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...
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...
Earth’s Magnetic Poles Shift

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Shift

Yes, Earth’s Magnetic Poles Shifts. Regularly. Actually the magnetic poles have switched places many times over the history of the Planet. Within the last 20 million years, the Earth follows a rhythm of that reversal, where in every 200,000 to 300,000 years the Erat’s Northern magnetic pole became southern and the southern – northern. Between every successful shift though, the poles sometimes try to swap again, but not successfully. About 40,000 years ago, poles are made the last failed attempt, and last successful change is about 780,000 years ago. So we’re probably about to switch the magnetic poles again, following...
Orion Span Presents The First Space Hotel in The World

Orion Span Presents The First Space Hotel in The World

A new space startup, called Orion Span, has plans for a luxury space hotel called Aurora Station with hopes to host guests beginning in 2022. Aurora Station is being built in Houston. A 12-day stay at Aurora Station will start at $9.5 million — considerably less than the $20-$40 million space tourists paid for trips to the International Space Station from 2001 to 2009. While the ISS is 357 feet long, Aurora Station will begin at just 43.5 feet long and 14.1 feet wide — roughly the size of a large private jet’s cabin. Visitors to Aurora Station will participate in a 3-month...
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...
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...
Space Travel in Future Can Affect the Climate

Space Travel in Future Can Affect the Climate

  Regular launches of suborbital cruise ships can accelerate the rise of Earth’s temperature, New Scientist reports. This conclusion came to researchers which are developing computer model of the climate impact of soot, formed during incomplete combustion of various fuels. The team of the Aerospace Corporation in Los Angeles calculated how much soot would be emitted in a thousand suborbital flight per year (planned level of space tourism in 2020). The simplistic model predicts that this whole quantity will be thrown out over the “America” spaceport that is being built now in New Mexico. The main polluter, of course, was...
Is it Possible the Reproduction of Humanity beyond Earth?

Is it Possible the Reproduction of Humanity beyond Earth?

  Thousands desire to colonize Mars, but Is an viable extraterrestrial human civilization possible? This question is asked by scientists from the NASA Research Center “Ames” trying to predict whether humanity could successfully reproduce beyond the planet Earth. Certainly, cosmonauts sent to colonize the Red Planet should not get pregnant on the road, experts say. High-energy radiation particles will almost certainly sterilize any female embryo conceived in the open space. This will seriously hinder the building of a successful colony, scientists say, quoted by Daily Mail. DNA that manages the development of the embryos and the work of all cells...