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At the end of last week in Ulyanovsk has started an interesting project Simple science. Its initiator is the teacher of UVAU HA Leonid Podymov.

— The main purpose of my lectures is to educate. I would like to tell Ulyanovsk on the latest and most interesting achievements in modern science into simple language so that it is clear even to the unprepared listener, — says the organizer of the “Simple science”.

Leonid physicist by education, so the project is focused mainly on natural Sciences. In particular, the first lecture was devoted to astronomy — or rather, cosmic distances and scale.

— Many people know that, for example, our Solar system is big. But it is actually an ordinary person is unlikely to adequately represent these scales and distances — simply because it is not something to compare. I tried using a few simple techniques to bring clarity in such comparisons, says the teacher.

So, during the speech he invited the audience to spend with him a few thought experiments.

— Let’s imagine that our planet has shrunk to the size of a standard basketball ball whose radius 12.2 centimeters. If we reduce all other razmery accordance with a given scale, we get the following illustrative figures: the Sun will be a ball with radius 13 meters. 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.

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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

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

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