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How much space

Many believe that space is expensive and impractical. But actually this is not always the case. So today I would like 20 examples show how does the cost of space missions with something closer to our “earthly” life. Note: prices are inclusive of cost of maintenance of the apparatus and …

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Living with a star

In continuation of the articles about solar activity and space weather, I will tell you about the automatic machines that allowed us to make significant progress in studying these processes. Despite the fact that the Sun is perhaps the most important object in the Solar system (after Earth of course) …

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Stunning theory: why don’t we meet aliens

Billions and billions of planets, but no aliens we have not yet made contact. The explanation for this can be a daunting theory, which scientists have dubbed “the Great filter”: “It may be that all civilizations in the world are doomed to extinction,” said Professor James Miller (James D. Miller), …

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Winners of the Nobel prize in physics

American scientists Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish received the Nobel prize in physics for 2017. Scientists have established a laser-interferometric gravitational-wave Observatory LIGO, which has made possible experimental detection of gravitational waves.   Earlier it became known winners of the Nobel prize in physiology and medicine. The award …

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Science fiction

On September 26 took place the elections of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Contenders, of which there were five, advanced programs, appeared quite similar to one another, and time to turn attention to the need to expand the powers of the Academy, raise its status, the intensification …

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The apparatus of the OSIRIS-REx successfully entered the trajectory to the asteroid Bennu

National Board of the USA on Aeronautics and research of space administration (NASA) reported that the probe OSIRIS-REx successfully completed its gravity-assist maneuver around our planet. OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security Regolith Explorer) is a mission to gather samples of rocks from the asteroid Bennu. In case …

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