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.

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...