The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth. It is our natural orbit. It is the fifth largest natural satellite in the Solar System, and the largest among planetary satellites relative to the size of the planet that it orbits. We know more and more facts about our Moon owing to the Innovative technology. Today we will introduce you the most top 10 facts about Moon that will arouse your interest.
This accession has happened very accidently. Amateur Astronomer Victor Buso managed to catch a Supernova on his Camera on September 20, 2016. In Rosario, Argentina he was checking out the new camera on his telescope by taking pictures of a nearby galaxy when a star within it went off in a supernova explosion. “Professional astronomers have long been searching for such an event, said UC Berkeley astronomy professor Alex Filippenko. “It’s like winning the cosmic lottery.” Víctor Buso managed to catch the supernova from his rooftop observatory. Buso’s images are the first to capture the brief “shock breakout” phase of a supernova.
Pluto was first discovered in 1930 by Clyde W. Tombaugh. Astronomers had always been thought that there would be a ninth planet in our Solar System, which was called planet X. After a year of observations, Tombaugh finally discovered an object in the right orbit, and declared that he had discovered Planet X. They named it Pluto. The name of the Pluto (the Roman god of the underworld) was suggested 11 years old girl. But in 2006 it is declared that Pluto is no longer a Planet. On February 17, 2018 the Washington Post wrote, that six years old Irish girl wrote to a NASA asking for Pluto’s return to the solar system planetary club.
It is probebly that Jupiter’s big red spot will disappear according to NASA. The first time of the dimension of big red spot was measured about 1800s, which was four times bigger than the size of Earth. In July 2017 Juno has been cycling Jupiter for six years, flew close to the storm and measured it that it is 30 percent larger than Earth. Juno planetary scientist Glenn Orton said “”In truth, the Great Red Spot has been shrinking for a long time, now it’s something like 13 degrees wide in longitude and only 1.3 times the size of the Earth. Nothing lasts forever. The Great Red Spot will in a decade or two become the Great Red Circle. Maybe sometime after that the Great Red Memory.”
The Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway was one of several projects funded in President Donald Trump’s $19.9 billion NASA budget proposal for 2019. It would work similarly to the International Space Station. The lunar platform will orbit the moon not the Earth. It is going to finish by 2023. Robert Lightfoot, NASA’s acting administrator, said “The platform would “help us further explore the moon and its resources and translate that experience toward human missions to Mars”. The power and propulsion element is going to lunch in 2022. This element would use solar electric propulsion to keep the gateway in the appropriate position in space. It also would provide space to Earth, space to lunar and spacecraft to spacecraft communications, as well as support communication for spacewalks. Lasers would be transferred according to a Feb. 13 NASA web post.
We have already witnessed a Blue Super Blood moon on January 31. This was a rare phenomenon that had happened the last month.
So, as we know a full moon can be only once in a month, but when it is happened twice in a month it is called unusual phenomenon. The very bright example is the Blue Blood moon.
This article will provide you interesting information about our astronomical calendar, that is going to happen.
The meaning of a full moon.
Every 29,5 days we witnessed the full moon’s face, and each month’s full moon has a unique name. This view happens when the earth comes between the sun and the moon.
Below you can read about the completed list of upcoming full moons, the dates: when they are going to fall on.
The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization is going to build giant Telescope ever with a mirror. It will be completed in 2025. When it is completed, it will be the largest telescope in the world. It will comprise of seven 8.4m diameter the main segments. The Giant Magellan Telescope will be 10 times more powerful than Hubble Space Telescope. This can allow astronomers to study the space deeper.
Hubble watches Neptune’s Mysterious Shrinking Storm. Three billion miles away on the farthest known main planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm – once big enough to stretch across the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Portugal – is shrinking out of existence as seen in pictures of Neptune taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Immense dark storms on Neptune were first discovered in the late 1980s by NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft. Since then, only Hubble has had the sharpness in blue light to track these elusive features that have played a game of peek-a-boo over the years. Hubble found two dark storms that appeared in the mid-1990s and then vanished.
NASA’s exoplanet-hunting space telescope has arrived two months ahead of its planned launch. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was delivered via truck to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Monday (Feb. 12), agency officials said. The spacecraft made the journey from the Dulles, Virginia, facilities of the aerospace company Orbital ATK, which had spent the last year building and testing TESS. TESS is scheduled to lift off atop a Space X Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than April 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is next door to KSC.