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The bombardment of comets

Possibly, comets brought water to Earth

To see exactly what is in the comet, it is necessary to analyse its substance with the help of different high sensitive devices, bringing samples to Earth. But aboard a small spacecraft such devices are difficult to place, because the size of the station Stardust 1,7×0,7×0,7 meters – about the same size as the Desk. How to take a sample of matter, flying from the comet’s nucleus at high speed? Space standards Stardust was moving slowly relative to the comet, about one and a half times slower than fly around the Earth artificial satellites. However, even this speed was several times greater than that of the bullet, the station flew over one second 6 km from the Contact of dust particles with the container of solid material at this speed (more than 20 thousand km/h) would have led to their strongest heating and evaporating. The only way to mildly catch and stop these dust particles, turned out to be a trap made of unique material – aerogel, which was established in 1931, but the big distribution has not received. Continue reading

Edmund Halley opening date

Discoverer: named after Edmund Halley opening date: 1758 (first predicted perihelion) Alternate designations: comet Halley (Halley), 1P Orbital characteristics: Age: 2449400.5 (17 February 1994) Aphelion: 35.32.e. Perihelion: 0.586.e. The semi-major axis: 17, 8 and.e. The eccentricity repulsed: 0, 967 Orbital period: 75, 3 and the Inclination of the orbit to the Ecliptic plane: 162, 3 degrees Last perihelion: 9 February 1986 Next perihelion: 28 July 2061 g the Period of revolution around the Solar system: from of 74.4 to 79.2 years. The average value of 76 years. Thanks to a successful “visits” in 1986 to comet Halley spacecraft “VEGA-1 and VEGA-2” (USSR) Giotto (ESA), “Suisei” and “Sakigake” (Japan) scientists got the first pictures of the core and comprehensive information:

The sky

a summary of other presentations about the sky

“School of astronomy” – Observation – the basis of astronomy. Major achievements in space exploration. Observation of solar Eclipse on 1 August 2008. Our Galaxy Is. Continue reading

The largest planet

People were engaged in agriculture in the stone age, 30 – 35 thousand years ago. This is evidenced by the notches on animal bones and rocks, cave paintings. This is, perhaps, the earliest “scientific notes”, in which the authors noted the different phases of the moon and count days and nights.

Monitored by our astronomical instruments, the universe consists by weight of about 76 percent hydrogen and 23 helium. Only slightly more than one percent accounts for all other elements of the periodic table.

It is estimated that the galaxy contains more than a hundred and twenty billion stars and to represent its enormous size, we will give one comparison: if the path from the Sun to Earth light travels in 8 minutes, the diameter of the galaxy it will for a hundred thousand years.

To show the progress made over half a century in the study of the Universe, astronomer Paul Couderc came to a startling comparison. Suppose that all known astronomy to 1900 area of the Universe displayed on the plan area of one square meter. Continue reading

What is the name of the largest planet
It happened because of that. the density of gases inside of it are incredibly low. Actually, in our Galaxy the number of stars is estimated at least 200 billion. White…

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Comet Catalina
In the new year period in December 2015 on the horizon we can observe the double-tailed comet Catalina C/2013 US10 Catalina. Comet Catalina. Information, data, interpretation of the significance of…

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NASA and Boeing will create a super-heavy rocket
NASA and Boeing have agreed on joint creation of the carrier rocket heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS) for manned expeditions beyond low earth orbit and transport cargo. SLS is being…

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