Usually, the farther away from the heat source, for example candle flame or stove, the cooler it gets. But it is different on the Sun. The solar corona is much hotter than the layers closer to the solar core. Scientists have long wondered why this was happening. Now they have shown that the solar corona can be heated by the so-called Alfvén waves.
Polish scientists will carry out a two-week, analogue Mars mission EXO.17. The surface of Mars will be imitated by the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah in the US. The mission will start on March 11, and it will include testing air filtration system and ways of coping with stress.
Students from Wrocław can make their scientific dream come true and send their experiment into space in the project DREAM. On the ESA rocket they will test drilling in space conditions. But to realize their plan, they need financial support of Internet users.
Students of Bialystok University of Technology are building another Mars rover, which they have entered into the competition at the Mars base in the Utah desert in the US. This will be the seventh rover from the university to take part in this competition.
A group of satellites working in a so-called hive, preparation of a hyperspectrometer, on-line platform with collected data - these are the plans of the company SatRevolution, which wants to send Światowid - its first commercial satellite - into space in the first quarter of 2018.
Wastewater, wartime bombs, mines and chemical weapons have made the Baltic one of the most polluted seas in the world. To combat the pollution, we can take advantage of robotic and satellite technologies, which is the goal of at the Baltic Challenge platform.
In the Taurids there is a stream of cosmic bodies, the largest of which, in the event of a collision with Earth, can cause a continent-wide disaster - according to the observations of the Polish Fireball Network. The next encounter with the dangerous stream - in 2019.