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The cycle of solar activity responsible for modulation of interstellar neutral gas density and pick-up ions along the Earth’s orbit Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:57

The interstellar gas in the Local Interstellar Cloud (LIC) surrounding the Sun is composed mainly of hydrogen and helium. But it contains also other chemical elements, among which the most abundant are oxygen and neon. The neutral atoms from the LIC flow into the heliosphere, where some of them are ionized and carried away with the solar wind as pick-up ions (PUIs), but some of them reach the Earth's orbit and distances even closer to the Sun. Underway, they are focused by solar gravity and form a characteristic, elongated patterns in density, with a cone of enhanced concentration at the downwind side of the Sun.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 09:59
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Wake up, Rosetta! Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:59
On January 20th a special conference called “Wake up, Rosetta” will take place in Darmstadt, Germany. On that day the European Space Agency (ESA) will wake up the space probe Rosetta from its hibernation in where it has been dormant for the last 30 months.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 13:03
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Department of the Planetary Geodesy about The IAG Scientific Assembly 2013: 150th Anniversary of the IAG, Potsdam, 1-6.09.2013 Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013 16:01
On 1-6 September in Potsdam The International Association of Geodesy (IAG) Scientific Assembly 2013: 150th Anniversary of the IAG was held in which employees of the Department of the Planetary Geodesy of the Space Research Center Polish Academy of Sciences (SRC PAS) actively participated.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 16:11
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The enigma on the nearest galactic neighborhood of the Sun resolved Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2015 10:31

The November issue of the prestigious science journal Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series presents results of investigations of interstellar matter in the immediate galactic neighborhood of the Sun, carried out by the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) space probe. An important contribution to the findings presented in a series of 14 papers published in a special topical issue of ApJS was brought by a team of scientists from the Laboratory for Solar System Physics and Astrophysics of the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Centrum Badań Kosmicznych PAN, CBK PAN), led by Dr. Maciej Bzowski.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 10:41
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Musical composition to commemorate the construction of the second Polish satellite during “Warsaw Autumn”: 56th International Festival of Contemporary Music Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:24
On 25th September 2013, within “Warsaw Autumn” International Festival of Contemporary Music in the Lutoslawski’s Studio, a concert took place in which musical composition entitled Machinae coelestic was performed. This composition commemorates the construction of the second Polish scientific satellite – BRITE-PL Hevelius, named after the Polish astronomer.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 12:29
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