Do the Meteors Make Noise?

Do the Meteors Make Noise?

When at the night sky appears some large meteor, is it actually possible to hear it passing by, asks Live Science?  Back in the centuries we can find many people who have said that with the falling of the meteors they also have heard and strange sound as well.  In 817, a huge meteor shower was observed in China, which, according to many witnesses, has been accompanied with hissing and humming. A similar meteor sound effect is also registered in 1719, when the fireball passes in the skies over England. The astronomer Edmund Halley then wrote that, many messages was...
What Would It Be Like To Stand On Venus?

What Would It Be Like To Stand On Venus?

  “Venus is often thought of as Earths twin sister, as they are of similar size, mass, gravity and composition. However, this is were the similarities end, as Venus is no place for life as we now it and the idea of humans walking on its surface one day is far beyond our current technological capabilities. But if we managed to create a suit of some sort, that did allow us to stand on the surface of Venus, what would it be like? Well standing on the planets surface would mean you would get to experience its scorching heat. Venus...
When We Are Going to Mars ?

When We Are Going to Mars ?

Mars is cold, red and dead Planet. However, it was once like Earth – covered with rivers and lakes. Even the day is 24 hours and 37 minutes …. Now days we are speaking more than ever about manned missions to the Red Planet, which will be implemented in the 30s years of the XXI century. Can we really successfully colonize Mars? The good news is that there is plenty of water. Scientists estimate that there are more than 5 million cubic kilometers of frozen water in the north and south pole of Mars. If we melt it all, we...
Laniakea – The Name of Our Home Supercluster

Laniakea – The Name of Our Home Supercluster

  Group of astronomers have discovered that our own Milky Way galaxy inhabits the outskirts of unknown, until now, massive galactic supercluster, reports the Nature magazine. They named it Laniakea that comes from Hawaiian and means “immeasurable paradise”. (watch the video bellow) The discovery was made with the help of a new mapping technique that combines not only the distance between neighboring galaxies, but their relative motions. The technique has allowed astronomers for the first time to clearly delineate exactly where one supercluster of galaxies ends and where another begins. The new map shows that the Milky Way  among with the...
The March 2017 Night Sky

The March 2017 Night Sky

February is already history and it is time to look what is going to happen in the night sky in March 2017. Venus will have half a month to descend to the Sun and if succeeds (for now there is no reason to not) will no longer be visible after sunset in the west. For all its lovers I have to say that if you want to see it again, you need to twist your head east just before sunrise, but after a month. Mars is moving away, but we’ll still see in March. It follows Venus in the west,...
Saturn’s Rings Closer than Ever Before

Saturn’s Rings Closer than Ever Before

  The NASA’s spacecraft “Cassini” made one of the closest and detailed images of Saturn’s rings. Their level of detail is unprecedented. Currently runs the last mission of “Cassini” in which the machine will have to pass between the Saturn’s rings. This should be done in April. Pictures of rings A and B are quite impressive and can even distinguish small touches that usually are not visible. The small white vertical gashes visible in the image of ring A, NASA has chosen to called propellers because of their shape. They indicate imbalance in gravity near the ring caused by the...
Other “Solar System” with 7 Earth-Like Planets was Found by NASA

Other “Solar System” with 7 Earth-Like Planets was Found by NASA

Yesterday NASA announced one of the most significant discoveries of potentially habitable planets in recent years – The first known system of seven planets the size of Earth orbiting a Star. Three of those planets certainly are in the habitable zone – the area where a rocky planet could have liquid water. This discovery sets a new record for the largest number of planets in the habitable zone around a single Star outside the solar system. All seven of these planets can have liquid water – the key to life as we know it in the right weather conditions, but...
Kissing Double Star

Kissing Double Star

Astronomers have faced a very rare cosmic phenomenon in which two stars are touching and are about to end their lives in a very dramatic way. In this kiss for goodbye are involved the most massive and hottest stars in a double system of this type among the few discovered by scientists so far. The system of “suns” has been marked as VFTS 352 and is located 160 000 light-years away from us in the Large Magellanic Cloud – a small galaxy “follower” our Milky Way Galaxy. Stars in VFTS 352 are so close that circle each other only for...