The “Starlink” project by SpaceX and Elon Musk aims to make high-speed Internet available everywhere. Many satellites are required for this – that is a source of criticism. The private space company SpaceX of Elon Musk wants fast Internet from space For this purpose, thousands of satellites are to be brought into orbit Astronomers have… Continue reading SpaceX’s “Starlink” satellites: This is what’s behind Elon Musk’s project
The earth is not alone in space: people have long been observing the sun, moon and stars in the sky. They discovered early on that some stars are moving. These wandering stars were observed and their paths followed. But for a long time their movements were not understood – until about five hundred years ago… Continue reading What is the Solar System?
One of the most beautiful spectacles that exists in our world is the view of the starry sky on a dark moonless night. But what are stars? Do stars shine on their own? Stars and galaxies Dimensions, mass and luminosity of stars Red Dwarfs White Dwarfs Red supergiants The hidden mass of the universe Stars… Continue reading What are Stars? A Short Introduction.
The star LAMOST J040643.69 + 542347.8 is located in the outer arm of the Milky Way. Astrophysicists discovered the fastest spinning star in the Milky Way Galaxy. Its distance of about 30 thousand light years from the Sun, and its upper layers rotate at a record high speed. About 540 kilometers per second, which is… Continue reading Chinese astrophysicists discovered the fastest rotating star of the Milky Way