Friday, June 29, 2012

Chile develops the world Astronomy Center

From Monday 25 Chile receives the astrophysicist who discovered the accelerating expansion of our universe, for which he won the last Nobel specialty. After an initial debate, acknowledged the contribution sendo national astronomers.
Brian Schmidt, winner of the Nobel Prize in Astronomy 2011, accepted an invitation extended by 4 days the Millennium Nucleus for the Study of Supernovae , directed by Mario Hamuy, academic Astronomy Department (DAS) at the University of Chile.

Planet being disintegrated by the heat of its star

(NCYT) While all this evidence seems strong, additional observations are required to confirm adequately the existence of this planet and its peculiar situation. It all started when the team of Saul Rappaport, professor emeritus of physics at MIT, Boston, Massachusetts , and Jon Jenkins, a researcher attached to the Kepler Space Telescope SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, identified an unusual pattern of light from a star called KIC 12557548 in the Kepler field of view.

Are we Martians? Scientists Investigate possibility that our DNA comes from Mars

Ominously the movie "Mission to Mars" in the final sequence reveals that an advanced civilization that lived on Mars emigrated from spiritual form the center of the galaxy, but not before his DNA sent to Earth to cause the evolution of life and reach point of being sentient beings-we-we discover that we are them.
Similarly MIT and Harvard scientists have launched a major investigation to find out if life on Earth descended from organisms that originated on Mars, reaching Earth in meteorites.

The first Frenchman in space

In 1982, Jean Loup Chretien became the first French astronaut to travel into space to orbit the Earth to the Soviet space station Salyut 7. Salyut, which means "hello" would be the predecessor of the space station Mir famous, which would mark a record stay in space.

Chretien was not only the first French astronaut, but the first foreigner to participate in the program space of the Soviet Union.Currently Chretien retired engineer, working on new technologies and has brought rave reviews supporting the creation of the Mexican Space Agency, AEXA, joining such an initiative.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

There are reasons for the "Higgsteria»

The desire and anxiety to find the Higgs boson is such that whenever there is any indication, however small, that the expected announcement may occur, a wave of unrest goes through the scientific world. The Higgs boson, the particle responsible for all other mass in the Universe, is also one of the major goals of modern physics.
Confirmation of its existence (or not) after 40 years of research will lead to some answers, but mostly many more doubts and questions and, perhaps, a revolution of knowledge. The latest rumors on the subject suggest that the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) can do the expected announcement in early July during the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) held in Melbourne, Australia.


Isaac Newton one of the greatest scientists in history-was also a practitioner of alchemy!
Taken from El Universal of Caracas

Missions to the Moon from South America

South America became, in World War II, in a field of technological experimentation by the Nazis, with colonies in Argentina, Chile or Brazil, where they developed incredibly advanced secret weapons that could have changed the course of the war and history.
Such technologies include engines able to overcome gravity applied to a circular craft, power unknown allies with the goal of going to the moon and nuclear research pointing to an imminent development of an atomic bomb to the end of the war In 1945, frustrated.
This is the thesis of Philip Botaya Spanish author, who just completed his tetralogy about Nazi secret technology to the book "Kolonie Waldner 555" (Nowtilus), which outlines the role of these German settlements in South America, protected by local authorities and some of which survived the war.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Two planets very close to each other

Two exoplanets, a rocky like Earth and other gaseous like Neptune, evolve to a very small distance from each other, a discovery that intrigues astronomers who had never observed a similar phenomenon.
It is like imagining that instead of a full moon rising on the horizon, lifted a giant gas planet appears to be three times bigger than this, say the researchers, whose work was published Thursday in the U.S., in the online edition of the journal Science.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Astronomy in India 2,300 years ago to celebrate the summer solstice

Astronomy enthusiasts gathered at the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory in the capital of India, to calculate the size of the Earth following the methodology of 2,300 years ago the Greek scholar Eratosthenes.
The event was promoted by the International Association Space and was attended throughout the morning a few curious tourists visiting the XIII century observatory located in central Delhi, and many lovers of astronomy.

China make its first manual dock space

Three Chinese astronauts in a space capsule on Sunday dramatic the first manual docking home with another spacecraft, a new step in China's efforts to achieve the accomplishments of the United States and Russia in space.
The coupling between 9 and Shenzhou orbital module Tiangong 1 was broadcast live on national television. Both ships had been fitted on 18 June, but the maneuver was carried out by remote control from a base in China.

Europe sets out to explore the "dark side" of the Universe

The European Space Agency (ESA) has given the green light to the Euclid mission to be launched in 2020 with the aim to study the mysterious dark energy that makes up 73% of the universe. The Euclid mission will feature a 1.2-meter telescope that will nourish a chamber diameter of 576 million pixels with very high resolution images of galaxies 2,000 million, equivalent to the Hubble telescope.
With these data, and using infrared technology, scientists will develop a mapping of large structures in the universe and measure the distance between galaxies captured by the camera.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Accurate topography of the seabed with CryoSat

The European Space Agency (ESA) will use its satellite CryoSat, and altimeter that incorporate, to monitor the seabed. Experts expect this mission, combined with three or more years of ocean mapping, will lead to a global seafloor topography (bathymetry) between two and four times more accurate than currently available measures.

Reproduce of a structure of five rings

A team of scientists has shaped and reproduced the structure of 5-membered ring as small as possible, about 100,000 times thinner than a human hair. A collaboration between the Royal Society of Chemistry, University of Warwick, both in the UK, and IBM Research - Zurich (Switzerland), has allowed researchers to give life to a single molecule in an image, using a combination of synthetic chemistry intelligent, and imaging techniques.

manage to cut graphene accurately with a nanorobot

A team of researchers from China and the U.S. has been a method to cut graphene accurately with a nanorobot that is based on an atomic force microscope. The work, entitled 'Court graphene controlled by a nanorobot based on an atomic force microscope', was published in 'Scientia Sinica'.

Graphene is a two-dimensional stable structure has attracted worldwide attention in recent years due to its excellent electronic properties, physical and mechanical properties and its wide range of applications. It has been shown experimentally that the electrical properties of graphene are closely related to its size, geometry and structure, therefore, make the graphene having the desired shape, it is essential for practical application.

How do we measure the universe?

The universe is very large may be obvious, but sometimes it is worth remembering: the universe is very big ... if you think about it and ponder for a moment, the truth is not so obvious. Moreover, even really difficult to imagine how big it is.

Our usual measures are wasted when we put them face to face with the immensity that surrounds us. And one of the issues that most often appear when trying to measure the Universe is the same: How? How do astronomers know a star or galaxy is 8,000 million light years away?

M65 and M66

In close proximity bright spiral galaxies M65 and M66 are highlighted in this attractive cosmic image. The pair is about 35 million light years and measured, each, about 100,000 light-years .
Both display prominent dust lanes that spiral arms sweep. M66 has a particularly striking contrast of red and blue colors, the red light shows the regions of hydrogen gas to form stars and star clusters.
M65 and M66 are two of the three galaxies known as the Leo Triplet , where the gravitational effect of the tide including how matter warps, evidence of how close they are.
M66 has been home to four brilliant supernovae since 1973 .

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Dragon private space freighter successfully entered orbit term

The U.S. ship company SpaceX Dragon, the first space freighter urban by a private company launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, successfully separated the Falcon 9 booster rocket, entered into an intermediate orbit prior to approaching Space Station (ISS) and solar panels deployed, NASA reported on its website that broadcast the event online.

The launch, postponed several times, finally came at 7.44 GMT on Tuesday. The separation of the propellant occurred after about 10 minutes, and the solar panels are opened shortly thereafter. Two hours after take-off will be launched on-board sensors that allow the freighter to the ISS approach and make the connection but the approach will be initiated only on the third day.

It is an experimental flight, so the ISS Dragon takes just a load of just 520 kilos: some equipment for experiments, notebooks, batteries, clothes and 117 standard food rations for astronauts. In the future, can carry up to six tons to low orbit and bring back some three tons.
Originally, SpaceX planned to launch the spacecraft on Saturday, May 19, but returned to cancel, by excess pressure in one of nine propellant rocket motors, when the countdown to the launch was over.
In 2006, NASA launched a program that encourages private projects of ships capable of transporting cargo to the orbit and the ISS. SpaceX took four years to develop its Dragon spacecraft in December 2010 made the first flight into orbit and splashed down in the Pacific. To date, the company invested in the project about 1,200 million dollars. Almost a third of this amount was funded by NASA.

A low sun angle for a memorable view of a large Martian crater

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has used a low sun angle for a memorable view of a large Martian crater. The resulting view catches a shadow of the rover in the foreground and the giant basin in the distance. Opportunity is perched on the western rim of Endeavour Crater looking eastward.

The crater spans about 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter. Opportunity has been studying the edge of Endeavour Crater since arriving there in August 2011.The scene is presented in false color to emphasize differences in materials such as dark dunes on the crater floor. This gives portions of the image an aqua tint.

Asteroid 2012 LZ1 not hit the Earth in the next 750 years

2012 LZ1 Asteroid discovered on 10 June by the Siding spiral Observatory in Australia and capable as harmful by the Minor Planet Center, from colliding with the earth at least the next 750 years. The Puerto Rican Observatory Arecibo, which has one of the largest telescopes in the world at 305 meters in diameter, reported that by using the planetary radar system has determined that the orbit of the asteroid LZ1 not placed close enough to earth to collide in the next 7 and a half centuries, Efe reported.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A radioactive cesium textile absorb the water and soil

Researchers from the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo (Japan), have fabricated a fabric that absorbs radioactive cesium content in the water and soil. According to experts, this creation may be useful in the cleansing efforts in areas affected by radiation in Japan.
According to Nippon newspaper has published the 'Mainichi Shimbun', the experiment was conducted in a village in the province of Fukushima, where the nuclear plant badly damaged by the earthquake of March 11, 2011.

Learn the lunar crust and interior

The NASA complete the data collection to study the moon from crust to core mission has completed its primary earlier than expected. The team GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory), the mission composed of Ebb name the twin probes (High Tide) and Flow (Low Tide), is now preparing to extend suss science operations from 30 August to 3 December .

The Kennedy Center have run out of rockets launched into space

The Kennedy Space Center , based in Florida (USA) from which the great deceased NASA's manned missions, this year celebrates its 50th anniversary in lean times of low activity. Of its two launch pads in an area of marsh flat, ideal for spacecraft and satellites send their position in the southern U.S. and the vast Atlantic Ocean to the east, left the astronauts who went to the moon and all ferry for three decades. Now are not used and are awaiting that need new rockets NASA plans for five or six years at the earliest.

To put up first Brazilian geostationary satellite

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and state telecommunications Telebras signed the shareholders agreement that gives life to the company that developed and built the first geostationary satellite for military and civilian communications the country. The new company, dubbed Space Visiona SA, will be controlled by Embraer (51 percent), which is the third largest worldwide manufacturer of aircraft and military and space technologies developed, and will have as a minority partner (49 percent) Telebras, a state telephone company whose main assets were privatized over a decade.

A new calculate of potentially dangerous asteroids

Comments approved out by the Wide Field Infrared Explorer to Survey (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, for its acronym), NASA, have yielded the best on record count Today the population of potentially hazardous asteroids in our solar system. Also known as "PHAs" (acronym for Potentially Hazardous English Asteroids), these asteroids have orbits within about eight million kilometers (five million miles) from Earth's orbit and are large enough to survive passing through the Earth's atmosphere and cause damage on a regional,

Friday, June 22, 2012

A cosmic collision might fade away the water

A cosmic impact might have been the cause of a temporary warming of Mars and, therefore, the disappearance of water on its surface, according to a study published in international 'Astrobiology Magazine. Experts have said that this discovery could help explain how a planet so cold and dry ever could contain liquid water and potentially favorable conditions for life.

From the center of the galaxy Ghost beams of gamma rays rising

The center of the Milky Way shows little activity in contrast. It was not always so peaceful. New evidence of ghost beams of gamma rays suggests that the central black hole of our galaxy was much more active in the past.
"These jets are faint ghost or just a sequel to what existed for millions of years," said Meng Su, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), and author of a new article in the Astrophysical Journal. "But it reinforces the evidence that there was an active galactic nucleus in the relatively recent past of the Milky Way," he added.

Seagrasses , healthier 'enterradoras' forest carbon

The green meadow of Posidonia underwater that exist close to coastlines, and are seriously damaged by polluting discharges, trawling and pleasure craft facilities, are capable of capturing and storing carbon twice the lush tropical forests. A study of seagrass, thousand around the world has shown that under the sea there are 'sinks' that help fight climate change.
The work has been developed by a team of scientists from several countries, including experts from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and has been published in the journal Nature Geoscience. "

A garden center of stars the "nebula of war and peace”

The Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile has allowed a group of astronomers to find an extraordinary image of the nebula NGC 6357, a nursery of stars known as the "nebula of war and peace”
The scientific body said, this new panoramic, obtained from the ESO Observatory at Cerro Paranal has, in the Atacama Desert, shows numerous hot young stars, glowing clouds of gas and dust strange formations sculpted by ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds.

The outline of "Mickey Mouse" on Mercury

This is not any joke or false move. The U.S. space agency shared his Flickr account this unique picture with the title "Mickey Mouse found on Mercury". The photograph is from the surface of the planet from the sun and the silhouette resembles the popular character created by Disney Studios. NASA explained that the photograph was taken by the MESSENGER spacecraft and is the result of a whimsical combination of craters and shadows in the global south. "The shadow helps define the striking resemblance to" Mickey Mouse ", created by the longest accumulation of craters on the geologic history of Mercury," NASA said in describing the picture. Messenger is the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury and during their first year of mission took 88,746 images and other data sets.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Introduction the secret of Venus

It is recognized as the morning star or morning star, but not a star is a planet. Venus is with Mars, our nearest neighbor, and at the same time, a great unknown. We lift the covering that hides the mysteries of the planet burning.

Reports for Venus transit 2012

2012 Venus Report from Caracas, Venezuela, had totally clear skies during the event. I watched in the company of my family and from my house, where we could see the sun all afternoon until sunset on the horizon itself. The group indicated we could observe with a telescope reflector 8 " with white light filter. Also use the classic lenses eclipse of 1998 that gave Venezuela all the total eclipse of February of that year. Of which had 4 that had not been used, and the glass solder # 12 and # 13 for the observations without telescope.

Experience weightlessness on a parabolic flight of ESA

In the same flight crew involved two Mars 500 mission. These flights will be offered to the public later this year for 5,000 euro’s, 13 experiments are conduct on the effects of zero gravity.
The Zero-G Airbus raises the nose to start a parabola and immediately entered hypergravity. All weigh twice normal and you feel like a giant vacuum cleaner sucking was down every muscle in your body from the toes to the neck, cheeks and even the eyelids.
To avoid dizziness, intense pressure that is to hold it without moving your head for about 20 seconds, until the pilot minimizes engine power and the plane goes into free fall. From that moment, as you hear the speakers' injection! “Entered in zero gravity and start to literally levitate’’.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Einstein was right: The Neutrinos no travel faster than light. The bars are two types of people: those who vibrated months ago because Einstein was wrong, and those who rejoice now that they were wrong that vibrated. If Einstein had reared its head on 23 September and had read the cover of The World, which declared inaugurated the era of travel to the past, most likely would have responded: "If they feel the good Lord, because my theory is correct.” It's what he said in a similar situation, or worse.

The Earth needs an emergency plan

Earth has skilled five major group extermination events associated with climate changes that have changed the characteristics of the entire planet. An article in the journal Nature, which involved researchers from the National Research Council (CSIC), analyzes the forces that "may be leading" a new change in planetary status and provides possible tools to minimize its consequences.

A type of natural gas in Titan's poles in Saturn

Scientists had already spotted lakes of methane, a type of natural gas in Titan's poles, but so far none had been found in its equatorial regions, which are mostly arid and vast expanses of dunes.
"It was totally unexpected, because the lakes are not stable in tropical latitudes," said Caitlin Griffith of the University of Arizona, director of the team responsible for the finding.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

NASA team train the face of a man trip to an asteroid

A NASA team is absorbed in an underwater base positioned in the Florida Keys that recreates the spatial conditions, in order to train the face of a man trip to an asteroid in 2025. According to a statement released today by NASA, this team lead and two days under the water and continue until a total of twelve days. Their activities can be viewed via the Internet in real time and through social networks like Twitter.

The largest solar telescope in Europe

Appointment the photo gallery of Northern Lights, name is Gregor and there is just been installed at the Observatorio del Teide of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC). Besides being the solar telescope largest in Europe, this is the third in size in the world. Has an aperture of 1.5 meters, which together with the new adaptive optics system that compensates for atmospheric turbulence, achieves picture quality that, until now, no solar telescope had gained ground, both in the visible range and in the infrared.

Propose the schools speak of Astronomy

Organization of Science, Technology and Environment of the Educational Zone Monagas, propose to the head of this organization, Yessenia Lara, the field of teaching in schools was reported Astronomies. As in charge of this department, Doris Flores, during closing State Authority of the Fourth Day of Astronomy, where they exhibited their projects over a thousand students in fourth and fifth years of the 13 municipalities of the ban intifada. Formers teachers of Mathematics and Physics in the field. Currently, the only school that teaches high school matter is Luis Godfather.

An unmanned spacecraft X-37B U.S. Air Force

Space plane Air Force landed on separately in a military base in California, following a secret mission 15 months. The unit conducted experiments in orbit after its launch in March of 2011 the Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral in Florida, authorities said. The unmanned spacecraft is the second of its kind to land autonomously on Vandenberg Air Force, 209 kilometers (130 miles) northwest of Los Angeles.

Work on evening activities the T80 telescope

The telescope T80/JAST (Javalambre Auxiliary Survey Telescope) Javalambre Astrophysical Observatory (OLA), built by the Belgian company AMOS, began last Thursday trip to the Vulture Peak transfer after having completed the first test operation at the factory. His arrival at the Observatory is scheduled throughout Monday afternoon and is expected to mechanical assembly tasks at the top end at the end of the week. The launch of the first professional telescope in Javalambre marks an important milestone of the project and the beginning of the evening activities of the observatory.

‘VOYAGER 1’ In Limits Solar System

Reach the limit 'Voyager 1' of the solar system 35 years after leaving. The investigation probe Voyager 1 'has reached the limits of the solar system and extending its own record of human device has penetrated farther into space. The Rocket Propulsion Laboratory of NASA in Pasadena, California, has confirmed that the robotic spacecraft continues to send data to Earth.

A new liquid fuel engine for the latest generation

China said it has developed a new liquid fuel engine for the latest generation of its line of rockets, hence becoming the second world power to apply that technology. The engine cycle high force burning step, uses 120 tons of liquid oxygen and kerosene to run, is not toxic or polluting, and ensures high performance and reliability ideal for space expeditions in the country, said the State Science Administration Technological  Industry for National Defense.

The first chinese women in space

China launched a rocket into space with his first wife astronauta.Este Saturday has taken off from the Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan in the Gobi desert, the spacecraft 'Shenzhou 9', which take three astronauts, including the first woman China in space, Yang Liu, to the first Chinese space laboratory, the Tiangong-1.

49 years ago in this day launch of the first woman in first woman program

Today marks 49 years of launch of the first woman, Valentina Tereshkova, by her then-Soviet Union that marked another first in space exploration program progressed much faster than the U.S. space program. Terheskova, engineer and practitioner of skydiving was one of five women selected in 1962 for the group of Soviet cosmonauts and the only one who managed to fly a year later in the Vostok 6.
With 26 years of age, was in the space of three days and orbited the Earth on 48 occasions. Tereshkova retired astronaut and then a doctorate was removed and only where the invited lectures. It would take 19 years for the Soviet Union sent another woman into space.

The New Moon occurs on June 19

Allan Sandage was born on June 18, 1926 the first astronomers to recognize the optic complement of a four star. These objects and Habana been discovered, but I know it as powerful transmitters ³. Visually, he looked a tiny point of light and so was described as quasi-stellar objects, the name was reduced to rhino scuba Sara.
On Tuesday June 19 at 10:02 AM, the Moon is New. It every 6 months-about-it is possible to see, the profile of the new moon somewhere on Earth. Those lucky enough to see this rare phenomenon they call eclipse Solar. The New Moon occurs on June 19 at 15:02 hours Universal Time.You should not go unnoticed! Mia Wednesday June 20 at 6:09 PM occurs the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere of planet Earth.

Monday, June 18, 2012

The sky Narrating

The Chaldean s come to a decision fortune and designed Mayan history as the wheel of the universe. Jules Verne imagined a trip to the moon in a capsule decorated with French furniture and Neil Armstrong came to the stage to prove that there no winds blow. The sky has been associated with gods and expedition’s disproportionate pilots transform pragmatic mystic prophets. Ray Bradbury imagined planets where youth and painful death Sundays are filled with boredom and the memory outweighs this. His intangible universe was on Earth. About Martian Chronicles, Borges wrote, "What did this man from Illinois, I wonder, when you close the pages of his book, so that episodes of the conquest of another planet I populate the terror and loneliness?

Expected source of the fabric of the supermassive black holes

Tiny black holes (NCYT) are the effect of the fall down of individual stars. But the centers of most galaxies, including our own Milky Way, are unavailable by what is popularly known as black holes "supermassive". These holes whose accumulation is usually between one million and ten billion times the mass of our Sun Astrophysicists have long debated how they could grow as supermassive black holes for 14,000 million years since it was formed the universe. Some believe that black holes grow primarily by sucking large quantities of gas; others advocate the theory that grows primarily through the capture and absorption of stars. The second source of "nutrition" seems the most likely, judging by the results of a study conducted by the team of Ben Bromley astrophysicist at the University of Utah in the United States.


They claim that Lake Cheko is the impact crater in the Tunguska Event. The observation by the team of Lake Cheko. Crà © dito: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. / In the early hours of the MAA ± ana of June 30, 1908, occurred ³ a huge explosion in a remote part of Siberia near the Stony Tunguska River. So great was the explosion that knocks down trees ³ à ³ n in a circular patra s more than 2,000 km ³ ^ 2 and illuminates the sky from parts of Asia to Great Britain ± a. What causes this explosion ³ n has never been firmly resolved. The majority of researchers agree this was the result of a comet or meteoroid, with most leaning toward the former because of the lack of both an impact crater as a meteoroid fragments.

Dark matter is back, News Brief of Astronomy

Recent reports of the desertion of the dark matter may be greatly exaggerated, according to a new article by researchers at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). A group of astronomers using ³ ESO telescopes announced a-new-study-finds-no-matter-dark-in-the-vecindade in April a surprising lack of dark matter in the galaxy in the vicinity of the Solar System.


ESO will put together the telescope optical / infrared world's largest. At its meeting today in Gracing, ESO Council has approved [1] the program of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), pending the confirmation of four ad referendum votes. The E-ELT will start with the science operations early next decade.

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...