Interplanetary automatic scouts, the International Space Station ... Thanks to them, we have the opportunity to see "family" pictures of our solar system, and see all the mysterious and extraterrestrial.
It looks like sunset with the International Space Station.
Jupiter 27 August 2016. Jupiter - the biggest planet in the solar system, gas giant. Jupiter Weight of 2, 47 times the total weight of all the other planets of the solar system, together, in 317, 8 times - the weight of the earth and is about 1000 times less than the mass of the sun.
The hurricane over Hawaii, August 29, 2016.
Located on the Sentinel-2A orbit took pictures of how the Barents Sea plankton blooms. The satellite was developed as part of "Copernicus" program, which aims to monitor the environment.
Plankton having, individually, a microscopic size, is the most common form in oceans life. When plankton, otherwise referred to as "sea grass" going to great weight, it produces a huge effect, because it is able to convert inorganic compounds in the marine organic matter due to the fact that bears the fitosinteziruyuschie pigments.
Made on the Sentinel-2A photos imprinted moment plankton bloom in the Barents Sea. The picture shows how the result of the chlorophyll color impact modified natural water surrounding the process. At first glance, it may seem watercolors. However, experts say, the photo accurately reflect the color of the phenomenon.
View from the ISS and the Atlas V rocket launched from the space truck Cygnus at Cape Canaveral in Florida.
It looks like a full moon on the ISS.
Dots and dashes. It dunes on Mars.
at the bottom of Mount Sharp on Mars. Sharp - Martian mountain, located in the crater Gale. Height of the mountain is about 5 kilometers. Scientists believe that it was formed from the lake, drying up millions of years and once again filled with water.
The Martian landscapes around Mount Sharp.
The sand dunes on Mars near Olympia Undae. The features of the surface of Mars topography can be considered like a lunar impact craters and volcanoes, valleys, deserts and polar ice caps like Earth.
Mars weighs 10, 7% of the earth mass. Mars has a rotation period and the change of seasons similar to Earth, but its climate is much colder and drier earth. The minimum distance from Mars to Earth 55, 76 Mill. Km. Long away.
to move on. Comet Churyumov - Gerasimenko, taken from a distance of 329 km. Comet has a porous structure and 75-85% of its volume is empty.
Found a loss. September 2, 2016 Rosetta spacecraft has found the lost probe Philae on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Such information shared at the European Space Agency. Recall that the Philae module made a historic landing on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, 12 November 2014.
Comet Churyumov - Gerasimenko, taken from a distance of only 29, 9 km. According to recent estimates, comets weight is 1013 kg (10 billion tons).
A beautiful picture of Jupiter. It is known that the sun as a result of the gradual exhaustion of its thermonuclear fuel increases its luminosity by about 11% every 1, 1 billion years old, and as a result of its circumstellar habitable zone will move beyond the modern Earth's orbit until it reaches the Jupiter system. Increasing the brightness of the sun in the warm up period of Jupiter's satellites, thus releasing their surface liquid water, and thus create the conditions to support life.
And here strongly blowing: wind speed on Jupiter can exceed 600 km / h.
The rings of Saturn. Today we know that all four gas giants have rings, but they are the most prominent of Saturn. They are very thin. With a diameter of about 250 000 km of their thickness is less than a kilometer.
Yes, and then even more blowing wind speed on Saturn can reach places 1,800 km / h, which is significantly larger than Jupiter.
In 1921, a rumor spread that the Saturn lost its rings, and its particles move in including the Earth. Anticipated event so excited the minds of people that were published calculations, when the Earth will fall ring particles. The rumor came from the fact that the rings are simply turned edge-on to Earth observers, and since they are very thin, the instruments of the time they can not be seen. People understood "the disappearance of the Rings" in the literal sense, and that gave rise to the rumor.
Saturn's moon Epimetheus, 70 km in diameter. All around the planet turns 62 currently known satellites.
A double eclipse - joint passage of the Moon and the Earth across the solar disk, September 1, 2016.
Neptune on May 16, 2016. Neptune - eighth and farthest planet in the solar system. Neptune also a fourth diameter and the third planet mass. Mass Neptune 17, 2-fold, and in the equatorial diameter of 3, 9 times the earth.
It's cold and windy. Uranus and Neptune are sometimes placed in a separate category, "ice giants." Neptune temperature in the upper atmosphere is close to -220 ° C. In Neptune atmosphere raging the strongest winds among the planets of the solar system, according to some estimates, their speed can reach 2100 km / h.
Pluto. Pluto initially ranked as usual planets, but now it is considered a dwarf planet. Pluto is composed primarily of rock and ice and is relatively small: its mass is less than the mass of the moon six times, and the volume - three times. Pluto's surface area approximately equal to the area of Russia.