Saturday, November 30, 2013

Indian satellite of Mars went to the Red Planet - BFM.Ru

Indian probe to explore Mars began on the path to the destination, the press service of the Indian Space Agency (ISRO) in Twitter -account organization.

«Mangalyan» must spend in the way of a little less than 10 months: it is expected to reach orbit Red planet at the end of September 2014. Success is not guaranteed, not all vehicles sent to Mars, reached the goal, but the Indian authorities are already talking about an important breakthrough and the prospects of its space industry.

They believe that the Indian space transportation should attract investors to its cheapness, when the successes prove challenging missions reliability ISRO. Such victories can be attributed sending probe “Chandrayaan-1″ on the moon in 2008.

Satellite Mars “Mangalyan” was launched from the Baikonur Indian Sriharikota November 5, 2013. Then start was moved from October 28 to the backup date due to weather conditions. Almost a month apparatus expected to orbit the Earth beginning of his journey.

Shaw did not work: Comet ISON turned into a bunch of pieces of ice - BBC News

Star Called Sun crushed hopes astronomers and ordinary people on Earth enjoy the bright comet flight ISON. Celestial body could not stand the rapprochement with the luminary and crumbled into pieces of ice cloud much earlier than scientists would have liked.

Last night leading astrophysicists around the world spent in anticipation of the colorful light show century – towards the Sun at a speed of more than 130 000 kilometers per hour rushed Comet ISON. Hopes for a “warm” meeting entrusted much – in extreme close to the luminary comet tail wag promised, leaving two weeks heavenly trail. Happy ending, however, nobody expected, the collapse of the cosmic body, and so was inevitable. Especially that actively lose weight comet started back on the road, leaving behind a trail of gas and dust for thousands of kilometers.

Unfortunately, reports on the actual approach to the Sun ISON now sound like obituaries, head of the comet looks blurred low-contrast cloud without sharp boundaries – is a clear sign of nuclear fragmentation. Now we continue to see its fall splendor. Initially, we had hoped that ISON will behave according to the scenario of a comet “Lovejoy” – will take place at perihelion, reaching a peak brightness, and then disintegrate. But hopes were dashed, “- says astrophysicist Karl Battams, Research Center Naval.

neared the Sun, cosmic wanderer disintegrated into a bunch of pieces of ice, missing to the nearest star to the point in its orbit. However, NASA had to turn the journey ISON now reality show – experts have collected pictures taken spacecraft, a short video, which is visible to the flight path of the comet.

By the way, the first to detect the speed in September 2012 failed to Artem Novichonok from Petrozavodsk and Vitaly Nevsky from Vitebsk with a telescope mounted in Kislovodsk. Because it is built into the international system ISON, comet gave a similar name. Tirelessly overcoming kilometers of the road space, it just over a year has become a real “star” in the world. If the comet broke up, then watch it could be during December in the Northern Hemisphere. Some scholars but do not exclude the possibility that low-contrast trail debris ISON still be able to decorate the sky briefly.

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