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 planets. because Jupiter formed first after the big Bang, and subsequently helped other planets, including Earth, formed. Scientists say that it is thanks to Jupiter, the globe exactly what it is.
Jupiter is the fifth planet in distance from the Sun, to fly from Earth to Jupiter to take two years. He has 67 satellites, which by its position and rotation resemble a system of planets orbiting around the Sun. One of these satellites is of the greatest interest because of the possibility of the existence on it of life is a satellite of Europe. Jupiter attracts attention not only by its size but by the size of its satellites, because the biggest satellite of the Solar system is a moon of Jupiter (Ganymede) which is covered by lots of craters.
In addition, the largest planet of the Solar system consists of gas and liquid and there is absolutely no solid surface. The gas that makes up a planet by composition resembles the structure of the Sun. Continue reading
Humanity seems to have stayed in their home Solar system
In Houston there was a scientific conference on the most ambitious project of the century.
“Transition to transformation”
Humanity seems to have stayed in their home Solar system. Of his burning desire to go to other stars, scientists said at a scientific conference, held in October in Houston (Texas, USA). Experts discussed the most grandiose project of the century – “Centennial spaceship” (“100-Year Starship”, or 100YSS ).
– Despite all the technological advances of humans, in the field of space exploration we’re on the level of cave people, – assured the leader of 100YSS Mae Jamison. All we did was hang a station in earth orbit, where just sometimes come to live people. And also sent a robot to Mars, which only publishes Pictures in Instagram and writes in Twitter. The main task of space exploration in the long term should be the creation of colonies, which can live people. Continue reading
They dived to the bottom of hell, under the thick neon-methane atmosphere of Pluto. Flew in the snow storms of ammonia, every second fearing a break in the dark about huge needles durable as steel, water ice. They managed to find an area where there are mountains. The mystery of Pluto has been solved at last — this planet belongs to our Solar system. She captured her during the journey of the Sun through the Galaxy.
Ivan Efremov “Andromeda”
SEARCH OF THE WANDERERS
Amateur astronomer William Herschel, discoverer of Uranus
The discovery of Pluto, which for a long time officially considered the ninth planet of the Solar system, has its own history. Before the advent of telescopes humanity were well known five celestial bodies called planets (from the Greek for “Wanderers”, “wandering”): mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn. During the four following centuries managed to open two more major planets, Uranus and Neptune. Continue reading