Saturday, January 29, 2011

Robotic Russian Cargo Ship Launched to ISS

An unmanned Soyuz rocket launches the robotic Progress 41 cargo ship toward the International Space Station at 8:32 p.m. EST on July 27, 2011 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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An unmanned Russian cargo ship is headed for the International Space Station to deliver three tons of supplies to the outpost's crew, including a tiny satellite and birthday gifts for the orbiting lab's commander - American astronaut Scott Kelly - who will celebrate his 47th birthday in space on Feb. 21.

Progress 41 - space freighter was blasted off from the Central Asian spaceport of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:32 p.m. EST on January 27. It will arrive at the ISS Saturday at 9:40 p.m. EST (2:40 a.m. GMT).

The crew is impatiently waiting for cargo ship arrival!

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Universe's Most Distant Object

The Hubble Space Telescope zoomed into infrared Ultra Deep Field, first taken in 2009. It is a part of sky in the southern constellation Fornax. You can see the farthest identified object. Scientists believe it is 13.2 billion light - years far. That object, possibly is galaxy. It has red color because its light has been stretched by the expansion of the universe.When next time you say that your school or work is far from your house, just watch this video again and you will feel better!

Credit: NASA/ESA/G. Bacon, STScI (no audio)

Thursday, January 27, 2011


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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Alien Life Chances

A leading U.S. astronomer says there is no hope of finding alien life in space because all other planets discovered so far are to hostile for life.

Howars Smith, a senior astrophysicist at Harvard University, says he believes humans are alone in the universe. 500 planets that shows similar "Earth" conditions are analysed and they are all hostile to life as we know it. "We have found that most other planets and solar systems are wildly different from our own," he says. "They are very hostile to life as we know it". Other planets are too different from our own and even if they did support life it would be impossible for us to contact it.

Some other scientists remain confident life will be found. But if they find it, how will they contact other civilization many light-year far away? Smith maybe have right, but maybe not. It's upon you in which story you want to believe.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Magnificent 7 on Mars

NASA's Opportunity rover celebrates seven years on Mars, and that was a only 90 - day mission. But curious rover still research red planet for us! Stop for a minute to see one great video about his story.

Monday, January 24, 2011

New Year's Aurora

Aurora are one of the most amazing things you can see on our planet. Auroras are created when charged particles flow along Earth's magnetic field lines. The particles hit the atmosphere at the Poles and excite air molecules, which release the extra energy as light, in this case beautiful green light.

The new year's first big display of northern lights - aurora borealis was into the mountains near Tromso in northern Norway on January 7.

Photograph: Thilo Bubek

The another amazing showing of aurora was on January 8. above the island of Kvaloya, again in northern Norway. According to a report on  the northern lights were so bright they could be seen from as far away as Northern Ireland.

Photograph: Fredrik Broms

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Taking the "Boom" Out of Booms - NASA Chat

Sonic booms usually mean something cool. The space shuttle is coming in for a landing or a jet fighter is flying overhead. We don't hear them very often, so when we do it's an event. But how will be if every single plane that is flying above our heads every time create sonic boom? Normal life would not be possible! And that is a major problem why airplanes for passengers and cargo are not climbing up to supersonic speeds over land. Sonic booms would be happening all the time; and they're loud and annoying. Noise regulations in most countries wouldn't allow it to fly over land because of the sonic booms it generated.

We have to figure out how to turn down the volume on sonic booms.

NASA has been doing flight tests and simulations and ground experiments. All of them have cool names: "Quiet Spike," "SonicBOBS," "SonicBREW," "LaNCETS," "House VIBES," "Low Boom/No Boom".
On the front of the airplane they put some kind of a spike. It's testing now, but who knows... Maybe that will be new system in the future to avoid sonic booms and to create high speeds for more enjoyable and shorter.

On Tuesday, January 25, at 3:00 p.m. ET, you can ask NASA aerospace engineer and "sonic boom guru" Ed Haering about what it's like to try to tame a sonic boom.
To join a chat, simply go to this PAGE on January 25. The chat window will opet at the bottom of that page starting at 2:30 p.m. ET. You can log in and ask questions at 3:00 p.m.

Artist's concept of a future supersonic cruise vehicle designed to have low-level sonic booms. Credit: Frassanito & Associates

NASA aerospace engineer Ed Haering and the Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstrator aircraft. Image credit: NASA/Tony Landis