What is Space Travel?

What is Space Travel?

Scientists have been looking from long time for safely travel to space. The main problems for the realization of this idea are related to long distances and the fact that the human organism may not resist such a journey. For example, the distance between Earth and Mars is about 55 million kilometers, and months are needed to get to the “red” planet. “Innovative Advanced Concepts” is an innovative NASA program that offers solutions to these issues. Their concept envisages the construction of a special cabin in which human can travel safely to Mars for several months. The module will have...
Can You Cry in Space?

Can You Cry in Space?

Of course you can! But is it a good idea? If one day you can get on the International Space Station, for example, or just go into orbit around the Earth and fall into weightlessness, you will probably want to shed at least one tear of emotion. You’d better not! Why? Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shows why. True, his “tear” is a bit more generous than usual, but, as you can see, the tears are not willing to leave you in space. They stay with you. They do not really want to go! At least until you find enough dry...
The Most Powerful Solar Eruption in The Last 12 Years

The Most Powerful Solar Eruption in The Last 12 Years

NASA experts have registered one of the most powerful solar eruptions in the last 12 years, which is one of the 15 most powerful emanations of light, heat and kinetic energy in the entire Sun observation history. NASA reported that the power of the eruption was so great that residents of Ohio and Indiana would be able to observe the northern lights that night. Solar eruptions are often accompanied by similar phenomena. But today a full moon is expected, and the Earth’s natural fellow traveller will slightly dim the brightness of the glow. Solar eruptions are the cause of magnetic...
September 3, 1976 – Viking 2 Landed on Mars

September 3, 1976 – Viking 2 Landed on Mars

On September 3, 1976 on Mars landed the Viking 2 – a drop-off module, which sent the first close color photographs from the surface of the Red Planet. NASA’s Viking program is the first space program to send spacecraft to Mars. Viking 1 and Viking 2 were launched in 1975 and 1976. They were created precisely for the detailed study of Mars. Each of the spacecraft is composed of two modules: one that is in orbit around the planet, and another that descends to the surface. The program is one of the most ambitious for its time, and its value...
What is Coming Up at The August Night Sky

What is Coming Up at The August Night Sky

  Total Sun Eclipse August seems quite full of astronomical events, and the Great American eclipse on 21st is far from being the only remarkable thing to come. The upcoming total solar eclipse is the first to be seen from the continental United States since 1979, and the first seen from coast to coast since 1918. Partial Lunar Eclipse This month, some lucky viewers will be able to watch as the moon skirts through the northern part of Earth’s dark outer shadow, producing a partial lunar eclipse. While most of Europe and Africa will get to see part of the...
How Long Could You Survive In Other Planets of Solar System ?

How Long Could You Survive In Other Planets of Solar System ?

Earth is a beautiful place. You will surely start appreciate a lot more when you find out how long you will survive through other places of the Solar System. Without any protection, of course! And let me give you a clue: There is no place in the Solar System other than Earth, which you can survive longer than two minutes. Let’s start from the Sun. Will evaporate instantly. “Although I’ve heard that if you visit at night …” joked Niyl Degras Tyson …. LOL ( Check the Video bellow ) Mercury – no more than two minutes as long as...
Laniakea – The Name of Our Home Supercluster

Laniakea – The Name of Our Home Supercluster

  Group of astronomers have discovered that our own Milky Way galaxy inhabits the outskirts of unknown, until now, massive galactic supercluster, reports the Nature magazine. They named it Laniakea that comes from Hawaiian and means “immeasurable paradise”. (watch the video bellow) The discovery was made with the help of a new mapping technique that combines not only the distance between neighboring galaxies, but their relative motions. The technique has allowed astronomers for the first time to clearly delineate exactly where one supercluster of galaxies ends and where another begins. The new map shows that the Milky Way  among with the...
10 Interesting Moon Facts

10 Interesting Moon Facts

    The moon always acts hypnotically no matter in which phase is. The beauty that lives at night has inspired not only one romantic soul. Although we see it quite often almost never think about its nature. Here are some interesting facts about it: Lunar dust. One of the most bizarre yet dangerous substances on the moon is the lunar dust. It is fine like flour, but very rough, so permeates almost everywhere. Lunar dust creates a lot of headaches during missions: dust almost completely cut the shoe of an astronaut, penetrates the ships and spacesuits, causing ‘lunar hay...