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Solar system

The origin of the solar system

The sun and the solar system was formed about 4.5 billion years ago. The solar system originated from a cloud, composed of gas and dust particles moving. Under the influence of its weight of it formed a disk in the center of which formed the Sun .

Gradually within the disk began to form solid materials. They faced each other, whereby a large celestial body. Their size corresponds to the existing planets. Inside the nebulae, where the temperature was high enough to form rocky planets. Far from the center formed the giant planets, they contain a large amount of ice, and they were surrounded by a thick layer of gas.

Within the Solar system the temperature even higher, and planets formed from rocky debris of the solar nebula. They are in contact with each other, forming a large celestial body. They attract each other by virtue of the power of the law of gravity and give birth to planets of terrestrial group. The atmosphere of the Earth and Venus, the largest among them, tight.

The atmosphere of Mars, a smaller planet is less dense, and mercury. the smallest planet of this group, it is very sparse compared to earth is not readily available. Continue reading

Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko are two comets stuck together

The researchers of the mission “Rosetta” said the comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko acquired its form as a result of collision at a low speed of two different comets in the early development of the Solar system.

A team of researchers under the leadership of astrophysics Massironi Matteo (Matteo Massironi) from the University of Padova (Italy) look at the Photos of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken in high resolution in the period between 6 August 2014 and 17 March 2015, it Became evident that the comet was formed as a result of collision of two different bodies, flying at low speed. The results of the ESA study says .

Recall, the first images of the comet from close range, the probe “Rosetta” in July 2014 showed that the object consists of two “blocks” of different sizes. and resembles the shape of a rubber duck. Scientists examined two hypotheses: the first is that the cosmic body had acquired such an unusual form as a result of a collision between two comets, and another stated that the “neck” of the comet formed in the process of natural erosion of rocks that make up the object. Now, however, the researchers got convincing evidence in favor of the first. Continue reading


Why Just the ninth planet in the Solar system, according to the International astronomical Union (IAU), there are eight planets. Pluto the IAU decision in 2006 is no longer considered a planet by going to the class of dwarf planets because it is not dominant in its space orbit. According to scientists, the Solar system may be over two thousand dwarf planets. However, the definition of a planet as a dwarf is still a matter of controversy. In particular, a crucial role may play the size of a celestial body.

Therefore, to say that discovered ninth planet in the Solar system very early.”

The scientist reminded that beyond the orbit of distant planets in the Solar system has many objects that are studied by astronomers. Among them was discovered a new heavenly body, which claims the title of planet in the Solar system.

According to the authors, it is a gas giant with a mass of 5-10 times the mass of the Earth. This planet supposedly moves in an elliptical orbit, making a complete revolution around the Sun for 10-20 thousand years. According to the calculations of astronomers to confirm the planet’s existence by observation through the telescope, will take several years. Continue reading

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