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China will send a space probe to study the near-Earth asteroid and comet

The sphere of interests of the PRC in the conquest of spaceexpands with each month. According to the Chinese news publication Xinhua, referring to representatives of the Chinese National Space Administration, China is preparing a new ambitious mission, whose task will be to study the new quasi-satellite of the Earth, the asteroid 2016 HO3 and comet 133P. "The asteroid research mission is currently at the development stage, the mission impliesContinue Reading


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NASA has chosen a place on the moon, which is next set foot on human

Space Agency NASA intends to sendpeople into the orbit of the moon by 2024. The mission will be carried out as part of the creation of the first lunar orbital station Gateway, and probably astronauts will once again have to set foot on the surface of the natural satellite of the Earth. The agency does not want the astronauts to take a step in the same place as the crew of the historic Apollo mission -Continue Reading


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How to protect the Earth from asteroids, if they are not visible?

Chelyabinsk meteorite was only 17-20 meters inacross the river, however, caused considerable damage on the spot, poked the windows and crippled people during an explosion in the Earth’s atmosphere in February 2013. To prevent another such collision, Amy Mainzer and her colleagues use a simple but tricky way to detect the tiny near-earth objects (NEO) that threaten our planet. Amy - Senior ResearcherContinue Reading


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In the Chinese desert built a Martian base for children

A simulator appeared in the middle of the Chinese Gobi desertMartian base. However, instead of placing astronauts who want to live on the Red Planet, teenagers were settled on this object. Surrounded by barren hills in the northwest of Gansu province, Martian Base 1 opened to the public to familiarize teenagers — and soon tourists, with what life on Mars could be. This is ChinaContinue Reading


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Five years ago, an interstellar object collided with Earth, but no one noticed

In October 2017, astronomers discovered the first inhuman history, the interstellar object, which turned out to be in the solar system - it became the asteroid Oumuamua, about the origin of which there are still a lot of rumors. It turns out that people have come across objects from distant galaxies before, but simply did not notice this - at least, according to researchers at Harvard University. ByContinue Reading


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Apparatus "Cassini" proved the presence of deep millennial lakes on the satellite of Saturn

At the Earth and Titan, the largest satellite of Saturn,There is one remarkable similarity - these are the only space objects in the solar system where there are liquid lakes and seas. While on our planet they are filled with fresh or salt water, on Titan they consist of methane and ethane with a temperature of about minus 170-180 degrees Celsius. Recently, two groups of scientists have studiedContinue Reading


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Star wind heats the atmosphere of Jupiter

The sun, like all stars, emits itscompound substances, in the process of which the so-called stellar winds arise. It was already known that they play a key role in the formation of new stars, and now scientists have discovered another effect - heating the atmosphere of such huge planets as Jupiter. This suggests that stellar winds have a far greater impact.Continue Reading


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Pepsi plans to place giant advertising in the night sky by satellite

Russian company StartRocket, about which wewrote in January - then she didn’t have any clients on the horizon yet, said that she intended to launch a cluster of cubsats into space, which would act as an “orbital billboard”. Huge advertisements will be projected on this billboard right in the night sky, like artificial constellations. And the first customer will be PepsiCo. She usesContinue Reading


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The first black hole photographed was named Poehi.

Posted on April 10 photograph of a black hole inthe center of the galaxy Messier 87 made a lot of noise - it was printed on the main pages of almost all newspapers. All this time she was called simply as a “black hole”, but now she has the official name - Poehi. The name was suggested by Hawaiian Professor Hilo Larry Kimura and was gladly accepted.Continue Reading