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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

Flight to Mars

Review of the mission ExoMars-2016

March 14, 2020 the Russian and European space agencies signed an agreement that turned a large-scale European program for the exploration of Mars in a joint project. The program is divided into two stages, the implementation of which is planned for 2016 and 2018. The approach of the first date gives reason to discuss in detail the mission “ExoMars-2016” (ExoMars 2016).

For the first phase of the mission “Eczemas” are mainly responsible of the European space Agency. Russia will provide launch vehicle “proton-M” to launch spacecraft and some scientific instrumentation. Like many automatic stations, “ExoMars-2016” will consist of two blocks, orbital and ground. Is called the orbital module TGO Trace Gas Orbiter, a Satellite to monitor gases. The lander, known as EDM (Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module the demonstrator inputs, approach and landing), was named in honor of the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli. Continue reading

Gravity puzzle, or how space ships can cover vast distances in the Universe

It turns out that people have learned to make interstellar travel over huge distances. Previously it was thought that use gravity for space jump can only sverhrazdutoe of civilization, as fuel is always limited — it is impossible to bring as much as you want. However, science has leaped forward. Not everyone knows about what happened is a real space revolution.

This principle, the flights with the help of gravity, demonstrated in the sensational film “interstellar”. Read more about this amazing phenomenon tells Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, consultant to the film (he invented everything that has to do with science) and the author of the book “interstellar. The science behind the scenes” .

The view from the ship, performing a gravitational slingshot

Though Director Christopher Nolan decided not to show the gravitational slingshot (maneuvers, which we describe below) in “interstellar” Kip Thorne was curious, as if they saw Cooper, the main character, piloting the “Ranger” to the planet Miller. So he is using his equations, modeled images for a camera that would Record with the Ranger, making the maneuver around the black hole before landing on planet Miller. Continue reading

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The triumph and death of the lunar Rover
Russian space systems holding (RCS, part of the Roscosmos state Corporation) continues to publish unique historical documents from 1972 that reveal previously unknown details of the history of space exploration.…

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First test flight of the balloon
Company World View Enterprises located in the U.S. state of Arizona, announced the successful completion of the first small-scale test flight of a balloon, equipped with a special capsule that…

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