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Changes in the Solar system

The solar system is entering a new era

From the sun to the Earth

Let’s start with the Sun. According to astrophysicists, since 1901 the intensity of the magnetic field lights grew by 230 percent. Recently, media reported about a powerful polar auroras in areas where such phenomena are usually not observed.

By the way, remember that the impact of magnetic storms on human health are talking fifteen or twenty years ago, no more. Maybe the impact just wasn’t so noticeable…

On mercury were discovered in polar ice and a powerful magnetic field. On Venus in less than 40 years on two and a half thousand per cent increase in the brightness of the Aurora. Also, there have been significant global changes of the atmosphere. Over the past decade more than 200 per cent increase in the brightness of the cloud of plasma surrounding Jupiter.

On Saturn for the last 30 years there has been a significant decrease in the rate in the Equatorial flows. In addition, increased x-ray radiation coming from the planet’s equator. Continue reading

Comet

Comets fascinate the human mind since ancient people first noticed the white tail streaking through the night starry sky. We remember the date when the comet flies past the Earth once a century or even less often and remember all our lives. In the middle ages in Europe, the appearance of comets was often linked to various natural disasters and diseases. In religion, these heavenly bodies also play an important role. For example, in the New Testament, the comet heralded the birth of Christ.

Astronomers find comets also interesting and fascinating space objects, because they are witnesses of great historical events and even carry evidence of them.

The comet is a relatively small object in our solar system, usually having a diameter of several kilometers. Sometimes called “dirty snowballs” because of their component substances. Usually comets are composed of the following four elements:

Dust

Ice (water, ammonia, methane, carbon dioxide)

Some organic materials (e.g., resin)

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What the comet was approaching the Earth

Events

A small comet Hartley 2 will be visible from Earth with the naked eye, on 20 October, when she will fly past the planet just 11 million kilometers. Over the last century, this will be the closest “contact” of our planet with a comet.

Hartley-2 was discovered in 1986. Its orbital path was far from the Earth, while the couple spins around Jupiter do not orbit drew closer.

Hartley-2 will be included in the number of comets that passed in the last century is quite close to the Earth.

Comet McNaught (McNaught) lit up the sky in 2007. Becoming the brightest comet in over forty years, McNaught was dubbed the great comet of 2007. The astronauts were able to observe this comet, resulting in Strait light on the composition of these celestial bodies. spacecraft Willis found here the decrease of the solar wind.

The comet’s discoverer, Australian astronomer Robert McNaught (Robert McNaught) was discovered in 2009 a new bright comet McNaught C/2009 R1 . flying past Earth in June of this year. Continue reading

What the comet was approaching the Earth
Events A small comet Hartley 2 will be visible from Earth with the naked eye, on 20 October, when she will fly past the planet just 11 million kilometers. Over…

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