What galaxy can be seen from Earth? What is the easiest galaxy to see? – The galaxies closest to the Milky Way, our neighbors, are those belonging to the so-called Local Group. They are easily seen with an amateur telescope. Some, such as Andromeda and the Magellanic Clouds, can even be seen with the naked… Continue reading Nearby Galaxies, Easy to Observe
Terraform Venus: Leaving the Earth and Moving Into Space Has Been a Romantic Idea Since Ancient Times. Sooner or later, it will be necessary for the survival of the human race. What if we turned one of the harshest and most dangerous places in the solar system into a colony? Not a city in the… Continue reading Terraform Venus | Could Venus Become Habitable?
Terraforming is a theory about the hypothetical possibility of changing the climatic conditions on space bodies: moons, asteroids and stars. But first of all, of course, we are talking about planets. It is assumed that it is possible to make the climate, atmosphere and environmental conditions suitable for the comfortable life of humans, land animals… Continue reading Terraforming: Changing the Atmosphere of a Planet
The icy crust surrounding Saturn’s moon Enceladus has long fascinated and intrigued astronomers. Recently, the moon revealed another part of its mysteries, which may indicate the presence of life. Evidence collected by the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft of NASA and the European Space Agency suggests that the huge subterranean ocean potentially harbors microorganisms very similar to those… Continue reading Possible Signs of Life on Saturn’s Moon
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