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Space Inc: 10,000 Companies, $4T Value ... And 52% American. The 10,000+ companies in space technology have a combined value of over $4 trillion, according to the report. The resulting market expansion will drive the total value of the sector to $10 trillion by 2030, the report says.

Launch costs plummeting

Satellite boom: The satellite market makes up the largest slice of the space economy, at over 70%, and Citi says the sector "is undergoing a paradigm shift in demand."

Moon lunar gold rush: water, helium 3, rare earth minerals.  Moon base, lunar net, lunar gateway.  Blue Alchemist can make solar panels energy for the Moon.

Terraforming Mars: The planet’s lack of a protective magnetic field means the solar wind will continue stripping its atmosphere and water, reverting our changes to Mars or constantly degrading them.

To truly terraform Mars, we would need to fix its magnetic field—or lack thereof. A magnetic field placed at point called L1 between the Sun and Mars, where their gravities roughly cancel out, could in theory encompass Mars and protect it from the solar wind. A magnetic field of 10,000 to 20,000 Gauss would sufficiently shield Mars against the solar wind.  We can currently put a field of about 2,000 Gauss at the Sun-Mars L1 point. 

Mars terraforming: moxie oxygen generator, fuel cells water generator, vertical farms.  There are also plentiful mineral resources on Mars including iron, titanium, nickel, aluminum, sulfur, chlorine and calcium.  Silicon dioxide is the most common material on Mars.  Perchlorate (ClO4) salts, we have discovered, are common on Mars. These salts have an affinity for water molecules and can collect water vapor over time, turning into a brine with a very low freezing temperature. Researchers were surprised to find high concentrations of perchlorates in the soil — ranging from 0.5 to 1.0 percent. Martian soil, enables the production of hydrogen fuel and life-support oxygen on Mars through electrolysis of perchlorate brines. Our Martian brine electrolyzer radically changes the logistical calculus of missions to Mars.  The device worked quite well, producing about 25 times as much oxygen as its MOXIE counterpart can manage. Plus, it also produces hydrogen that could be used in a fuel cell to generate electricity. Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) will be producing oxygen only, from the carbon dioxide in the air.  MOXIE requires about 300 watts of power to run, and this device matches that oxygen output on about 12 watts. 

There's a metal asteroid out there worth $10,000 quadrillion.  16 Psyche is one of the most massive objects in the main asteroid belt orbiting between Mars and Jupiter.

The current most valuable asteroid listed is 511 Davida, a C-type asteroid with a diameter pushing 200 miles. It's located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and is estimated to be valued more than $15.4 quintillion - $27 quintillion.

That honor goes to 162173 Ryugu, which provides more bang for the buck, but will only yield $34.54 billion.

Asteroid name - Value in quintillion U.S. dollars

Davida 26.99

Psyche 10

Diotima 7.09

Alauda 5.73

Palma 5.21

Lachesis 4.11

Winchester 3.94

Stereoskopia 3.7

Chiron 3.56

Siegena 3.5

Gyptis 3.38

Chicago 3.1

Hispania 3.05

Berbericia 2.69

Kreusa 2.63

Nemausa 2.52

Jupiter now has 92 moons after new discovery

Jupiter moons: Metis, Adrastea, Amalthea, Thebe, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Has a Salty Ocean with More Water than Earth

Jupiter's moon Ganymede has 46%, and Europa has 16% liquid water by volume.

Europa, which has a balance of hydrogen and oxygen similar to Earth. These findings support the possibility that Europa could be hospitable to life. The ocean is frozen 10 miles deep, but future missions might try to discover if the body of water is warm enough beneath the surface to support life.

Scientists have discovered 62 new moons orbiting the sixth planet Saturn making a total of 145 moons. 

Saturn Moons: Dione, Enceladus, Epimetheus, Prometheus, Mimas, Rhea, Janus, Tethys and Titan.

Scientists believe several moons within our solar system have significant subsurface liquid water deposits. Saturn's moon Enceladus and Jupiter's moon Europa are two examples. Both appear to have salty, liquid oceans covered with thick layers of ice at the surface.

Scientists have found evidence that Saturn's moon Mimas may have an ocean locked underneath a shell of ice. 

Titan moon's colossal methane seas. Measurements of a big sea on Titan, a moon of Saturn, show that it contains about 9,000 cubic km of mostly liquid methane. This huge volume is equivalent, say scientists, to about 40 times the proven reserves of oil and gas on Earth.

Charting the Milky Way From the Inside Out.  The results support the four-arm model of our galaxy's spiral structure. For the last few years, various methods of charting the Milky Way have largely led to a picture of four spiral arms. The arms are where most stars in the galaxy are born. They are stuffed with gas and dust, the ingredients of stars. Two of the arms, called Perseus and Scutum-Centaurus, seem to be more prominent and jam-packed with stars, while the Sagittarius and Outer arms have as much gas as the other two arms but not as many stars.

We find that the distance from the sun to the galaxy’s center is 8,150 + 150 parsecs (or 26,600 light-years). This is smaller than the value of 8,500 parsecs recommended decades ago by the International Astronomical Union. Also, we find that the Milky Way is spinning at 236 kilometers per second, which is about eight times the speed at which Earth orbits the sun. Based on these parameter values, we find that the sun circles the Milky Way every 212 million years.

There are at least 300 million potentially habitable planets in our galaxy, NASA finds.,quintillion%20(26%2C990%2C000%2C000%2C000%2C000%2C000)%20U.S.%20dollars