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Philae returned the first detailed images of the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Wednesday night, the Earth reached the signal from the research module Philae successful landing on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Unique in its complexity maneuver succeeded at the first attempt. Experts from the European space Agency outfitted the robot in the path 10 years ago. During this time the device has traveled more than six billion kilometers. The data collected, according to scientists, may shed light on some puzzles of the Solar system.

Almost 7 hours of intense expectation, and now scientists from the European space Agency’s congratulate each other with applause. The descent module landed on the comet. Or, saying a new term, “picometers”.

“Undoubtedly, we have lived this mission for 10 years. And now the goal has been achieved. Philae landed on the comet surface. We clearly saw it on the testimony of telemetry”, – reported in the ESA.

“Philae is talking to us. It comes from all the new data that we process right now. Continue reading

The history of the discovery of Pluto

THE SEARCH FOR AND DISCOVERY OF THE NINTH PLANET

Borislav Of Slavoljub

13 March 1783, William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus. This immediately increased the size of the Solar System twice. According to the observations of the planet was determined by its orbit and the theory of the motion of Uranus. However, the observed motion of Uranus differed systematically from the predicted. This discrepancy has allowed John Adams and Urbain the Verrier theoretically predict the existence of the eighth planet – Neptune. open by Johann Galle on 23 September 1846. The discovery of Neptune was a triumph for the theory of universal gravitation of Newton.

Taking into account the influence of Neptune on Uranus was possible to reduce the discrepancies between the theoretical and the observed motion of Uranus dozens of times, but full precision was not achieved. In 1848 the American astronomer B. pierce suggested the existence of a ninth planet. In 1874 S. great effect constructed a new theory of the motion of Uranus, taking into account perturbations from Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. It also presupposes the existence of a transneptunian planet. Continue reading

Spielberg note

We live on a tiny planet with a single moon, orbiting a yellow star with multiple less than friendly stones nearby, and even less welcoming gaseous balls a bit further, which was named after any mythical deities. Appreciating them and realizing how lucky we are to live in our system, we too, can explore other possible crazy scenarios about how different could be our Solar system.

Exploring the more remote regions of the cosmos, we desperately attempt to find other star systems that could accommodate an enjoyable life worlds. Appreciating them and realizing how lucky we are to live in our system, we too, can explore other possible crazy scenarios about how different could be our Solar system. Modern Directors note. What…

…if Mars lost its magnetic field

Once Mars was a promising atmosphere, when it was warm, wet and full of carbon dioxide. It disappeared,when the Red planet lost its magnetic field is about 3.6 billion years ago, allowing the Sun to carry out with impunity by the solar wind atmosphere. Continue reading

Flight to Mars! Fiction?

Looks like little man one planet. So it tends to absorb the nearby. Even if she is away from us the distance that the average inhabitant of the Earth and can not imagine. Wanting to get to Mars abound. And even if there’s no air, and the question of the existence of water is quite ghostly… And even if back to Earth, to return people never will be… but why go to the lifeless Red planet, you ask? Answer only the elite know.

When first heard information about sending to Mars normal inhabitants of our planet, it looked nothing more than an April fool’s joke. And then announced that in 2023 really planned flight on this planet. But only one way.

They say that from those who received about 10 thousand applications. Selected 1058 people, including 52 Russians. These people are willing to volunteer a hitherto unknown expedition, but will fly only four. Call them the lucky ones do not dare. These people are directed by the interest and the strongest desire for change, although mission to Mars is too expensive, too bold and too risky venture. Continue reading

Tickets to space tourists Excalibur Almaz

Since last year, we were promised that soon space tourism will become as commonplace as to go for a weekend somewhere in the near abroad. However to pay for a three-hour flight into outer space we’ll have about 200 thousand dollars. Alarmed by the fact that the flights will be carried out on the Soyuz spacecraft.

But not bringing the first case to the end, one enterprising company Excalibur Almaz now offers a new game: everyone today can buy tickets to fly not only in space but also on the moon.

According to the company, the first space tourists who have purchased space tickets Excalibur Almaz, will be able to travel in 2015.

Judging by the posted Photos, and official statements made by the company Excalibur Almaz. The idea is not as utopian as it might seem at first glance. To date, the company has already acquired four spacecraft type Soyuz and two space station “Salyut”. All novopriobreteniem will be adapted and refined in accordance with modern standards and requirements. Continue reading

Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko may be inhabited by alien microbes
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko which is travelling now in the company of the device of the probe Philae and Rosetta could be inhabited, according to The Guardian . According to scientists, testifies…

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Philae returned the first detailed images of the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Wednesday night, the Earth reached the signal from the research module Philae successful landing on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Unique in its complexity maneuver succeeded at the first attempt. Experts from…

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Flight to Mars
"In 80 days around the world" - was the slogan in the old history of the development of technology. Now this task is formulated so: to achieve 40 days of…

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