In autumn 2013 the Earth will approach the ancient comet that moves on a unique path. Scientists expect that, by its brightness, it will eclipse the moon will be visible to the naked eye, even in the daytime. Heavenly body discovered Russian astronomers. After a single loop around the Sun, the comet ever gone into space - the "Oort cloud." Is the title of a giant sphere, composed of trillions of ice blocks. Sphere surrounding the solar system. Its radius - about one light year, that is a quarter of the way to the nearest neighboring star. When astronomers Vitaly Nevsky and Artem Read more [...]
Captured on camera astrophotographer Rafael Defavari of Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, this video shows the moon passing in front of Jupiter during the event, called the Jupiter moon surface, which occurred December 25, 2012 Video is played with five-time speed. Although it seems that Jupiter is "close to the Moon" on Christmas Eve for an observer on Earth, but in reality, the two space objects separated by a distance of about 625 million kilometers. Moon obscured view of the giant planet for one hour and 10 minutes. Jupiter - the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet Read more [...]
Attitudes in Russia and America to alcohol in orbit is different. If the first, with certain reservations, he allowed, the second is completely eliminated. This is largely due to the different nature of space missions to the ISS is traditionally practiced by the two countries: in Russia it was "living" in space, while in America - Short-term "visit" beyond the atmosphere. Saturation program 10-12-day flight, the shuttle does not dismiss the time or the opportunity to "relax."Encounter with the American rigidity on this issue had a French test pilot and astronaut Read more [...]
Earth is about to pass through a stream of debris from 2003 EH1, cometary fragment, which is observed every year – meteor rain Quadrantids.Will peak on Thursday, January 3, at about 5 am Pacific time (1300 UT)., At least 100 meteors per hour.
In the coming 2013 will be given, at last, the answer to the question of the existence of life on Mars. And it will be positive. With such a forecast made in its last issue in 2012, the London newspaper "Financial Times".
She has published an extensive article that tries to predict major events coming 12 months.
Among them is a statement that is located on the Red Planet rover American third generation "Kyuriositi" find "the end of 2013 is strong biochemical evidence of biological life on Mars."
The publication also predicts that the biggest event in the world of Read more [...]
Variety of planetary encounters. As always tells Jane Houston Jones from NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) in Pasadena, California. Very easy and fun to look for planets if they are close to the moon. January 5 Saturn will be visible at dawn in the south-eastern edge of the sky near the bright white star in the constellation Virgo - Spica, and next to the moon. 6th he would be left of the moon. January 10, Venus will be visible next to the crescent moon before dawn. In the sunset sky near the horizon look Mars. You will find it on the left of the thin crescent moon around 17:30 on Read more [...]
Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), open Vitali Nevsky and Artem Novichonok will pass perihelion (29 November 2013) and is estimated to reach gloss 10m! This is the first so bright comet discovered by our countrymen! Month
Major astronomical events of the month are: January 1 - Comet LINEAR (C/2012 K5) in the best conditions of visibility in 2013 January 2 - Earth at perihelion on January 4 - a maximum of the Quadrantids meteor shower January 5 - Ceres approaches the star Elnat to 2.4 ° January 16 - End of visibility of Venus with the naked eye in the middle latitudes January 18 - Mercury in superior Read more [...]
Giant black holes known for their appetites. But it seems that these "monsters" are voracious than previously thought. Supermassive black holes, most of which (if not all) are hidden in the center of galaxies grow in size with amazing speed.
Supermassive black holes - huge mass of some 10 billion times the mass of our sun. Scientists, using computer simulation, have tried to trace the growth of black holes, in particular, they were interested spiral galaxies like the Milky Way.
According to the assumptions of scientists, is a giant black hole in the galaxy Sombrero. According to Read more [...]
Head of Laboratory of habitable planets, the University of Puerto Rico Abel Mendez said he was confident that the world is a twin of Earth is found in 2013.
According to him, the first planet orbiting a sun-like star was discovered in 1995, and to date, astronomers have been able to consider more than 800 such planets outside our solar system.
"The time will be found true" twin "of the Earth is not far off. Sure, historical discoveries await hunters planets in 2013, "- said Abel Mendez.
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All your favorite Galaxy (M45) - the princess of the winter night sky - in fact not even a cluster and the association. Once these hot blue giants were born together, and were closely linked together by gravity. But then something bad happened, and a handful of stars has been thrown in the cold and alien space of the galaxy, so to speak, into adulthood, becoming the association. To the outside observer, it may still seem a family, but the ties are fastened them loose so that each of these stars are traveling by itself. While the stars of the Pleiades are flying parallel to, but over time they Read more [...]
NASA: fantastic shapes lurk in clouds of glowing hydrogen in the nebula NGC 6188, located about 4,000 light years from Earth. Emission nebula is located at the edge of a large molecular cloud in the southern constellation Ara.
Makemake - one of the largest objects in the outer solar system. This dwarf planet - the largest of the known classical Kuiper belt objects, solar system, which extends beyond the orbit of Neptune at 25 astronomical units (remember that one astronomical unit is approximately equal to the distance from the Earth to the Sun).
Opened in March 2005, a group of U.S. astronomers working at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego, the planet was named after the god of abundance Rapanui mythology. Rapa Nui, the indigenous people of Easter Island, Mac-Mac revered as the supreme deity in the cult of "ptitsechelovekov." Read more [...]
Created in Lavochkin (Khimki, Moscow Region) space complex for astrophysical research "Spectrum-M" ("Millimetron") may help scientists in the search for extraterrestrial life, said a valid academic advisor Academy of Engineering Sciences Yuri Zaitsev."The next Russian astrophysical experiment just can reveal extraterrestrial civilization. This project" Millimetron. "Above it are already working, launch is planned for 2018," - said Yu.Zaytsev "Interfax-AVN."
Observatory will explore deep space in the millimeter, submillimeter and infrared parts of Read more [...]
A team of researchers from Russia and the U.S., led by Professor University of Florida, Wayne L. Nicholson (Wayne L. Nicholson) has found that a number of bacteria of the genus Carnobacterium, usually living and breeding in the permafrost on the banks of the Kolyma River, not only able to grow in an atmosphere of low pressure ( seven millibars), rich in carbon dioxide, and almost devoid of oxygen, as on Mars, but often do well in it is better than in their original, "native" conditions.
Even in summer the neighborhood Kolyma not look hot. But someone has to and this place home. And Read more [...]
Vitaly Nevsky Russian astronomers and Artem Novichonok discovered a comet that can be seen from the Earth in the next year, according to Independent. Comet, which was named Eason, now you can see only in the most powerful telescopes, but she soon eclipsed by the brightness of the moon in the sky.
September 20, Russian astronomers have routine work in Kislovodsk Observatory, capturing kinds sky with a telescope on a special digital camera. Upload photos to a special computer program that determines the motion of asteroids and comets, they found a bright celestial object.
By the end of next summer, Read more [...]
If you fly in the Martian expedition to modern spacecraft, flight will take at least 500 days. Over this period, the space mission astronauts health may be lost forever. These are the results of research by Russian radiobiologists and physiologists, as discussed at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) on the meeting of the Division of Physiology and Fundamental Medicine, Russian Academy of Sciences.
The biggest danger scientists see in the galactic radiation: it can deprive a person of vision and understanding, without which neither the goal reach or return home will not work.
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