In the news last week Jupiter appeared repeatedly. The fact that the planet came to Earth very close by cosmic standards, the distance of \"only\" 559 million kilometers. And although astronomers interpret this phenomenon as usual, the telescope giant planet tried to address many.
But something interesting on Jupiter's really happening, told Вестям.Ru employee astronomical Institute Sternberg Vladimir Surdin.
Not so long ago on the planet suddenly disappeared belt of dark clouds, which is adjacent to the famous Great Red spot. (Approx. - The great Red spot - cloud structure, similar Read more [...]
October 17, 2013. The astronomers at the Crimean astrophysical Observatory opened a 400-meter asteroid that in 2032 may collide with the Earth, the materials of the minor planet Center and the asteroid division of NASA.
A small planet in the received index 2013 TV135, was discovered on images of the starry sky, made at the Crimean Observatory on 12 October. Then the discovery was confirmed by Russian observatories «Ka-Dar» and MASTER (SAI MSU) in Buryatia, as well as astronomers from Italy, Britain and Spain.
Heavenly body, the size of which is about 410 meters were attributed to Read more [...]
An unusual solar flare observed by the Observatory NASA on Tuesday. In the next days it can cause disruption of satellite communications and terrestrial networks.
A powerful explosion on the Sun caused an avalanche radiation that astronomers have not seen since 2006. This outbreak may lead to moderate geomagnetic activity from the evening of 8 June until the end of the next day.
Solar flare is estimated as M-2 (average) and the maximum was observed at 05:41 on the world time. Observatory SDO has made a number of photographs in the ultraviolet range, which marked a huge ejection of cold gas. Read more [...]
on September 26. The famous comet Elenin, which the preachers of the imminent end of the world was tied up close visit of aliens, apparently, was finally destroyed and will not reach the point of closest approach with the Earth, told RIA Novosti on Monday its discoverer — astronomer Leonid Elenin, member of the Institute of applied mathematics behalf of Keldysh.
«The comet was supposed to appear in the images space solar Observatory SOHO, but it is not. Apparently, it fell apart. Perhaps some fragments, which will continue to fly in the same orbit, we will be able to see in Read more [...]
may 6, 2010. Planet Earth may perish due to the black hole. Astronomers have discovered in our galaxy a giant cloud that are related to the category of so-called «acid mists».
It consists of cosmic dust and destroys all celestial bodies found in its path. The diameter of the cloud is about 10 million miles, first discovered his Observatory NASA.
As scholars have noted, the object most likely is the conditional radius of the black hole, which, according to the calculations, is the center of our galaxy, according to Israeli portal Strana.
When the cloud approaches the Solar system, Read more [...]
Astronomers NASA, working with data sets STEREO, failed to detect so-called vulkanoidov - asteroids, traded near the sun, news agencies reported. According to scientists, if there are heavenly bodies, their diameter does not exceed 5.7 km. This is the conclusion the researchers came from observations, which were conducted between December 2008 and February 2009. At this time, two identical STEREO project staff to observe the behavior of the Sun. It was assumed that during this period of time should double vulkanoidy pass near the spacecraft, but it did not. Four experts analyzed data sets Read more [...]
February 13, 2013 ... Most people in the world will not see how from a little spark in the Earth's sky will grow huge bright ball with a diameter slightly larger than the Sun. But when this happens, the news will pass on all radio and television channels in different countries. For the universal excitement, the comments of astronomers people somehow did not notice that with the rise of the bright star in the sky, the Earth will be huge changes. Internet, radio and television will bring messages from the coast of the oceans of the powerful tsunami, sweeping away everything in its path. The Read more [...]
Dark energy, the mysterious substance that speeds up, according to scientists, the expansion of the universe actually exists. So says a team of astronomers from the Portsmouth (England) and the University of Munich.
After a two-year study, led by Tommaso Dzhannantonio (Tommaso Giannantonio) and Robert Krittendenom (Robert Crittenden), researchers concluded that the probability of the existence of dark energy is 99.996%.
Prof. Bob Nichol (Bob Nichol), a member of the Portsmouth team, said: "Dark energy is one of the great mysteries of Nature today, so it is not surprising that so many researchers Read more [...]
An international team of astronomers has found that a large meteorite fragments that fell in the state of California, was formed
in the early days of the solar system andbelongs to a previously unknown type "Celestial Stones", according to an article published in the journal Science.The meteorite, which later received the code name Sutter Mill, entered the lower atmosphere of the Earth April 22, 2012, moving at record speed of 29 kilometers per second. He flew over the territory of Nevada and California, spraying hot fragments over the town of Coloma and Lotus. Then, flying several Read more [...]
16/12/2012 Classic doomsday scenario, replicated Hollywood, assumes very often fall to Earth a giant asteroid, provoking horrific disasters. Astronomers have wondered how likely it?
Similar events have occurred in the history of our planet - a large meteorite fell in Mexico 65 million years ago, and is thought by some scholars, killed the dinosaurs, the Tunguska meteorite struck the imagination of mankind most recently in the 20th century.
Astronomers believe that no object in size from one to ten kilometers in diameter can not fly close to Earth. Modern surveillance program celestial bodies Read more [...]
National Geographic selected ten of the most interesting discoveries made in 2012. Among them - megakrokodil, unprecedented worm sugar in space, the Divine particle known as the Higgs boson, a new planet in the solar system, the strange Mayan murals, mysterious temple tribal sun1. Detection of "dramatic" Mayan temple lost in the jungle of Guatemala. During recent excavations, archaeologists have found in the Guatemalan jungle Mayan temple, which, despite its age, is very well preserved.
2. Ancient Mayan murals. Rare Maya murals discovered on the wall of his home village resident Guatemalan Read more [...]
The existence of space as the industry could be in danger of extinction in thirty years. To launch a payload will be the goal malodostizhimoy. This unexpected prediction voiced head of the department of space astrometry of the Institute of Astronomy at the Congress Lydia Rykhlova astronomers at the observatory Kourovka UFU.
"Every month the International Space Station have to make several maneuvers care to avoid a collision with space debris," - said Lydia Rykhlova our agency.
According to the scientist, at the moment, Russian astronomers because of the small number of radars and Read more [...]
Two years ago, scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (USA) announced the discovery of two giant twin lobes formed by gamma radiation, to retire on 50 thousand light-years above and below the plane of the Milky Way. It seemed that these bubbles came from the field of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A * at the galactic core. There is even a theory that the "gamma-petals" are generated by emission from the vicinity of SMCHD Sagittarius A *. The alternative hypothesis, put forward at the same time, it is assumed that the reason for their occurrence, by contrast, Read more [...]
Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (European Southern Observatory) witnessed the amazing beauty of the phenomenon - the birth of a new star - and even managed to capture it. This observation is not only aesthetic value. The important thing is that it will allow scientists to be one step closer to unraveling the mystery of our star, the Sun, and the Earth. In view of the international team of researchers working at the Observatory in the Chilean La Seelye, horrible cloud Lupus 3, located 600 light-years from Earth in the constellation Scorpius. A powerful two-meter telescope Read more [...]
Telescope "Kepler" has helped astronomers find a new exoplanet, whose mass and diameter smaller than that of Mercury, and is comparable with the same characteristics of the moon, making it the smallest planet outside our solar system, according to a paper published in the journal Nature.Over the past few years orbiting telescopes, "Kepler", CoRoT, and their terrestrial counterparts opened over thousands of exoplanets and thousands of possible candidates for this role. Most of them belong to one of the "hot" Jupiter and Neptune, but new techniques allow us to find Read more [...]
The most ancient luminary of the universe was the star, located in the neighborhood of the solar system, astronomers have come to the conclusion that it was formed soon after the Big Bang. Star, HD 140283 to get index, is only 186 light years from our solar system, and more than a century known to astronomers, reports "Vesti.Ru." It has long been known that the object is composed entirely of hydrogen and helium, and thus formed in the Early Universe. More recent stars are composed of heavier elements. Not long ago, Howard Bond (Howard Bond) from the University of Pennsylvania and Read more [...]
Unbalanced orbit so-called "zombie world", located in a dusty star system was a complete surprise to astronomers.New observations of the planet Fomalhaut b, conducted by NASA space telescope "Hubble", opened its unusual orbit, for which the closest to the parent star and most distant from her point of the orbit are separated by a great distance, in addition, during the passage through this orbit, the planet has to break through broad "minefield" of dust and debris.According to one theory put forward by astronomers to explain the strange orbit of the planet around Fomalhaut Read more [...]
Nearly one in six stars in our region of the Galaxy may have planets the size of Earth. This is the opinion of astronomers podvedshih preliminary results of observations with the Space Telescope, "Kepler". This tool was created specifically to find extrasolar planets. Although not especially large mirror, it has a very wide field of view and is equipped with a sensitive photometer, which has long been measured directly many stars shine. Similar observations have allowed scientists to detect regular fluctuations in brightness, where between us and the star were rotating around the Read more [...]
01/08/2013 NASA astronomers have discovered on the moon mysterious chain of craters that even got the nickname "three friends." Craters have been taken with the camera space telescope, and now experts are trying to understand their origin.
Astronomers believe that the craters were formed almost at the same time, the shape and the size of them are very similar and resemble the footprints of a giant creature, but how they were formed - is still unknown. Experts hypothesize meteorites dents on the lunar surface, apparently, a heavenly body, falling on the moon, split into three fragments.
The Read more [...]
Astronomers working in Chile observatory ALMA, discovered around a star in the constellation of Sculptor unusual spiral cloud emitted substances. The work of scientists published in the journal Nature, a summary of its results portal ScienceNow. High resolution pictures can be downloaded from the European Southern Observatory. Star R sculptor located only about a thousand light-years from Earth in the constellation of the same name. It refers to a specific type of star - asymptotic red giant branch (AGB). At the beginning of its life cycle such luminaries have a mass of 0.8 to 8 solar masses Read more [...]