Japan Plans to Send Their Own Astronaut to the Moon by 2030

Japan Plans to Send Their Own Astronaut to the Moon by 2030

The Japanese space agency JAXA has officially confirmed that it intends to send its own astronaut to the Moon. This is the first such mission in the history of the Land of the Rising Sun, which must become a reality by 2030. The government must give its approval to the implementation of JAXA’s innovative program, but this is a matter of formality. I remind you that Japan have their own module and astronauts aboard on the International Space Station (ISS). Sending a person to the moon will definitely be the most ambitious task of JAXA so far and will overshadow...
Why Finding Life on Other Planets is so Hard?

Why Finding Life on Other Planets is so Hard?

The perfect combination of enough land and water turns out to be rarity in the Universe. According to scientists at the University of Barcelona, it is quite difficult to find a planet that has conditions suitable for life and not completely covered by water, Engadget reported. A total of 29% of the Earth’s surface is land. According to the computer model of scientists, however, this is rather an exception. On most of the planets that have enough water, the land is less than 10% or none at all. The planets with more land, however, do not have enough water to...
The Sun

The Sun

For thousands of years people have been looking at the sky and wondering what those objects are all about. The glittering stars and the Sun have always hid a certain amount of mystery and beauty. For astronomers, the Sun is just a dying star. For everyone else, however, it is a huge burning ball that gives us light, warmth and life. So far so good. But what really burns our Sun? It is a well-known fact that there is no air in the cosmos. Accordingly, there is no oxygen to burn. Our everyday experience tells us that burning is a...
What is a Black Hole?

What is a Black Hole?

  A black hole is a region of space-time that can not be left from anything, even light. The general theory of relativity provides that a compact enough mass could distort space-time to such an extent that a black hole is formed. Around the black hole is formed mathematically determinable surface, called the event horizons, that marks the point at which the return is impossible. Want to learn more about it? Check out this great educational video of Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell.  
Is it Different The Taste of Food in Space?

Is it Different The Taste of Food in Space?

  Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield tells how our taste perceptions change when we get into zero gravity. When we get into space, the food really does not have the taste we’re used to. And the reason is not in the food itself, but in the way our body functions. It’s used to fighting gravity and pushing more blood to the head than it needs: “Your head kind of inflates as if somebody squeezes the end of a balloon,” says Hadfield. Without the gravity to draws the liquids down, the sinuses are clogged and you feel almost no taste. This goes...
Scientists Have Discovered the Cause of Solar Eruptions

Scientists Have Discovered the Cause of Solar Eruptions

For centuries, scientists have been puzzled by the gigantic and unpredictable outflows of plasma from the Sun, sometimes so aggressive that they can cause the glow of the Earth and disturb communications on our planet. But an international team of scientists think they may have finally identified the mechanisms that trigger these eruptions, and unlike previous theories, and small and large solar flares are caused by the same dramatic process. If the new hypothesis is correct, scientists may be able to predict eruptions, but also and when will cause damage on Earth. The researchers analyzed 3D simulations of two main...