Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ancient Buddhist statues were made ​​of meteorite

Ancient Buddhist statue, which was first opened in 1938, the Nazi mission to the year, we study a group of scientists led by Dr. Elmar Buchner from "Planetologicheskogo Institute (Institute of Planetology) and "University of Stuttgart (Universitat Stuttgart), informs.

Probably 1000th sculpture, known as "Iron Man (Iron Man), the weight of which 10 kilograms, depicts the Buddhist God "Vayshravana ​​(Vaisravana) and scientists believe the statue dates back from the pre-Buddhist Bon religion of the 11th century. Geochemical analyzes of the German-Austrian research team showed that the priceless statue was carved out of ataxites- a very rare class of iron meteorites.

NASA prepared to tackle asteroid

You say that again smacks of Hollywood, but American scientists continue to practice in an attempt to find ways of fighting such space objects like asteroids. One of the latest developments in this direction was the project hypersonic interceptor for asteroids (HAIV). This project was born in the depths of the institution as a research center of reflection asteroids (in the U.S. there is such), working at the University of Iowa. The program itself is implemented as part of a large research program of NASA.

Global warming will kill 100 million by 2030

More than 100 million people will die by 2030 because of global warming, and the global GDP will disappear by 3.2%. These data are presented in the report on the impact of climate change on humanity, humanitarian organization DARA prepared for the government of 20 developing countries.

Hot Gas: Astronomers discover galaxy veil

An international team of astronomer’s joint data from the observatory NASA's Chandra X-ray, space observatory ESA's XMM-Newton and Japan's Suzaku. From these data, scientists have unspecified that our galaxy is surrounded by a halo of hot gas that extends in all directions for hundreds of thousands of light years. In this study, the researchers want to understand why, in the early galaxies gone more than half of ordinary matter, without leaving a trace.

The Indo-Australian lithosphere plate cracked in two

Because of a series of the strongest earthquake near the Indonesian island of Sumatra split Indo-Australian lithosphere plate, which, according to scientists, can lead to disasters throughout the world, which will continue for several years?

A series of aftershocks occurred in April of this year. It led to a split in the Indo-Australian lithosphere plate in two. The results of observations of scientists published in the journal Nature.

New Galaxy opens a window into the early universe

A team of astronomers from the "Johns Hopkins University (Johns Hopkins University) stated that this galaxy may well be the most distant ever discovered, according to known as MACS 1149-JD, it gives an idea of the most distant epoch in cosmic history, as the light coming from the faint galaxies shine on, when the universe was only 500 million years - or 3.6% of its current age.

Impact of the black hole will destroy Earth in 2014

According to astrophysicists, the Earth is forthcoming cloud of unknown origin, which deletes everything in its path. It came from a black hole - at a distance of 28 000 light years from earth. Astronomers are watching for a celestial body, they say that they have found a strange bunch, which has been dubbed "sowing chaos cloud" - it destroys everything in its path: comets, asteroids, planets and stars. Now he goes to Earth.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula

As flimsy cosmic petals, these clouds of interstellar dust and gas have blossomed 1,300 light-years away in the fertile star fields of the constellation Cepheid. Sometimes called the Iris Nebula and duly cataloged as NGC 7023, is not the only nebula in the sky to evoke the imagery of flowers.

This extraordinary image shows the range of colors and symmetries of the Iris Nebula in great detail. Among Iris , dusty nebular material surrounds a hot young star. The dominant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characteristic of dust grains reflecting starlight. The Central filaments of the dusty clouds glow with a faint reddish photoluminescence caused by dust grains become radiation ultraviolet invisible star in visible red light.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Scientists recommend sailing the seas of Titan

The concept of a new mission to discover Saturn's largest moon is a machine capable of driving on the surface of Titan on the wheels, and then turn the boat and walk with blades and propeller on hydrocarbon seas second largest satellite solar system.

The mission of "Cassini-Hyuygens" Titan is actively studied in the 2000s, was able to stay a short time on the surface of its seas.

The new mission, called Titan Lake In-situ Sampling Propelled Explorer will land in the middle of the largest lake in Titan's called Sea Ligei will float to the coast, along the way making scientific measurements. The expedition will last from six months to a year.

Shock waves are concerned the solar system

The planets of our solar system could have formed at different times, with the participation of shock waves coming from the sun, according to an astronomer.

This theory presumes that the Earth is one of the youngest of the planets in the solar system, along with Mercury, Venus and Mars.

Curiosity found Martian river on mars

New NASA rover Curiosity discovered that, most probably, is the bed of a dried-up Martian flow indicating that the surface of the Red Planet once flowed a stream depth of about a meter.

Photos taken by the rover, found in layers of rock outcrops large, rounded stones. Their shape suggests that the stones were transferred water on the planet's surface over long distances.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Solve the mystery of the magnetic anomalies asteroid Oljato

Asteroid 2201 Oljato moving surrounded by the orbit of Venus shows a slightly extraordinary behavior. Past observations point to the associated magnetic phenomena, but new data from the unit Venus Express, show that the magnetic anomaly is suddenly no longer appear.

Team member mission Venus Express Dr. Christopher Russell explains the behavior of asteroid Oljato follows:

Vesta may be a tiny planet

Deep melancholy surrounding the asteroid Vesta, may indicate that the message has a complex structure, a characteristic not of asteroids, and to the planets, according to a new study.

Researchers led by Debra Butskovski (Debra Buczkowski) Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University in Laurel, Maryland, noted that grooves that extend to the surface of Vesta, are no cracks in the form of the letter V, which are usually formed on the surfaces of asteroids in the result their collision with other space objects, and so-called grabens - areas of the cortex, which fell on the level of the rest of the surface tectonic fault lines, so that the form of education closer to the letter U. 

Get the most accurate picture of Pluto, made with Earth

The planet, dwarf planet or Kuiper Belt objects, so what's the difference? The main thing that astronomers the most detailed picture to date of Pluto ever do with ground-based observations.

And that's how they got it:

They did a series of pictures of Pluto and Charon, using a newly developed camera called Differential Speckle Survey Instrument (DSSI), which is mounted on an 8-meter telescope of the Gemini North, located in Hawaii. 

Map of the route of the rover Curiosity in the first 43 days of sunshine on Mars ...

This map shows the route of the NASA rovers Curiosity in the first 43 Martian solar days (called solami) on the planet Mars (solar day on Mars is almost equal to the earth - 24 h 39 min) during the execution of the mission on Mars (September 19, 2012)...

The route starts from the contact with the surface of Mars rover, that is from the landing site, later known as the landing site Bradbury (in honor of the American science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, who passed away recently). 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Announced a new contender for the title of the second Earth

A new contender for the title of the second Earth entered the list of exoplanets that might harbor life on its surface. The new super-Earths Gliese 163c is on the inner edge habitable zone of the red dwarf Gliese 163 ( Gliese 163 ) and is likely to have liquid water on the surface.

Super-Earths defense of life is weaker than on Earth

Life may exist on the "super-Earths" with a small probability, than on the small-sized planets like the Earth, because they do not have a magnetic field and volcanic centers, necessary for life.

Media writing, based on the statement of the group planetologists Vlada Stamenkovic of the U.S. Massachusetts tehnoinstituta that the purpose of the study - the ability to find out, whether considered "super-Earths" enlarged copies of the earth with the same properties, or they are very fundamentally different from it.

NASA showed massive halo of hot gas surrounding our galaxy

In the U.S., NASA scientists have once again reminded people how big the universe - to show how small our Milky Way galaxy, if it is placed in the newly discovered halo - a cloud of hot gas that extends for hundreds of thousands of light years.

Opposition of Uranus in 2012

September 29, 2012 the seventh planet from the Sun - Uranus - come into opposition to the Sun. The moment of conflict - the best period of observation of the planet, the minimum distance from the Earth, and hence the appearance size of Uranus, the sky is greatest. Watch Uranus these days you can even to the naked eye as not bright stars on a clear dark country sky, in the absence of illumination from the moon. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Russian astronomers have discovered brightest comet in 10 years

Russian amateur astronomer Artyom Novichonok and his matching part from Belarus Vitally Nevsky discovered comet, which may be the brightest in this decade, reports RIA "Novosti" with reference to the official report the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union.

U.S. weather satellite GOES-13 is out of order

U.S. satellite GOES-13, calculated for the collection of meteorological data and monitoring space weather has failed - on board the vehicle stopped working two main instruments: an infrared camera and a tool to measure the temperature of the atmosphere, reports RIA "Novosti" with reference to the U.S. administration Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

SAI starts traditional astronomical observations to the public

State Sternberg Astronomical Institute of the Moscow State University for conduct this week became the traditional evening astronomical observations.

"As one of the measures of Science Festival 2012, our institute conducts 24 to September 29 evening observations - and free to the public.

Stratospheric vortex effect on the deep sea

Modeling carried supercomputer showed that the stratospheric vortex affect the depth of the oceans and therefore play a role in shaping the Earth's climate, according to "Kompyulenta" referring to the publication in the journal Nature Geosciences.

Events in the stratosphere at an altitude of 10-50 km are reflected in what is happening in the troposphere below it. It is also known that the behavior of the troposphere affects the circulation of the oceans, which in turn determines the climate. One of the earlier studies hinted that the events in the stratosphere can directly affect the oceans, but the conclusion was based on only one climate model, which also covered a relatively short period of 260 years.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Will people get to the stars?

Scientists, engineers, philosophers, psychologists and leading experts in many other fields gathered in Houston last week at a conference entitled 100 Year Starship conferences, to discuss the possibility of making interstellar travel over the next 100 years.

This initiative will accelerate the development of new technologies related to propulsion, life support systems, design starships, and a host of other technologies necessary to send spacecraft beyond our solar system - wherever does not get even a single man-made object, - and to other stars. Since the stars are coming from us at a distance of several light years, this company, no doubt, will be a difficult and risky.

Scientists are developing a platform for landing on the Moon and Mars

Using the lessons learned from the mission "Apollo" and robotic missions sent to Mars, NASA scientists and engineers study the problems and dangers associated with landing on other planets.

The new technology is called "vertical takeoff - a vertical landing." According to the group, operating within the design and technology of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida, the best approach to planning involves landing on a predetermined spot landing area.

New confirmation of the hypothesis of a comet Clovis

A new study advise the hypothesis of Clovis comet - a giant celestial body collision with the Earth, which occurred nearly 13,000 years ago, which is completely erased from the face of the planet ancient North American Clovis culture.

An international team of scientists from seven institutions of the United States argues that the neglect of three key protocols, including sorting the samples by size, explains why the team, the disputed theory that Clovis comet, did not find the iron-rich and silica-magnetized particles in the places that she explored.

Astronauts’ spelunkers returning from a training mission

An international team of astronauts who took part in a training mission, organized by the European Space Agency, has returned home after spending six days in the caves under the ground. Journey to the surface from their underground camp took the mission about five hours.

CAVES mission astronauts gave the opportunity to feel what it means to work as a cohesive and effective team during long space flights. In particular, they were able to hone their leadership and teamwork skills, working in a multinational team, which is typical for the International Space Station.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

1000 years of war in five minutes

YouTube user made a five-minute film, which are all the wars that have taken position around the world in 1000. Chronological order the conflicts around the world since 1000 and until 2008.

War and global conflicts are, unfortunately, the key milestones in our lives, and this is evidenced by Jordi Colomer, user YouTube.

The distance from Earth to the Sun, finally identified

How far the Earth is from the Sun? This apparently simple question is actually a matter of dispute scientists for over a hundred years.

How to solve a specific point on the Earth to measure? How to determine what distance from the Sun to calculate - up of vapor or flames?

Will there this week, end of the world? Expert evidence

Do we all have to live on Earth Day, and only then comes the very end of the world? After all, even if left alone the Mayan calendar and Nostradamus, there are still scientists from NAS - U.S. National Academy of Sciences, who categorically and, more importantly, specifically declared 21 or September 22, 2012 Sun begins its relentless attack on humans.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hubble Telescope detected the farthest galaxy and never before seen

The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed what is considered the most distant galaxy ever observed a time travel of 13,700 million light years, when our universe was only 500 million years, said Wednesday the space agency NASA.

The image of the galaxy, a red spot in the middle of a huge group of young galaxies, represents the first time the Hubble scrutinizes the border known as the cosmic Dark Age, when the expanding universe went from being a big void to cluster galaxies, stars and gas giant clusters.

Space Shuttle Endeavour began its final flight to a museum

The space shuttle "Endeavour" left Wednesday on his final journey, crossing the United States from east to west (from Florida to California), carried on the fuselage of a Boeing 747.

The takeoff was smooth, a few minutes after the scheduled departure time. Moving the shuttle had been postponed twice already due to bad weather.

Looking for M Theory

If three decades ago Stephen Hawking declared that a "theory of everything" was possible in his last work, "The Grand Design", the famous physicist Leonard Molino appears along with finally bet on the theory M.

They refer to this in a non-conventional covering selected areas of string theories in addition to the "unified field theory" on which still remain skeptical. Not without some irony, Stephen Hawking has declared that "there may not be a final theory to discover after all."

Friday, September 21, 2012

Analemma Rising Sun with Venus transit

An analemma is shaped curve "8" you get to mark the position of the Sun at the same time every day of the year Earth. In this case, the 17 photographs taken at 02:31 TU between 2 April and 16 September are half the analemma curve. The photos look east, toward the rising sun and the Caspian Sea, from the harbor promenade of Baku in Azerbaijan.

Dates mentioned, covering roughly the period between the equinoxes of 2012 (pictured at right), ie, between March 20 and September 22, match the shots in which the Sun was closer the horizon. The solstice in the northern hemisphere summer, occurred on June 20, corresponds to the upper left of the "8" when the sun was at its maximum declination north.

A solar observation opens to the public

The Basque Biodiversity Center, placed in the town Busturia Vizcaya, has organized for this Sunday, in collaboration with Biscayne Astronomical Association; a solar observation will take place outside the center and is open to all public. The day will begin at 11:30 am with a short talk in the auditorium of the center, to explain to people attending some basics about the Sun and clarify questions about what you are going to see later. At noon, start solar observation through telescopes equipped with both white light filter to observe sunspots as hydrogen-alpha filter to see the bumps of the Sun For observation, Biscayne Astronomical Association will make available to the attending a minimum of four telescopes.

Disclosed images of space photography contest

The winner in 2011 showed the phenomenon of Whirlpool Galaxy, and this year, the focus is on the phenomenon of Venus and the transition between the Earth and the Sun.

The fourth version of the Astronomy Photographer competition, sponsored by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, and Night Sky magazine, chose the best images of the universe, which took place in the last contest of 2011 and can be seen from today and until February 5, 2013, at the headquarters of the observatory, in London.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Astronomy TechnoAstronomy Technologies help treat myopia logies help treat myopia

The University of Valencia (Spain) apply-optical technology so far only used in astronomy to study images of the universe in order to avoid the development of myopia, considered the most common eye disease worldwide.

Robert Montes Mico, Professor of Optics, has achieved one of the prestigious projects of the European Research Council, awarded to senior researchers worldwide with a budget of a million and a half Euros, to study for five years promoting signals processes that generate myopia.

September and will last 89 days and 20 hours

There will be a penumbral lunar eclipse on November 28, which will be visible in Spain

 Fall hit the 16.49 hours (GMT) on Saturday, September 22, and will last 89 days and 20 hours. The season will end on December 21 with the arrival of winter, according to the National Geographic Institute.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Pencil Nebula a celestial broom

Pencil Nebula Shown is a new image of the La Silla Observatory in Chile. curious cloud of glowing This gas is hand of a giant ring of residues, Remains of a supernova explosion That Took up there are about 11 000 years. Detailed view this was conducted by the WFI (Wide Field Imager) on the telescope MPG / ESO 2.2-meter.

Another flash on Jupiter

Amateur astronomers dotted a brief fracture have of light along the eastern limb of Jupiter. Now we must wait to see if the planet bears a scar from the impact site.

This is the perfect time to observe Jupiter. Shines brightly Queen planets in the night sky - That means clustering and a lot of eyes and cameras are turned on it every night since about midnight Until Dawn. HAS paid all this early in the morning of September 10, when two amateur astronomers have captured a spectacular goal brief lightning in the middle of Jupiter near icts eastern limb.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mars formed by the action of liquid water

Discovered in 2005, the clays in the southern hemisphere of Mars are often considered as a proof of the survival of liquid water on the Red Planet at a very early period of between 4.5 and 4 billion years. But the work of a Franco-American team led by researchers at the Institute of Chemistry of materials and environments Poitiers (CNRS / University de Poitiers) [1] questioned this interpretation. In an article to be published on September 9 on the website of the journal Nature Geosciences, they show that these clays are likely to be of magmatic origin. The many similarities between the Martian clays and those of volcanic origin collected on the Murrow atoll support their hypothesis.

The Odd Couple of galaxies in space travel

Two very different galaxies drift through space at the same time in this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The curious pair of galaxies Arp 116 is called. Arp 116 is composed of a giant elliptical galaxy known as Messier 60 (or M60) and a much smaller spiral galaxy, NGC 4647. The spiral galaxy NGC 4647 light blue is about two-thirds of M60 in size and much lower mass - about the size of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

The crater Hadley gives a deep insight of the geology of Mars

Recently unavailable in supporting the successful landing of the Curiosity rover of the Mars Science Laboratory, NASA, ESA's Mars Express has now returned to its primary mission to study the varied geology and atmosphere "Red Planet" from orbit.

Earlier this year, the spacecraft observed the Hadley crater 120 km wide,

Monday, September 17, 2012

The influence of the Moon

Moon plays a very important role in astrology. It influences our emotions; everything about the Moon is in the field of affect.

You should know that the signs of the moon are calculated on a monthly basis and not year round. Signs are divided into three stages. Each astrological sign has an influence on our emotions. Thanks to the cycles of the moon you can improve your knowledge of your personality; you will have access to the unconscious part of your personality. It will also be easier to determine what is the best time to make a decision, act or engage in new activities?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Launch Atlas V 401 (NROL-36)

U.S. launched on September 13 at 21:31 UTC Atlas V 401 rocket from SLC-3E ramp of Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The charge was the pair of secret military satellites NROL-36. Besides NROL-36, 11 CubeSats were launched.

The NROL-36 is a military satellite by the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office). 

Loops cold could help solve the mystery of the solar corona

The surface of the Sun is a very cold place. When compare it with the crown, the upper atmosphere of the Sun, which is almost 400 times hotter. This large temperature difference has long been a mystery, but a newly discovered feature in the Sun's magnetic field could help us get to the bottom of it.

The Sun's magnetic field tangled includes huge loops forming an arc from the surface to the crown. We can see the bright loops because the surface plasma flows along its curves.

NASA discovers two planets around a star cluster

U.S. scientists have found indication for the first time that there are planets that can form and survive around stars similar to the sun regardless of forming part of dense clusters of stars, NASA announced.

Astronomers discovered two orbits similar to Jupiter in the Beehive Cluster, a group of about 1,000 stars that seem to swarm around a common center.

"This has been a great puzzle for planet hunters," said Sam Quinn, a doctoral student in Astronomy at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and author of the paper describing the results.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Kemble's Cascade

Kemble's Cascade is an asterism containing about 20 stars, of magnitudes between 5 and 10, and associated, extending a distance of more than five times the full moon. At the end of the cascade, as if it were a stellar lake, we can find the open cluster NGC 1502.

An asterism is a recognized set of stars that appear to form a figure but not one of the 88 official constellations. For example, one of the most famous asterisms is The Chariot located in the constellation Ursa Major. For Kemble's Cascade, this is located in the constellation of the Giraffe and is easily visible with binoculars.

The ashes of astronaut Neil Armstrong scattered in the Atlantic Ocean

Washington, Sep 15 (EFE). - The ashes of legendary American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon in 1969, were scattered in the Atlantic Ocean today after a private ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea Navy's U.S., NASA said.

The ceremony was attended Armstrong's widow, Carol, said the U.S. space agency.

Armstrong, who made history when he stepped on the moon on July 20, 1969 in the Apollo 11 mission with only 38 years old, died on August 25 aged 82, following complications of cardiovascular surgery.

The Ring Nebula drawn

The Ring Nebula (M 57) is a planetary nebula with a simple symmetry that is familiar to observers of the sky with a telescope. It lays about 2,000 light years away in the constellation Lyra music.

This drawing cosmic ring shows signs of changing colors and subtle details. It was done under excellent conditions of direct observation of eye of a reflecting telescope of 40 inches with a 800x increase. To create the original drawing used colored pencils on white paper, here shown digitally scanned with a palette of colors inverted. With a diameter of about one light year, the nebula is composed of several layers ejected by a dying star that was like the sun.

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...