Best photos of the cosmos for the week
space • Best photos of the week
National Geographic magazine has presented the best photos of the cosmos week. Here and hurricanes, and the flight of the missile, and the equinox on Saturn.
Rocket Atlas V with the fourth satellite MUOS (Mobile User Objective System satellite) on board was launched from launch pad at Cape Canaveral.
the Hubble Space Telescope, a quarter of a century in orbit, continues to enjoy great pictures. At this time, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has published the image of scattered star cluster NGC 1783.
As many as three tropical whirlwind circling over the expanses of the largest reservoir of the planet. Hurricane Kilo (Kilo) located at 178o West Longitude.
The second hurricane - Ignacio (Ignacio) turns east Kilo. Danger to the continents and large islands, he is not.
The third tropical cyclone - Jimeno (Jimena) and poses no danger to the mainland and large islands. Is the closest to North America.
Plankton in the Barents Sea.
Nebula Shrimp: the cosmic cycle of matter
Presented nebula Gum 56 is illuminated with bright hot young stars born therein. Over millions of years the stars were created in the nebula of gas which is returned to the star-forming region, where aging stars have thrown their material into space. This image was obtained using the MPG / ESO 2 2-m telescope in Chile.
NASA discovered the youngest Saturn ring
After analyzing the data collected by Cassini interplanetary station in August 2009 at the Saturn equinox, planetary scientists could learn more about the structure of the rings of the gas giant.
equinox occurs twice a Saturnian year (more than 29 Earth years) and allows us to observe the structure of the planet's rings. The researchers were able to determine the temperature in one of the middle of Saturn's rings, and with a special model to estimate the size and structure of its particles. It turned out that it is made up of ice blocks the size of about one meter.
NASA experts have published the picture, which shows the Nili Fossae region on the surface of Mars. According to the photos found in this part of the planet's rocks have preserved traces of the presence of the atmosphere on Mars.
As reported on the official website of NASA, as shown in the picture of the Nili Fossae region is the region with the highest content of carbonates on Mars.