Sep 082011
Comet C/2010 X1 Elenin - no reason to be afraid

A new comet creates excitement in the press. Experts say it’s just a harmless ball. “Who is afraid of a dirty snowball?” ask the scientists from Astronomical Observatories. The answer is given by the same scientists: “Those people who fear every time a fool announces the end of the world. Or those who are certain [Read more]

Sep 082011
Stunning photo of Saturn rings reveals Earth presence

It is hard to believe since Earth does not feature rings around it, but in this picture recorded by Cassini-Huygens spacecraft our planet can be seen as never before (scroll down for amazing video). Of course, the big planet surrounded by rings is none other than Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, located 800 [Read more]

Sep 032011
HD 85512b aka New Earth - a planet with H2O, CO2 and N2, found 36 light years away

Astronomers created a formula that determines Earth-like planets and based on the application (HARPS-upgrade GTO program) they found also an ideal candidate, lying 36 light years away from us (i.e. over 340,000 million kilometers). Lisa Kaltenegger, of Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and Stephane Udry and Francesco Pepe, both of University of Geneva, used a formula [Read more]

Aug 292011
Photo: Exotic Speca galaxy featuring central black hole stuns the astronomers

A strange newly discovered galaxy might help astronomers to find out how black holes and star formation evolved in the early universe, a new study disclosed. The spiral galaxy, called Speca, throws fast-moving jets of particles from the center, a phenomenon particularly spotted in elliptical galaxies. In fact, Speca is the second spiral galaxy in [Read more]

Aug 272011
Photos: Wanna bid for Pink Panther car?

Panthermobile, the famous car of the Pink Panther is about to be auctioned again!!! The original version of Pink Panther character’s vehicle, created in 1969 by Jay Ohrberg, is sheduled to be auctioned for a second time on September 4, 2011. The car was owned by Ohrberg Panthermobile until June 2007 when it was submitted [Read more]

Aug 262011
Another suicidal mission by Freddy Nock - Feuerkogel record

Zugspitze record: Swiss Freddy Nock set up recently a hard-to-break world record for the highest and longest barless wire walk. He managed a stunning performance after walking about 1 kilometer at an altitude of 3000 meters in the German Alps. Nock conquered Zugspitze Mountain, the highest peak in Germany (2962 m), in one hour and [Read more]

Aug 262011
Romanian jumps in water trying to escape heat wave

Hot weather overwhelmed Romania during the last days of August 2011. As the temperatures riched as high as 35 degrees centigrade, people struggle to cope with the hot ordeal. The picture below was taken on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 and features a Romanian taking a leap at sunset in a lake from Bucharest in efforts [Read more]

Aug 262011
Photo: Scientists discover exotic diamond planet

Astronomers from Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology tracked down a planet apparently made of diamond. The exotic planet, which seems to consist in large proportion of diamond, was discovered revolving around a small star near our galaxy, according to a study published in Science magazine on Thursday. The new planet which orbits the PSR J1719-1438 [Read more]