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The largest planet of the solar system

Saturn through a telescope Saturn Has 22 satellites.Some of them external, some internal. They have names of ancient heroes, for example, Mimas, Enceladus, Pandora, Epimedii, Tethys, dione, Prometheus. The most interesting of them is the Janus – he is the closest to the planet, Titan is the largest satellite in the greatest Solar system in mass and size. The film is about the Saturn, All the moons, except for Phoebe, turning in the forward direction. Uranus Seventh planet from the Sun in the Solar system, so poorly lit.

It has a surface in the form of ice, also covered with strips cracks.Through a telescope it is well visible that plusnet Saturn is stronger than Jupiter. Their origin is still a matter of much controversy.

Some researchers believed that, under the balls of ice, where the water is not frozen, can be a primitive life. Far few places in the Solar system awarded such an assumption. In the future, scientists plan to send to the satellite of the Jupiter drilling rig. However, each planet is similar to the following.About Uranium Uranium is In narrow planetary rings. Continue reading

Solar system

Solar system. The stars and the sources of their energy. Galaxy

The solar system is called the totality of the heavenly bodies moving around the Sun, which is a dynamic centre of this system. The solar system consists of the Sun and planetary systems, including all the natural space objects that revolve around the Sun. Turn around the Sun, 8 major planets with their satellites and rings: mercury, Venus, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. They are divided into terrestrial planets similar to Earth, and giant planets similar to Jupiter. These groups are very different in their physical characteristics. To natural space objects in the solar system include dwarf planets and their satellites, and small bodies: asteroids, meteors and meteorites, comets, cosmic dust. Between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter lies the asteroid belt.

The age of the Solar system approximately 4.6 billion years.

The main features of the Solar system .

The planets move around the Sun in orbits close to circular ones. Comets also move in very elongated orbits, when moving near the Sun, the comet forms a tail.

The orbits of all planets lie nearly in the plane of the equator of the Sun. Continue reading

When spaceships explode

Most American space programs in recent years have been privatized, and now, the sometimes slow bureaucracy, making stupid things like launching the Shuttle Challenger in very cold weather, when the sealing rings holders solid propellant booster unflexible, corporations aim to make a lot of money.

Last week’s rocket explosion Antares (Tuesday) and “space Spike 2” by “Virgin Galactic” (on Friday) were disasters and, considering the death of one pilot “space Spike” and serious injury of the second, tragedies.

The role of greed here?

Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the “Global network against the militarisation and nuclear power in space,” said:

“With the privatization of space launch services, the pressure to “cut corners” and save money will be enormous. The idea of launching ships with gullible tourists on Board ships, developed primarily for profit, and least for security – it is scary.” Continue reading

Commercial space exploration
This week the U.S. Congress passed a bill that could significantly change the space exploration in the future, actually transforming the Solar system into one vast field for competition. Congress…

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When spaceships explode
Most American space programs in recent years have been privatized, and now, the sometimes slow bureaucracy, making stupid things like launching the Shuttle Challenger in very cold weather, when the…

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Oxygen around the comet 67P became a mystery to scientists
Found in the vicinity of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko oxygen casts doubt on the theory of evolution of the Solar system The Rosetta spacecraft has detected molecular oxygen O2 in the cloud…

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