Russian billionaire Yuri Milner talks with NASA to fly on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. There is a billionaire wants to look for traces of living organisms.
This publication reports the New Scientist.
Thus, the company Starshot Foundation, which is owned by Yuri Milner, already has a joint agreement with NASA. They work on scientific, technical and financial plans for an ambitious mission for a future mission.
Also, the media became aware that NASA has allocated more than $ 70,000 to help develop a conceptual survey flight missions.
One of the objectives of the project Starshot Foundation is the search for life on other planets. The spacecraft Cassini had previously noticed the discharge on the surface of Enceladus. For example, the South pole of the satellite hitting about 100 geysers.
So that’s what sparked the interest of Yuri Milner.
Who is Yuri Milner? This is a Russian entrepreneur, billionaire and philanthropist. He is the co-owner and former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Russian Internet company Mail.Ru Group. In 2012 was included in the list of the 50 most influential people in the world by the magazine Bloomberg Markets.
What is Enceladus? This satellite, which is the brightest celestial body in the Solar system. It is the most geologically active moon of Saturn. It can be water volcanoes (geysers). The energy source of this geological activity is still unknown to scientists.
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