Here’s What the Sky Would Look Like if The Moon Were Replaced by Our Planets

Here’s What the Sky Would Look Like if The Moon Were Replaced by Our Planets

  There is no danger of waking up one morning to see Jupiter hovering over your head. However, two amazing animations show exactly what this would look like. Astronomer lover Nicholas Holmes creates videos about Space and uploads them to his amazing YouTube channel Yeti Dynamics. One of his creations, which went viral at least several times since its publication in 2013, shows how the planets in our solar system would look if they orbited the Earth from the distance of the Moon.   The second video shows slightly different scenarios. Perhaps some of you know that all planets in...
Ursids Are Coming – The Last Meteor Shower of The Year!

Ursids Are Coming – The Last Meteor Shower of The Year!

On the night of December 23rd, rain from falling stars awaits us. It is on the eve of the Christmas holidays that the Ursids – the last meteor shower of the year – reach its peak. It has a “modest” intensity – about 10 meteors per hour, so if you are superstitious, it’s time to make a wish list. Ursids are active between December 17-26. Their parent body is the comet 12P / Pons-Brooks, with a period of about 70.7 years. The name of the stream is taken from its radiant point, which is located in the constellation Ursa Minor....
To Look Through a Telescope

To Look Through a Telescope

How many of you have looked through a telescope? How many people have seen with their own eyes the surface of the Moon, the belts of Jupiter along with the four Galilean moons, or Saturn with its magic rings? Comparing by my friends, then the people who had a “close encounter” with these space objects is below 10% …That’s why I decided to do something I had never done before, something interesting and exciting, and at the same time very useful. I called it Telescope Project. For the past two years I have been working as a beach lifeguard in...
The Moon Shrinks

The Moon Shrinks

The Мoon is shrinking, causing surface creases and shocks underneath it, AFP writes. Data is from the NASA spacecraft Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which flies through an elliptical trajectory between 20 and 160 kilometers above the Moon’s surface and takes pictures and other measurements. advertisement A survey of more than 12,000 images indicates that one of the basin at the North Pole of the Moon, considered geologically dead, actually cracks and moves. Unlike the Earth, the moon has no tectonic plates and the only activity is noticeable because of the slow heat loss since it was formed 4.5 billion years...
The Antikythera Mechanism – the 2,000 Years Old “Computer” for Tracking the Solar System

The Antikythera Mechanism – the 2,000 Years Old “Computer” for Tracking the Solar System

More than a hundred years ago an extraordinary mechanism was found by sponge divers at the bottom of the sea near the island of Antikythera. It astonished the whole international community of experts on the ancient world. Was it an astrolabe? Was it an orrery or an astronomical clock? Or something else? For decades, scientific investigation failed to yield much light and relied more on imagination than the facts. However research over the last half century has begun to reveal its secrets. The machine dates from around the end of the 2nd century B.C. and is the most sophisticated mechanism...
Rivers on Mars Flowed for More Than a Billion Years

Rivers on Mars Flowed for More Than a Billion Years

The rivers on Mars were wider and deeper than those on Earth, according to a publication in the Science Advances Magazine. Up to this conclusion, scientists reached an analysis of 200 dry river beds on the surface of the neighboring planet. Wide and deep rivers have existed on Mars for a surprisingly long period. This makes their disappearance even more mysterious and inexplicable. “We could not explain why there were lakes and rivers on Mars, and the current discoveries make the question even more incomprehensible” writes Edwin Kite of the University of Chicago. ”It turns out that wide and deep...
The Space Dogs Belka and Strelka (Video)

The Space Dogs Belka and Strelka (Video)

Belka and Strelka are dogs sent to space on board of the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik-5, a prototype of the Vostok spacecraft. Belka and Strelka, spend two days there – August 19 and 20, 1960. The animals were prepared for their mission for one year. The purpose of the experiment on sending animals to space is to test the effectiveness of life supporting system in space and to study the impact of cosmic rays on living organisms. Belka and Strelka were the first living creatures to safely return to Earth after an orbital flight (before that,   on May 28, 1959...