What are the benefits of sending living organisms to space?  – USP Newspaper

What are the benefits of sending living organisms to space? – USP Newspaper

In this episode we speak with Amâncio Santos Friaça, professor at the USP Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG). In addition to being an astrophysicist, he is a specialist in Cosmology and Astrobiology.

By Denis Pacheco

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USP Science Highlight # 28: What Are the Benefits of Sending Living Organisms to Space?







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In an article published in the magazine Astronautical report Earlier this year, researchers from the University of Santa Barbara in the United States analyzed the main challenges associated with space exploration, particularly exploration beyond our solar system.

According to experts, the biggest challenge to human-scale interstellar travel is the enormous distance between Earth and the nearest stars. Despite this, the authors argue that it is possible to send different forms of life to broaden the already known horizons of space exploration.

To better explain how this would all be possible, we spoke with Amâncio Santos Friaça, professor at the USP Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG). In addition to being an astrophysicist, he is an expert in Cosmology and Astrobiology.

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Reporting and narration: Denis Pacheco
Sound editing and musical composition: André Leite and Angélica Peixoto, under the supervision of Guilherme Fiorentini

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