Saturday, July 23, 2016

Scientists have shown year of life of the Earth in one video

The scientists a video is composed of images taken at a distance of 1.6 million kilometers from the planet.   They have shown year of the Earth's life took off from a distance of 1.6 million kilometers NASA researchers presented a year of life of the Earth, 

Curiosity rover is to choose rocks for study

Researchers provided rover opportunity to choose their own targets for laser spectrometer. Scientists gave more autonomy Curiosity NASA Researchers at NASA upgraded the software of the rover Curiosity in such a way that it is now able to choose their own breed for analysis. As reported on the site NASA , 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Geo-IK-2 on the way to a working orbit

MSK warhead launcher "Rokot" with the Russian geodesic satellite Geo-IK-2 on board separated from the second stage and brought a satellite into an intermediate orbit. Start was done six minutes earlier from Plesetsk Arkhangelsk region. "Rokot" were created as part of the conversion program is removed from the weapons of intercontinental ballistic missile RS-18. Earlier start "Rokot" with Geo-IK-2 on board postponed either due to technical reasons or organizational (now cannot tell). Launch of the satellite is planned for May. The device is vegetating at the launch site from the end of March. 

BEAM. Start of two-year studies

On Monday, June 6, the astronaut Jeffrey Williams enters the first experimental inflatable habitable ISS module BEAM designed to test a new class of residential units planned to be used for the study of long-distance lines (!) Of space for commercial use in low-Earth orbits. May 28 in Saturday, for seven hours filled with air inflatable pilot residential module manufactured by Bigelow Aerospace (BEAM).

Thursday, May 19, 2016

What is the Nebra disc?

Nebra disc is a great archaeological find of 1999 in the Mittelberg hill near Nebra (State of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany).

History of discovery
In the summer of 1999 looters, who were engaged in search ammunition and military weapons discovered with the help of metal detectors, 

The dwarf planet Makemake has a moon

A team of astronomers has discovered a faint moon orbiting the dwarf planet Makemake; one of the five dwarf planets in the Solar System. The object, which takes its name from the Rapanui god of creation, Make-Make, it was discovered in 2005 and is a frozen 1,400 kilometers in diameter that orbits the Sun at a distance greater than Pluto's body.

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...