Friday, December 28, 2012

Prepare Shock: Dangerous Mars

If ever people stay on Mars at least three years, they certainly have to survive the fall of a large meteorite hit and capacity of a megaton of TNT. 

One obvious way to assess the chances of a future encounter with a meteorite impact - to look at the past. However, this task is not so simple, because the density and size of craters, survived for a long time, depending on many factors. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Preparing a mission to Jupiter's moon

From this year on Mars rover new American works Curiosity, in the future to join him orbiter Maven, in 2016 - the lander Insight  and in addition to that on the 2020 NASA Mars rover is scheduled for launch next. But this perspective is not limited. Among other objectives the fourth largest moon of Jupiter Europe .

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Large Hadron Collider halted until 2015

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is stopped for a long retreat for modernization - proton collisions in the accelerator will not resume in the next 20 months, after which the LHC will operate at the total energy, is almost two times higher than the present one.

"Operation completed in 2012. 

Scientists have uncovered the secret of the Bermuda Triangle

Vanishing of ships and aircraft in the Atlantic Ocean are due to methane gas that is released from the cracks of the antique plates. According to scientists gas turns into giant bubbles that reach the surface and "absorb" all that will meet them on the way.

Riddle of the Bermuda Triangle, "absorb" it gets into court, concerned mankind are more than half a century. 

Behind the 2012

"On December 21, 2012, not the end of the world as we know it, however, is another winter solstice." That's how NASA denied the endless arguments about the "end of the world", and the reason is that I've heard of such a disaster have been so many that, in truth, not for science could not be so calm writing this article.

While we are on the eve of the expected December 21, I will make a top of the reasons why the world will not end, at least, in 2012, based on questions posed to NASA.

Have we caught in the act to the Venusians volcanoes?

The awareness of sulfur dioxide in the dense atmosphere of Venus is more than a million times higher than that found on Earth. On our planet, almost all of this pungent and toxic gas comes from volcanic eruptions.

For this reason, it is thought that the detected sulfur dioxide in the upper atmosphere of Venus, well above its cloud cover, must have been recently pumped from lower bounds.

Monday, December 17, 2012

The new station observation satellites ESA ready

A new station for monitoring satellites, located in Malaga, Argentina, will be officially put into operation tomorrow, Tuesday. It will complete a trio of sites for observing deep space of the European Space Agency. Massive plate radiotelegraph ESA's new space station is a true masterpiece of science and engineering, created with the use of cutting edge technology, which will soon track the mission, moving hundreds of millions of miles from Earth at the outer edge of the solar system. 

Survey Ebb and Flow ready to crash into the moon tonight

Lunar investigate twins Ebb and Flow mission preparation gravity maps Grail NASA conducted before the weekend ignition engines, which finally defined by their fate. Run the engine to change the orbit leading to a pair of spacecraft. Now, moving to a new orbit, the twin probes sink lower and lower, closer to the surface of the moon, and tonight, 

NASA restarts the Sun 6-minute mission

In December, NASA will initiate the third time in its mission to study the sun, which will hold 6 minutes in space, collecting information about the motion of matter in the atmosphere of our star, causing eruptions and ejections directed towards Earth. Starting mission EUNIS (Extreme Ultraviolet Normal Incidence Spectrograph) will be performed White Sands, New Mexico, on the booster Black Brant IX. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

NASA explore are preparing for the lunar landing

Lunar orbiting spacecraft, NASA, which allowed scientists to learn more about the internal structure and composition of the Moon, are preparing for a controlled landing on a mountain near the North Pole of the Moon on December 17. Probes are sent to the lunar surface on purpose, because their low orbit and the low fuel level prevent further scientific activities.

NASA wants to send a space satellite of Jupiter

NASA said that they think about how to send the unit to a satellite of Jupiter - Europe, which is the fourth largest moon, the largest planet in the solar system. One of the ideas is enclosed to send orbiter, which will make multiple flybys of the satellite and study it to find ice under the surface of the posterior probability of Europe Ocean.

In California, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, claim that the Office coordinated the project advance the orbital unit around Europe. 

China's space probe flew close to the asteroid Tutatis

Chinese space probe 'Chang'e-2 "safely conducted planned military exercises, including it flew very close to the asteroid Tutatis who is currently at about 7 million kilometers from Earth.

During his travels in deep space, "Chang'e-2" circled the asteroid December 13, 2012 at 16:30:09 Beijing time. This flight was the closest by an asteroid Tutatis flight, which was named after the Celtic god. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

NASA has found the use of the Moon: the ship graveyard

Permanent satellite of our planet - the moon has a significant impact on the process in the world. Effect of its gravity resolves the level of magnetic field strength, the ebb and flow in different parts of the world ocean. In addition, it is no secret that a certain phase of the moon can affect the health of people. However, it seems, will soon receive a satellite, another function, 

Probe on Titan Cassini saw the 400-km-long river

Titan is the second largest satellite of the planet in the solar system, taking place after Ganymede. In this satellite contains about 95% of the mass of all the existing satellites of Saturn. Titan - the only moon in our system, which has a dense atmosphere, yet it is only companion, whose surface is almost impossible to see because of the thick layer of clouds.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Top 10 Scientific Discoveries of the outgoing 2012

2012 is not over yet, but scientists are summing the results, remember the most important discoveries that were awarded this year. Which of them enter the top-10 discoveries versed analyst of science news "Market Leader?  New Planet, the incredible achievement, new animals, worthy of the Guinness Book ... now think of the most high-profile openings of the year.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Over Israel will meteor rain

On the night of December 14, in Israel you can watch meteor rain, the most spectacular meteor shower of the year. After midnight, the "rain" becomes "rain."

Watch the December Geminids stream is best for the city, where there are not disturb "light noise." 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The brightest galaxies in the universe were invisible

The set of the brightest galaxies with the most active of the processes of star formation in fact was not found until now ground-based observatories, as such galaxies hidden behind the huge opaque clouds of dust and gas. Due to space observatory "Herschel" the European Space Agency, which oversees the universe in the infrared spectrum, recently discovered a huge number of these "star-burst galaxies", 

NASA launches another rover to Mars by 2020

NASA is going to prepare another cross-country mission to Mars in 2020, government of the space agency announced yesterday, December 4.  The new rover landing system will be mainly based on the designs created for the rover Curiosity, worth $ 2.5 billion, which is located on the Red Planet since August of this year, according to John Grunsfelda, first assistant director for Research at NASA.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

In the center of the vortex of Saturn's North Pole

What's going on at the north pole of Saturn? As a vortex of the cloud strange and complex.

Last week, the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn photographed the center of this whirlwind with unprecedented detail.

These clouds are located in the center of the unusual hexagonal cloud system that surrounds Saturn's North Pole.

Monday, December 3, 2012

NASA confirms that there is organic material on Mars

NASA has confirmed that there is organic material on Mars and has indicated that it "misinterpreted" the words of the mission's principal investigator Curiosity, John Grotzinger, who last week claimed that the U.S. space agency had an announcement "that would change the books of history.” Grotzinger himself has said that the media "misunderstood" his words.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Liquefy glaciers has accelerated threefold

Approximate fifty leading experts on climate science in the world have studied the thaw out of polar ice, which is the main reason for the increase in water level in the oceans. Space satellites have helped researchers identify how decline in volume of glaciers in the Arctic, Greenland and Antarctica. It turned out that the glaciers are melting three times faster than a couple of decades ago.

Galactic hobbits

What do we know about galaxies, Hobbits, and why they have such a peculiar name?

The name "hobbit galaxies" ("hobbit galaxy") - this is quite a new term used to describe galaxies that are smaller and dimmer than the dwarf galaxies. By the number of stars that inhabit such galaxies (hundreds of thousands of stars), these objects occupy an intermediate position between dwarf galaxies and star clusters.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

In Mercury's polar craters found vast reserves of water

The American space survey Messenger has confirmed the existence of water ice in deep craters at the north pole of Mercury.

"It must be the last thing you might expect from the nearest planet to the sun - is water ice. But due to the low inclination of Mercury craters near the poles are in the shade all year, and there is extremely cold, "- explained Matthew Sigler's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA.

Japanese astronaut to the ISS will be accompanied by a robot android

KIBO will not weigh more than one kilogram, and its height was 34 centimeters. Planned to make two copies of the unit, one of them will go to the Japanese ISS module, and the other will remain on earth and will help Waikato talk to a manager.

Engineers of the University of Tokyo with Japanese advertising companies are going to send in summer 2013 on the ISS robotic android "KIBO" (Hope). He will be accompanied by Japanese astronaut Koichi Waikato and help him to communicate with Earth.

Curiosity has not found life on Mars

NASA experts have proved false the assumption that the research unit Curiosity found traces of life on Mars.

"Installed on the rover's instruments have not yet found any traces of organic compounds on Mars "- said in a statement, NASA.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Record breaking flies from black hole

Quasars are very distant galaxies with extremely luminous core areas. Astronomers believe that massive black holes are the source of kvasarernes high energy show.

The supermassive black holes in quasars create such strong and very energy-rich effluents of material ejected and affect their surroundings. Astronomers have now found the most energetic outflows from a quasar ever.

Gigantic black hole surprise

Astronomers have discovered a giant black hole that is surprisingly heavy in relation to the galaxy hole live in. Super Heavy black holes in galaxies are typically several million times heavier than our Sun. But now, astronomers have found a black hole that is 17 billion times more massive than the Sun! The giant black hole at the heart of a galaxy called NGC the 1277th.

Three planets in a row

Currently seen the planets Mercury, Venus and Saturn in the morning sky before sunrise the third December is the three planets in a row.

Currently performing the three planets Mercury, Venus and Saturn a cosmic dance in the morning sky before sunrise. Thus stood Venus and Saturn very close together on 27th November, but clouds blocked unfortunately, the view of the planet parade.

If it is clear weather on Monday, the 3rd December, it will be possible to see Mercury, Venus and Saturn in a row with Mercury at the bottom, Venus and Saturn in the middle at the top.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A unique mega-storm at the north pole of Saturn

Spacecraft Cassini recorded an incredible storm that engulfed the famous hexagon on the north pole of Saturn. The diameter of the storm more than 30,000 kilometers.

Unique video probe sent to Earth on November 27, according to NASA. He had previously recorded storm in the northern part of the planet, but only in the infrared, because it was dark.

As they note, the image of the swirling vortex "cause illusory sense of rotation" of Saturn. 

Astronomers suspected end of the world disappoint their entire daily

Astronomers believe that December 21, 2012 - the day that very mistrustful people waiting for the end of the world - will be the most common. According to them, the Sun will have no outbreaks, and will not even magnetic storms.
"Even the magnetic storms on that day will not be", - said the director of the Astronomical Observatory of Irkutsk State University Sergei Yazev.
According to him, Russian scientists from Irkutsk, Moscow and Novosibirsk watched a total solar eclipse on the northern coast of Australia. 

In Scotland, found a house built 10,000 years ago

In the north-west of Edinburgh, near Queensberry in the construction of a road bridge over the River Forth were discovered the remains of a prehistoric house built more than 10,000 years ago.

"The construction of the bridge, designed to facilitate the development of Scotland in the future, it helped to understand the past, "- says the opening of Scotland's Transport Minister Keith Brown.

The Galapagos Islands found relatives extinct giant tortoise

The death of the world famous turtle named Lonesome George, the last of which was considered Abingdonskih elephant skulls, not to have disposed of its kind, as previously thought.

The researchers found that live on the Galapagos Islands, at least 17 turtles, which are similar to George genetic traits, including individuals of the same is kind to him.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Naked black widow star with orbital period shorter

Although Earth takes 365 days to complete its orbit, the newly discovered pulsar does PSRJ1311-3430 in just 93 minutes, making it the neutron star in a binary system with the shortest orbital period calculated to date. It is also the first discovery of a millisecond pulsar conducted through its gamma-ray emission.

The peculiarities of this new order they are listed in the journal Science.

How much water is on Earth?

How much water do you think there are on Earth? Approximately 70% of the surface of the Earth is covered by water, and oceans contain about 96.5% of all water from the planet. But there is water in the air as water vapor, in rivers and lakes, ice caps and glaciers, as moisture in the soil and groundwater, even in your body and your dog. However, all that water is in the "small" area of ​​1,385 km in diameter.

The Earth will not end in 2012

On December 31, the Gregorian calendar did something frightening. He spent the years 2011 to 2012. What we experience as the year came to an end? Earthquakes? Globally? A planetary collision? Stranger gravitational effects caused by an alignment with the galactic plane? Is the impact of a comet? 'Lighting' Earth?

As much as I wish it were true finally, it is likely that the New Year celebrations only involve a lot of alcohol and fireworks. It is the beginning of a new year for our calendar. Nothing more, nothing less.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Space reactors

The cooling system of a nuclear reactor with heat pipes can be used during space flight.

A group of researchers from LANL, NASA and NSTec (USA) established the use of heat pipes for cooling a small nuclear reactor that drives the Sterling engine. The system can be used as a dependable energy source for space vehicles.

The universe grows like a giant brain

The study, conducted by a team of scientists led by Dmitry Kryukov, a physicist from the University of California, San Diego, show that some as yet undiscovered, fundamental laws can control the growth of both small and large systems, from the transmission of nerve impulses between brain cells and the growth of social networks and to expanding galaxies.

Pluto's atmosphere was more than predictable

The new model, created by a group of scientists led by Justin Erwin, lead author of the study and a PhD from the University of Virginia, predicts that Pluto's atmosphere may reach nearly 10,390 miles into space, which is about 4.5 diameter of Pluto. This is more than half the distance from Pluto to Charon.

Monday, November 26, 2012

End of the world in December 2012, interviewed NASA scientists

Is December on the doorstep? Does this mean that awaits us last month of life on this planet, and whether a doomsday in 2012? We interviewed NASA scientists and their response surprised us. Read the article - it's interesting!

During the entire existence of mankind been countless theories about how our planet will cease to exist. 

Mars was found gutters on Phobos

The Martian satellite Phobos could be the result of contact with Phobos debris ejected from the craters of the Red Planet during its bombardment by space objects, a new study indicates.

To explain the nature of the mysterious troughs are abundantly present on the surface of Phobos, in 2011, a group of American scientist John Murray has been proposed, 

Astronomers, discovered a planet, 13 times greater than Jupiter

This finding sheds light on the formation of new planets. Mass of the new planet is 13 times greater than the mass of Jupiter, the largest planet of the solar and heavy systems. Previously, scientists doubt that the planet can be formed from a protoplanetary disk as massive stars, like Kappa Andromeda. To date, more than 800 planets discovered outside our solar system, but scientists have been able to photograph a few of them.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A supernova explosion effect weighing 100 Earth masses radioactive titanium

According to scientists, a single supernova explosion in the surrounding area can be radioactive titanium, the total weight of which can exceed 100 times the mass of our planet.

These new data, to dispose of the radioactive substance during a supernova explosion, it may give an explanation of the mysterious processes occurring inside stars just before they are followed by a catastrophic explosion and the release of elements from which the universe is almost everything, from the stars and planets and ending human .

Nuclear NASA telescopes can see gravitational waves

This advanced technology is developed in the field of measurement, at the atomic level, the degree of change in ambient gravity , as well as for the detection of gravitational waves - ripples sort of space-time, which is caused by various events, including the Big Bang. According to the general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein created; gravitational waves are provided when massive cosmic bodies, during its motion, break the fabric of space and time. 

Irregular galaxies tend to become disks

​​Through the use of Hubble and Keck telescopes, astronomers have come to a rather startling conclusion about the nature, which is the process of change in the "blue" galaxies. Specifically, it relates to a process of change that takes place in these galaxies has for now as eight billion years - in other words, for the period, which is more than half the age of the universe.

Until now, it was assumed that the disk-shaped galaxy with a classic for these galaxies form, appeared in the universe, in its present form, about 8 billion years ago, and only slightly changed in all that time. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Vatican astronomer believes in life beyond Earth

Vatican priest-astronomer believes in the survival of extraterrestrial galaxy. The possibility of intelligent life beyond Earth is regularly discuss at a conference held at the initiative of the Catholic Church. Director of the Vatican Observatory, the Jesuit priest Jose Funes does not exclude the existence of life beyond Earth. "Up to now we have not found any evidence that there is extraterrestrial life" - said the astronomer.

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Pipe Nebula

East of Antares and towards the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, there are dark spots that extend over fields full of stars.

Cataloged in the early twentieth century by astronomer EE Barnard, these dark interstellar dust clouds include B59, B72, B77 and B78, which are seen in silhouette against the starry background.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

European-Russian mission ExoMars in 2016 and 2018

The administration of the National Hot Air and Space USA (NASA) had to discard collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) ExoMars expedition due to budget cuts; it seemed that the mission now will never be started. However, ESA continued to aggressively seek out potential partners and recently announced a proposed agreement with the Russian Space Agency, under which the Federal Space Agency shall provide two rockets to send spacecraft European-Russian mission ExoMars in 2016 and 2018.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Curiosity made a great discovery?

Team Mission Mars Science Laboratory implied that they have some important news that they will be ready to share soon. But, like all serious scientists, they are awaiting confirmation of their results before say something specific. In an interview with the American radio station National Public Radio (NPR) science mission chief John Graettinger said that a sample of Martian soil, studied recently with the tool SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) rover Curiosity, showed something "stunning ('earthshaking').

Distant star ingest a planet the size of Jupiter

Sized planet about 1.4 times larger than Jupiter is captivated by its own star for a solid veil of gas, according to new observations made ​​space telescope "Hubble".

The planet WASP-b is a gas giant, spinning dangerously close to its parent star so that its evaporation created a dense cloud of gas that does not pass light. 

Failed Flash explain the origin of dim supernova

A powerful supercomputer showed that the type of unusually faded stellar explosion can be recognized, in all probability, to the failed attempt to blow up a white dwarf.

A team of scientists led by George Jordan, researchers at Flash Center for Computational Science, University of Chicago, compared the unusually dim supernova type 1a supernovae with the normal of the same type. 

China sets a world record 370-day for human life on the moon

The Beijing University of Aviation and Cosmonautics completed a 370-day experiment to simulate the lives of people on the moon, settin...