Barnard`s Star, one of the nearest stars to the Sun, has a planet. The discovery was announced in the latest issue of Nature. One of the authors of the publication is a Polish astronomer from the University of Warsaw - Dr. Marcin Kiraga.
The Polish rocket systems market is experiencing a renaissance, President of the Polish Space Agency Dr. Grzegorz Brona told PAP. In the second half of November this year, a test launch is scheduled at the Drawsko training ground of a prototype suborbital rocket Bigos 4, built by SpaceForest.
On November 26, NASA`s InSight lander will land on Mars. It carries a research instrument containing a Polish driving mechanism that will check what hides below the surface, says the head of the Polish Space Agency Dr. Grzegorz Brona. We will dig into an alien planet for the first time.
The satellite PW-Sat2 built by Warsaw University of Technology students is scheduled to be launched into orbit on November 19. It will be carried by the Falcon 9 rocket launched from California (USA). The most important task of PW-Sat2 will be to test the deorbitation sail.
Why is the temperature in the Sun`s corona a few million degrees higher than on the star`s surface? Research with the participation of Polish scientists shows that this phenomenon is partially caused by a specific type of waves ejecting matter from the star, so-called pseudo-shock waves.
There could be more ice in the northern hemisphere of Mars than previously thought, shows the first detailed map of terrain forms of the Red Planet, prepared by researchers including Dr. Anna Łosiak. Easily accessible ice can facilitate the colonization of Mars and the planet exploration.