April 12 (cosmonautics Day) is one of the outstanding dates in the history of the world. It is in this auspicious day super booster successfully launched into orbit the first ever space ship “Vostok-1” with the first cosmonaut, a citizen of the Soviet Union, Yuri Gagarin.
“Man is ever weary of the country in which he lived, and tried his best to push. The desire for the Unknown, to the knowledge of what was outside of his native place — the home, the field, the planet has always been one of his most powerful feelings”.
Cosmonautics day — a memorable date, celebrated on April 12, installed to commemorate the first manned flight into space, it is a celebration of the human mind, of intelligence.
Unknown to the mankind was Space. But in 1957 changed everything. “The beginning of the Space age marked by the launch on 4 October 1957 the first Soviet artificial satellite of the Earth. News of the launch of the satellite inscribed in Golden letters in history”.
“The space age… With these words, the majority of the inhabitants of the Earth are related some concrete representation”. Meanwhile, the history of Space exploration is to our eyes. Continue reading
NASA scientists have discovered the Solar system’s tail, like a comet “Tail” of the Solar system, consisting of a flow outgoing from the Sun fast-moving charged particles, shaped like a four-leaf clover. The length of the plume is still unknown. The Solar system turned out to be the tail, NASA
American scientists have found that the Sun moves in space, leaving behind a tail like a comet .
These unique data obtained by the NASA experts. the guiding mission of the IBEX spacecraft, ejected into orbit five years ago.
The probe instrument helped astronomers to see two streams of charged particles coming from the poles of the Sun. Two more flow out on the sides of the star, so her tail resembles a four-leaf clover, NASA said.
Previously, the tailings were observed in some stars, but the fact that it has and our Central luminary, became for scientists a complete surprise. As far as the long tail of the Solar system, astrophysicists still can not say. Continue reading
Halley’s comet is a bright, unique comet with a period of return to the Sun of about 75-76 years, which is visible even to the naked eye. The official astronomical name of this celestial body – 1P/Halley. For the comet Halley for the first time managed to determine the elliptical orbit and set the frequency of motion in the Solar system than did the Englishman Edmond Halley (1656-1742) the astronomer Royal, physicist, geophysicist, meteorologist, mathematician and demographer, in whose honor was named the comet.
In ancient times, people observed the appearance of Halley’s comet, but did not suspect that I see the same cosmic body. The first surviving written evidence about the emergence of a “heavenly sign” dates back to the year 249 BC, and since then the approaching comet was observed at least thirty times. The last observation of the comet Halley was possible in 1986, and the next is expected in the summer of 2061. I must admit that if an event of this magnitude is regarded as an auspicious time for space exploration, once the appearance of comets were regarded by the people as a “terrible sign” of the coming change, wars, government coups. For the most part, it’s because of “strong world” of those times. It is known that Genghis Khan saw a comet, regarded it as a personal message and a call for conquest of neighboring lands. The same happened in ancient China, and even at the dawn of our era in Europe. Continue reading