See а System of Five Stars

See а System of Five Stars

What is it to watch five sunrises and five sunsets a day? In a newly-discovered system with not so euphonical name 1SWASP J093010.78 + 533859.5 probably live intelligent beings who enjoy the incredible dances of their five Suns on a daily basis and even find it quite normal. But for us the boring earthlings (with one sun), this is something new and unique. Initially, Open University researchers, who discovered the system, thought it was “only” four stars. Later on, it appears to have a fifth, shiny participant, in the space dance. advertisement The unusual system of suns is located 250...
There Are Raining Diamonds on Neptune

There Are Raining Diamonds on Neptune

If you still think our Earth’s weather is bad, think again. With the ice giants Neptune and Uranus, for example, incredible pressures and super cool temperatures cause cascading rain of … diamonds. Now scientists have recreated these effects in lab conditions as well. Using high-power optical lasers to heat super-fast polystyrene, scientists have been able to recreate the rain of diamonds. This result can help us understand much more about the conditions of other planets, such as the ice giants. On both planets, the harsh conditions make hydrogen and carbon join together in diamonds, all at 8050 km below the...
Entering Outer Space Facts

Entering Outer Space Facts

What happens to our body if it is not protected in space? Now days the topic of space tourism is very relevant. Today, still only very rich can afford such an adventure, but in the near future this will change and we will be hearing more about space travel. However, this is something we have to dream about or rather have to distance itself from such an idea. Today, we are talking about colonizing other planets, and there is no lack of interest in such missions. But do we realize what’s going on up there? let’s have a look what...
Japan Plans to Send Their Own Astronaut to the Moon by 2030

Japan Plans to Send Their Own Astronaut to the Moon by 2030

The Japanese space agency JAXA has officially confirmed that it intends to send its own astronaut to the Moon. This is the first such mission in the history of the Land of the Rising Sun, which must become a reality by 2030. The government must give its approval to the implementation of JAXA’s innovative program, but this is a matter of formality. I remind you that Japan have their own module and astronauts aboard on the International Space Station (ISS). Sending a person to the moon will definitely be the most ambitious task of JAXA so far and will overshadow...
Why Finding Life on Other Planets is so Hard?

Why Finding Life on Other Planets is so Hard?

The perfect combination of enough land and water turns out to be rarity in the Universe. According to scientists at the University of Barcelona, it is quite difficult to find a planet that has conditions suitable for life and not completely covered by water, Engadget reported. A total of 29% of the Earth’s surface is land. According to the computer model of scientists, however, this is rather an exception. On most of the planets that have enough water, the land is less than 10% or none at all. The planets with more land, however, do not have enough water to...