We Have Now Seen The Unseeable: Astronomers Release First Ever Image Of A Black Hole

We have now seen the unseeable: astronomers release first ever image of a black hole

It's been a great year so far for space fans, with a partial solar eclipse, super blood moon eclipse and a Venus and Jupiter conjunction. Now there is another exciting development to look forward to: the first ever photos of a black hole. At the center of Messier 87, a super-giant elliptical galaxy, discovered in 1781 by the French astronomer Charles Messier, exists a super-massive black hole called M87. This all-consuming region of space-time is located more than 55 million light-years from Earth and is estimated to have a light-sucking core 6.5 billion times the mass of the sun. Black holes are made up of huge amounts…

July 2018, The Longest Eclipse Of The Century

July 2018, the longest eclipse of the century

Practically everyone in the world will see the longest eclipse of the century on July 27, on that night the full moon will presents the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century: it will last about four hours and be visible across wide swaths of the world including Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and the Middle East. The totality, or when the earth’s shadow covers the moon and creates complete darkness, will last one hour and 43 minutes. This lunar eclipse is primarily visible from the world’s Eastern Hemisphere (Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand). South America, at least…

Our Experiece At Eurosatory 2018

Our experiece at Eurosatory 2018

We presented our innovative developments in the field of traking systems at Defense & Security International Exhibition Eurosatory 2018. The exhibition was held on 11th-15th June, 2018 in Paris, France. During exhibition, the executives of Nurjana held a series of meetings with international companies for further cooperation. We also have the honour to be invited by the Italian Ambassador in France, Teresa Castaldo, for a cocktail reception at the Hôtel de Boisgelin. Eurosatory 2018 is the largest international exhibition dedicated to security and defense issues, as well as advanced technology related to this area. The Eurosatory has been held under the auspices…

ITEA And ITEC Conferences Concludes On A Successful Note For Nurjana

ITEA and ITEC conferences concludes on a successful note for Nurjana

This month Nurjana took part in two important events in order to present some engineering results on two interesting topics. On Stuttgard, during the ITEC the international forum for the Military Simulation, Training & Education Community, we presented conference on a simulation tool to calculate trajectories for test missions. The Ballistic Predictor, a very flexible tool able to accommodate a very general, user-defined dynamic model, and to use it for ballistic simulations. Our tool is designed to be used in different applications such as Pre-Mission Analysis and Real-Time support. We are also in Las Vegas, at the ITEA Test &…

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…