In the near feature, 15th February 2013 to be exact, an asteroid will pass by Earth at a record distance. Its designation is 2012 DA14 and it was first observed last year on the same month. It is 45m in size and has a mass of around 130,000 tonnes( as a comparison, a blue whale […]Read more "Close call"
I found a nice narrated documentary clip about Mars that is quite interesting: it tries to prove that Mars was much like our Earth in the past, until a major catastrophe, at least.Read more "The interesting story of Mars"
You guys should read some things on this site. Don’t believe from the start everything that’s written there, remember: it’s only speculative. But the informations about the far future of our universe have a scientific meaning, so they are interesting.Read more "Speculative Future History"
I get very excited when I discover news about new fantastic solar systems. I bet the astronomers too, and I really regret that I don’t have enough time to read about these things(I know “I don’t have time” is the perfect excuse, but I’m being honest: there’s not enough time to study everything around you!”). […]Read more "Exoplanet that could harbour life"
Well, I suppose it wasn’t suddenly discovered. There was some work for about 6 years studying the star HD10180 using a planet-finding instrument called “the HARPS spectrograph”, attached to ESO’s 3.6 metre (11.8ft) telescope at La Silla, Chile. Scientists say it has about 7 planets, which makes this solar system hold the record on the […]Read more "Solar System discovered 127 light-years away"
I found an interesting article today on http://www.scientificamerican.com. It is about an exoplanet located somewhere about 150 light-years away from us. That’s a lot, let me tell you: 1 light years is the distance traveled by light in that amount of time, and given the fact that light travels at almost 300.000 km/s, that means […]Read more "Exoplanet Atmosphere Roils with Superspeed Winds"