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The theory of the lunar conspiracy received a new confirmation

October 8, 2018

Proponents of conspiracy theories compared Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 crew member’s space suit from the National Museum of Aeronautics and Astronautics with a snapshot of the mission itself. In the end, it turned out that the sole of Armstrong's shoes does not coincide with the trace that he left on the Moon. The theory of the lunar conspiracy received a new confirmation. In fact, all ...

The R – 1B rocket on the launch pad of the Kapustin Yar cosmodrome, July 29, 1951, Astrakhan Region

October 5, 2018

On such rockets sent into space dogs. In the upper part of the rocket there was a capsule with dogs and instruments. A total of 4 P-1B rocket launches were made. Specifically, on July 29, 1951, the first launch of this rocket with dogs Dezik and Lisa, who died during the descent due to an unopened parachute, was made due to ...

Martian ground for sale

October 1, 2018

The University of Central Florida announced the start of sales of samples of Martian soil. And the prices are not big at all. Samples are offered at 20 USD per kilogram, plus shipping.In addition to the Martian assortment, there is the ground of the Moon and some asteroids. Their prices are not reported, but it can hardly be a matter of principle ...

Japanese robots landed on an asteroid

September 24, 2018

Two Japanese mini-robots MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B successfully landed on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu. Both are in good condition and transmit photos and data from the asteroid, according to the website of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Robots separated from the Japanese space probe Hayabusa-2 on September 21. At least one of them is now moving on ...

Pioneers of outer space. The first detachments from the USSR and the USA

September 18, 2018

I tried to approach the issue in this post for a long time, but somehow it didn’t work. And I decided not to think too much, but to make everything simpler. And I will tell you briefly today about the first teams of researchers in near-Earth space here and in the United States. A sort of short story about the first teams of astronauts (astronauts) ...

How does a hurricane from space

September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence is moving to South Carolina, which is now located in the Atlantic Ocean 675 kilometers from its destination. The wind speed is 195 km / h (54 m / s).Let's see what a hurricane looks like from space. 1. The hurricane weakened earlier from the fourth to the third category, but when in contact with land, Florence will still be “very ...

Reproduction in space

September 4, 2018

Is reproduction possible in space? People are looking for an answer to this question a long time ago. During Soviet times, rats were sent across the Universe. It so happened that all experiments were performed on these rodents. Pregnant rats gave fully viable offspring, though they themselves soon died. And the rats, returning to Earth, experienced difficulties with movement, because ...

Our galaxy was already dying

August 29, 2018

Scientists astronomers have determined that our galaxy, the Milky Way galaxy, is a natural zombie. Of course she chases after anyone and does not feed on the “brains” of neighboring galaxies, however, she did die once, but the “flame of life” in her depths managed to flare up again. And on such an unexpected conclusion of Japanese scientists ...

On the moon found significant deposits of ice.

August 22, 2018

In the polar regions of the moon, large deposits of ice were found — sunlight did not enter these places and this helped the ice to remain.The discovery was made by a team of scientists from the University of Hawaii, Brown University and one of the main branches of NASA - Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. According to scientists, the quantity and distribution of water ice by…

Photos from Mars without filters and photoshop

August 22, 2018

The unique rover called Curiosity has been exploring the surface of the “Red Planet” for six years now, regularly sending images to Earth. Besides the fact that it is equipped with advanced photographic equipment, it has a full set of sensors for soil analysis. Thanks to the data from this device, scientists hope to get an answer to the question: "Did life exist on Mars" ...

The probe "Parker" went to the sun

August 13, 2018

On August 12, NASA launched the Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle into space, which is to deliver the Parker probe to the Sun. It is about the size of a small car, was named after astrophysicist Eugene Parker, and is described as "the first spacecraft to touch the star." Boeing's Delta IV Heavy is capable of launching low-Earth orbit ...

Astronomers have discovered a huge wandering planet.

August 11, 2018

SIMP J01365663 + 0933473 or simply SIMP was discovered in 2016 using a radio telescope, but considering that it is 12.7 times more massive than Jupiter, scientists have suggested that they stumbled upon a brown dwarf ... Just recently, the National Science Foundation's Karl radio observatory G. Jansky Very Large Array (New Mexico) established with accuracy that ...

The finalists of the contest "Astronomical photographer of the year"

August 7, 2018

The largest international competition of astrophotographers, which annually presents phenomenal shots of the night sky and the Universe. Pictures capture fantastic views of the starry sky, distant galaxies, mysterious nebulae and colorful landscapes. The competition was established ten years ago by the Royal Greenwich Observatory and is still the largest event in astrophotography 1. The Northern Lights on the Barents Sea. (A photo…

Curiosity marks sixth anniversary on Mars

August 6, 2018

He was landed on Mars on August 6, 2012 to investigate a crater named after Australian astronomer Walter Gale Mars rover Curiosity Rover celebrated its sixth year on the Red Planet on Sunday. Congratulations were posted on his official Twitter page.“I landed on # Mars six years ago. I celebrate the 6th anniversary of the landing ...

Cosmos, the beginning

August 4, 2018

The idea that the Earth does not rely on anything, but just hangs in space, was first put forward by Anaximander of Miletus in the beginning of the 6th century BC. He was also the first to hypothesize that celestial bodies are located at different distances from the Earth. Anaximander believed that the Earth is shaped like a cylinder, and celestial bodies rotate ...

Astrobiologists have come up with a new test for the suitability of the world to life - and besides the Earth, at least one more planet has passed it

August 2, 2018

If the planet is not too far away and not too close to its star, then liquid water may exist on its surface. So it’s better to take a closer look at it - is it suddenly habitable? Now astrobiologists have introduced another scale, which reflects the suitability of the planet for the formation of life on Earth of its type. AND…

The night of the great confrontation of Mars

July 31, 2018

From July 31 to August 1, 2018 - the Sun, Earth and Mars will line up in one line. Mars at the same time will be relatively close to the Earth: it will be only 57.6 million kilometers. Such a mutual arrangement of our planets - 3 and 4 from the Sun - is called the Great Opposition. "Steeper" him only ...

The Incredible Facts About Planet Uranus

July 30, 2018

Named after the Greek God of heaven, the planet Uranus was discovered by the famous astronomer William Herschel in 1781. Too dim for the scientists of antiquity to be able to see it with the naked eye, it became the first planet discovered with a telescope. As a result, at first the great astronomer and his contemporaries considered Uranus a star or a comet ....

On the moon 4 billion years ago life could exist

July 24, 2018

On the moon 4 billion years ago life could exist. Astrobiologists from the University of London and the University of Washington (USA) arrived at this conclusion, the Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday. In any case, twice in history, on the natural satellite of the Earth, according to the data of scientists Ian Crawford and Dirk Schulze – Makuch, conditions arose that allow maintaining ...

NASA is preparing a 17-year-old girl for a flight to Mars

July 9, 2018

We have to admit that people have moved to a new level of development thanks to the opportunity to make space flights, even if they are not as far as many would like. And with such films as Star Trek and Star Wars, as well as launches of the SpaceX rocket Ilona Mask, interest in the colonization of other planets has never been so ...

What dangers await the human body on Mars?

July 2, 2018

According to NASA research and a list of the 100 major problems of long-distance travel, we are trying to figure out what exactly might threaten future interplanetary wanderers.

Trillions of tons of fatty substances in interstellar space

June 29, 2018

Interstellar space at first glance looks like an absolutely empty area. However, in reality it represents a huge territory containing traces of electromagnetic radiation and clouds of matter. A new study conducted by experts from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and researchers from Ege University sheds light on what makes up the "stellar ...

The black hole "devours" a star

June 20, 2018

Meanwhile, in space ... A black hole "devours" a star. Scientists with the help of a special telescope recorded an incredible phenomenon: a supermassive black hole (20 million times the size of the Sun) absorbs a huge star (twice the size of the Sun) “We have never been able to see how this outburst is formed. Most of the time, supermassive black holes are nobody ...

Why the moon does not rotate and we see only one side?

June 18, 2018

As many have already noticed, to the Earth, the Moon is always turned by the same side.The question arises: relative to each other, is the rotation around their axes of these celestial bodies synchronous? Although the Moon rotates around its axis, it always faces the Earth on the same side, that is, the Moon's revolution ...

Common myths and legends from astronomy

June 18, 2018

Contrary to popular belief, Venus is not the scientific name of the planet. The official name of the Venerean planet was taken from the mythical term - Cytherian. It is literally a small island where Aphrodite appeared in human form. NASA did not spend millions of dollars developing a pen that could write in zero gravity. In fact, the astronauts used pencils ...

What is behind Pluto or cosmic dwarfs

June 7, 2018

The centuries-old search for the boundaries of the solar system has repeatedly redrawn a coherent picture of the universe, forcing scientists to offer new hypotheses about why the sun has so many satellites and planets. At first, astronomers discovered that in addition to the large planets in the solar system there are thousands of small cosmic bodies. They form an asteroid belt located inside the orbit of Jupiter ....

Launch of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft

June 7, 2018

On June 6, a new Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft with the logo of the World Cup was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome. Beautiful pictures from the start. This time we will lower the rocket journey from the assembly and test complex towards the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome. On the morning of the launch day, the main and backup crews to the song of the “Zemlyane” group ...

NASA's Apollo Lead Software Engineer Margaret Hamilton

June 6, 2018

In the department, under her leadership, the same code was written that promoted the flight of American astronauts to the moon in 1969. The entire code of the Apollo-11 ship, along with printouts of the simulation, fit into that multipage work next to which Margaret Hamilton stands.

NASA first published an image of the Earth, taken from a new satellite GOES – 17

June 4, 2018

The image was captured with an extended base thermal imager (ABI) and was first published this week. The GOES – 17 satellite orbits the earth in a geostationary orbit approximately 36,000 kilometers above the surface of the planet. The image was created using two visible ranges of blue and red along with one near infrared.source https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/content/goes-17-releases-%E2%80%98first-light%E2%80%99-imagery-its-advanced-baseline-imager-abi

Wonders of the earth's atmosphere

June 1, 2018

Of course, you almost know everything about the atmosphere, but there are some interesting details that you might not have thought about. Check yourself 5-tier protection system From the school curriculum, we know that the atmosphere consists of 5 layers. The first of these is the troposphere. This is where all weather changes occur.

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