Periodic Comet

Periodic comet attracted by the Sun, sent to him, but pass due to the same sensitivity to the solar wind, which causes the surrounding cloud of dust and gases blown away from the Sun. People believe that the tiny particles of solar wind will impact more than large particles, but this assumption is wrong. If this were so, then how to explain the continued existence of the Asteroid Belt, which includes debris of any size is not affected, apparently, by the solar wind. The small object may lose velocity faster than the larger object because of differences in gravity, but if they are sensitive to solar wind, it occurs the same effect, – they are repelled equally. The comet, which (eventually) reach the Sun, with a very repeatable trajectory around the Sun, losing a lot of water vapor so that the ratio of substances in their composition is aligned at the expense of pushing away by the solar wind. In short, they lose their cover. They fly up with acceleration from the external space, but at this time do not change direction, going outside, and face (with the Sun). In fact, comets complete their orbits, coming nearer in the process, getting closer and closer to the Sun. Continue reading

Ninth planet in the Solar system

Scientists: the ninth planet in the Solar system — 500-ton piece of ice

The ninth planet has a mass of 10 Earth masses and is moving strongly forward on a bizarre elliptical orbit around a hot star. …The discoverers of the planet are unable to observe firsthand the ninth element of the Solar system, but scientists using mathematical and computer simulation calculated the trajectory of the most distant planet.

Scientists have shown video of the new ninth planet of our galaxy

Yet due to the insufficient capabilities of optics, it is impossible to see this mysterious object. Astronomers still argue that the chaotic motion of some space objects in the Kuiper belt indicates the presence of “the ninth planet”.

New planet: scientists have uncovered details

“Ninth planet” — so scientists call this mysterious object, which has so far failed to see due to lack of opportunities of modern optics, according to “BBC Ukraine”. Continue reading

Cosmic radiation

One of the major negative biological factors of outer space, along with gravity, is radiation. But if the situation with the gravity on different bodies in the Solar system (e.g. on the moon or Mars) will be better than the ISS, with radiation, things are more complicated.

On the origin of cosmic radiation is of two types. It consists of galactic cosmic rays (GCR) and heavy positively charged protons emanating from the Sun. These two types of radiation interact with each other. In the period of solar activity, the intensity of galactic rays decreases, and Vice versa. Our planet is protected from solar wind by the magnetic field. In spite of this, some of the charged particles reaches the atmosphere. The result is a phenomenon known as the Aurora Borealis. High-energy GCR almost stopped by the magnetosphere, but they do not reach the Earth’s surface in dangerous quantities due to its dense atmosphere. The orbit of the ISS is above the dense layers of the atmosphere, but inside the radiation belts of the Earth. Because of this, the level of space radiation on the station is much higher than on Earth, but substantially lower than in the open space. Its protective properties of the Earth’s atmosphere pribliziteljny 80-cm layer of lead. Continue reading

Martian Chronicles
"It is good to wonder, said the philosopher. Space travel has again made children of us all". To be very brief and concise, that I sometimes even work, then advise,…

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The largest planet of the Solar system
The planet, which attracts the attention of scientists and astronomers, no less than Mars, is the largest planet in the Solar system and part-time older brother the rest of the…

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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…

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