For centuries, man has sought to unravel the mystery of the great world “order” of the Universe, which the ancient Greek philosophers called Cosmos (translated from Greek – “order”, “beauty”), in contrast to Chaos, which, they believed, preceded the appearance of Cosmos.
The first natural science ideas that came to us about the Universe surrounding us were formulated by ancient Greek philosophers in the 7-5 centuries. BC e. Their natural-philosophical teachings relied on previously accumulated astronomical knowledge of the Egyptians, Sumerians, Babylonians, Aryans, but were distinguished by a significant role of explanatory hypotheses, a desire to penetrate the hidden Continue reading
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, they have long cooled off. However, the internal heat never warmed the surface: the heat flux from the bowels was imperceptibly small. The surface layers remained cold, and only collisions from time to time caused a short-term local heating.
The only constant source of heat for asteroids remains the Sun, distant and therefore heating is very bad. A heated asteroid emits thermal energy into outer space, and the more intense it is, the stronger it is heated. Losses are covered by the absorbed part of the solar energy incident on the asteroid.
If we average the temperature over the entire illuminated surface, we get that for asteroids of a spherical shape, Continue reading
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 even millions of times compared with the radio emission of a calm Sun. X-rays come mainly from the upper atmosphere and the corona. Emission is especially strong during years of maximum solar activity. The sun emits not only light, heat and all other types of electromagnetic radiation. It is also a source of a constant stream of particles – corpuscles. Neutrinos, electrons, protons, alpha particles, as well as heavier atomic nuclei make up the corpuscular radiation of the Sun. A significant part of this radiation is a more or less continuous outflow of plasma – the solar wind, which is a continuation of the outer layers of the solar atmosphere – the solar corona. Against the background of this constantly blowing plasma wind, individual regions on the Sun are sources of more directed, amplified, so- Continue reading