Great Hiking on the moon

China completed test heavy carrier rocket “Changzheng-5” (“long March 5”), which will be the basis for its lunar missions. Federal news Agency – at what level is the celestial space.

About the end of the test “Changzheng-5” according to the Chinese media. The development of these rockets was originally planned to be completed in 2008, but funding was only allocated in 2007. In the end, the first tests began in September of last year, and the first test flight is scheduled for September. In 2017 it is planned with the help of this rocket launch to the Earth return vehicle “Chang’e-5” to collect the local soil.

“Changzheng-5” refers to the basic Chinese family of rockets, named in honor of the legendary long March of the Communists in the Civil war in China. “Changzheng-1” was created on the basis of a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead “Dongfeng-4”, launched in 1970 the first Chinese satellite. In fact, from this time begins the history of taikonautti – space Chinese.

However, prior to the 1990-2000-ies the development of the Chinese space was neither good, nor bad. And only in the last 10-20 years there was a serious success. But the speed of development was downright cosmic. Continue reading

Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar system

The planets and moons in orbit of the Sun

The largest planet in the Solar system. this is a Jupiter belonging to the class of gas giants. Ancient astronomers were able to detect and assign a very unusual name this planet. Named in honor of one of the most revered Roman gods, Jupiter is not in vain was honored to be the namesake of the thunder gods. For large-scale weather events, continuously produced in the atmosphere of the giant, strength and scale can outdo the deeds of the most powerful gods! Imagine the worst stormy weather on our planet. And now imagine the same thing, but only 10 times more intense and more powerful. These horrific lightning strikes, as if the gods went crazy and wants to destroy everything. Wild, wild the storm that engulfs everything in its path, and sometimes of centuries.

Jupiter is not alone in its orbit, having 67 different dimensions of the satellites. Like any ordinary giant planet has attracted much attention of scientists. A lot of research spacecraft was sent to Jupiter during the long years of study. Periodically, during the great opposition, Jupiter looks like the brightest star in the heavens. In this period of time activates the monitoring planeteurodisco ground-based and orbiting telescopes. Continue reading

Plutonic love

One hundred years ago the world was captivated by the idea of the existence of a ninth planet in the composition of the solar system. But today, in the year 75-year-old.

…Pluto, astronomers around the world have for that “little” romantic feelings…

Planet X

The existence of a ninth planet in 1905, predicted the American Percival Lowell, famous for his search for a civilization on Mars. According to the calculations of Lowell, beyond the orbit of Neptune is another large celestial body, having a direct connection with the solar system.

Lowell noticed deviations in the motions of Uranus and Neptune from calculated orbits and decided that this is due to the influence of more distant planets. The object of his hypothesis, Lowell called planet X, but its “real” opening it, alas, did not survive. Continue reading

Solar system
Solar system is the planetary system that includes the Sun. and all the objects orbiting it – planets, moons, asteroids. comet. a large number of meteoroids, gas and cosmic dust…

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The region of formation of comet Tempel 1 and the model of solar system formation
"Our observation was aimed at studying the chemical composition of the comet Tempel 1," says Michael Mumma (Michael Turner) from space flight Center NASA Goddard (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center).…

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The History of cosmonautics
The methodology of extra-curricular activities "History of cosmonautics" Goal . formation of knowledge about the history of space exploration. Learning objectives: Secondary . formation of concepts: - theoretical and practical…

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