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News, curiosity and facts about the Universe and all of its objects. Practice astronomy and photography about the night sky.


China is on Mars!

15 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Luke86

It's the second nation, next to USA, able to make a rover landing on the surface of the Red Planet.   A 10 months travel in space towards Mars, the last 3 spent in orbit around it and then, the landing. Last night, next to United States, China became...

Oxygen on Mars!

23 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Luke86

Thanks to MOXIE Experiment, it has been possible extracting oxygen from Mars atmosphere.   Living on Mars has a necessary first step: creating oxygen. Mars, the red planet, has a 96% carbon dioxide small atmosphere, and this is the main problem for h...

60 years ago: "The sky is very black, the Earth is blue. Everything can be seen very clearly". Signed by Yuri Gagarin

12 Apr 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Luke86

On board of the Vostok 1, his flight determined a temporary advanced of URSS in the well-known "Space Race" poechali! (Let's go!). With this word Juri Gagarin replied to Korolev, while the 5 rocket engines was starting to take him in orbit for the fi...

7 meters diameter asteroid fell in China!

31 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Luke86

On 22nd of December a small rock fell and burst in China skies   Because 2020 could not be bad enough: after a world Covid-19 pandemic, earthquakes in Croatia and Chile and deaths of some of the most iconic sports men as Kobe Bryant, Diego Armando Ma...

Voyager 2 is still "live"!

25 Dec 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Luke86

After 18,8 billions of km and 43 years of activity, the probe still regularly sends signals, but recently it also answered back to a signal sent by Earth   No doubts. Voyager twins probes are still the furthest human hand-made objects in space. When...

The Night Sky Show: Jupiter and Saturn are getting closer and closer

15 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Luke86

The two solar system giants are having an ever closer conjunction.   After the total solar eclipse seen in Chile and Argentina, the night sky gives you another great show. Just after the sunset, 2 hours long period, Jupiter and Saturn are clearly vis...

Total Solar Eclipse on 14th of December

12 Dec 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Luke86

Chile and Argentina populations are preparing for one good show in 2020   2020, an awful year that all mankind will remember forever, but even in the worst situation there is always at least one good thing to think about. This is what would happen in...

59 years ago Yuri Gagarin has been the first human into space

12 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Luke86

On board of the Vostok 1, his flight determined a temporary advanced of URSS in the well-known "Space Race" poechali! (Let's go!). With this word Juri Gagarin replied to Korolev, while the 5 rocket engines was starting to take him in orbit for the fi...

Simply, the photo of the century

11 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Luke86

1 year ago was published a photo, confirming Einstein theory about black holes 11th of April 2019 was an historical date for science: for the first time ever, a black hole has been photographed, confirming Einstein gravitational waves theory. With no...

An amazing planetary alignment is coming: set up your cameras!!

10 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Luke86

After the meeting between Venus and Pleiades, now it’s up to the other planets to show off   April 2020 is the month of planetary conjunctions: after the show of Venus few days ago, now it's up to others. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are dominating the s...