Lunar mineralogy
How did lunar craters form? This issue has led to a long discussion between supporters of two hypotheses on the origin of lunar craters: volcanic and meteorite. According to the…

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Hubble Space Telescope
From the very beginning of astronomy, from the time of Galileo, astronomers have one common goal: to see more, to see further, to see deeper. And the Hubble Space Telescope,…

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Asteroid temperature
Asteroids are through and through cold, lifeless bodies. In the distant past, their bowels could be warm and even hot due to radioactive or some other heat sources. Since then,…

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Planet Venus – History of Research

Venus was known to people from ancient times. (See a brief description of this planet and interesting facts about it.) It received its modern name in honor of the Roman goddess of beauty, whom the Greeks called Aphrodite. The Babylonians called this planet Astarta, also named after the goddess of love. In ancient China, Venus was designated as the “golden star” and associated with the “element of gold.” In ancient India, Sura (Ushanas Kawya), the mentor of the asura demons, rivals of the Indian gods, was considered the lord of Venus.

Venus rises in the sky either in the evening or in the morning. The ancient Greeks long considered the “evening” and “morning” star two different bodies, calling the first Hesperus (“Evening”), and the second Continue reading

The sun
The sun - the central body of the solar system - is a hot plasma ball. The sun is the star closest to Earth. The light from it reaches us…

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Time and Calendar
In very ancient times, people did not have a correct idea of ​​the shape and size of our planet and what place it occupies in space. Now we know that…

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Lunar eclipses
When, when moving around the Earth, the Moon falls into the cone of the earth’s shadow, which is cast by the globe illuminated by the Sun, a total lunar eclipse…

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Saturn
Saturn is the second largest among the planets of the solar system. Its equatorial diameter is only slightly smaller than that of Jupiter, but Saturn is more than three times…

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