Girl On Mars

Girl On Mars Shradha Prasad

shradha prasad mars girl
shradha prasad mars girl

Kerala girl Shradha Prasad’s dream of settling down on Mars is inching towards reality, with the 19-year-old from Palakkad qualifying for the final round of selection for the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”. Mars-One is a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands. It aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars by offering a one-way trip to those selected.

Her parents’ only child, this mechanical engineering student is also the lone candidate based in India to be selected by Netherland-based Mars-One for the fourth round of the astronaut selection process, the organization announced on Monday.

Shradha, a student of Coimbatore’s Amrita University said, “I am keen on settling down on Mars as I have a passion for space sciences and technology. This apart, I also enjoy taking risks and doing something adventurous. The one-way trip to Mars combines the two.”

Asked if she was confident of making it into the 24-member crew that will be selected to go to Mars, she replied: “After my success in the third round, my confidence has strengthened. I came to know on February 13 that I had passed. I was ecstatic. But we were not allowed to disclose it.

“It will be tough leaving my family, friends and all my near and dear ones. Yes, I agree it will not be that easy. But, let me not forget that it will be an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Asked how her parents view the possibility of their only child permanently settling down on Mars, she said: “They think I am crazy. But, I am known for doing eccentric stuff. So, they are not surprised.”

Mars-One
Mars-One is a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands. It aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars by offering a one-way trip to those selected. The current plan envisages crews of four departing every two years beginning 2024. The first unmanned flight is slated for lift-off in 2018.According to Mars-One, 50 men and 50 women passed the second round. The candidates came from across the world — 39 from the Americas, 31 from Europe, 16 from Asia, seven from Africa and seven from Oceania.

Source http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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Ghost Particle Proof Of ET Life? Astrobiologists Say Particle Is Proof Alien Life Exists

Ghost Particle Proof Of ET Life ?
Astrobiologists Say Particle Is Proof Alien Life Exists
‘Ghost Particle’ Proof Of ET Life? Astrobiologists Say Particle Is Proof Alien Life Exists.

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A team of British researchers from the Universities of Sheffield and Buckingham claim they have discovered a microscopic structure in the outer reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere which furnishes evidence of existence of alien or extraterrestrial (ET) life. They claim that the structure, which has a “ghostly appearance,” could be the long-awaited proof that life exists in other parts of our universe.

An image of the “ghost particle,” described as looking like a chiffon scarf and having the width of a human hair, is being published for the first time, according to Sunday Express. The particle has been dubbed “ghost particle” because of its wispy appearance which resembles a “wisp of smoke” when viewed under a microscope.

The particle was discovered by Professor Milton Wainright and his team from the University of Sheffield and the University of Buckingham Center for Astrobiology in dust and particulate matter collected from the stratosphere, the outer part of our atmosphere.

They were able to collect the particle from the stratosphere, at an altitude of about 27 kilometers, by sending up balloons during last year’s Perseid shower.

The “ghost particle” appears to be the researchers’ latest characterization of what they had earlier dubbed a “dragon particle,” when they first announced in September 2014 discovery of what they claimed was an extraterrestrial particle of biological nature in debris collected from the stratosphere.

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