Saturn’s Rings Closer than Ever Before

Saturn’s Rings Closer than Ever Before

  The NASA’s spacecraft “Cassini” made one of the closest and detailed images of Saturn’s rings. Their level of detail is unprecedented. Currently runs the last mission of “Cassini” in which the machine will have to pass between the Saturn’s rings. This should be done in April. Pictures of rings A and B are quite impressive and can even distinguish small touches that usually are not visible. The small white vertical gashes visible in the image of ring A, NASA has chosen to called propellers because of their shape. They indicate imbalance in gravity near the ring caused by the...
Other “Solar System” with 7 Earth-Like Planets was Found by NASA

Other “Solar System” with 7 Earth-Like Planets was Found by NASA

Yesterday NASA announced one of the most significant discoveries of potentially habitable planets in recent years – The first known system of seven planets the size of Earth orbiting a Star. Three of those planets certainly are in the habitable zone – the area where a rocky planet could have liquid water. This discovery sets a new record for the largest number of planets in the habitable zone around a single Star outside the solar system. All seven of these planets can have liquid water – the key to life as we know it in the right weather conditions, but...
Kissing Double Star

Kissing Double Star

Astronomers have faced a very rare cosmic phenomenon in which two stars are touching and are about to end their lives in a very dramatic way. In this kiss for goodbye are involved the most massive and hottest stars in a double system of this type among the few discovered by scientists so far. The system of “suns” has been marked as VFTS 352 and is located 160 000 light-years away from us in the Large Magellanic Cloud – a small galaxy “follower” our Milky Way Galaxy. Stars in VFTS 352 are so close that circle each other only for...
Black Hole – A Door to Space?

Black Hole – A Door to Space?

  If you could survive a trip inside the black hole, exactly where you would be at the end of that journey? Very likely such a journey would not be a good idea. Usually formed after the collapse of a massive star and under the influence of its own gravity, these mysterious objects from space have such strong gravitational pull that even light can not escape (after reaching a certain distance from the hole, of course). What exactly would happen to someone who “rushed” into a black hole remains unclear and subject to many scientific and not so scientific speculation,...
A Year in Space

A Year in Space

    A few months ago NASA astronaut Scott Kelly  returned to Earth after nearly one year in space. This is the first man in history who was 340 consecutive days out of the Planet. The human body  undoubtedly reacts to this huge change. Let’s have a look what happens to it. So, what can a year in space do to the human body?   Vision One of the primary things researchers will be focusing on is the effect that being in space for almost a year had on Kelly’s vision, according to Scott. Scott said the majority of astronauts...
Crazy Space Theories

Crazy Space Theories

  There is no doubt that our Universe is more stranger and full of magic place than we could ever imagine. In the vast space of the Cosmos there are phenomenons which are still being unexplainable even for the most penetrating science. In our trying to understand it and to give a answer to one of the most fundamental questions about existence the countless theories were born. In the next lines I will present few of the them- some  are well founded, others are literally crazy, but if some of them one day turn out to be true will change the whole understanding...
How Many Galaxies Are in The Universe?

How Many Galaxies Are in The Universe?

Staring at the night sky in front of us reveals infinite space full of small flashing lights. Some of them are planets of the Solar System but the rest are stars of our own Galaxy-  Milky Way. Even if we have to be precise all the stars we see with the naked eyes are  from our sleeve of the Galaxy. But we already know that this is not everything, we know that the Universe is filled with many Galaxies- some smaller and others much larger than the Milky Way. But how many Galaxies  are in the Universe? This question is...