A unique 3D map of the Milky Way was presented in the prestigious journal Science by scientists from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw working in the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) project. The map provides new information on the history of our galaxy.
People will certainly return to the Moon, but it is difficult to predict when the plans for further exploration of space will be realized. The key will be to reduce the cost of transporting materials into space, say the former head of the Polish Space Agency Grzegorz Brona and journalist Ewelina Zambrzycka.
Two teams of students from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, which prepared designs of Martian settlements, have advanced to the world finals of Mars Colony Prize. The students will present their ideas for a self-sustaining Mars colony in California in October.
Two Polish satellites: KRAKsat built by students, and Światowid, the first Polish commercial and observation satellite, left the International Space Station (ISS) a few minutes before 2 PM CET on Wednesday. KRAKsat will carry out innovative tests, and Światowid will monitor the Earth`s surface.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has recently decided to build the Comet Interceptor probe that will "ambush" an undiscovered comet from the outskirts of the Solar System or another planetary system. For the first time in the history of ESA, the head of one of the mission experiments will be a scientist from Poland.