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10 most amazing Exoplanets

The total number of exoplanets in the milky Way galaxy has over 100 billion. Exoplanet is a planet located outside our solar system. Currently, the scientists opened only a small proportion of them. About 10 of the most incredible planets in this post.

TrES-2b

The darkest exoplanet – a distant, Jupiter-sized gas giant called TrES-2b.

The measurements showed that the planet TrES-2b reflects less than one percent of light, making it blacker than coal and darker naturally any of the planets of the solar system. Work on this planet, was published in the journal of the Royal Astronomical Society Monthly Notices. Planet TrES-2b reflects less light than black acrylic paint, so this is truly a dark world.

TrES-4

The largest planet ever found in the Universe is TrES-4. It was discovered in 2006 and it is located in the constellation Hercules. The planet is called TrES-4 orbits the star, which is at a distance of about 1,400 light years from planet Earth.

Researchers claim that the detected diameter of the planet by almost 2 times (actually 1.7) larger than the diameter of Jupiter (the largest planet of the Solar system). The temperature of TrES-4 1260 degrees Celsius.

COROT-7b

A year on COROT-7b takes just over 20 hours. It is not surprising that the weather in this world, to put it mildly, exotic. Continue reading

NASA will print spacecraft in space

The Agency officially confirmed that funds the development of technology for bulk printing in zero gravity. It is assumed that the spider robots-3D printers can right on orbit to create individual segments of future space stations and gather them into a single unit already in 2020.

The aim of the project is to create a 3D printer that can print a design of polymers and other materials in the absence of gravity, extremely harsh temperature and radiation regimes. You need to solve the problem of fixing the layers of the printed elements and their proper solidification in conditions such as very low temperatures away from direct sunlight and high temperatures under solar radiation. It is obvious that the company Tethers Unlimited, which is the contractor on the project, any idea how to achieve this because, judging by the presentation of NASA’s first robotic printer should begin construction in orbit in 2020.

Look these robots would be weird, but functional. The management platform will have multiple articulated gripper through which the robot will be recorded on the created design, and move along it. On the platform will be attached to the container with the source, a printing device, a small unit of solar panels, batteries, and actually the system control and communication. The robots will need to synchronize actions among themselves,to be able by joint efforts to collect from disparate parts of the overall design. Continue reading

Space flight to the ISS

Space is what surrounds us far beyond planet Earth. In this small, thought the word so many mysterious and the unknown, what people have failed so far to understand. That is why the theme of the Universe (also called space) is so popular today. People don’t appreciate the opportunity to look daily at the magnificent beauty of the sky and stars, because not everyone knows about what is happening away from our eyes. Those who are still concerned about the cosmic Universe, pay dizzying sums of money for space flight. To look at the Earth from the height of the spacecraft, or to look at the bright flame of the stars of the Sun some people would pay from their pockets is really a lot of money, so no wonder why flights into space have become so popular. In this regard, entrepreneurial company several times a year organize cosmocore. One of the main reasons why “travellers” tend to visit the unknown spaces, in spite of serious physical training, is to get a lot of impressions and emotions. The longest space mission lasts up to 10 days, during which tourists arrive at the International Space Station. An interesting fact is that the path to the ISS lasts 2 times longer than back – all blagodarnyy of attraction of the Earth. To take a tour in space is still a difficult task for professionals but in a short time to humanity and it will be.

To get off the Ground and lifted up their galaxy may every inhabitant on this planet who is willing to undergo serious physical training, and, of course, to part with a certain amount of money. To departure do not require a visa or passport for more. But one who resides in the territory of the Russian Federation, it is necessary to legalize papers to arrive to the launch site, the Baikonur cosmodrome near Kazakhstan. The Russians are much more fortunate as visas, passports and stuff they need. Continue reading

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