Parker Survived His First Approach to the Sun

Parker Survived His First Approach to the Sun

The Parker Spacecraft has successfully passed its first approach to the Sun, NASA reported. This happened on Monday 5th of November, when the device flew 24 million kilometers from the surface of the Star. This makes Parker the only spacecraft that was so close to the Sun. 24 million km. look very much from Earth’s point of view, but for the scale of the Sun and Space is very small. They have exposed Parker to serious heat, strong solar radiation and a solar wind. “The Parker Probe is designed to be able to take care of itself while approaching the...
These are 10 of The Strangest Objects Launched into Space

These are 10 of The Strangest Objects Launched into Space

Probably you have never think the astronauts will bring to Space some of the following items. For some of you they might be strange, for others weird, but for more of us they are simply inspiring! 1.Martian rovers “Spirit” and “Opportunity” are equipped with historical protective fittings – made of metal remains of the World Trade Center in New York, destroyed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 2.About the year 1607, the British colony Jamestown was founded in America. 400 years later the Atlantis shuttle carries a plaque with the name of the city, waiting for its glory time...
Scientists Want to Change the Definition of Planet

Scientists Want to Change the Definition of Planet

  According to NASA scientists, involved in the New Horizons project, the definition of Planet should be changed. They are ready with a new classification which, if accepted, will add more than 100 new Planets in the Solar System, reported the online edition of Science Alert. Currently as a “Planet” is defined a single cosmic body that orbits the Sun and meets certain orbital criteria. Scientists say this is not correct. “While respecting intelligent scientific classification and people’s intuition, we offer a geographically based definition of a “Planet” that focuses primarily on its physical properties rather than on orbital”, the...
Scientists Have Made a Detailed Map of the Milky Way

Scientists Have Made a Detailed Map of the Milky Way

An international team of astrophysicists has made one of the most detailed maps of the Milky Way far. They are united by the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), which publishes the map and survey data. It shows the distribution of neutral atomic hydrogen in the galaxy. This is the element with the greatest abundance in the Universe and is essential for Galaxies and Stars. The HI4PI project has explored this through over a million individual observations and around 10 billion individual information points. Although hydrogen is abundant in the Universe, detecting it with sufficient detail for mapping has...
Pluto Might Be a Giant Comet

Pluto Might Be a Giant Comet

The story of Pluto continues to become increasingly unclear. Some time ago, the space object lost its status on a Planet and it was put into the Dwarf Planet. Some science, however, dispute and this definition, and a new study points to the idea that Pluto might actually be a giant comet, reported the online edition of CNET. The study was done by scientists from the Institute “Southwest” (SwRI), which used data from the NASA’s ”New Horizons,” and the mission “Rosetta” from European Space Agency (ESA), which landed on the comet 67R. They compared the data with what is known...
Asteroids in the Solar System Have One Origin

Asteroids in the Solar System Have One Origin

  Scientists believe they have confirmed how the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter was formed Although many astronomers are studying the deep Cosmos, there are still many things that humanity does not know about the Solar System. For example, what is the origin of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Scientists at the University of Florida believe they have found the answer to this question, the online Engadget reported. According to them, 85% of all asteroids in the inner main belt originate from the remains of 5 or 6 small, disintegrated Planets. They are Flora, Vesta, Nysa, Polana and...
Telescope at the South Pole Will Study the Early Universe

Telescope at the South Pole Will Study the Early Universe

The renewed telescope at the South Pole can now be used to study the early Universe. The device now has a new camera that will analyze cosmic radiation and microwaves with great precision, reported the online edition Engadget. The telescope has 16 000 detectors, which is 10 times more than the previous similar experiment. This will allow to detect the smallest changes in temperature when the detector is illuminated by  light. Herby, the device will be able to detect even the weakest residues of ancient microwaves that scientists believe abound in the Universe. Their detection, however, was very difficult with...
3D Interactive Model of the Solar System

3D Interactive Model of the Solar System

  Online 3D model of the Solar System and night sky in real-time – the Sun, Planets, dwarf planets, comets, stars and constellations. Solar System Scope is a amazing way of Exploring, Discovering and Playing with the Solar System and Outer Space. Welcome to the Space Playground Solar System Scope contains many views and celestial simulations, but most of all – it brings you closer to the furthest reaches of our world and lets you experience lots of fantastic space sceneries. It aspires to be the most illustrative, easy to understand and simple to use space model. 3D Encyclopedia In Solar’s unique encyclopedia...