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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 history of cosmonautics

In the West a book about the mysteries of space successes of the USSR: the screams of the dying astronaut and Khrushchev dancing on the table

In the book it is reported that the last words of Komarov in Soyuz, as well as his talks with the Earth “overheard” some analyst of U.S. National security. According to the authors of the book, knew about the unreliability of the ship and the astronauts, signed to fly – the father of two children Komarov and Gagarin (Yuri was assigned as backup). When you return to the ground did not deploy parachute descent, and the engines when hitting the ground exploded. The tragedy occurred near Orenburg.

American intelligence intercepted the last words of Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov, when on 24 April 1967 he raced to the surface and certain death on accident victim “the Union-1”. These were the shouts and curses against “the people who put him in carelessly made spacecraft,” say the authors of a new book that will be released in the UK in April – just in time for the 50-year anniversary of the first manned flight into space. Continue reading

Solar system

Solar system. Planets of the solar system

Its center is a huge star called the Sun. It is the closest star that is billions of years gives us light and heat. Without it, impossible would be life on the planet. Around it revolve the planets, of which eight are known today, as well as other celestial objects.

Schematically, the structure of the solar system is as follows:

Man is always interested in the question thus arose our solar system. But it was a long time before scientists were able to answer this question. There were many versions and assumptions on this issue. And today, astronomers are continuing their investigation.

According to a hypothesis of Kant-Laplace five billion years ago there was only a gas cloud. It moved through the universe, but at some point he undergoes certain processes. Then there is compression and then begins the rotation, the center of rotation is the fastest. The temperature at the center of the cloud began to grow and formed a protostar that later became the Sun. The nebula continued to spin, and the star are unable to absorb all the substance of the nebula, they are attracted, experienced, forming planetesimal. One of them appeared on the planet. Continue reading

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The history of cosmonautics
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