conquer the universe had aroused fanaticism and interpretations places whose goal is to feed the imagination of the existence of extraterrestrial life and prophecies about comets and storms that cause the end of things as we know them. On July 25, 1976 the Viking 2 spacecraft gave to ufologists one of its emblems: The face on Mars. This photograph caused a stir within and outside the scientific world picture taken shows a rock formation, estimated at 1.5 kilometers wide, which resembles a human head and shadows give the illusion of eyes, nose and mouth. There were those who spoke of the "Monuments of Mars" in search of clear association with a form of intelligent life.

The myth definitely fell in 2001 when another probe, the Global Observer, captured in HD which were just rock formations and plateaus. Within preferred by fans of the alien milestones no lack of Roswell incident that took place on July 7, 1947 in said city in New Mexico, USA. According to accounts is considered that there began the history of modern ufology since the fall of an alien spacecraft that triggered a series of serious reports, and others less so, explaining the phenomenon and intentions of the US government to hide. Ufologists today still insist that the incident several bodies of beings not of this planet and there speculative autopsies videos humanoid beings with oval heads were rescued.

The United States Air Force argues that what crashed was a Mogul balloon project for climatic control. The last space clutter scattered through social networks and predicted three days of darkness on Earth between 21 and 23 December this year. According to the news media replicated the information came from NASA itself and attributed the phenomenon to a "galactic eclipse" because going through a dark gap in the galaxy not allowing sunlight to reach us. Although it was already denied by NASA and flatly denied by the specialists the possibility that happened thousands keep repeating that the possibility exists making it a prophecy.

Thanks to our condition of continued dissatisfaction, our curiosity drives us to overcome limits in search of new experiences, knowledge and generate expectations. From cinematographic creations of Georges Méliès, passing Star Wars, Star Trek, Alf, Mork and ET to the endless scenarios that gives us the evolution in science fiction imagine a world beyond our own. Day by day, with less staging and truly spectacular generate scientific revolutions in the field of astronomy and physics to show the reality of these worlds that many imagine.

traslation: Belén Zapata