Pluto-Dwarf Planet
Since its discovery in 1930 , Pluto has been the subject of debates about the true nature of the planet or not. Always been considered as the smallest planet in the solar system , it is also smallest of our moon.

The latest astronomical discoveries have highlighted the existence of an entire asteroid belt beyond the solar system. This discovery which established once and for all the de-classification of Pluto from planet to asteroid. In fact asteroids have been discovered even larger than Pluto. The source of contention was the discovery of 2003 UB313 which was given the name of the planet Xena (from the greek foreign ), 10 planet of the solar system , as at the time of its discovery, Pluto was still considered a planet. Others took instead this discovery as the reason for which it was necessary to reclassify Pluto as an asteroid and no more planet.. Continue reading [..]

The Space Shuttle to Launch Ramp
Now that the retirement of the space shuttles Atlantis, Discovery and Endeavour is approaching, one wonders what will be their future.

The scenarios seem to have many but ultimately nothing is decided.

Initially, NASA had expressed their intension to sell spaceships to the end of their service at a cost of $ 42 million each. Indeed, it seems they are no longer for sale as reported by CNN. So here comes the hit that the U.S. press that these days the question: “Do you have a garage large enough to park a shuttle?“... Continue reading [..]

Yuri Gagarin, first space flight
Exactly 50 years ago, April 12 1961, began the epic of man in space. Yuri Gagarin, ayouth of 27 years, aware that he could not accomplish other, was the first man to travel around the earth orbit.. Continue reading [..]

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This is one of the best freeware satellite tracking who has ever tried before. The program is suitable for both beginners and advanced amateurs. In its simplest form you can see, for example, the positions of the ISS or Space Shuttle and follow the Ground-Track.

Enriched by an extensive database of satellites, you can have the hours, contact details and preview the surface GEOGRAPHICAL theory that the satellite will fly.. Continue reading [..]

shuttle
ORBITER is a completely FREE space flight simulator, which takes you beyond the boundaries of ‘atmosphere. Launch the Space Shuttle from Kennedy Space Center to issue a Satellite, Rendezvous with the ISS International Space Station or take the futuristic Delta-glider for a tour through the solar system – the choice is yours.. Continue reading [..]

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The Hubble Space Telescope (HST abbreviated English name from the initials of the Hubble Space Telescope, or just Hubble) is a telescope placed in the outer layers of Earth’s atmosphere, about 600 kilometers altitude, in orbit around the Earth (each orbit takes about 92 minutes). It was launched on April 24, 1990 with the Space Shuttle Discovery as a joint project of NASA and European Space Agency.

The telescope can reach an angular resolution better than 0.1 arcseconds.. Continue reading [..]

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