Philae probe is similar to a cat?

Matt Taylor – the adventures of Rosetta

Caught the comet British astrophysicist Matt Taylor told the guests of the festival 360° about the Rosetta mission. about why study comets in General, and about their own role in this Grand project. We have selected a few interesting quotes from Kinot-speech for those who for some reason missed the lecture or watched the broadcast.

About comets in General

I will tell you about their history, about their view on what the Rosetta mission, because I am only a small part of a huge team. So why do we study comets?

This film, created by Polish Studio Platige Image jointly with ESA] was released shortly before docking of the probe Philae from the comet. Its task is to explain the purpose of our mission. We hope to learn more about the evolution of the Solar system – where did we come from? Therefore, it is important to understand how on Earth there was water.

Here’s what we know about comets after all observations. Their Central core is very small if to compare with the “tail” of dust and gas that the comet emits. 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 ovals on Jupiter limited circumferential zones. however, they can interact and form a region of chaotic clouds. On the Photo from a Space telescope named Hubble. made in ultraviolet rays. auroras appear as an annular zone around the poles of the planet. At the very least. its atmosphere is mostly hydrogen. The picture is composed of images. cameras made by Galileo using three filters. and shows. how it will look ancient rotating system of clouds. if you fly right over her. Most people go to work in the office. but my dream is to work at home.

Can you believe it. that many centuries ago.

The largest planet in the Solar system — Jupiter.

The largest planet of the Solar system The largest planet of the Solar system is.

Pluto is a planet or not. it was formulated the concept of determining Liberona the sky recently, a completely new object, a reddish point. which is very weakly visible. And that is what the scientist William Herschel was able to determine the rotation period of the planet. Instead of the Sun in our Solar system or somewhere on the outskirts. where it will not be visible. However by weight, it is second largest planet in three times. Continue reading

Comet will reveal the secrets of the universe

NASA experts will soon do something that previously could only dream of and fantastic to shoot movies – get inside the comet. If all goes according to plan, tomorrow from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral launched the Deep Impact spacecraft, which will install a copper tube in the path of the comet Tempel 1. It is expected that celestial body will meet 372 kg heavy probe in a milestone for all Americans day – 4 July. After collision at a speed of 37 thousand km/h on the surface of the comet forms a crater the size of a ten-storey house.

The probe (it is a probe, not just RAM) immediately after the collision and the subsequent explosion will take samples of rocks that make up the nucleus of Tempel 1, and cameras mounted on the spacecraft, will take off the “dock” from beginning to end. All the information you plan to transmit it immediately to Deep Impact, located at a safe distance. “We will take the most powerful camera,” said astronomer Michael A’hearn, principal investigator of the project from the University of Michigan. For the clash will be the NASA orbital telescopes. In addition, the orbital meeting, which, according to forecasts, will remind fabulous fireworks will be visible using conventional ground-based telescopes. Continue reading

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The largest planet
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Parade of planets
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