Three Russian amateur astronomer became the winners of the International Prize Wilson

Earlier this year, three Russian amateur astronomer became the winners of the International Prize Wilson. One of the most prestigious awards in astronomy awarded for the discovery of new comets. Today, the pioneers of "cosmic wanderers", mainly act, large observatory with powerful telescopes. But, sometimes, luck and lovers whose names immediately get into a stellar encyclopedia.

Three Russian amateur astronomer became the winners of the International Prize Wilson

Earlier this year, three Russian amateur astronomer became the winners of the International Prize Wilson. One of the most prestigious awards in astronomy awarded for the discovery of new comets. Today, the pioneers of "cosmic wanderers", mainly act, large observatory with powerful telescopes. But, sometimes, luck and lovers whose names immediately get into a stellar encyclopedia.

Comet Elenin finally collapsed, said astronomer

September 26. The famous comet Elenin, which preachers imminent end of the world would be closely visit aliens, apparently, finally collapsed and did not fly to the point of closest approach to the Earth, told RIA Novosti on Monday, its discoverer — astronomer Leonid Elenin, Institute of Applied Mathematics Keldysh.

"The comet was supposed to appear in images space solar observatory SOHO, but it is not. Apparently, she fell apart. Perhaps some pieces that will continue to fly in the same orbit, we can see in October with ground-based telescopes, "- said Elenin.

"The comet will not cause

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On the night of December 16, will appear in the sky, the brightest comet

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MOSCOW, Dec. 12 — RIA Novosti. Record bright comet may appear in the sky at the end of this week: on the night of 15 to 16 December Comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) should reach maximum brightness and becomes brighter the brightest planets, if not destroyed during the approach to the Sun, told RIA Novosti The Observatory "Ka-Dar" Stanislav Short.

Comet C/2011 W3 was discovered Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy (Terry Lovejoy) on November 27. Initially, he thought that a spot in the pictures — defect in the image, but it will appear the following days. Then observations confirmed the

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In the skies over Africa exploded another meteor

March 15, 2013. Residents of Cape Town's claim that on March 12 2013 , they saw a meteorite, after a "ball of fire" exploded in the sky in the city.

He was spotted just after noon. Nicolas Lorin, astronomer of the South African Astronomical Observatory, said that they received four or five reports from witnesses.

Fireball with a white tail, iridescent green and blue light appeared in the sky above the city is likely to have been caused by an accumulation of dust that may have formed in space and entered into the Earth's atmosphere.

Lauren explains: "In March, are

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Russian amateur astronomers were awarded

Three Russian amateur astronomers received an international prize for the discovery of comets

Smithsonian Astrophysical Laboratory in the U.S. city of Cambridge (Massachusetts) has announced the winners of the prestigious international award named Edgar Wilson, awarded for the discovery of new comets. Among them were three Russians — Leonid Elenin, Artem Novichonok and Vladimir Gerke.

Elenin, Institute of Applied Mathematics. Keldysh Academy of Sciences, was awarded the prize for the discovery in July 2011 of the comet R/2011 N1. Scientist receives this award the second time in a row. Last year, he was awarded the prize for the

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In the Odessa area has fallen meteorite. Video

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7.09.11.Astronom Odessa Observatory Yuri Gorban looking in Nikolaev, Odessa region meteorite, which fell in the evening on September 1.

Interviewing residents of Odessa region several communities who have witnessed how the fiery meteor pierced the sky and rolled to the ground and caused strong rumbling on impact with the ground, an astronomer Yuri Gorban believes that it is reasonable to look for a meteorite near the village of Novo-Nikolayevka, Odessa region.

"As the fireball phenomenon accompanied by sound effects, — said astronomer reporters — suggests that fell to the ground a small meteorite. Iron or iron-stone, weighing up

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Moon — the station aliens?. Continued Part 2

What lies behind the mysteries lunnymmWe are assured of the full moon of lifelessness, but the data suggest otherwise. Decades before the space age, astronomers have mapped hundreds of weird, "domes" observed "the city that are growing," and single lights, explosions, geometric shadows and been seen by professionals and amateurs. Astronauts "Apollo" observed volcanic eruptions and earthquakes recorded moon. They saw and seasonal changes in the surface. What could it be, if not a manifestation of vegetation? 170 years ago, Professor of Astronomy, University of Munich, FP background Gruytuyzen seen in the northern part of the valley Schroeter intersecting

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Comet Elenin finally collapsed, said astronomer

September 26. The famous comet Elenin, which preachers imminent end of the world would be closely visit aliens, apparently, finally collapsed and never will reach the point of closest approach to the Earth, told RIA Novosti on Monday, the discoverer — astronomer Leonid Elenin, Institute of Applied Mathematics Keldysh.

"The comet was supposed to appear in images of space solar observatory SOHO, but it is not. Apparently, it fell apart. Perhaps some fragments, which will continue to fly in the same orbit, we can see in October with ground-based telescopes, "- said Elenin.

"The comet will not

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In the U.S., an amateur astronomer photographed bridge over a spot on the Sun

The length of this education the diameter of the Earth almost twice

Amateur astronomer from the U.S. Howard Eskildsen photographed unusual phenomenon on the sun — light "bridge" from one of the sunspots. The length of this formation is about 20,000 miles, which is almost twice the diameter of Earth (12.7 thousand kilometers).

As pereadet RIA Novosti, photo taken at home Observatory astronomer in Florida. "The Bridge" crosses the sunspot number in 1236 right in the middle.

Astronomers still find it difficult to say for what reason on sunspots emerge such education. We only know that they often appear before

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