In search of a peace system
1. Introduction. The starry sky at all times occupied the imagination of people. Why do stars light up? How many of them shine in the night? Are they far from…

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Asteroids
The fact that in the solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter numerous small bodies move, the largest of which are only stone blocks in comparison with the…

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Moon surface
The main types of geological structures on the moon are continents and seas. The dark sea surface occupies more of the visible side of the moon, and is practically absent…

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solar system

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 the physical surface of the Earth, which is a combination of land and water, is geometrically very complex; it cannot be represented by any of the well-known and mathematically studied geometric figures. On the surface of the Earth, seas and oceans occupy about 71%, and land – about 29%; the highest mountains and the greatest depths of the oceans are negligible compared to the size of the entire earth. So, for example, on a globe with a diameter of 60 cm, Mount Everest with a height of approximately 8840 m appears as just a grain of 0.25 mm. Therefore, the body, limited by the surface of the oceans, in a calm state mentally continued under all continents, is taken for Continue reading

Asteroids

The fact that in the solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter numerous small bodies move, the largest of which are only stone blocks in comparison with the planets, less than 200 years ago. Their discovery was a natural step towards the knowledge of the world around us. This path was not easy and straightforward.

Who, in the era of the discovery of the first asteroids, could have suggested that these small bodies of the solar system, bodies that were often talked about quite recently with a touch of neglect, would be the object of attention of specialists in various fields: natural sciences, cosmogony, astrophysics, celestial Continue reading

The origin of the moon

The history of the evolution of the moon is interesting not only in itself, but also as part of the general problem of the origin of the Earth and other planets of the solar system. Recently, we have learned a lot about the physical and chemical characteristics of the moon. These data were obtained not only from the Earth, but also with the help of spacecraft. For example, the automatic stations Surveyor-5, -6, and -7, which made a soft landing on the moon in 1967 and 1968, made it possible for the first time to determine its chemical composition. Samples of lunar rocks delivered by American astronauts under the Apollo program (1969–1972) and Soviet automatic devices of the Luna series (1970–1976) made it possible to measure their chemical and physical characteristics in detail and determine the age of the moon . Continue reading

Big Big Bang Challenges
Upon careful consideration, the cosmological theory of the origin and structure of the universe begins to crack at the seams. Take a look at the starry night sky. How did…

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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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Planet formation
Let us return to the satellites of our Sun, to those fragments of the nebula that broke away from the central clot under the action of centrifugal force and began…

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Achievements in space exploration
Many thousands of years ago, looking at the night sky, a man dreamed of flying to the stars. Billions of shimmering night luminaries made him carry away the thought into…

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