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The universe and stars

Millions, if not billions, of years, the universe was one huge hydrogen cloud that originated in a cataclysmic explosion. And inside of this cloud was something wonderful happened – due to shock waves from the big Bang to the cloud arose vortices of hydrogen. These huge clouds of hydrogen coalesced into “clots”. But over time more and more hydrogen is attracted in huge gas balls. Increasingly being warmed up and spinning, these balls, in the end, reached such high temperatures that broke out. Thus was born the first stars.

The universe created hydrogen. Hydrogen made stars. And the stars created the elements we need for life is calcium for our bones, the oxygen in the air… In the interior of stars hydrogen is converted into helium, which turns into carbon, then nitrogen, oxygen, silicon, iron… Everything we see around us was once inside a star, and every atom was formed inside a star. And everything on which to build life on Earth were formed inside stars – huge boilers, where cooks is the stuff of life.

The only problem is that these all formed in stars, chemical elements do not bring any benefit while they are inside the star. But, fortunately, from time to time, the stars explode! A huge star that exploded several billion years ago made it possible for our lives. Continue reading

NASA has selected astronauts

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Space Agency NASA announced the names of the first astronauts who go into space aboard commercial spacecraft of the first generation and after the mission back to Earth. The selection of the suitable candidates officially complete and it is time for the program of intensive training and preparations for the launch of spacecraft CST-100 at Boeing in 2017.

NASA links with companies such as SpaceX and Boeing, the program Commercial Crew Program, which aims to subsidise innovative solutions in the new generation of advanced spacecraft, whose task will be to deprive the Russian monopoly on manned space flight aboard the spacecraft “Soyuz”.

The long term, this approach has two goals: to make access to low earth orbit more accessible; and to ensure the independence of the American side from other countries in the aerospace field. Continue reading

Colonization of Mars by man

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Description: the Information group devoted to the project Mars One – the establishment of a colony on Mars by 2025, as well as other topics related to space colonization and the expansion of humanity.

The project plan:

2013 – the selection of astronauts launched globally.

Official news from Mars One!

Greetings, dear followers of the Mars One!

I hope the year has started well! We got the exciting opportunity: do you want to lend their active support to our chelovecheskoi mission to Mars? Then this is for you! Currently we have several projects that you can attract volonterov. If you are willing to give of their time and talents for the benefit of our Mars Show… Continue reading

The Museum of cosmonautics
The state Museum of the history of cosmonautics named after K. E. Tsiolkovsky in Kaluga - the world's first and Russia's largest space Museum. Hours of operation: mon. Thu. Fri.…

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Through thorns to the stars
For the first time people looked up do not romantic, but pragmatic goals on 23 March 1881. Strangely enough, the idea of flying in space came to Nikolai Kibalchich in…

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Halley's comet was an alien from another star system
Astronomers have modeled the Oort cloud, which is considered as one of the main sources of comets. Studies have shown up to 90% of comets may be visitors from other…

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