But only 25 people winning perfume brand AXE
International perfumery and hygiene brand “AKS” (AXE) announced the launch of a global campaign, during which there will be a selection of candidates for space flight on the ship the American company Space Expedition Corporation (Space XC), the Agency reports ITAR-TASS. For 25 people, selected to participate in the international space program launched AXE in conjunction with Space XC, which since 2008, specializes in projects related to space tourism, space flight, scheduled for the first quarter of 2014, will be completely free.
To date, the last (as the astronauts, “extreme”) is a space tourist canadian billionaire and founder of world famous Cirque du Soleil, guy laliberté, who in the autumn of 2009 on the Russian ship “the Union” took part in the expedition to the International space station (ISS). Ticket to space “round-trip” cost him $ 35 million. Since the first successful flight of a tourist wishing to see the space is steadily increasing. Grows and the cost of this tour: starting in 2001, when in outer space, visited the first “Amateur” – the American businessman Dennis Tito, the fare has doubled – from 20 to 40 million dollars. Continue reading
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…
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
The universe is a vast space in which there are many planets, stars, heavenly bodies. Our solar system is just one element of the galaxy, the main constituent of which is the Sun. The huge scale of the Universe is not easy to detect all the planets in it. Even in the study of our Solar system have white spots, what to speak of the whole Universe.
The largest planet
Today, the biggest planet in the Universe will not undertake an astronomer, information about them is contradictory. However, the spring of 2006 brought one important discovery – discovered massive planet, which is part of the constellation “Hercules”. The news reported scientists Libellously Observatory, located in Arizona USA. Them all known planets of the Universe this has a maximum size. It was called TrES–4, and it is more than the Earth 20 times!
TrES–4 has the following properties:
its composition is dominated by hydrogen;
surface density is quite low;
temperature is 1260 degrees;
diameter 1.7 times bigger than Jupiter. Continue reading
If the Sun will increase its luminosity by a few percent, the ice will begin to evaporate and jets of gas will give the comets the reactive acceleration.
“Graveyard of comets”, are found in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, can make a real chaos in the Solar system when the Sun will Shine a little brighter. Astronomers can’t predict which direction will fly the heavenly bodies, when their trajectories change .
“We found a graveyard of comets. Imagine all these asteroids within the belt orbit the Sun for millions of years and show no signs of activity. We found that the majority of them are “dormant” comets that may yet come back to life if their solar “energopac” will be increased by couple of percent,” says Ignazio Ferrini of the University of Medellin (Colombia).
Previously it was thought that most comets in the Solar system is in the so-called Kuiper belt beyond the orbit of Neptune. However, it was discovered that several hundred dormant in the asteroid belt, moving in relatively stable orbits between Mars and Jupiter. Since they don’t show their tails and not move on watanasiritham, the scientists called their gathering the “graveyard of comets”. Continue reading
The group of applicants for a trip into space undergoes a medical examination at the Institute of biomedical problems (IBMP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The specialists of the Institute said that, unlike the 61-year-old Dennis Tito, these people are young or middle age. Future space tourists are highly qualified professionals in various fields.
However, while the Institute declined to reveal the names of the candidates for space flight, information about the nationality, profession and their health, citing the confidentiality of such information, reports “Interfax”.
The Institute noted that the applicants intend during spaceflight, if such takes place, to perform its scientific program.
Meanwhile, press Secretary of the head of the Russian aviation and space Agency Sergei Gorbunov stressed on Wednesday that we are not talking about some kind of chart of the inclusion of tourists in the Russian crews to fly to the International space station. No contracts signed, no specific proposals to Rosaviakosmos from these persons were received, he said. Continue reading