The Curiosity rover, which is designed to explore Mars, has found an ancient oasis on Mars. Researchers working with the Curiosity rover have found salt-enriched…
Today’s topic is very interesting as it is devoted to the longest day on planet or better to say which one has the longest day.…View More Which Planet Has the Longest Day in Our Solar System?
It’s hard to believe that this image of Neptune was taken by a telescope right here on Earth. The incredible image of Neptune was snapped with the MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) instrument on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. The instrument was recently upgraded with a new way to see space called laser tomography, and it’s already showing its impressive capabilities.View More Incredible View of Image of Neptune That Was Taken From Earth
There is no secret that the Earth has only one natural satellite (our Moon), which is thought to have formed about 4.51 billion years ago, but how many moons are there in our Solar System? In the Solar System we have some planets that don’t have any other moon, but we have some planets that have approximately more than 53 moons such as Jupiter.View More How Many Moons Does Our Planets Have in Our Solar System?
We live in a beautiful place, where everything is colorful and bright. But have you ever thought about to move on another planet? Or have you thought about how long people would survive on each planet. We think, each of us has a dream to appear neighboring planet. So, we prepare for you a list, where is indicated how long people would survive on each planet without a spacesuit.View More How Long People Would Survive on Each Planet Without a Spacesuit!
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.View More Hubble Watches Neptune’s Mysterious Shrinking Storm
On July 5, 2013 it was confirmed about existence of one more, 14th satellite of the last planet of Solar system – satellite of Neptune. The picture from the Hubble telescope shows recently opened companion of the Neptune at number S/2004 N1. The black-and-white picture was made in 2009 the Hubble telescope and a color picture of the Neptune in August, 2009. Thanks to new opening of this satellite, the number of the known moon round the last planet increased to fourteen. According to preliminary estimates scientists, diameter of the new S/2004 N1 satellite of Neptune is equal 16-20 km that is the smallest today the known companion of the Neptune. It so dim and small in a size that it is weaker approximately in 100 million times of the most dim star which the person can see with the naked eye. At Voyager-2 spacecraft flight by a planet in 1989, he couldn’t find this satellite. The author of opening Mark Showalter from Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence/SETI/ could find this satellite during research of arches, and as segments round the Neptune. For its search there were used about 150 archival pictures of the Neptune, which were made by the Hubble telescope during the period from 2004 to 2009.View More Hubble telescope found new satellite of Neptune
As said alien solar systems that are home to so-called Hot Jupiters are unlikely homes for Earth-like planets. Hot Jupiters get their name from the fact that they are approximately Jupiter’s size, but extraordinarily near their stars, at about a tenth of the distance from Mercury to our sun. These roaster planets are among the alien worlds that astronomers have discovered most often since their size and proximity to their parent stars mean they exert large gravitational tugs on their hosts that scientists can readily spot.View More Alien Solar Systems Unlikely Homes for Earth-Like Planets
The Herschel Space Observatory has studied the dusty belt around the nearby star Fomalhaut. As said scientists the dust appears to be coming from collisions that destroy up to thousands of icy comets every day. Fomalhaut is a young star, just a few hundred million years old, and twice as massive as the sun.Fomalhaut’s comet belt arrangement is similar to the Kuiper belt of icy objects beyond the orbit of Neptune in our own solar system.View More Dusty Beltz Around Nearby Star Fomalhaut
NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets. These discoveries nearly double the number of verified planets and triple the number of stars known to have more than one planet that transits, or passes in front of, the star. The planets orbit close to their host stars and range in size from 1.5 times the radius of Earth to larger than Jupiter. Fifteen are between Earth and Neptune in size. Further observations will be required to determine which are rocky like Earth and which have thick gaseous atmospheres like Neptune.View More NASA Kepler Discovers 26 Alien Planets Around 11 Different Stars