Astrophotographer made an Impossible View of the Moon

Astrophotographer made an Impossible View of the Moon

  The Moon has always fascinated the man. This mysterious gigantic rock orbiting the Earth has had an eternal presence in all facets of human culture for thousands of years. The Moon is a perfect example of the delicate balance found everywhere in nature. One photographer has recently created the clearest picture of its craters by combining numerous shots of the lunar line where light meets dark. To reveal the surface of the moon in detail, lunar enthusiast Andrew McCarthy stacked thousands of pictures together over lunar phases. Californian-based astrophotographer took two weeks’ worth of frames of the waxing moon,...
“The Most Astounding Fact About The Universe” Will Makes You Happy

“The Most Astounding Fact About The Universe” Will Makes You Happy

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist and author. He is also one of the most compelling speakers when it comes to talking about science. In the short video below, Tyson is asked the following question: “What is the most astounding fact that you can share with us about the universe? Now that’s a pretty profound question. And here is what he is saying: “The most astounding fact is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on Earth, the atoms that make up the human body, are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures....
The Trail of Starlink Satellites was Captured by the ISS. How Can We Watch These Satellites?

The Trail of Starlink Satellites was Captured by the ISS. How Can We Watch These Satellites?

These days, in the evenings with clear sky, many people had the opportunity to see the “caravans” of Starlink satellites. Elon Musk’s “Starlink” project for a Broadband Internet sent 60 new low-orbit satellites without a problem on Wednesday last week, bringing the total constellation to 420. The advent of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite network, which will consist of many thousands of satellites, can seriously hinder astronomical observations. How can Starlink satellites be found in the sky? When the weather is cloudless, you can watch satellite in the night sky. Satellites are often visible as a bright point of light moving in...
To Look Through a Telescope

To Look Through a Telescope

How many of you have looked through a telescope? How many people have seen with their own eyes the surface of the Moon, the belts of Jupiter along with the four Galilean moons, or Saturn with its magic rings? Comparing by my friends, then the people who had a “close encounter” with these space objects is below 10% …That’s why I decided to do something I had never done before, something interesting and exciting, and at the same time very useful. I called it Telescope Project. For the past two years I have been working as a beach lifeguard in...
The Antikythera Mechanism – the 2,000 Years Old “Computer” for Tracking the Solar System

The Antikythera Mechanism – the 2,000 Years Old “Computer” for Tracking the Solar System

More than a hundred years ago an extraordinary mechanism was found by sponge divers at the bottom of the sea near the island of Antikythera. It astonished the whole international community of experts on the ancient world. Was it an astrolabe? Was it an orrery or an astronomical clock? Or something else? For decades, scientific investigation failed to yield much light and relied more on imagination than the facts. However research over the last half century has begun to reveal its secrets. The machine dates from around the end of the 2nd century B.C. and is the most sophisticated mechanism...
The Space Dogs Belka and Strelka (Video)

The Space Dogs Belka and Strelka (Video)

Belka and Strelka are dogs sent to space on board of the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik-5, a prototype of the Vostok spacecraft. Belka and Strelka, spend two days there – August 19 and 20, 1960. The animals were prepared for their mission for one year. The purpose of the experiment on sending animals to space is to test the effectiveness of life supporting system in space and to study the impact of cosmic rays on living organisms. Belka and Strelka were the first living creatures to safely return to Earth after an orbital flight (before that,   on May 28, 1959...
NASA Was Asked to Return Astronauts to The Moon in The Next 5 Years

NASA Was Asked to Return Astronauts to The Moon in The Next 5 Years

US Vice President Mike Pens challenged NASA to send people to the Moon by 2024. Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, accepted the challenge and announced that the deadline is sufficient. Pens wants a little more dynamics from NASA’s space projects. During a meeting at Alabama Space Center, he announced, that sending astronauts to the Moon, for up to 5 years, is in the goals of the current presidential administration. “Challenge accepted. Now let’s get to work.” Brindenstine  said on Twitter. BIG NEWS: President Trump and @VP Pence have directed @NASA to return astronauts to the Moon in the next 5 years.Challenge...
An Inside Look at the Progress That’s Being Made on the Mars 2020 Rover (Video)

An Inside Look at the Progress That’s Being Made on the Mars 2020 Rover (Video)

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover is expected to launch sometime next year, so you’d be right to assume that NASA is making strides in manufacturing its next-generation rover and its accompanying landing gear in preparation for the big day. In this video, NASA’s Jennifer Trosper gives us an inside look at the progress that’s being made on the Mars 2020 rover. While the rover doesn’t look like much as of right now, Trosper says it’ll be completed sometime in the next several months. Other critical components, such as the cruise stage, the descent stage, the air shell, and the heat shield,...