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Pluto in extended flowers

PlanetsThe unit New Horizons transmitted to Earth another batch of pictures of Pluto. At this time, all the images are made in the so-called enhanced colors – or, more precisely, passed through the blue, red and infrared filters. This is done in order to highlight different items, and that scientists could better distinguish the rocks that form the surface of the celestial body. The first picture you can see part of the surface of the region known as Pluto near the terminator the so-called. The line separating the lit and unlit part of a celestial body.

The researchers compared what he saw in this image with a bark or dragon’s scales. Perhaps this landscape was formed during the combination of internal tectonic processes and the sublimation of the surface ice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 25, 2015 in Planet


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Pluto no longer a planet

Gathered in Prague in 2500 astronomers from around the world have made this decision by voting. On Monday, the Assembly gave a recommendation to the commission IAU nomenclature.

Worked out according to the Commission definition, planets are considered only celestial body orbiting the Sun, with sufficient gravity to have a shape close to the field and occupying its orbit alone. Thus, in the solar system has eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Earth, Galaxy, Planet


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How many planets in the solar system, or demoted Pluto

planetsThe sensational decision was taken on Aug. 25, 2006 2,5 thousand participants of the Congress of the International Astronomical Union. Millions of books on astronomy, the sky thousands of maps, hundreds of scientific papers will be rewritten. Pluto is now removed from the list of planets in the solar system. The International Astronomical Union ten days of debate deprived the most mysterious objects of the solar system status, which he had only 76 years.

And he did not orbit the circle, and ellipse, and so he is very small, so it is not in the same list with such as the Earth and with such giants like Jupiter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 26, 2010 in Planet


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