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Found a new Neptune Trojan satellite

NASA scientists have exposed Neptune’s new, unknown before, the Trojan satellite. Such a discovery was made possible through images from space telescope “Hubble”. Sputnik was named 2011 HM102. Troyan sky satellite – a celestial body that moves along the orbit of the planet, the satellite behind it by 60 degrees. 150 images of Neptune in 2004 and 2009, there is a tiny dot. Mark Showalter, an astronomer who discovered satellite, said that it is hundreds of millions of times smaller than the tiniest star that can be seen with the naked eye. According to the emission of light in the satellite 100 million times darker than most inconspicuous star. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 22, 2013 in Galaxy, Planet


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During the orbit of Neptune found a block of ice

NeptuneDuring the orbit of Neptune in our solar system found a hard object, actually consists entirely of ice.

According to experts, the study provided the object there is a new technique that allows determining the dimensions of the object, when it passes in front of a distant star.

Ice object, known as the KBO 55636, located in the outer region of the solar system, known as the Kuiper belt. All in this entire region there are about 70,000 small cosmic bodies and they all revolve in the orbit of Neptune. The region deleted from the Sun is 70 times farther than Earth. Formally speaking, the planet Pluto, recently derived in the category of dwarf planets, is also part of the Kuiper Belt.
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Posted by on June 18, 2010 in Galaxy


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200 years ago, Neptune could encounter with comet

Neptune , couldIn determining the composition of the atmosphere of Neptune by the Space Telescope “Herschel” astronomers noted an increased content of carbon monoxide in the stratosphere.

The latest data, voiced at the conference held in Miami the American Astronomical Society, suggests that in the recent past Neptune collided with a comet. According to a research subject Emmanuel Lellouche (Emmanuel Lellouch) from Paris Observatory, the results are consistent with its proposed back in 2005, a model of collision with an object the size of 2 km, which occurred about 200 years ago. These calculations were based on much less accurate measurements using ground-based telescope.
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Posted by on May 31, 2010 in Galaxy


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