A Year in Space

A Year in Space

    A few months ago NASA astronaut Scott Kelly  returned to Earth after nearly one year in space. This is the first man in history who was 340 consecutive days out of the Planet. The human body  undoubtedly reacts to this huge change. Let’s have a look what happens to it. So, what can a year in space do to the human body?   Vision One of the primary things researchers will be focusing on is the effect that being in space for almost a year had on Kelly’s vision, according to Scott. Scott said the majority of astronauts...
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...

Monthly Full Moon Names

Almost every night the Moon shines sky with her mystical glow. Yet how often do you think about this celestial body? Perhaps not very often , busy with thoughts for your own care. However, the Moon has inspired thousands of people around the world. This is why it deserves at least a few minutes of your time – to get more knowledge and to appreciate it even more! Did you know for example that the Full Moon has a different name each month? Over the centuries, various peoples marked the cycles of the Moon with different names. These can be...
People Going on Mars – a Tourist Guide

People Going on Mars – a Tourist Guide

  Let’s for a moment imagine that space travel has become a daily round. Which planet would you like to visit first? Hot Mercury, which is closest to the Sun? Charming Venus or the red Mars – one that is most familiar? So let not take big risks and choose a Planet on which we will feel most “comfortable”.  Mars – four seasons, 24-hour day, atmospheric clouds and mists, tolerable temperatures – this must surely be the first stop in the cosmic journey. Before going to the Red Planet, however, nice to know a few important things. To get there,...
How Big is Sun compared to Earth?

How Big is Sun compared to Earth?

The Sun! Our everything. The source of Life and at the same time an ordinary Star in an ordinary Galaxy. But how big is actually? The most easy way to understand the size of the Sun is to compare it  to something we know. Our home Planet – The Earth will do a wonderful job. But first let’s look up a bit of digits. The Sun is a star at the center of the solar system. It represents almost a perfect sphere made up of hot plasma and magnetic fields. Its diameter is about 1 392 000 km, nearly 109...