It’s not that red

It’s not that red

17 July 2012

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has produced amazing pictures of Martian dunes from the orbit.  Some of these landscapes are simply breathtaking… Check them out and share your thoughts.

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Oxygen found in the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Dione

Oxygen found in the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Dione

20 March 2012

Scientists have found oxygen in the exosphere (the upper atmosphere) of Saturn’s moon Dione. The article about this discovery was published in the Geophysical Research Letters magazine. Dione is a relatively large satellite. Its diameter is 1,123.4 kilometers and it consists mainly of water ice and rock. Researchers have used data collected by the Cassini probe in April 2010. During that period Cassini came close to the moon and was able […]

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Discovery of the first planet in the habitable zone around another sun

Discovery of the first planet in the habitable zone around another sun

07 December 2011

The first planet in the habitable zone around a Sun-like star was discovered by the Kepler telescope. The new object was named Kepler 22-b. It revolves around a star, which is located at a distance of 600 light years away from Earth. The star belongs to the G spectral class (which is the same spectral class as our Sun), […]

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Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Jupiter’s Moon Europa

12 November 2011

Jupiter’s moon Europa is one of the most interesting bodies of the Solar System. It was discovered by Galileo Galilei and Simon Marius (Simon Marius did it a bit later, and it was him who has offered the names to moons discovered by Galilei) in 1610. According to Greek mythology, Europa was a Phoenician princess […]

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