Rare species of Saturn's rings

Unusual photo was transmitted to Earth Cassini spacecraft after NASA intentionally positioned it to capture most of the sunlight. The sun hid behind Saturn, its rings highlight the light that gave scientists a rare opportunity to study the rings on clearance. Earth in this image is not visible, it is the same place where the Sun. But we see two small moon of Saturn - Enceladus (closer to the rings) and Tethys (away from them). The shadow of the giant planet falls to the ring in the center of the image. Cassini was under the ring plane, the angle was 19 degrees. Snapshot is a mosaic of individual Read more [...]
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Opinion: Jupiter bent?

Video appeared on YouTube in which the authors argue that the alleged Jupiter and Saturn changed slope (as seen in the rings and moons location) with respect to the plane of the ecliptic.And also, the day was observed slope, computer online surveillance program have him. However, after 12 hours, the image allegedly "made right." The only possibility to check the validity of this information myself to look through the telescope. When present.The Internet has reference materials - how to observe Jupiter with a telescope. For example, on http://www.realsky.ru/book/59-whatobserve/166-jupiter Read more [...]
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Hubble recorded the absorption of the planet star

Data obtained from the space telescope "Hubble", confirmed that the hottest known exoplanets - WASP-12b really eats her own star, gradually "sucking" the substance of the upper layers of its atmosphere.In February, a team led by Shu-lin Li (Shu-lin Li) from the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kavli in Beijing, studying the unusual properties of the binary system WASP-12, came to the conclusion that the star attraction distorts the shape of the planet, and the resulting gravitational tidal waves so heat up the inside, that is around a cloud of matter, which gradually Read more [...]
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Celestial Dance Mercury, Mars, Neptune, and the new moon

Interesting astronomical event this week - the celestial dance of Mercury, Mars, Neptune, and the new moon. Waxing crescent moon our satellite joined the "stars" on February 11 and facilitates the search for the celestial show.Santa Ana, CA, USA, February 11, 2013 © Carlos Varela | Spaceweather.comConvergence occurs on a background of sunset. However, to fully equip its observation requires binoculars.Pennsylvania, USA, February 11, 2013 © Samuel J. Hartman | Spaceweather.comCategory: Space Read more [...]
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Scientists have found a star in space flying across the sky at a speed of 24 kilometers per second

Object's mass is 20 times the mass of our Sun Spitzer Space Telescope image of a giant star was runner-Zeta Ophiuchi. In the picture, resulting in the infrared, visible shock wave created by a star. According to the assumptions of astronomers, this star was next to his companion, even more massive star. When it exploded, Zeta Ophiuchi was ejected from the system. Object's mass is 20 times the mass of our Sun. And its luminosity is 80,000 times the luminosity of the sun. Star is moving at a speed of 54 thousand miles per hour (24 kilometers per second). In the photo Zeta Ophiuchi Read more [...]
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Unusual image of Saturn and its rings

19/12/2012 NASA experts presented a composite image of Saturn's shadow, established on the basis of 60 images of the planet and its rings taken with the cameras of the spacecraft "Cassini". All 60 pictures were taken during one of the day in the visible wavelength range and sredneinfrakrasnom.Automatic interplanetary station "Cassini" studying Saturn and its moons since June 30, 2004, when she came into the orbit of the planet.Because Saturn was in the shade during the filming camera "Cassini", and the cameras were aimed at the same time and on the sun, Read more [...]
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Soyuz TMA-07M was launched from Baikonur

Carrier rocket "Soyuz-FG" with the spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-07M," carrying the crew of a new mission to the International Space Station (ISS), launched to the ISS with the first ("Gagarin") launch pad at Baikonur. ISS went Roscosmos cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, NASA astronaut Thomas Mashbern and astronaut of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Chris Hadfield. Initially launching a new expedition to the ISS scheduled for December 5, but was postponed due to the fact that had to be moved to the launch last week of the expedition to the ISS in October, as needed to replace Read more [...]
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Issued by one of the largest astronomical image

Image of the nebula in the constellation Cygnus Loop is made on the basis of observations nine years ago. Only now, the power of computers allowed the dry numbers translate into a beautiful giant picture.Image of TA Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Richard Cool (University of Arizona), WIYN / NOAO / AURA / NSF.National Observatory of optical astronomy (USA) and its consortium partners WIYN (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indiana University in Bloomington, and Yale University) released a new image of the nebula Loop, located in the constellation Cygnus. Each side of the picture consists Read more [...]
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The last photo from Mars found a square block

There is a saying — "Nature does not create smooth corners," and in the last photo obtained from Mars and published on the website of NASA 18 December 2012, there is a square block.
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STEREO satellites keep passing strange photos

Satellite tracking circumsolar space Stereo 2: A (Ahead) and B (Behind). Venus shows satellite STEREO Ahead, a satellite of the Earth now shows STEREO Behind. Pictures of what is happening in this area seem to put it mildly — strange …

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Exploded supernova … staged his own death

Astronomers have expressed suspicions that the star, which they believed, exploded this year, in fact, staged his own death in order to connect to it by a mysterious companion. So sometimes the universe begins to resemble a bad melodrama. If in fact this is the case, the wonderful stars in the sky has more. It's about the product of the merger of stars that can change our ideas about what is the chemical composition of our universe. Luminaries are powered by nuclear fusion, which means the conversion of hydrogen into helium in the cores of stars. When sufficiently massive star ends hydrogen Read more [...]
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Astronomers have discovered five planets, including the potentially habitable

Astronomers have found as many as five planets, including one potentially habitable, a famous star Tau Ceti, which half a century ago, scientists had to "listen" for the signals of extraterrestrial civilizations, according to an article accepted for publication in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.Tau star in the constellation of Cetus (HD 10700) is visible in the sky as a star third magnitude. It is located 11.9 light years from Earth and is very similar in their characteristics to our sun. It has the same spectral type (G) and roughly the same age (Tau Ceti - 5.8 billion Read more [...]
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Guests of the Red Planet may witness the fall of large meteorites

A research team from Puerto Rico, has calculated that the megaton impacts on Mars occur every three years. But how did it happen that in decades of research our neighbor was nothing like this seen?Asteroid - one of the worst natural disasters. Therefore, the evaluation of risk of such events - a very important task.In this case, the drop in the future through the past, but a direct extrapolation is, of course, is impossible, because the size distribution of the craters observed today depends not only on the number of impacts, but also on the rate of disappearance of craters by erosion and tectonic Read more [...]
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Strange things fixed satellite STEREO on Venus

From 10 to 18 December at the Venus encounter strange anomaly, like a violent eruption or explosion on the very Venus. Emission similar to outbreaks occurring on the Sun, such as a huge "arch" has taken off, and then became involved back into the planet. How to comment on what you see in the video, I do not know. It will be interesting to hear your version of what happened ...Category: Space Read more [...]
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The unusual galaxy, thin as a needle

18/12/2012 Astronomers from the European and American space agencies submit photos of unusual spiral galaxy made by the Hubble Space Telescope. "What is unusual galaxy NGC 4565?" - You ask. The thing is that this spiral galaxy, which is also known as the "Galaxy Needle" very flat. Its diameter to 10 times greater than its thickness. This galaxy is located at a distance of 35 to 50 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of the northern hemisphere of the sky "Coma."In the picture are connected infrared and visible light. Bluish color, which can be Read more [...]
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Hadfield Canadian astronaut to the ISS will hospital in a box

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield told at the pre-press conference at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, that the most interesting for a scientific experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) is a medical experiment "hospital in a box" to study the properties of human blood in microgravity.Hadfield with Roscosmos cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and NASA astronaut Thomas Mashbernom on Wednesday, December 19, will travel to the ISS as part of a new expedition. The launch of "Soyuz-FG" with manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-07M" is scheduled for 16.12 MSK medium with the first Read more [...]
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Scientists have lost supernova solar system

Scientists from the University of Chicago found that in the solar system asteroids no chemical evidence of a supernova explosion, which is believed to stimulate her education. The work of scientists published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, a summary of the results of its university website.The researchers conducted a content analysis of isotopes of iron-60 and iron-58 in several minerals of the crust and meteorites, is part of the asteroids. On According to the authors, the iron-60 is only formed by the explosion of a supernova, and, thus, is irrefutable evidence of the existence Read more [...]
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Probes Ebb and Flow broke the surface of the Moon

The space agency NASA reported that the two probes, spent a year studying the gravitational field and internal structure of the Moon in the project GREYL, left the lunar orbit after appropriate engineering team and fell to the surface of the satellite. "Ebb" and "Flow", as it was planned, down to the moon's crater Goldschmidt. Specialists pitched probes at the north pole satellite to eliminate even the slightest possibility of their falling into the ground with a "historical" value - for example, near the landing ships "Apollo." Crash site named in Read more [...]
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NASA smashes two satellites GRAIL on the moon — today December 17

NASA reported today that both satellites "Grail" will be directed to a collision with the moon. GRAIL satellites are finished creating the gravity anomaly map of the moon. Two satellites cut into the moon Today - December 17, around 5:28 pm (22:28 GMT). Clashes has latitude 75,62 ° N, 26,63 ° E near the North Pole in the lunar crater Goldschmidt.Launched in September 2011, the GRAIL spacecraft is in orbit around the Moon's poles, and flew at an altitude of 11 km (6.8 miles) to create a map of the lunar gravitational anomalies. These measurements have allowed NASA, to create high-resolution Read more [...]
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