Unlikely in 1930, when the world learned of the existence of Pluto, someone could believe that someday people will be able to find there their last resting place. However, this can happen very soon. NASA space ship with the remains of Clyde Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto, had almost reached the destination. The journey of the ship lasts for more than 9 years. Soon NASA promises to publish the first pictures from the distant dwarf planet, the study of which may help answer many questions about the origin of the entire Solar system.
kosmicheskiy the NASA New Horizons spacecraft has begun to explore Pluto. The aircraft approached the icy dwarf so much that this week the staff of the American space Agency promise to show him the first Pictures. The input apparatus into the atmosphere of the dwarf planet is scheduled for July 2015.
Note that the distance to Pluto is 30 times more than from the earth to the Sun, and the spacecraft New Horizons was launched back in early 2006. On his way the machine New Horizons flew past Jupiter and Saturn, in the literal sense, rebounding from their orbits, which gave the ship a significant acceleration. Up to this point most distant mission was considered an American Kosmicheskaya flight of Voyager, which in 1980 had reached Saturn. Continue reading
Space is an inexhaustible source of discoveries. And yet thanks to technological advances, which began 400 years ago with the use of the telescope by Galileo, we know quite a lot about the Universe. Studying various forms of cosmic radiation, astronomers have discovered black holes, other planetary systems and even “glow bubbles” and the Big Bang. However, they still failed to detect any signs of life beyond our planet.
February 2, 1955 the resolution of the Government of the USSR on construction of a polygon for testing Intercontinental ballistic missiles. The Baikonur cosmodrome has decided to build in Kazakhstan. Since 1957, Baikonur is the first and largest cosmodrome in the world.
October 4, 1957 our country launched the first artificial Earth satellite (Sputnik-1).He was in orbit 92 days from October 4, 1957 January 4, 1958, for this period has made 1400 revolutions around the Earth. On each revolution around the Earth took about 100 minutes. Then the satellite burned up in Earth’s atmosphere.
October 4, 1957 is considered the beginning of the space age.In honor of this event in 1964 in Moscow was built 99-meter obelisk “Conquerors of space” in the form of rockets taking off, leaving behind a trail of fire. Continue reading
Not so long ago such a statement would cause an uproar in any self-respecting astrophysicist and most likely, it ended in the usual enumeration of the several variants of the origin of our Solar system. Today, however, a number of researchers not only did not reject this version and think its main. What is the reason? We will try to understand.
It all started with sightings NASA space Observatory named “Kepler”. The satellite was launched in 2009, and in 2020 due to the loss of orientation in space failed. The Observatory was equipped with incredibly sensitive Photometer and specially designed to search for exoplanets, i.e. planets outside our Solar system like Earth. The ability of the apparatus to observe more than 100,000 stars at the same time very quickly gave the opportunity for scientists to get incredible data about other Solar systems.
In early 2010 the Observatory was discovered planetary system Kepler-33. The star Kepler-33, located in the constellation of Cygnus, was bigger than our Sun, and planets revolving around it, was very close to the parent star. Continue reading