Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mission-X astronaut 2012

Mission-X is a worldwide scheme supported by ESA Educational and national space agencies to support active lifestyles and healthy children aged 8-12 years among. Astronauts are moving children to eat healthily and Exercise Regularly.

André keeping fit
This year's challenge Involved 10,300 students over six weeks exercising hard since.

Spitzer Finds Possible Exoplanet Smaller Than Earth

Astronomers believe is an alien world just two-Thirds the size of Earth - one of the Smallest on record. It was Identified by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The exoplanet candidate, Known as UCF-1.01, orbits a star Called GJ 436, Which is located a mere 33 light-years away. Might be UCF-1.01 to the nearest world That is our solar system than our home planet Smaller.
PASADENA, Calif.. - Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope detected Have.

ESA astronaut André Kuipers returns to Earth

Six-month historical during PromISSe mission on the International Space Station, André Conducted over 50 scientific experiments in the world's only permanent microgravity laboratory.

Now that the orbital outpost is Fully Assembled, astronauts on the Space Station can devote more time to research.

André freezing blood samples

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hubble Sees Stars of Steam

Comparatively FEW galaxies POSSESS the far-reaching, luminous spiral arms or brightly glowing center of our galaxy the Milky Way home. In FACT, MOST of the Universe's galaxies look like small, amorphous clouds of steam. One of these galaxies is DDO 82, Captured here in an image from the NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Compared to the tiny THOUGH Milky Way dwarf galaxies still Contain Such Between A Few million billion stars and A Few.

DDO 82, Also known by the designation UGC 5692, is not without a hint of structure, however.

The 'Flame Burns Bright in New WISE Image Horsehead nebula

The Flame Nebula sits on the eastern hip of Orion the Hunter, a constellation visible in the MOST Easily northern hemisphere winter evenings DURING.

A new image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows the Flame candle-like lighting up a cavern nebula of dust. The Flame Nebula is part of the Orion complex, a turbulent star-forming area located near the constellation's star-studded belt.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Russian Soyuz spacecraft ready for launch to the ISS

The Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA-05M, with three cosmonauts aboard, is now on the platform of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, ready for launch to the International Space Station (ISS) .

The device will be released tomorrow, Sunday at 02.40 GMT with 32 members of the expedition manned spacecraft :the crew is Russian Yuri Malenchenko (c), the American Sunita Williams (i) and Japan's Akihiko Hoshide (d).

Microsatellite transmits video from the stratosphere

For the first time an amateur way in Latin America, CETMAR Altata 1 microsatellite, launched from Sinaloa last week, and successfully transmitted live video images from the stratosphere.

The results of this project will be presented at the National Congress of Science and Technology of the Sea, to be held in Tuxpan, Veracruz, from 28 to 30 August next, as well as an International Astronautically Congress in Naples, Italy.

Monday, July 23, 2012

NASA can handle their robots in 3D

NASA today unveils an application to learn how to handle some of their robots in 3D, as "Curiosity", which will land on Mars on 6 August.

The application is available for free for iPhone and iPad.

"Spacecraft 3D" uses animations to show how they can maneuver and manipulate the external components of the ship.

ESA alarmed about the environmental impact of space debris

The European Space Agency (ESA) said today that the possibility that a ship be stranded in orbit after colliding with a piece of space debris, as shown in "Gravity", the next film by Alfonso Cuaron, "might happen" if waste levels continue to rise.

The ESA said in a statement that the over six thousand satellites launched since the beginning of the space age, less than a thousand remain operational while the rest have re-entered the atmosphere or in orbit is abandoned.

Astronomers first observed dark galaxies in the early universe

Astronomers has observed first dark galaxy, an early stage of galaxy formation, said the European Southern Observatory (ESO) from its headquarters in the German city of Garching, to the south.

Scientists used the long-range telescope (VLT, for its acronym in English) Cerro Paranal Observatory in Chile, which managed to detect these gas-rich galaxies that do not contain stars, noting its brightness when illuminated by light of a quasar.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Amateur first microsatellite launched in Latin America educational

Students of the Centre for Marine Technology (CETMAR) Altata 1 microsatellite launched the first amateur education in Latin America, attaining a height of 120 000 feet (36 thousand 576 meters).

The microsatellite consists of a capsule semihermética thermally insulated, equipped with onboard video cameras and photographic HD, equipped with special batteries, radio transmitters, audio and video.

Successfully takes off Meteosat-10

The European satellite is designed to try to improve weather forecasting.

The third satellite Meteosat Second Generation (MSG-3), the tenth of the Meteosat family, today successfully took off from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou (French Guiana).

The European satellite is designed to try to improve weather forecasts and was launched with an Ariane 5 rocket, also carrying a telecommunications satellite for internet services, the EchoStar 17, with coverage in North America.

An Ariane 5 launches two satellites from Kourou

The Ariane was  launched with a gross  weight take-off of more than 9.5 tons. AP
This is 49 consecutive successful launch of Ariane.
It was launched with the mission of putting into orbit two satellites transfer gestational the weather observation.

Two satellites, EchoStar seventeenth and MSG-3, were successfully put into geostationary transfer orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket that took off Thursday night from the Kourou base, 

Mars Express reveals complex geological history of Mars

The probe photographed last April Melas Dorsa, a volcanic region south of Valles Marineris canyon.
Captured wrinkle ridges, some faults that cross and surrounded by an elliptical crater ejects butterfly-shaped, with the appearance of being liquid.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

All set in Kourou for the launch of the tenth satellite Meteosat

The first of this new chain, renamed Meteosat-8, was launch into orbit in 2002 and Meteosat-9 three years later. SPECIAL.

Analyze the sunlight reflected by the surface of the Earth.

The satellite is designed to try to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts
Europe's Spaceport in Kourou in (French Guiana),

They find a fifth moon orbiting in Pluto

Hubble  Space  Telescope's  fifth  moon discovered orbiting Pluto, dwarf planet in the solar system, and  increased  the curiosity of scientists  in this more complex than is I thought.

The U.S. Space Agency (NASA) announced today that the fifth known moon of Pluto, named P5, is irregular in shape and dimension between 10 and 25 miles on a circular orbit of about 93 thousand miles around the planet.

Astrophysicists do not rule out Earth-like planet found before the 2022

Astrophysicists do not regulation out judgment within ten years a small planet like Earth said today Ignaci Ribas, one of the organizers of the "Cool Stars 17", the international meeting on cool stars in Barcelona brings together the best experts in this type of stars.
Rivas said in remarks to Efe already  identified  more  than  800  planets around cool stars, and that is very close to finding one that is very similar to ours.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Astronomers first observed dark galaxies in the early universe

Astronomers have observed first dark galaxy, an early stage of galaxy formation, said the European Southern Observatory (ESO) from its headquarters in the German city of Garching, to the south. The Scientists used the long-range telescope (VLT, for its acronym in English) Cerro Paranal Observatory in Chile, which managed to detect these gas-rich galaxies that do not contain stars, noting its brightness when illuminated by the light of a quasar.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Where did the water on Earth?

Extensive before that scientists began to wonder about the origin of water on Earth . And so far the official maintained that the volatile elements (such as hydrogen, nitrogen or carbon), and even the first organic matter, arrived here from abroad , contributed by comets and meteorites by class of origin very old, the carbonaceous concretes . Both classes of objects are formed beyond the orbit of Jupiter and "migrated" then into the Solar System.

A large solar flare reaches Earth

The huge AR 1520 spot with a diameter ten times that of Earth, launched an X-flare 1.4, within the highest level in the intensity scale (there are A, B, C, M and X, points which is a number from 1 to 9). Whiplash has caused a coronal mass ejection (CME), a fiery cloud of particles and radiation that could affect Earth, as explained by the Space Weather Observatory.
The blaze has had consequences in South America, Central America and parts of the Caribbean, where there have been radio blackouts R2 level (high level).

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Begins the summer, the longest season of the year

The start of summer is marked by the position of the Earth from the Sun.
The astronomical summer, the longest season of the year with 93 days and fifteen hours.
Summer astronomical longest season of the year with 93 days and fifteen hours, will officially start on Thursday at 09.01 hours of the morning hours between the mainland and phenomena that may consider include "meteor showers" delta Aquarius and the Presides.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Astronomers first observed dark galaxies in the early universe

The astronomers made a series of very long exposures to detect the weak fluorescent glow of dark galaxies.
The team managed to identify some of the properties of dark galaxies.
Scientists used the long-range telescope at Cerro Paranal Observatory in Chile, which managed to detect gas-rich galaxies that do not contain stars.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

So they are looking for the Higgs boson at CERN

You can make the July 4, 2012 in our calendar of scientific milestones. Just presented at the CERN in Geneva, the data of recent experiments in this research center showing the finding with a confidence of over 99% of the so-called "God Particle" or Higgs boson. Mary Chamizo, CMS researcher explains how to get the data and how to seek this elusive particle. Should give the Nobel Prize to Peter Higgs?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mars Express reveals that Mars has a "complex geological history"

The Mars Express space probe has discovered a wide range of tectonic features and their impact in a volcanic region of Mars reveals that the planet has "a complex geological history." probe photographed last April Meals Dorsa, a volcanic region of southern Valleys Mariners canyon regions located between the Sinai and Thaumasia Plana, reported the European Space Agency (ESA) in a statement.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Chilean worries mysterious streak of light

Around midnight, it was noted 'a very striking light' in the sky of Iquique,
The Committee for the Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena initiated an investigation

The past midnight across much of the sky of Iquique, which many photographed, but that could not be picked up by radar and control towers.
Authorities are investigating a mysterious trail in Chile last midnight light that crossed much of the sky of Iquique in the north,

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Venus, Jupiter and Aldebaran in the sky line up in July

The two brightest planets in the solar system, Venus and Jupiter will shine together in the sky at night and the dawn of the first weeks of July , as reported by NASA. To observe this spectacle experts have pointed out that one need only look to the east. On Wednesday, Venus became visible for the first time, going through the exact center of a large group of stars that is located 153 light years from the Earth (the cluster of the Hyades). Thus, in the coming days, if you use binoculars, you can see by the planet dozens of stars scattered in the sky.

The day of the year when the Earth is farther from the Sun

There was the phenomenon known as aphelion , which occurs each year between March and July 5. This means it is the day of the year when the sun is farthest from Earth.

Although visually it is imperceptible, with a special telescope experts can see that the sun looks smaller. Precisely, is 3 percent less than its normal size.

According to experts, the effects of this are changes in the tides and a possible decrease in solar energy , but has no effect on the climate, or severity of the Earth.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A hidden ocean on Titan

The Cassini has shown that Titan, a satellite of Saturn, experiences significant tidal effects on its surface. In the course of its orbit, which lasts 16 days, changes shape: the closer is the gas giant tends to of a rugby ball while closer to a sphere at the farthest point from Saturn. This variation leads to a redistribution of mass and a change in the gravitational field. This is what Cassini measured, thanks to whose data has been concluded that in order to explain the tides experienced, Titan must have a liquid ocean, probably water under the surface.

The oldest crater on Earth is in Greenland

European Geologists have found the oldest impact crater on Earth in the city of Maniitsog (Greenland). This is a crater 100 kilometers in diameter caused by the fall of an asteroid 3,000 million years ago. Experts suspected the existence of the crater since 2009, when the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, examining a geological map of the surrounding Maniitsoq, discovered strange anomalies in the structure of the local rocks, caused by the impact of a giant meteor .

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Contact with aliens within two decades

Dozens of scholars have analyzed the possibilities of finding California, in the near future, life beyond Earth. We are better positioned than ever to detect life beyond Earth. And also to pick up signals of possible extraterrestrial intelligence, which will probably happen laspróximas over two decades.

These are some of the conclusions of the conference setIcon 2, held in Santa Clara, California, during the past weekend.
For two days, various specialists have gathered in Santa Clara to share ideas and explore possibilities to find, near future, life beyond Earth. Something that, by all accounts of the participants, could be about to happen.

Surprise! Mars is full of water

According to an article just published in the journal Geology, there is strong evidence indicating the existence of vast underground reserves of water on Mars. The finding, which has come as quite a surprise, it reinforces the idea that the Red Planet can, or could at some point, support life. And it increases the chances of establishing human colonies there in the near future.

The issue of "Martian water" has been debated for more than a century. First, the late nineteenth century, were the famous canals of Mars. Later, in full space age, came the discovery of ancient river valleys and sea revealing a past Martian water-rich surface.

Friday, July 6, 2012

A new technique to explore the atmospheres of planets outside our solar system

'Tau Bootis b' was one of the first exoplanets discovered in the 90's. Fifteen years later, remains one of the closest known and given that it already has confirmed the existence of 750 planets outside our solar system, which number about 2,000 applicants to join the list.
'Tau Bootis b' is a big 'hot Jupiter' orbiting close to its host star. Although its host star is easily visible, so far this planet could only be detected by its gravitational effects on the star.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Is this evidence of life on Mars?

Curiosity is expected, the rover is currently traveling to Mars, make a dramatic landing in the crater Gale to mid-August and begin your search for geological signatures of a watery past and friendly to life on this planet. The evidence strong that at some point there were large volumes of water on Mars would be an important step in the search for life on the Red Planet. But ... Have you already been found?


The mystery of how dying stars eject the material to form new planets has occupied scientists for decades. A team of astronomers from Europe and Australia managed to decipher the enigma now. We know that stars like the Sun launched into space much of its mass toward the end of his life, but it was unclear how these particles fail off. The researchers used the powerful tools of VLT European Space Agency (Very Large Telescope and Very Large Telescope), located in the Atacama Desert,


A time machine will study the origin of the Universe. A spectrometer designed by astronomers at the University Of California (USA) will allow scientists to study the first galaxies that formed in the Universe. This kind of time machine called MOSFIRE and is able to condense the light in the infrared wavelengths, allowing you to cross the cosmic dust and see very distant objects. "When we look at very distant galaxies, we do not see as they are now, but as they were when light left them. That light is now coming here," says Ian S. McLean, director of the project. "Some of the galaxies that we studied were formed 10 billion years ago.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bio cosmetics, beauty to the natural

Environmentally responsible, bio cosmetics, which uses the advantages offered by the Earth and is inspired by ancient recipes, organic products created with natural and effective ways to preserve the beauty.

Since ancient times, the woman has taken care of your skin with care. Aware of the benefits and advantages of the plants in their environment, used to keep skin and hair in perfect condition.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Hubble European file is already in Spain

Earth from Space Click here From now on, the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villanueva de la Cañada (Madrid) will host the scientific facts of Hubble . Thus, the European Archive Space Telescope will be integrated with databases of other missions of the ESA (European Space Agency), which will be available to researchers worldwide. Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope orbit around the Earth and has made ​​some of the greatest astronomical discoveries of our time.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Chinese astronauts from space speak with President Hu Jintao

Beijing. - Chinese President Hu Jintao, accompanied by other leaders of the communist regime, today visited the Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, where he could communicate with the three astronauts country currently orbiting Earth aboard the module "Tiangong I "point of departure for China's future space station. According to news agency Xinhua, Hu, Vice President Xi Jinping, Vice Premier Li Keqiang and

Meteorite that killed dinosaurs dyed tomato red

Scientists from the Wageningen University in the Netherlands, say the meteorite 10 kilometers in diameter that hit the earth causing the extinction of the dinosaurs and 70% of living species on the planet , was also responsible for the red color of tomatoes today.
This hypothesis was born after the May 30 publication of the tomato genome in the journal Nature. According to that study the genetic sequence of the plant was smaller than at present, but it tripled in size between 60 and 70 million years, coinciding with the collision of celestial object.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

You know what astronauts were on the Apollo 10, 42 years ago?

On a day like today but 42 years ago, NASA launched the mission to the Moon Apollo 10 manned spacecraft manned by U.S. astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, John W. Young and Eugene A. Cernan in what would be the mission prior to the first descent of humans on the lunar surface. In an eight-day mission, astronauts traveled to the moon and inserted into orbit. Its main purpose was to test the lunar module operation in a similar exercise of descent to only 10 km altitude of the lunar surface without reaching land. Would also take hundreds of photographs of the candidate sites to land on the moon the following ships.

CHILE: Chile seek to boost business in astronomy

The Atacama Desert in Chile, will house some years the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT, for its acronym in English), the team with the largest size ever built in the world, which includes an investment of U.S. $ 1,320 million and whose launch is planned for 2020. In this scenario, our country is evaluating what business opportunities can be opened in astronomy and how to strengthen its presence in various ongoing projects.

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...