Saturday, 24 November 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012 lupu victor 2 comments
The Moon is the closest celestial body of all that are in our Solar System. For this reason, it is most easily studied by scientists to gain important information about the cosmos.
Apollo missions of the late 60s and early 70s, have brought to Earth 382 kg. of lunar rock that have been studied by scientists to have knowledge about soil composition and age of the Moon. The fact is, that even with these rocks in front of them, we still have much important things to discover about it. As an example, even in 2012, scientists discovered that solar particles could be the probable source of water stuck inside the lunar soil. This is because, over the past five years, the spacecrafts observations and laboratory measurements of moon rocks of the Apollo, overthrew the belief that the moon is dry.
Lunar soil has strange properties because it contains glass bubbles filled with nanoparticles. Nanoparticles are released when micrometeors crushes the glass.
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plössl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Moon age: 5 days
Phase: 28% (0% = New, 100% = Full)
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video capture, FastStone Image Viewer
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