The Chairman of the Aerospace Committee of the Ministry on investments and development of Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazkosmos) Talgat Musabayev called Aydin Aimbetova flight into space is significant for the Kazakhstan event, the correspondent TengrinewsTV .
“Today is a significant day for our country! Today is the third representative of our people went into space. We saw this a great start. Wonderful office (the speed booster. – Approx. author) in 526 seconds, as it should be for the full-time mode. Today is also a momentous day for the cosmodrome “Baikonur” – has occurred 500-th start with the “Gagarin pad”, from which I started three times, if you remember. I’m proud of this event, proud that the first was prepared by his representative for this flight. I wish the crew a wonderful journey, success and regular work on Board the space station “Mir” and ship” – said Musabayev.
He also thanked the Federal space Agency Roscosmos “for the excellent preparation in the shortest period of time Kazakh cosmonaut Aydin Aimbetova”. Continue reading
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:
Ice (water, ammonia, methane, carbon dioxide)
Some organic materials (e.g., resin)
Rocky ground (optional) Continue reading
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