Giant planets
Jupiter, the fifth largest in the distance from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar System, is 5.2 times farther from the Sun than the Earth, and spends…

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Supernova stars
About seven thousand years ago, a star suddenly exploded in a remote corner of outer space, dropping the outer layers of matter. A relatively large and massive star suddenly ran…

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Man on the moon
Work on this program began in the USA in the late 60s. It was decided to carry out a man’s flight to the moon and his successful return to Earth…

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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, launched in 1990, is a huge step in that direction. The telescope is located in Earth’s orbit above the atmosphere, which could distort and not transmit radiation coming from space objects. Due to its absence, astronomers obtain the highest quality images with Hubble. It is almost impossible to overestimate the role that the telescope played for the development of astronomy – Hubble is one of the most successful and long-term projects of the NASA space agency. He sent hundreds of thousands of images to the Earth, shedding light on many secrets of astronomy. He helped determine the age of the Universe, identify quasars, prove that massive black holes are located in the center of galaxies, and even set up experiments to detect dark matter.

Hubble Hubble’s discoveries have changed the way astronomers look at the universe. The ability to see in great detail helped turn some astronomical hypotheses into facts. Many theories were discarded in order to go in one right direction. Among Hubble’s achievements, one of the main ones is the determination of Continue reading

Moon relief
Traditionally, two main types of landscape — continents and the sea — stand out on the moon. The prevailing shape of the relief of the lunar surface is the lunar…

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Radiation of the sun
The radio emission of the Sun has two components - constant and variable. During strong solar flares, the radio emission of the Sun increases by a factor of thousands or…

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Is a black hole already found?
Scientists strongly believe that black holes really exist. Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity predicted the existence of such objects back in 1917, and over the past decades, astronomers have…

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Moon relief
Traditionally, two main types of landscape — continents and the sea — stand out on the moon. The prevailing shape of the relief of the lunar surface is the lunar…

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