Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
If your sky is clear early morning, you'll be treated to a lovely celestial scene as a fat, waning crescent moon passes just over 7 degrees below and to the right of the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter. Your clenched fist held at arm's length measures approximately 10 degrees, so the moon and Jupiter will appear spaced roughly three-quarters of a fist apart.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Forget about the rings of Saturn. Another amazing feature that can be clearly seen only exceptionally distant spacecraft is a whirlwind of strange hexagonal shape, which has been active for at least 30 years old. Cassini NASA's captured this spectacular picture of a jet stream of geometric shapes Saturn in July 2013 from a distance of approximately 973,000 kilometers from the planet.
Image, which was published by NASA this week, has a scale 58 kilometers per pixel and obtained in the direction of the illuminated segment of the rings at 33 degrees above the ring plane.
Before humanity received with shock the news of the launch of the first artifact into space in 1957, had not been more than 12 years of having completed the Second World War. The war military conflict that caused severe disruption in political relations and social configuration of the world.
Although the fighting ceased on the ground after the victory of the Allies over the Axis in 1945,
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Toronto signed an agreement on cooperation between NASA and the Indian Space Agency for join the Earth observation missions.
Last month, the MAVEN spacecraft and the Indian spacecraft MOM arrived safely to the Red Planet with a difference of only a few days. In honor of that event, the Indian space probe for the first time in the history of mankind has reached Mars;
National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) calls not to miss the last of this year a total lunar eclipse that will occur on 8 October. Following a similar phenomenon, according to forecasts, will be seen only 4 April 2015.
Partial eclipse will last from 15:15 to 20:33 hours and from 17:25 to complete 18:24 local time.
The Red Planet has been getting a lot of attention recently, between India's low-cost MOM probe entering Mars's orbit, NASA's MAVEN doing the same, and the Curiosity rover reaching the most potentially fertile site yet for signs of ancient life. Elon Musk has even talked about building a city there. For most people who look out at the night sky and wonder whether we're alone, Mars holds our best hope for proving that we're not.
A group of scientists gathered last week to debate over what a planet actually is. After a popular vote, the congregation decided that Pluto does, indeed, fit the description of a planet — at least for the purposes of our solar system. The debate over Pluto’s fate took place at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics between three experts.
Indians space odyssey are swooning over the first images of Mars taken from their country’s Mars Orbiter Mission—and some are saying MOM captured not just the Red Planet, but also an image of India.
UPI reports that the shape resembles the sub-continent is a surface discoloration.
Trying to find any shapes in the dust and clouds may be as meaningful as, well, staring at the clouds of earth.