10 latest discoveries in space (11 photos)

The more developed modern technology, the more opportunities open to learning more about our universe. Lately it has become possible to confirm the facts of the universe, which previously we could only guess. Here is a list of some of the recent discoveries in space. Enjoy!

10. A new Pluto (P4)

We now know that Pluto revolves around four satellites.

Charon was discovered in 1978 and is the largest of the moons of Pluto. Its diameter, on current estimates, is 1205 km - slightly more than half the diameter of Pluto, and the weight ratio is 1: 8. For comparison, the ratio of the mass of the Moon and the Earth is equal to 1:81. Because such a small ratio of the mass of Pluto, Charon, and are often seen as a double dwarf planet. In 2005, the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered 2 satellites of Pluto - nobody Hydra. Presumably diameter of no one - 46 km and the Hydra - 61 km.

The discovery of Pluto's satellite occurred in 2011 when Hubble photographed celestial body that temporarily called P4. Its dimensions are 13 to 34 km. How amazing that the Hubble photographed the tiny body is located at a distance of more than 3 billion kilometers from us!

9. giant cosmic magnetic bubbles

NASA launched two space probes Voyager for exploring the border region of the heliosphere, at a distance of about 9 billion kilometers from Earth. Contrary formed over fifty years of speculation, observers were on the edge of the solar system is not linear and gradually decreasing magnetic field, and a boiling froth of locally magnetised regions stretching hundreds of millions of kilometers each - mobile cellular structure within which the magnetic field lines are constantly broken, recombined and form a new field - the magnetic "bubbles»

8. Not only is the tail of a comet

Specialists NASA, working with the scientific satellite GALEX, in 2007, reported a surprising discovery. The star, named after the "amazing" - Mira, fully lives up to its name. Made GALEX ultraviolet images revealed that the stars in the constellation Cetus, not just flying through space at great speed, but also reserves the tail like a comet, 13 light-years long. Prior to this discovery it was thought that the stars can not have tails.

7. On the Moon discovered water


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