An important part of the Hard Capture System (HCS) that ensures the safety of astronauts has been developed in Poland. The purpose of the system is to provide a rigid connection between structures in order to allow for a pressurized passageway between two spacecrafts, SENER Polska reports. Its engineers developed the technology.
The phenomenon of fast radio bursts is one of the greatest mysteries of modern astrophysics. Until now it has been believed that their source is magnetars. The latest discovery, in which dr Marcin Gawroński from the NCU Institute of Astronomy played a large part, may partially revise this view.
Gamma-ray bursts are among the most energetic processes in the Universe. For years they have been the focus of astrophysics. Scientists expect that lensing of gravitational signals from such events is possible. Researchers from the National Centre for Nuclear Research take part in the search for confirmation of these expectations.
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.