Why Do Venus and Uranus Spin The Wrong Way?

Why Do Venus and Uranus Spin The Wrong Way?

The cosmos offers us many mysteries that astronomers are still struggling to solve, but there is one that is in our own solar system and remains unexplained – why do Venus and Uranus rotate in different directions from the other planets in the solar system? Venus rotates from east to west, while Uranus is so inclined that it practically rotates on its side. Every other planet, including Earth, rotates from west to east, and scientists have not yet determined why. The planets must rotate in one direction because the solar system was formed by the collapse of a hot cloud...
The Formation of the Earth – New Hypothesis

The Formation of the Earth – New Hypothesis

Scientist have a new suggestion about the formation of the Earth. Astronomers studying the way the Moon formed have found new evidence showing that it formed after a smaller planet hit us directly about 4.5 billion years ago. According to scientists, the collision was so fierce that the “embryo planet” that hit us (Theia) eventually merged with both the Moon and Earth, writes Science Alert. The idea that our planet’s satellite formed as a result of a collision in the Solar System is not new. Until now, however, scientists have suggested that Theia simply “wiped” the Earth and pushed the...
Fly Over the Crater of Mars with This Amazing Video

Fly Over the Crater of Mars with This Amazing Video

A new impressive video created by the European Space Agency takes us directly over the a crater on Mars – Korolev. It is generated from photographs taken by the HIRSC instrument aboard the Mars Express, as well as with the help of topographic information. The end result is a 3D landscape of the crater. The illusion of flying over this crater on Mars has been achieved, and the crater is full of frozen water. It is about 80 kilometers in diameter and is located in the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet. In terms of volume, Lake Martian is similar...
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,...
If Jupiter Did Not Exist, We Would Be Gone (Video)

If Jupiter Did Not Exist, We Would Be Gone (Video)

Our Solar System is weird. And not only because of the existence of this blue planet full of living things, but also because of the lack of gas giants like Jupiter at close distances to the Sun. Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered and confirmed more than 1,000 exoplanets, planets, orbiting other stars. But these star systems are quite different from the solar system – their large planets orbit their stars as close as Mercury orbits the Sun. Such exoplanets, called “hot Jupiters,” are quite common in other star systems, but strangely, they have disappeared from our. But...
Animation Shows How Fast the Planets Rotate, Combining Them Into One Giant Globe

Animation Shows How Fast the Planets Rotate, Combining Them Into One Giant Globe

Each Planet from the Solar System rotates at a specific speed and this animation shows how different these rotations are. It is the work of Dr. James O’Donoghue, a planetary scientist at the Japan Space Agency who once worked for NASA. The video shows how fast each planet rotates around its axis and compares the cosmic bodies with each other. For example, Jupiter rotates 2.4 times faster than Earth. So let’s have a look!   Please follow and like us:
Here’s What the Sky Would Look Like if The Moon Were Replaced by Our Planets

Here’s What the Sky Would Look Like if The Moon Were Replaced by Our Planets

  There is no danger of waking up one morning to see Jupiter hovering over your head. However, two amazing animations show exactly what this would look like. Astronomer lover Nicholas Holmes creates videos about Space and uploads them to his amazing YouTube channel Yeti Dynamics. One of his creations, which went viral at least several times since its publication in 2013, shows how the planets in our solar system would look if they orbited the Earth from the distance of the Moon.   The second video shows slightly different scenarios. Perhaps some of you know that all planets in...
Ursids Are Coming – The Last Meteor Shower of The Year!

Ursids Are Coming – The Last Meteor Shower of The Year!

On the night of December 23rd, rain from falling stars awaits us. It is on the eve of the Christmas holidays that the Ursids – the last meteor shower of the year – reach its peak. It has a “modest” intensity – about 10 meteors per hour, so if you are superstitious, it’s time to make a wish list. Ursids are active between December 17-26. Their parent body is the comet 12P / Pons-Brooks, with a period of about 70.7 years. The name of the stream is taken from its radiant point, which is located in the constellation Ursa Minor....
The Moon Shrinks

The Moon Shrinks

The Мoon is shrinking, causing surface creases and shocks underneath it, AFP writes. Data is from the NASA spacecraft Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which flies through an elliptical trajectory between 20 and 160 kilometers above the Moon’s surface and takes pictures and other measurements. advertisement A survey of more than 12,000 images indicates that one of the basin at the North Pole of the Moon, considered geologically dead, actually cracks and moves. Unlike the Earth, the moon has no tectonic plates and the only activity is noticeable because of the slow heat loss since it was formed 4.5 billion years...