Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote was discovered by Paul Wilde September 26, 1983. According to scientists this asteroid is can be included in a group of comets of Jupiter.More recently, scientists conducted an experiment in which the asteroid was cloned 100 times, obtaining hypothetical asteroids that have helped to study the orbital evolution of bodies of this type.
The new Italian satellite with 34 telescopes on board would start the search of habitable planets in the Universe.Called Plato (from the initial letters of the project Planetary Transits And Stellar Oscillations) satellite developed at the Department of Astronomy, University of Padua, in collaboration with the Observatories of Brera and Catania, under the auspices of the National Institute for Astrophysics and the Italian Space Agency.
New development of the European Space Agency (ESA) became anthropomorphous robot, called Justin. As planned, in 2-3 years when the work is completed, it will be able to participate in space programs for the exploration of the Moon, and planets in the Solar System. Have to say that the main goal, of course, is Mars. The basic work on the robot fell on the shoulders of scientists from the Aviation and Space Center in Germany (DLR).
Juno probe, which NASA plans to launch on August 5, 2011, will study the internal structure of Jupiter and will help scientists find out “the ingredient list” from which emerged the planets and other bodies of the Solar System.Juno which will be the farthest vehicle from the Sun at solar-powered device will reach Jupiter in 2016 and will orbit around the planet about one year.It’s planned that Juno will lead to space launch vehicle Atlas-5.
NASA ‘s researchers analyzing samples returned by NASA’s 2004 Genesis mission have discovered that our sun and its inner planets may have formed differently than previously thought.This data revealed differences between the sun and planets in oxygen and nitrogen, which are two of the most abundant elements in our solar system. Although the difference is slight, the implications could help determine how our solar system evolved.
In terms of size, composition and orbital location Venus is actually the planet that’s most similar to our own. Venus is about a third closer to the sun than Earth, and so it receives twice the amount of sunlight. This extra heat caused greater evaporation of initial surface water. Venus turns on its axis much more slowly than Earth — a single Venusian day lasts 243 Earth days, which is longer than Venus’ year, which takes 224 Earth days.
With the help a new computer model, which was used to analyze data by NASA’s Voyager spacecraft, the farthest deep space sentinels, scientists found that the edge of our solar system may not be smooth. New studies show that the sun’s distant magnetic field is made up of bubbles approximately 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) wide
Jupiter, the giant planet, roamed toward the center of the solar system and back out again, at one point moving in about as close as Mars is now.New details, which are based on a new model of the early solar system developed by an international team that includes NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt
According to new data obtained by Nasa’s probe Voager 1 on the edge of heliosphere and interstellar’s space reigns real chaos. Scientists think that the structure of geliomanti is not uniform and can be divided into three types of current layers, such as proton’s boundary layers, the magnetic pits and hills and also the boundaries of sectors