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The ninth planet of the Solar system has been discovered!

The ninth planet of the Solar system has been discovered!Data from the WISE infrared telescope clearly indicate the existence of a ninth planet in our Solar system – scientists at the University of Louisiana are absolutely sure of this.
Astronomers believe that in our solar system there may be an incredible number of celestial bodies of different sizes, about which we know almost nothing. This includes planets and comets that move in long-period orbits. Proof of the existence of such objects will be crucial for all earthlings. Now scientists are on the threshold of the discovery of the Millennium, because they believe that they have discovered the ninth planet Tyche, which by all calculations should exist in our star system!
So it exists! But where did this most mysterious planet come from and why couldn’t it have been found earlier? It’s all about the Oort cloud, whose existence has been proven only theoretically. Astronomers believe that this is a giant cloud located at a distance of up to 1 light year from our Sun, which contains trillions of celestial bodies of large and small sizes. When the outer edge of the cloud is affected by the gravity of passing stars, celestial bodies break out of their orbits and rush through the universe. At the same time, their trajectory necessarily passes through our solar system. This is how comets appear within our borders. Continue reading

10 Biggest Things in the Universe

10 Biggest Things in the UniverseOur universe is really huge. Pulsars, planets, stars, black holes, and hundreds of other objects of incomprehensible size that are located in the Universe.
And today we would like to tell you about the 10 biggest things. In this list, we have compiled a collection of some of the largest objects in space, including nebulae, pulsars, galaxies, planets, stars, and more.
Without further delay, here is a list of the ten biggest things in the Universe.
10. The largest planet.
The largest planet in the Universe is TrES-4. It was discovered in 2006, and it is located in the constellation Hercules. A planet called TrES-4 orbits a star that is about 1,400 light-years away from the planet Earth.
The planet TrES-4 itself is a sphere that consists mainly of hydrogen. Its size is 20 times the size of the Earth. Researchers claim that the diameter of the discovered planet is almost 2 times (more precisely, 1.7 times) larger than the diameter of Jupiter (it is the largest planet in the Solar system). The temperature of TrES-4 is about 1260 degrees Celsius.
9. The huge star. Continue reading

The triumph and death of the lunar Rover

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.

This “Russian Spring” reported in a press-service of the holding company “Russian space systems”.

Today, the company’s website published an electronic version of the 1972 document “radio Engineering complex of the automatic station” Luna-17 ” and ” Lunokhod-1 “(object E8 # 203)”, which discusses various aspects of the operation of the automatic station “Luna-17” and “Lunokhod-1”.

The document allows you to evaluate how the work was done on the errors that made it possible to conduct the next lunar mission almost perfectly.

Prepared more than 60 years ago by Soviet engineers, the document contains detailed information about the operation of onboard transmitters, antenna systems, telemetry systems, photographic equipment and small-frame television system of the lunar Rover, which became the “eyes” of its “drivers” on Earth.

In addition to its historical significance, the document is of interest from the point of view of understanding approaches to processing information obtained when using devices in real conditions. Continue reading

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Planet in February 2016
In February, continuing a run of parade of the five planets - mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter lined up in the morning sky. In early February, their background will…

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Comet
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…

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