Some Images From Our Stand At Fidae

Some images from our stand at Fidae

Some images from our stand at #Fidae , including Gen. Lunardi - Commander in Chief of Italian Air Force - Air Vice-Marshal Turnbull - Deputy Chief Royal Australian Air Force - and many other welcome visitors. (Pietro Andronico)  

A Vodafone 4G Network On Moon

A Vodafone 4G network on Moon

A Vodafone 4G network, together with two Audi rovers, are going to land on moon by 2019.  What we know is that there are so many moon areas in which the phone does not get a signal now, but next year there might be a cell coverage. This private mission was conceived by a PTScientists team from Berlin: a group of scientists who have devoted their free time to this project. The PTS team are collaborating with Nokia and Vodafone about the 4G networking and with Audi to bring two Audi Quattro rovers and the ALINA (Autonomous Landing and Navigation…

What Are Brown Dwarfs?

What are Brown Dwarfs?

Brown Dwarfs are part of our Universe but they are neither planets nor stars. Well what are they? They are giant objects that do not shine of their own light; They have such a mass that is impossible to classify them into the planets category; They are not born to progressive accretion from a fizzy shell around a solid nucleus but they are born from a gravitational collapse of an interstellar cloud of gas and dust; They do not produce energy by hydrogen fusion; They are not stars because their mass it is not enough to activate hydrogen fusion; They belong to a system…

Mercury Alarm Bells

Mercury Alarm Bells

Mercury was recently defined as the “Sun sentinel”, because it may inform us about imminent geomagnetic storms caused by the arrival of solar plasma bubbles, called Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) into the terrestrial environment. It is a fact that there is a direct link between the passage of a bubble from the Sun and the exosphere dynamic of Mercury. The emission trend of Sodium (Na) around Mercury could be an alarm bell in the spatial planetary meteorology: it shall provide indications about the spread of solar low-pressure areas before their possible coming to the Earth. In a National Institute of…

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…

The SuperMoon Of December

The SuperMoon of December

The moon became totally full at 10.47 EST (1547 GMT) a.m. on 3rd December and it officially reached perigee on December 4 at 3:45 a.m. EST (0845 GMT), when it was 222,135 miles (357,492 kilometers) away from Earth. Specifically, it happens when a full moon approximately coincides with the moon’s perigee or another point in its orbit at which it is closest to Earth: it appears up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual. For those of you who don’t know, a perigee is “the point in the orbit of an object (such as a satellite) orbiting the earth…

The Flyby Asteroid 2012 TC4

The flyby asteroid 2012 TC4

The last 12 October 2017 at 7.42 a.m. it was done the first anti-asteroid exercise with the 2012 TC4 asteroid. The 2012 TC4 grazed the Earth, in particular the Antarctic, less than 44.000 km that is one-tenth of the distance between Earth and Moon. It was discovered on 4th October 2012 when it was distant 4.500.000 km from Earth and it came up with a speed of 30.000 miles per hour. This 15 metres of diameter asteroid falls into the category of near-earth object (NEO) of the Apollo group. In this manner the asteroid had permitted the first planetary defence…

How Astronauts Prepare Themselves To Their Space Mission

How astronauts prepare themselves to their space mission

Have you ever wondered how astronauts prepare themselves to their space missions? Well, in this piece will be explained, focusing the attention on one special location! Sure enough there is a place in Sardinia, called Sa Grutta, that is able to simulate the space scenario within which the European Space Agency organizes every year a unique underground training course into the cavern, named “CAVES” (Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills): the astronauts are 110 m underground with 61° F and 98.8 % of humidity. “The two-week course prepares astronauts to work safely and effectively in…

NOBEL PRIZE 2017 “For Decisive Contributions To The LIGO Detector And The Observation Of Gravitational Waves”

NOBEL PRIZE 2017 “For decisive contributions to the LIGO Detector and the observation of gravitational waves”

The Phisycs Nobel Prize 2017 has been given to the resoluted astrophysicals Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip Thorne. Who are they? Rainer Weiss is a german physicist in specialised physics gravitation. Barry C. Barish is an american theoretical physicist specialised in physics gravitation. Kip Thorne is an american theoretical physics specialised in physics gravitation and in astrophysics and he is also one of the greater experts about gravitational waves . What are gravitational waves? They are ripples in the curvature of spacetime created by a supernova wich explodes,two big stars which orbit each other or  two black holes…