Exotopography, New Research Field

Exotopography, new research field

Moiya McTier, a Columbia University astronomer, declared that in the near future it is possible “seeing mountains and valleys on distant worlds”. How could it be? I’m about to tell you. On 11th of January 2018 she presented some analysis at the American Astronomical Society, showing about working in a new research field, the exotopography. This last is a young branch of astrophysics, focused on topography exoplanet perspective. She used the maps of our four terrestrial planets and the moon (made by US Geological Survey) to determine what their light curves around. Then, the astronomer declared also that by analysing the dip in a star’s light as a…

Solar System Exploration Plan 2018

Solar System exploration plan 2018

With the beginning of this New Year also the aerospace world has new purposes, so let’s have a look to the Solar System exploration plan of 2018! Hereafter we show you the main points: During this year it is predicted the expedition of 18 astronauts to ISS; In March “Chandrayaan -2” probe is going to move on Moon bringing a lander and rover; “Hayabusa 2” probe (launched in 2014) is in transit to Ryugu asteroid and it will arrive in July; “OSIRIS-Rex” probe (launched in 2016) is in transit to Bennu asteroid and it will arrive in August; In October…