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Parade of planets

Star line-up. As you know, these days several planets in the solar system lined up in one line. This so-called parade of planets. In Irkutsk cosmic phenomenon, of course, interested professionals and Amateurs to observe the Universe.

Fans of star observations go in pursuit of planets in the early morning. Every minute counts. Dawn is inexorably approaching. Even a small glow can ruin the expedition. In the suburbs of Irkutsk the best place for astronomical observations — the village of Maksimovschina. There is a good elevation away from the city. At five o’clock in the sky appears the first star of the big parade of planets. Despite the early hour and freezing temperatures, people came here by families with young children.

— Parade of planets happens once in a lifetime. At least see the time. Star-gazing, says participant observations Dmitry Bakers.

Organizes the monitoring of the Irkutsk planetarium. Brought two powerful telescope. With their help, you can enjoy a stunning view of space in all its glory. Thanks frosty air clearer picture. Continue reading

Long space flights

Russian scientists in collaboration with foreign partners have classified the threats to the health of astronauts during long expeditions, including during the flight to Mars, said “Interfax-AVN” on Monday, the Deputy Director of the Institute of biomedical problems Russian Academy of Sciences Valery Bogomolov.

“Three years ago, with our international partners, we determined the risk matrix and the degree of our knowledge about these risks, the degree of protection. This list is big enough, it about 15 positions,” said Vladimir Bogomolov, commenting on sending to the ISS first annual expedition consisting of Russian Mikhail Kornienko and American astronaut Scott Kelly.

The annual flight of the astronauts arranged, in particular, in order to prepare future long interplanetary flights.

According to the scientist, it is not only about physiological parameters, for example, about the influence of space flight on the cardiovascular system, the motor area or sensory abilities.

“Takes into account such factors as the adequacy of medical supplies on Board the spacecraft for the relief of disease,” – said V. Bogomolov.

He recalled that the flight, e.g. to Mars and back will take more than 500 days. 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, as it is a brilliant creation that deserves repeated reading.

To be a little chatty, and allow yourself to speculate about the book, we can’t help but notice, what I like about it, absolutely everything – from the atmosphere of the text, the storyline in General and how it builds up the narrative of the book. Yes. This is not a novel, or solid piece. The story is built through short stories related to each other not how much the main characters, and how the very idea that revolves around the red planet, Mars.

But she’s great as written. As these stories fascinate the imagination. How bright the picture turns out before my eyes. if you’re in the rocket, which is sent to a dark and unknown planet Mars.

I don’t want to be objective, but from me not require, right? After all, I write a review. And feedback means transfer THEIR feelings and experiences. So I couldn’t understand people who wrote negative reviews about a boring story. I can’t understand my friends who believe this book is one of the weakest ideas of the author. Continue reading

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