What’s It Like Inside Jupiter?

The internal structure of Jupiter In the interior of the planet, hydrogen, helium and argon (a noble gas that accumulates on Jupiter’s surface) are progressively compressed. Molecular hydrogen is compressed in such a way that it is transformed into a metallic liquid at depths of about 15,000 km below the surface. Further down, a rockyContinue reading “What’s It Like Inside Jupiter?”

SpaceX’s “Starlink” satellites: This is what’s behind Elon Musk’s project

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 haveContinue reading “SpaceX’s “Starlink” satellites: This is what’s behind Elon Musk’s project”

What are Stars? A Short Introduction.

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 StarsContinue reading “What are Stars? A Short Introduction.”

Chinese astrophysicists discovered the fastest rotating star of the Milky Way

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 isContinue reading “Chinese astrophysicists discovered the fastest rotating star of the Milky Way”