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Вмілсть Астрономії

Published on 14 April 2010

У березні, гурток юнаків виконали вимоги до вмілости спеціального зацікавлення: Астрономія. Замість рідготувати гутірку-інструктаж для сходин гуртка на довільну тему, вони разом видали “podcast” через 365 Days of Astronomy.

Ювілейна 100-гривнева монета, присвячена Міжнародному року астрономії.

Цікаво? Глянте часто на APOD: Денна Знимка Астромії. На примір, планета Сатурн

Believe it or not, this is the North Pole of Saturn. It is unclear how an unusual hexagonal cloud system that surrounds Saturn’s north pole was created, keeps its shape, or how long it will last. Originally discovered during the Voyager flybys of Saturn in the 1980s, nobody has ever seen anything like it elsewhere in the Solar System. Although its infrared glow was visible previously to the Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn, over the past year the mysterious hexagonal vortex became fully illuminated by sunlight for the first time during the Cassini’s visit. Since then, Cassini has imaged the rotating hexagon in visible light enough times to create a time-lapse movie. The pole center was not well imaged and has been excluded. This movie shows many unexpected cloud motions, such as waves emanating from the corners of the hexagon. Planetary scientists are sure to continue to study this most unusual cloud formation for quite some time.

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