Life on Red Planet

Life on Red Planet

Life on Red Planet

NASA scientists at Mars Curiosity found that Gale Crater had good physical and chemical life conditions of 700 million years – and part of that history housed a lake that could accommodate a wide variety of microbial life.

The results, published last week in the journal Science, documented a sustainable Martian environment that had the potential to house a wide variety of living things.
“This helps expand our understanding of what a habitable environment was on Mars, there are 3 1/2 billion years,” said author Joel Hurowitz, a geochemist at Stony Brook University.

Since its landing at Gale Crater in 2012, Curiosity has drilled X-rays and has launched a variety of rocks in the quest to understand if the red planet – a world that began as ours – could have been hospitable to life.

Using his instruments at the forefront of technology, the mission of curiosity led to Mount Sharp, the 3000 mound in the middle of the crater. There would rise its slopes, reading each layer of sedimentary rock as a chapter of the geological history of Mars.

In his journey, curiosity has discovered evidence of water in the past and the right chemical ingredients for life; Recent studies have revealed that Gale Crater was once filled with a series of lakes that may have come up and down over time.

But how does this ancient body of water?

In this new study, scientists have gathered evidence from several locations along the route to Mount Sharp, including six samples of perforated rocks from very different ancient environments.

The results revealed a wealth of life ingredients as we know it, including organic compounds of carbon, nitrogen and phosphate minerals, and iron and sulfur minerals in different redox states.

“Our analysis of these rocks indicates that gradients in the oxidation state of lake water were present in the primary lake environment,” the study authors wrote. “Overall, these results provide compelling evidence that the physical, chemical, and energy conditions necessary to establish a habitable environment were present on Mars between 3.8 and 3.1 (a billion years ago).”

Scientists also noticed a strange pattern in an extended rock layer. There were many areas where thick sediments were quickly dumped – marking the shallow water where the water empties into the lake from a stream or river that have left much of its heavy material.

There were also areas where both sediment had been gradually litter litter – closer to the center of the lake and near the mouth of the river.
Here’s the weird part: Chemically speaking, the minerals in the shallower parts of the lake appear to have been exposed to more oxygen, while the minerals in the deeper areas had none.

It seems that the waters of Lake Gale have, at least for part of their history, differentiated into an oxygen-rich layer of the surface layer and one that is poor in oxygen in its depths. It is very similar to lakes of the Earth, that also differ of the same way.

“It’s this relationship between mineralogy and the thickness of sediment layers that allows us to connect the dots,” said Ashwin Vasavada, co-author of the study, the project scientist for the mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

This complex lake could have lasted hundreds of thousands of years to 10 million years, Hurowitz said. Like lakes on the earth, which from Gale Crater could accommodate several microorganisms, including some preferred oxygenated waters near the surface, others prefer the deeper anoxic waters and those they loved exit at the interface between the two.

During this period, scientists also found that Mars appeared to move from a cooler, drier environment to warm and humid. In addition, their layered sedimentary records were changed to what appears to be salty liquid.

Studying these rocks could help scientists understand the final drying of Mars, while their water escaped from space, leaving the salts behind.

Jupiter is the oldest planet in solar system: study

Jupiter is the oldest planet in solar system: study

Jupiter is the oldest planet in solar system: study

Washington, June 14 (PTI) Jupiter – the largest planet in our solar system – is also the oldest, according to scientists who have found that the gas giant was formed four million years after solar formation.

Knowing the age of Jupiter is essential for understanding how the solar system became its current architecture. Although the models predict that Jupiter was formed relatively early, so far, the formation has never been closed.

“We did not get to test Jupiter (unlike other bodies like Earth, Mars, Moon and Asteroids),” said Thomas Kruijer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in the US.

“In our study, we used the isotopic signatures of meteorites (derived from asteroids) to infer the age of Jupiter,” said Kruijer, lead author of the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Looking for isotopes of tungsten and molybdenum in iron meteorites, scientists have found that meteorites consist of two genetically distinct nebulous tanks that coexisted but remained separated between one million and three to four million years after the formation of the solar system.

“The most plausible mechanism for efficient separation is the formation of Jupiter, opening a space in the disk and preventing the exchange of materials between the two tanks,” said Kruijer.

“Jupiter is the oldest planet in the solar system, and its solid core formed well before the gas in the solar nebula dissipates, according to the base accumulation model for the formation of the giant planet” has, he said.

Jupiter is the most massive planet in the solar system and its presence has had a huge effect on the dynamics of solar disk acceleration.

Scientists have shown, through analysis of meteorite isotopes, formed the solid core of Jupiters only about a million years after the beginning of the history of the solar system, making it the oldest planet.

Thanks to its rapid formation, Jupiter acts as an effective barrier against the inward transport of the material through the disc, which could explain why our solar system lacks super-Earths (an extrasolar planet with a mass of earth).

The team found that the Jupiter nucleus increased to about 20 times the Earth’s mass in a million years, followed by a more prolonged growth to 50 times the Earth’s mass until at least 3-4 million years after formation. Solar system.

Early theories propose that gaseous giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn imply high growth solid nuclei of about 10 to 20 times the Earth’s mass, followed by the accumulation of gas in these nuclei.

So the bottom line is that gas-generating nuclei must be formed before the dissipation of the solar nebula – the circum-gaseous disk surrounding the young sun – that probably occurred between 1 million years and 10 million years after Formation of the solar system.

“They were able to satisfy many Jupiter specifically in a million years using isotopic signatures of meteorites,” the researchers said.

Although this rapid acceleration of the cores was modeled, it was not possible to leave its formation.

“Our measurements show that the growth of Jupiter can be dated with time of genetic formation and meteorites separately,” said Kruijer.

Nasa reveals 12 new apprentice astronauts for 2017

Nasa reveals 12 new apprentice astronauts for 2017

Nasa reveals 12 new apprentice astronauts for 2017

In front of the big thieves who have exceeded the record number of competitors to choose the new NASA learning astronauts.

The seven men and five women have seen nearly 18 300 other candidates to gain a place in the space of the two-year elite training program.

Lot 2017 includes the former employees of SpaceX, a marine biologist and several highly decorated military personnel, who all responded to NASA’s call for candidacy in December 2015.

US Vice President Mike Pence received them during a welcoming ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

“You are the 12 who have passed, you have joined the elite, you are the best of us,” he said.

What should you present?

NASA has strict rules if you want to do a job out of this world. pot
You need a degree in engineering, biological sciences, physical sciences, computer science or math to begin with.

To this is added the three-year professional experience with at least 1000 or “time captain pilot” in a jet.

But an additional teaching experience of master’s or doctorate or equivalent can substitute for professional experience as it is in science, engineering or mathematics.

Mental ability must be compatible with a natural ability to pass NASA’s physical astronaut long-term, with a 20/20 vision (although the glasses are acceptable to achieve it).

He must also respect the anthropometric “requirements” for the spaceship suit and space, which looks like a height between 5’2 “and 6’2”.

And finally, despite all of the above, you can not earn a seat in the course, unless you have an American passport, even though both citizens can apply.

How does NASA decide to take?

After going through the applications reduce the field, the selected candidates are invited to a job interview a week.

The exam includes personal interviews, medical exams, and orientation tests as part of the final score.

Did you reach your goal?

2017 includes an Antarctic icebreaker (Robb Kulin), Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Warren Hoburg) and former US Rugby Sevens (Jessica Watkins) team.
Raja Chari is one of a series of experienced drivers, accumulating more than 2,000 hours in combat missions in Iraq and deployments in Korea.

Other great votes include Matthew Dominick, a star of the United States Naval Test Pilot School who flew over 60 combat missions, and Jasmin Moghbeli, born in Germany, but led the breeders, who flew 150 missions to fight.

Other candidates include Kayla Barron, who holds a Master’s in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Cambridge and Frank Rubio, who has more than satisfied the demand for excellence skills and scientific pilot.

The family doctor and former decorated platoon leader took Blackhawk helicopters for the United States Army in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq.

What will the astronaut candidates be like now?

The dozen candidates will receive two years of training and assessment to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare a formal test flight and training mission.

This includes:

Diving training for practicing astronauts is trained in military survival water.
The training systems of the International Space Station
Extravehicular skills
Training in robotic skills
Language training Russian
Training in preparation for the flight of the airplane.
Those who complete the training with the required standard will become permanent federal employees, while those who are not will be crowned alternative roles considered within NASA.

Jupiter Is a Swole Grandpa

Jupiter Is a Swole Grandpa

Jupiter Is a Swole Grandpa

Of the eight planets in our solar system, Jupiter is undoubtedly the most swole. It is high, with a radius of 43,440 miles (69,911 km). There is also a rage problem because the evolving planet storms are notoriously chaotic.

While Jewish history has always been a little mysterious, a new study suggests that the strange world was very large very quickly and this is not the case for the destruction of overwhelming proteins.

In general, astronomers have used models to estimate the age of Jupiter say it began to form about 10 million years after the birth of the solar system.

However, after analyzing the isotopic composition of 19 meteorites, scientists at the University of Münster and Lawrence Livermore National Lab in California say that the solid nucleus of Jupiter began to form much earlier: about a million years after the dawn of the solar system .

For context, the solar system is about 4.5 billion years old, so Jupiter has a long history – undoubtedly the longest of all planets in our neighborhood. The research team was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

According to researchers, the material in meteorites back to their nebulae two separate tanks. Although these deposits and coexist between 3-4 million years after the formation of the solar system, they are spatially separated.

The team suggests that this is due to the formation of Jupiter, which was already as big as hell, even at the time. Estimates of the equipment, about a million years after the birth of the solar system, the core of Jupiter was swollen to about 20 times the mass of the Earth.
“The most likely mechanism for efficient separation is the formation of Jupiter, opening a disk space (of a gas and dust grading plan) and preventing the exchange of materials between the two reservoirs,” Thomas Kruijer, lead author of the study , it’s a statement.

“Jupiter is the oldest planet in the solar system, and its solid core formed well before the gas in the solar nebula dissipates, compatible with the basic accumulation model for the formation of the giant planet.”

Estimating the age of Jupiter can help fill the gaps in the original history of our solar system. Our great and mysterious grandfather planet has much to teach us about ourselves, and that is just the beginning.

Jupiter Has Been Declared The Most Ancient Planet in The Solar System

Jupiter Has Been Declared The Most Ancient Planet in The Solar System

Jupiter Has Been Declared The Most Ancient Planet in The Solar System

Jupiter formed in a geological blink. Its rocky nucleus met less than a million years after the beginning of our solar system, scientists said Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In another 2 or 3 million years, this nucleus was 50 times the mass of the Earth.

Scientists have built computer models of the birth of Jupiter. But this study “is the first time we can say something about Jupiter-based measurements in the laboratory,” said study author Thomas Kruijer, a researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.
To probe the creation of the planet, the experts sampled extraterrestrial material that happens to land on Earth – ancient meteorites.

Our solar system began as a disk of dust and gas that is 4.6 billion years old. Among the planets, gaseous giants are first arrived, followed by such terrestrial worlds of rock and metal as Earth. Jupiter is the largest spawn.

Although most bulk gas is more than 300 times the mass of the Earth. For this reason, astronomers suspect that the planet was the oldest, it is able to extract more material from the disk before its younger brothers and sisters have appeared.

The new study supports the idea of a first-born Jupiter. When Jupiter was formed, planet growth swept a large area of gas and dust as it passed around the sun.

In addition, it acted as a barrier to protect the interior of the solar system capable of meteorites. When the solar system was about 1 million years old, Jupiter’s gravity was strong enough to prevent the rocks from crossing its orbit, as the club’s gorilla forcing stragglers to wait on the sidewalk.

“In about 1 million years, Jupiter has become large enough to cut the interior of the solar system into the outer solar system,” said Brandon Johnson, a planetary scientist at Brown University, who did not participate in the New research.
Then, when the solar system is about 4 million years old, Jupiter has increased to about 50 times the Earth mass and headed towards the sun. This reduced the gorilla velvet rope, allowing outer asteroids to blend with the inner rocks.

Today, they merge into a belt between Mars and Jupiter. Rocks of this earth mix on Earth, where scientists can study as Kruijer.

The new study adds evidence to the idea that Jupiter has temporarily divided the population of meteorites into the solar system in which they exist between Jupiter and the Sun and those beyond Jupiter.

If a couple of rocks from the interior and exterior landed in your front yard and picked them up after cooling and the dust settled down, you can not detect a difference.

But Kruijer and his colleagues can measure specific chemical signals in meteorites – revealing not only the age of the rocks, but what are the two groups to which they belonged.

It is only recently that advances in technology have allowed scientists to gauge the differences between the two, said Kruijer.
Meteorite groups separated about 1 million years after the formation of the solar system, and have gone until about 4 million years after the formation, according to a new analysis. Fundamentally, the two populations existed simultaneously for a few million years.

“It can not be a change of time. There must be a spatial separation,” Kruijer said.

Something must have separated. The most likely cause, according to the study’s authors, is a young Jupiter. “It’s hard to think of any other possibility,” he said.

“This is an interesting work and presents an interesting result, which corresponds to our current understanding,” said Konstantin Batygin, a planetary astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology, who did not participate in the research. “This information can be provided.”

Record Shark Tank investment sparks Australian coffee pod wars

Record Shark Tank investment sparks Australian coffee pod wars

Record Shark Tank investment sparks Australian coffee pod wars

The Tuesday night episode, Kane Bodiam, 36, has reached an agreement of 2.5 million for a 22.5 percent of his iCapsulate coffee company.

One of the exhibition judges and entrepreneur Andrew Banks has accepted the agreement after hearing a two-hour presentation at the company that claims to produce the first biodegradable coffee capsules Australia.

But the rest of the Australian coffee tableware industry opposed the iCapsulate boss, effectively saying that Mr. Bodiam jumped the shark.

In a joint letter, the leaders of the three largest Nespresso-compatible capsule makers in Australia have questioned statements made by Mr. Bodiam in the program.

The Director of Mad Coffee Caps Charlie Stillisano, CoffeeCaps Director Tony Rubenstein and Director of Podpac Toby Strong, also suggested that Network Ten could not do due diligence in the business of M. Bodiam.

“We think Kane made very questionable statements during Episode 3, and they deserve to know the facts,” they said.

His main concern centers on Mr. Bodiam’s request in the episode where he has entered into contracts with “the largest coffee companies in Australia and New Zealand.”
At the request of the potential investor, Naomi Simson, if “the main brands of coffee we know?” Mr. Bodiam replied “yes”.

“Our industry is small here in Australia with only four major manufacturers: Mad Coffee Capsules, CoffeeCaps, Podpac and iCapsulate.” The four of us have made significant investments in millions of dollars, but only three of us managed to win important contracts, Says the letter.
“Strange is Kane Bodiam from iCapsulate.”

Nespresso compatible brands currently available from Coles and Woolworths Woolworths include private label, private label Coles, Vittoria, grinders, Republic, Pod-a-licious, gold, Lavazza Café Royal.

However, according to the letter, none of them are manufactured by iCapsulate.
“In fact, we are not aware of a major retailer in Australia where a customer can buy iCapsulate packaged coffee capsules,” they wrote.

“What we are most concerned about is the apparent lack of due diligence performed by Shark Tank Australia before Andrew Banks reaches the largest case in Australia’s shark tank in history. We are led to believe that these are better Australian entrepreneurs, then they are surprised That can be so easy to convince.

“In our view, Andrew Banks was caught hook, line and platinum.”
The heads of three companies – in direct competition with iCapsulate – said the letter was motivated by the desire to ensure that “our industry is represented in the most professional manner.”

A spokesman for Endemol Shine Australia, the production company that produces Shark Tank, told that “it performs a thorough inspection before our entrepreneurs enter the tank, and after the program, our sharks manage full checks Before checking to be finalized “.

The spokesman could not comment on the agreement between banks and Andrew Kane Bodiam was finalized.

Although the success of Shark Tank has the potential of Mr. Bodiam a family name and take his business to the next level, remains to see how iCapsulate benefit the capacity of the 2.5 million Banks and vision for business, provided That the agreement was approved.


Onus on Australia to take diplomatic initiative in protecting Antarctica

Onus on Australia to take diplomatic initiative in protecting Antarctica

Onus on Australia to take diplomatic initiative in protecting Antarctica

Onus on Australia to take diplomatic initiative in protecting Antarctica

Shortly before World Ocean Day and a special UN meeting to address the threats facing the oceans, US President Donald Trump announced that the country was withdrawing from the Paris agreement.

Here in Australia, there was a bipartisan welcome to take on the supposed commitment Malcolm Turnbull uphold Australia’s involvement in this very important environmental pact.

But Australia’s environmental diplomacy must be more than defense. Speaking about the commitment of French President Emmanuel Macron to “revive the planet” by a certain direction in the climatic action, Australia should also go to the front of the foot.

And where you can make a great contribution is in your own backyard – Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Antarctica and its surrounding seas are experiencing deep physical and ecological pressure due to climate change and ocean acidification.

Last week, scientists reported a major melting event on the surface of the Ross ice shelf in 2016 over an area of ​​800,000 km2, larger than Texas.

Aerial images of the division on the Larsen C ice shelf taken at the beginning of the year.
Antarctic ice shelves also then melt and begin to break and disintegrate.

The Larsen C ice shelf, a significant extension of the West Antarctic ice sheet, is the latest to show startling signs of collapse, with great failure to quickly “undo” most of the front ice shelf. The breeding of the platform is only a matter of time.

States that manage Antarctica and the Southern Ocean have powerful tools at hand to give them the best possible ecosystems opportunity to adapt to ongoing physical changes in Antarctica while governments worldwide are facing the climate crisis.

These tools include marine protected areas, where they are prohibited or restricted to protect ecosystems and fishing species. Science is clear that marine reserves can mitigate climate change and help ecosystems adapt to changes in temperature, chemistry and water movement.

AMP will help strengthen ecosystem resilience, provide shelters for marine species and can also protect carbon deposits or wells (‘blue carbon’).

In 2016, a stagnation of more than five years was broken when the AMP in the Ross Sea, the largest marine reserve in the world, was created by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Antarctic Marine Life.

CCAMLR is the international body established under the Antarctic Treaty system with a specific mandate to protect the ecosystem of the Southern Ocean.

Australia is right, a world leader in protecting the reputation of the Antarctic environment. However, our country needs to intensify its diplomacy, especially if it is to obtain the designation of the representative system for the marine protected areas of Eastern Antarctica, a joint initiative of Australia, France and the European Union.

The proposal was developed in 2010 on the basis of extensive scientific research. But since then, it has gained no consensus within CCAMLR. Successive revisions were made to the proposal to be acceptable to the parties to CCAMLR.

The MPA of Eastern Antarctica is already smaller than initially proposed, including three zones instead of seven. Also continue to deal, is the strength of the protections in the MPA.

Saints and Tigers in Maddie's Match, Eels shake the Storm, and more: Australia sportwatch – live!

Saints and Tigers in Maddie’s Match, Eels shake the Storm, and more: Australia sportwatch – live!


Summary today

And that, as they say when they are very obvious, right? We started the day with the Hawks, climbing a tie with the Greater Western Sydney after losing 13 points with just minutes to go.

It’s unlikely, fun, really stupid. This design goal was one of the most dangerous, most unlikely, accidental scores. But there he was. Two draws in two weeks for GWS, after last week with Geelong, something no club has achieved since Carlton in 1921.

That was the closest things are going to spend the day in the AFL. Essendon comfortably prevailed in Collingwood, Sydney broke the Gold Coast, St Kilda broke Richmond, Geelong broke the lions.

The rugby union gave us our other draw, with others sharing the Lions game and the series with the All Blacks. Awesome them. While in the rugby league, the Panthers and Sea Eagles had a fairly tight game, while the eels have sealed a victory over the storm.

The storm is still a clear game at the top, however, and a clear Manly fourth game. Eels make it to the seventh, the Panthers are a game in the eighth.

In the AFL, the swans are up to seventh position, but the west coast or Melbourne could repel. Richmond remains fourth, fifth St Kilda as a percentage – Saints do not have enough earned enough to drop this deficit.

But it is at 1.3%. Puerto could also skip both sides with a win tomorrow. Geelong is a game and a third clear half, passing the first two by two points. But they passed Hawthorn next week. Brisbane is still past.

We will return tomorrow, another in the afternoon when exercising too much sport is barely adequate. And now, goodbye.
Geelong has reached the highest score of the season with the last goal, and would have appreciated the starting stroke. A bit like Gold Coast to Sydney, lions grabbed there during the first quarter, but could not keep up the pace once the foot was broken.

Hawkins hit 4 while Parsons Blicavs and Danger all have launched 3. Mitch Duncan also had 38 Stats and have had 3 Brownlow votes if his partner was not stolen. Lachie Henderson had 27 rebounds off the defense.

For the lions, Zorko nailed four goals and 36 keys, Bastinac 3 goals.

The closing image of the night is presided over by Tom Lonergan after his 200th game, with Duncan for his 150th.

Goals for Dangerfield! Yes, in the plural. Take two in the last two minutes to finish the night with three to his name. He moves forward to mark the passage of Buzza, then returns to Mark instead of Mackie. The launch of both. Goals, not teammates.

Australia must protect high-speed rail corridor on east coast, government told

Australia must protect high-speed rail corridor on east coast, government told

Australia must protect high-speed rail corridor on east coast, government told

Australia to protect a high-speed rail corridor along the east coast before being usurped by urban sprawl, warns consultant to the country’s infrastructure.

Demanding measures to protect vital corridors, including the introduction of a national framework, Infrastructure Australia describes railways as the most urgent priority.

“This critical corridor is facing immediate pressure because of its proximity to major population centers and should be a major focus for the NSW governments, Victoria and the federal government,” said Friday President Mark Birrell.
“A coordinated approach involving joint governance arrangements to monitor land acquisition, joint financing commitments, and the joint agreement on the use of land management measures will keep governments both at the task level Urgent. ”

Australia’s infrastructure has established seven corridors as national priorities, the protection estimate and accelerated consolidation would reduce taxpayers 10.8 billion.

“Infrastructure corridors of strategic importance should be preserved in their planning in advance to avoid cost overruns, delays and inconvenience to the community during the project execution phase,” Birrell said.

“If we protect infrastructure corridors, we will reduce project costs and above will minimize the need for underground tunnels, where the costs to the government and therefore the taxpayers can be up to 10 times higher.”

Federal Minister of Infrastructure Darren Chester said that the protection and acquisition of corridors fell mainly states and territories.

“The coalition government is working with states to ensure that a long-term plan is in place to protect all future corridors of future rail corridors,” his office said. “However, any high-speed railway potential between our capitals is far in the future.”

The government concentrated instead on rapid rail connections between capitals and large regional centers.

The Director-General of the Business Council, Jennifer Westacott, said the Infrastructure Australia report showed “significant benefits” of reserve land.

“This report shows that if governments have the vision to plan for future and reserve corridors for future use of infrastructure, they can make huge savings when these infrastructure projects are ultimately deployed,” Westacott said in a statement.

“It is often best to keep our options open, so projects that might not be viable today could still be delivered over time. Doing nothing can lead to insurmountable constraints or increased costs.”

Tesla to build world's biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia

Tesla to build world’s biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia

Tesla to build world’s biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia

Tesla’s billionaire founder Elon Musk will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery to store renewable energy in South Australia in collaboration with Neoen, the French energy.

129MWh battery combined with a wind farm, is designed to improve the safety of electric power supply in South Australia.

On Friday, state PM Jay Weatherill confirmed the deal, which is a key element of the government’s $ 550 million energy plan.

The state government said musk confirmed its promise made on Twitter in March that it could deliver the battery within 100 days of signing the contract or that it would be delivered free.

Romain Desrousseaux, deputy general manager of Neoen, said that 129MWh, South Ion-lithium-ion become the largest in the world. The battery will be built near Jamestown in the middle of northern state, and will be paired to Hornsdale Neoen wind farm to ensure the stability of renewable energy in the network.

Muscle to the press in Adelaide on Friday that the project was not without technical difficulties, as it would be the largest installation of batteries in the world “by a significant margin.”

“When you do something three times bigger, it always works? We think this will be possible, but there is a certain risk,” he said. “We have confidence in our technology and system design.”

It was envisaged that this would help to stabilize the network and reduce prices for consumers.

“Basically, you can charge the batteries when you have an excess of energy when the cost of production is very low … and then discharge it when the cost of energy production is high, which effectively reduces the average cost for the end customer” , Said musk. “This is a fundamental improvement in the efficiency of the network.”

Muscle said a failure to deliver the project on time would cost the group about $ 50 million, although contract details were not revealed.

The battery is an essential part of the $ 550 million energy plan by the state government established after the state’s failure last year. Weatherill said, “I am very pleased to select Neoen and Tesla, whose expertise and global leadership in energy and renewable energy helps South Australia to take charge of its energy future.”

“The storage of the battery is the future of our national energy market and the eyes of the world follow our steps in this space.

“This historic agreement is more sustainable Tesla energy generator in South Australia, but will also have significant economic benefits.”

Repeated failures in SA since September have provoked a political fight over energy policy, accusing the failures of the federal government in the use of renewable technologies.

Following the most recent power outage in early February, the Australian energy market operator said there were many factors, including higher-than-expected demand.

Storing the battery through the network could help equalize price spikes, avoid power outages, and improve network reliability.

Tesla has recently completed the installation of an 80MWh battery battery grid in Southern California in just 90 days, expected at a cost of $ 100 million.

Tim Flannery, the Climate Council, said that South Australia was responsible for Australia’s transition to renewable energy technologies and storage.

“South Australia is addressing climate change and should be commended for its innovation and leadership because it transforms our energy system into clean, affordable, efficient and secure,” said Flannery.