According to researchers at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, at the beginning of the solar system, when our sun was still in the stage of active formation in the system are prerequisites for the development of the two stars and our Sun could well under certain conditions, be a binary system. It did not happen.
That led scientists to suggest the probable binary system? The fact that the planets in the solar system are not on the same plane, but with some deviation relative to each other and the Sun's equator. Says physicist and study author Constantine Batygin, such deviation 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 [...]
At the end of August 2012 on the spacecraft "Voyager 1" recorded a sharp increase in the intensity of galactic cosmic rays. Just a little more, and he will escape into space, but it's a little bit does not end there ...From the point of entry into the universe Earth space has long since ceased to be exotic, having acquired, among other things, and this attribute developed territory, as a fair amount of debris. And actively explore the more remote areas: spacecraft populated neighborhood of the Lagrange points and the orbit of the Earth, our probes are flying around the five (counting Read more [...]
Astrophysics from the University of Leicester was first discovered aurora beyond the solar system. Article scientists published in The Astrophysical Journal, and its summary can be found at TGDaily. Aurora - the result of a collision of charged particles from interstellar space with atoms in the atmosphere of a celestial body. This kind of radiance observed not only on Earth, for example, recently such phenomena have been found in the atmosphere of Venus. Also aurora observed on Mars, where they are, despite the name, and there are on the equator. This is due to the fact that the field Read more [...]
At the end of the last century, scientists have pleased the world a new discovery. Outcomes can be stated as follows: "There is the matrix of life in space." The Observatory Arizona Sovern Chang in an interview Irwing Natural said: "I saw it, it was God." A huge education in the solar system, code-named Matrix BQI-33087 claims to be the world demiurge. History of the discovery of thirty years, when at that time young scientists laboratory astrophysics Seattle Denil Robbins, Ron Jeremy and Sovern Chang began to gather information about an unknown material scattered within Read more [...]
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 [...]
It appears, on the border of the solar system and deep space there is a kind of customs. Where the magnetic field lines generated by the sun and the presence in the solar wind undergo reconnection with the field lines of the magnetic field of the interstellar medium. This became known as information received from the probe Voyager 1, which so far they can not leave the solar system. Now a veteran Space Research, launched in 1977, the American unit Voyager 1, is close to the edge of the heliosphere, the area of the solar space in which the solar wind plasma is moving relative to the sun at Read more [...]
10/12/2012 So, December 3, working with the Voyager 1 scientists presented the results of the current of the device, which allows us for the first time - albeit virtually - to cross the boundary of the solar system and consider everything that is happening in these areas. The probe revealed much new about them, and among the latest findings - the whole area of space, the existence of which still did not suspect. Voyager 1 has long crossed the shock, after which the particles of the solar wind slows down to below the speed of sound, and begin to move chaotically. In June 2010, the probe is 17 Read more [...]
Automatic interplanetary probe Voyager-1, launched 30 years ago, will soon leave the solar system, broadcast news agencies. Soon .. Coming soon ... And this is not the first statement, and end in the solar system is not visible. At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, where he built Voyager-1 and where is the management of his expedition, reported that the probe has reached the "magnetic line" at the edge of the solar system. According to scientists, this is the last part of the journey Voyager-1 to interstellar space. The probe can cross a boundary in the coming months. Read more [...]
U.S. astronomers have developed a model of the solar system boundary, which explains the existence of her mysterious "zone", found one of the probes NASA scientists published an article in the Astrophysical Journal.
Probe IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) in 2009, found on the outer edge of the solar system, the heliosphere, the unusual "belt" - a long, narrow strip on the map, which is formed by the flow of particles with abnormally high energy. For three years, astronomers have proposed a number of hypotheses to explain its origin, however, as the authors of the new study, Read more [...]
Instrechayutsya assumption that the outer solar system is an invisible star (called Nemesis) or a large planet, which rotates in a highly elliptical orbit, its gravitational perturbation regularly leads to biological crisis on Earth. This regularity can be in a million years (so, Proxima Centauri orbits Alpha for about a million years), or a few thousand years for the planet. However, the study of the orbits of bodies in the Kuiper belt beyond the orbit of Pluto is not found to affect large body. If such a body would be on the approach to the Sun, it would most likely have found over the decades. Read more [...]
At first, NASA recognized the possibility of the existence of another new planet in the solar system in 1982. A year later, in 1983 NASA launches the IRAS (Infrared Artificial Satellite) which detects and shoot a very large object in space. The Washington Post summed up the interview with a scientist from the program JPL IRAS:
Heavenly body, possibly larger than the giant planet Jupiter, and possibly the size as close to the Earth, can be part of this solar system, was discovered in the direction of the constellation Orion orbiting telescope.
"All I can say is that we do not know what it Read more [...]