Extraterrestrial mining is important in the context of establishing human settlements in space in the future. Raw materials on a given extraterrestrial object will be necessary for the settlers` survival, says geologist Prof. Tadeusz Przylibski from Wrocław University of Science and Technology.
Planck satellite team and mission managers received the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize. Polish scientist Prof. Krzysztof Górski has an important role in the team. The $500,000 prize is awarded by the Gruber Foundation at Yale University in the U.S.
Wrocław University of Science and Technology students will check whether it is possible to use a universal gripper that adapts to the shape of the object in space. Their experiment has qualified for the European Rexus/Bexus programme and will be launched on the programme`s rocket.