Thursday, August 8, 2013

Astronomers were able to take a picture of "The Decline in Mordor"

Scientists from the European Space Agency / European Space Agency, ESA / Hubble using / Hubble Space Telescope, HST /, which is currently orbiting the Earth, got a photo and called it "The Decline in Mordor." The picture shows clearly seen darkening cloud, due to which light penetrates the star, which was formed recently.

Curiosity rover paves the path for the first steps of man on Mars

According to scientists, in their first year on Mars, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity made ​​a discovery that should help pave the way for a human mission to the Red Planet, which is planned for the next few decades.

"Solid spacecraft Curiosity, brought to us useful information on the radiation level on the surface of the Red Planet in deep space. 

Live Stream Output Russian cosmonauts into space

On Friday, August 16 and Thursday August 22, NASA TV will broadcast live spacewalk outside the International Space Station, two Russian cosmonauts. Two Russian cosmonaut flight engineers - Fedor and Alexander Jurchihin Misurkin, leave the airlock, "Pierce" at about 10:40 in the morning and come out into open space, 

The three brightest asteroids

In the next few weeks will have to the perfect opportunity to chance the three brightest asteroids in the sky in the middle of stargazing. These cosmic objects are small in size, but quite bright. Not many amateur astronomers could see them move across the sky. But in the next few weeks, all of us will have the great opportunity to see a flight of three asteroids - Flora, Juno and Iris in the night sky.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The consequence of the change of magnetic fields on the sun for the solar system

As recently it became known, our Sun will soon change the magnetic poles. But what specific consequences for us is this event?  The process of changing the magnetic poles which are known to occur on the Sun every 11 years will occur in the next 3-4 months.

Although this is not a catastrophic event, the change of the magnetic poles we  feel for yourself. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Commission's proposal of ESA to reduce dependency on the U.S. space technology

The Commission of the European Space Agency has put forward a proposal to develop their own space technologies to reduce Europe's dependence on space technology and military influence of the United States. 

Agency commission is once again trying to consolidate the overall efforts to develop its own space technology related to global positioning system, 

A new way to transfer data to observatories - Laser bond

Recently open a new optical laser ground station in Spain on the island of Tenerife. Enhanced laser system requires a significantly higher speed and quality of the data in the interaction with spacecraft located outside our solar system. This system is ready for operation after a series of crucial tests on the ground.

Laser system, which transmits data in the infrared, can open the door to the future in the field of reception of large amounts of information received from the spacecraft from Earth orbit, and the orbit of Mars and other more distant planets.

Parade of the three planets

During these three days, in the clear sky you can see the "parade of three planets" that are low in the north-eastern part of the sky.

Three bright planets are placed diagonally across the sky at this weekend's pre-dawn sky which is right at the top of Jupiter, in the middle of Mars and Mercury at the bottom left. In addition, the company they will be waning moon.

Monday, August 5, 2013

The formation of planetary systems

Researchers found that the planetary systems are moving around other stars, more organized than our system.  In fact, the way they are located, means that astronomers can use the old law to predict where new discoveries will be made.

More than 200 years ago, it was found that the distance between the planets of our solar system can be loosely described mathematical relation, now known as the "Titius - Bode." Since the law is not fully understood, many modern astronomers believe that the law - no more than a meaningless coincidence.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Today went to the ISS Japanese robot Kirobo

The current ISS crews eagerly await the arrival of an unusual member of the space expedition. Today, August 4, went into space the world's first talking robot Kirobo. This Japanese 34-inch robot was launched to orbit the International Space Station from the island of Tanegashima in using booster H-2B.

Known a new type of cosmic collision

The American space agency NASA was able to photograph the outer encounter that is fairly new to the rare species. Fix the collision of black holes and neutron stars orbiting telescope helped scientists "Hubble." A new type of cosmic collision or rather its product called "kilonova".

Picture of the phenomenon was obtained kilonova "Hubble" July 3, 2013. It is shown below.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter discovered "cemetery" of comets

Colombian province of astronomers from the University of Antioquia in Medellin, observing space objects found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter cluster of comets, which over millions of years show no signs of activity.

However, as scientists believe, under certain conditions, "dormant" comets can "come alive".

Star leaves the galaxy like a cork bottle

Astronomers have discovered a super fast double star, which flies out of our galaxy at a speed of more than 800 kilometers per second.

Hyperspeed stars were first seen by people in the early 2000s: their speed relative to the center of the Galaxy reached 500 kilometers per second, and this rate was enough to "Get rid" of the star attraction of the system and go to a free intergalactic space. 

Most interesting studies of the interplanetary station "Messenger"

August 3, 2004 was launched interplanetary station "Messenger". Its aim was to study the closest planet to the Sun, Mercury. The unit flew to the hot planet 7 years, and only in 2011 it entered the orbit. For two years in orbit, he was able to do a lot of images of Mercury's surface, collected and handed over a huge amount of information on the Earth. Powerful Space probe "Messenger" is equipped with a dual-mode camera, spectrometers, four species, altimeter, and a magnetometer.

The warped galaxy NGC 3718

Inspection of multicolored cosmic view shown above reveals a surprising number of galaxies in the Ursa Major. Some are close, some far away.

The galaxy is striking, no doubt, NGC 3718, the spiral is deformed toward the center of the image. Its spiral arms, which are distinguished numerous clusters of young, blue stars, appear to have been twisted and elongated (see picture at the bottom of the post). As to the central region of yellow bands are marked by dark powder.

Friday, August 2, 2013

NASA summarizes a year of Curiosity rover on Mars

NASA has released a video with a sequence of 548 images of two minutes in length showing all the work of Curiosity rover on Mars since its arrival on the planet, just a year ago.

Through a camera mounted on the front of this vehicle research, have been able to capture some of your most important moments in Mars as the moment you start to move around the planet as well as the collection of a sample of Martian rock .

The device Spitzer discovered young stars

Observing through Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a young star system, which "flickers" every 3 months. The system, called YLW 16A, consists of three stars, two of which are surrounded by a disk of a certain matter that remains after the formation of stars.

Since the two inner stars circling around each other, 

SpaceX unveiled its new missile

Nine engines on the first stage of the new launcher created by U.S. Company SpaceX, Falcon 9 v1.1 are not located 3x3 grid, as modified v1.0, and a circle with one engine, which is located in the center.

Central rocket motor will produce a lead management work swing and roll missiles. 

Advanced telescope on Hawaii volcano

Work on the 30-meter telescope, the diameter of which is three times greater than the existing telescope, due to start in April 2014, an extinct volcano in the Hawaiian Mona Ki.

Studies using this telescope will enable astronomers to study the stars and other objects across the solar system, 

The Doppler Effect and long-planet

We are all familiar with the Doppler Effect, even if you do not know the term. Today, scientists have found an alternative explanation for the phenomenon when the sound or the light spinning object is scattered. This discovery could help astronomers to measure the rotation of the planet, or even improve the performance of wind turbines.

Here is what the principle of the Doppler Effect: when the object emitting the noise is moving towards its sound waves converge together and produce a higher frequency. Conversely, when the subject moves away, the sound waves are scattered. The faster the object moves, the sharper the frequency difference.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse: Just Do the Math

This equation could spell your doom: (bN)(S/N)Z = bSZ. That is, if you ever found yourself in the midst of a zombie pandemic.

That's because the calculation describes the rate of zombie transmission, from one walking dead individual to many, according to its creators, Robert J. Smith?, a mathematics professor at the University of Ottawa who spells his name with a "?" at the end, and his students.

Big Bang Light Reveals Minimum Lifetime of Photons

The notion of the speed of light as the cosmic speed limit is based on the assumption that particles of light, called photons, have no mass. But astrophysical observations cannot rule out the slim chance that photons do have a tiny bit of mass—a prospect with wide ramifications in physics. For instance, if photons weigh nothing at all, they would be completely stable and could theoretically last forever. But if they do have a little mass, they could eventually decay into lighter particles. 

SpaceX wins bid to launch Canadian radar satellites

Privately owned Space Exploration Technologies was selected to launch a trio of Canadian radar satellites aboard a single Falcon 9 rocket, the company announced on Tuesday.

The California-based firm, also known as SpaceX, already is flying NASA cargo to the International Space Station, a permanently staffed research outpost that flies about 250 miles above Earth.

NASA Astronaut Says Spacesuit Water Leak Was 'Scary Situation'

The mysterious leak that cut a spacewalk short two weeks ago was apparently as frightening as it looked to those of us watching on NASA TV.

On July 16, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and his European colleague Luca Parmitano hustled back inside the International Space Station after water began filling Parmitano's helmet

Stunning New Photo of Andromeda Galaxy Taken by New High-Res Instrument

A new portrait of the Milky Way's neighbor, Andromeda, shows our twin galaxy in a whole new light thanks to a new instrument on Japan's Subaru telescope at the summit of Hawaii's Mauna Kea.

The instrument, called the Hyper-Suprime Cam (HSC), provides sharp images of the cosmos across a wide field of view. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Slingatron just throw cargo into orbit

Mankind has more than half a century sends a rocket into space, but it costs a lot of money. Therefore, there is a new idea that should simplify things.

Company HyperV Technologies Corp. Virginia through Kickstarter hopes to raise money to build a high-speed mechanical accelerator masspod name Slingatron. 

Virtual glasses and drones together in Oculus Rift FPV

Since started shipping the first sets of Oculus Rift, in a number of creative models of virtual reality glasses together with other devices to form a completely new devices.

Although most have done a good job of immersing users into the virtual environment, the latest project from Intuitive Aerial can provide unique insights into the real world. 

Wind Vault House catches the wind

Keeping cool in tropical Singapore could be the whole problem, even if someone decides to turn to expensive and wasteful air conditioners to complete.

So when Wallflower Architecture and Design began to create Wind Vault House in the island nation, the company has established an elaborate system of passive cooling.
A bit like a store Wind Vault House to be honest, so far very attractive building. 

Astronomers are digging under the brown dwarfs

Astronomers have focused all their attention on brown dwarfs, trying to uncover all of their secrets. Despite the fact that brown dwarfs are not the full-fledged stars, and substars and occupy an intermediate niche between these massive stars and planets, they cause enormous interest among scientists. Astronomers from around the world are trying to figure out what is more like brown dwarfs: the planets or stars. What a performance they made more or are they still are an entirely different stage of development than the traditional brown dwarfs and planets. In addition, the astronomers looking for protoplanetary disks around brown dwarfs, and the worlds that are formed in these disks.

Hubble Space Telescope photographed a few nearby galaxies

This galaxy is like a giant funnel that sucks in everything that falls into it. According to the scientists, "Whirlpool" - is a classic spiral galaxy diameter of 100 thousand light-years. It is a favorite subject of Earth observation from amateur astronomers, since it has contrasting branches, because of which it is perfectly visible through a telescope.

Hubble has also managed to remove the flash bright star in the galaxy M59 (pictured below). 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The bottom of the path from the Martian mountains "Point Solander"

The rover Opportunity starts climbing the hilly area and is making his way to his first mountain-called "Point Solander." This will be the first "mountain" climbing to the rover. As expected, scientists, the view from the surface of the hill must be impressive.

Currently, the rover has done only a few short "steps" to the south, from his landing on the north side, and so far passed through a relatively flat plain along the rim of the crater rim of Endeavour. The rover is at a distance of only about 180 meters from the mountain, "Solander Point."

The third brightest supernova discovered in the spiral galaxy M74

M74 is a classic spiral galaxy with arms that rotate their bright shimmering light, the stars with very dense cores. The galaxy is at a distance of 32 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Pisces. M74 contains about 100 billion stars. The spiral arms are dotted with dense star clusters and pink clouds of fluorescing hydrogen gas.

NASA selects the 8 best research proposals

NASA will fund the program for which you will be competitively selected eight-developed proposals for research on how complex fluids and macromolecules behave in microgravity. Experiments in this research will be conducted aboard the International Space Station.

These experiments and research should be the basis on which NASA scientists and engineers will need to find solution to the problems facing man in space, 

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...