Swedish astronaut Marcus Wandt used a Polish device to monitor brain function in an experiment conducted on the International Space Station. The spectroscope built in Lublin is now a permanent piece of equipment at the ISS, Wojciech Broniatowski from Cortivision told PAP.
A team of scientists, including Dr. Mariusz Gromadzki from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw, has identified a previously unknown source of cosmic dust, the university reports. The dust was produced by the interaction of the matter ejected during a la supernova explosion with the surrounding circumstellar gas.
Orbital Space, a company operating in the United Arab Emirates, will enable students of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków to develop and test the Lunaris device. It is designed to study the interaction of selected materials and coatings with lunar dust - regolith. The invention is scheduled to fly into space in 2025.
‘Planets form wherever possible and they are very common. Although astronomers already know over 5,000 extrasolar planets, called exoplanets for short - we are still surprised by their diversity and the differences between most planetary systems and our parent system, the Solar System,’ says astronomer Dr. Grzegorz Nowak from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.
It is almost twice the size and fifteen times the mass of the Earth. It orbits its star in just 35 hours in a very tight orbit, causing its surface temperature to exceed one thousand degrees Celsius. The planet was discovered by the astronomers from Toruń, the Nicolaus Copernicus University reports.