The space race is far from over and today there are several countries competing for supremacy in space. It has become clear from the international news that space agencies in at least four countries – the United States, Russia, India and China – have ambitious plans. And it’s not just for exploration or travel to… Continue reading What Is the Kessler Syndrome
The sun itself is a huge nuclear mechanism. It releases every day an amount of energy equal to that of millions of atomic bombs. A nuclear bomb will not leave the slightest trace on the sun and will not alter its activity. Moreover, since the solar atmosphere has a temperature of thousands of degrees, the… Continue reading What If We Shot a Nuclear Bomb Into the Sun?
Who has not ever thought about what the experience of traveling to space would be like? It is the dream of many and the privilege of only a few. However, getting there is not an easy path, as these lucky chosen ones work really hard to see their wish fulfilled. Being an astronaut is a… Continue reading Interesting Facts About Astronauts
Except for a few examples, science fiction movies depicting the adventures of humans in space present space suits whose connection to reality is coincidental. Recall the space suits designed for the heroes of the following movies: Armageddon The Fifth Element James Bond Star Trek and many others Space Suits in Films While suits designed for alien… Continue reading Space Suit Fantasy
Not that such a thing could ever happen, but what if an astronaut does indeed find himself naked outside the spaceship? – The good news is that he won’t swell up until he explodes, as is commonly thought after watching some science fiction movies. What if you didn’t wear a spacesuit in space? Let’s start… Continue reading How Long Would a Person Survive on the Moon Without a Spacesuit?
Can we adapt to life in space? – space is a hostile environment for humans. But could we possibly adapt? What would it be like if human explorers visited an object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter? What would human researchers find when they visit Jupiter’s icy moon Europa and get there? What… Continue reading How Would Humans Evolve on Mars
Temperatures vary widely from star to star. Some stars are considered to be “cold” while other stars are hotter. It is possible to estimate the temperature of each star by its color. Astronomers calculate the color of a star using two filters, known as the b-v color index. It is calibrated based on temperature. The… Continue reading Relationship Between Color and Temperature of Stars
It depends on which part of the space we are talking about. In general, it works like this: the closer to the stars, the higher the temperature. Another factor that weighs is the presence of matter: heat can be retained by it. As space becomes empty, temperature drops. In a vacuum (absence of matter), the… Continue reading What Is the Temperature of Space?
Facts About the Moon: Knowledge is power. In this series of articles, we collect fascinating and sometimes unexpected facts about the world around us. We hope you find them not only interesting, but also practically useful. The cosmos is full of amazing facts and mysterious things. However, it is not at all necessary to look… Continue reading 7 Interesting Facts About the Moon
Mars is expected to have a lot of visitors. Three missions took advantage of the July 2020 Mars launch window. In addition to Nasa, there are also Mars newbies. So, who is going to Mars in 2020? In 2020 three space missions took off in order to explore Mars. The probes will follow an elliptical… Continue reading Mars: Why are there three uncrewed missions to the red planet in 2020?