Celestial wanderer

The comet, named after astronomer Richard West, who discovered it in 1975. Passing near the Sun, comet has become one of the most exciting in the last few decades.

In addition to the major planets and asteroids move around the Sun the comet. Comets are the largest objects in the Solar system. The word “comet” in Greek means “hairy”, “long-haired”. When approaching the Sun the comet takes a spectacular view and heated under the action of solar heat so that the gas and dust fly from the surface, forming a bright tail.

The appearance of most comets are unpredictable. People paid attention to them since time immemorial. It is impossible not to notice the sky is a spectacle so rare, and so terrifying, scarier than any of the Eclipse, when the sky can be seen the misty light, sometimes so bright that can Shine through the clouds (1577), eclipsing even the moon. Continue reading

Space tourism

Space tourism – space travel to low earth orbit or in entertainment or research purposes, the flights are paid from private funds.

Currently only used for the purpose of space tourism is the international space station (ISS). The flights are operated using Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the Russian segment of the ISS.

Organization of flying tourists engaged Roscosmos and Space Adventures. Space Adventures is collaborating with “Roskosmos” since 2001. Only with the help of this company in the space of seven tourists visited (end of 2009), and one of them (Charles Simonyi) twice.

The space tourists conducted training in Star city near Moscow, as well as in small aircraft that simulates weightlessness.

Although the cost of the tour to the orbit is 20-23 million dollars, the number of people wishing to see the space growing steadily. Since July 2007 the cost of space tour has grown from 20 to 30-40 million dollars. In addition, we announced a new service price — output space tourist into space — 15 million dollars. Continue reading

Galactic paradigm

Summarizes the main provisions of the Galactocentric paradigm [1], which links the cyclical nature of geological processes on the Earth with cosmic phenomena in the Galaxy and in the Solar system. It justifies a new vision of the nature and structure of spiral galaxies. On a uniform methodological basis of the proposed coordinated solution of some fundamental problems of astronomy and the Earth Sciences. Created the necessary framework for a close encounter of the geological and cosmic fields of knowledge.

13. Comets of the Solar system.

Before the discovery of the phenomenon of jet expiration of the question of the origin of comets of the Solar system remained highly controversial. Their properties are difficult to explain by capture of comets by the galactic origin of the Sun and the formation of small bodies in the Solar system. It is a mistake to consider them as coming from Oort comet cloud [94], which arose in the formation of the Solar system. In the interactions of the Sun with other stars or during its migration through the condensation of cosmic dust and gas cloud of such comets will inevitably cease to exist [95, 96]. Continue reading

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