If you do not succeed before, try again and try again. This is the philosophy of Spanish astronomer José Maria Medido of Spain, who has tried to capture the meteor that hit the moon during the lunar eclipse for 10 years. Yesterday, during the so-called "Super Blood Wolf Blood Moon", it finally happened.
Monday's highly anticipated, but bad name, Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse was not disappointed. Millions of people shining at night in the night sky or on video feeds to cover the planet's natural satellites. Although the adoption of the 21st January began, some observers saw a small flash, seeing online broadcasts, the news of the New Scientist. Some feel that the flash resulted from a meteorite strike and concluded that they were true.
Jose Medeido confirmed this suspicion, Tweeting That effect of the moon came at 5:41 at the time of the Spanish peninsula. A photograph released by Medido appears in a yellow white-white dot in the moon's left dark left quadrate during the eclipse phase. Astronomers have affected the effect on the Moon, but during the lunar eclipse a moon's effect was recorded for the first time – the achievement of more than 20 years in this incident.
Astronomers first attempted a survey conducted by the Implaves Direction and Analysis System, or the University of HALVA in 1997, and a survey of Andalucía's Astrophysics, which started monitoring the effects of the floss in 1997. Medido joined the project in 2008. Using astronomical data from multiple observations, the Midas uses the software to identify the moment that hits the dark part of the Moon's surface.
"We monitor the nighttime of the Moon for the monitoring effect identification. In this way, this gloss is contrary to the dark background," Medido explained Gismodo. "So, we monitor the moon mostly five days after the new moon, and about five days before the new moon. We also monitor during the moon eclipse, because the moon land is in the dark during this planet."
The telescope used by MIDAS is equipped with high-sensitivity video cameras and constantly records video during the viewing session. These videos are then analyzed by the software, which automatically identify the movement of the moon's influence and calculate their position on the Moon. Medido said that the system could detect the flash fluctuation for precision of 0.001 seconds. From 2015, the team has used photometric filters in some of their telescopes, allowing them to determine the temperature of these flashs.
It is noted that during the total lunar eclipse, MIDAS has never captured the meteorite strike – but it was not lacking to try. Madido said that MDASA does not yet know the exact number of eclipse supervisors, but, allowing the weather, he said that every lunar eclipse was monitored after the survey started. Medido said that other groups have also tried to find the moon's glow during the adoption, but no one has succeeded so far.
Generally, the team of Maididos uses four telescopes to monitor the Moon, but this time they decided to use eight. Significant work was needed to establish and test new equipment.
Medido said to Gizmodo, "Together I spent almost two days without sleeping, which included monitoring during an eclipse." "But I tried an extra to prepare a new telescope because I thought this would be time & # 39; time and I did not want to miss the performance flash. One instrument had a technical problem and failed, when the eclipse ended I was tired – but when the automatic search software instructed me to flash a flash, I got out of my chair. It was a very exciting moment. Because I knew that such a thing had not been recorded before. "
Medido said that the impact of this intensity of flash floods is around once every seven to 10 days. His team has not yet analyzed all the data, but the initial speculation is that the substance, maybe small asteroid, was about 22 pounds (10 kilograms) in quantity.
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By comparing the age of people who influence the Moon on Earth, researchers say that the amount of asteroid strikes has increased approximately 290 million years ago – a discovery that is against a scientific convention. And indeed, not everyone is convinced by the evidence.
By studying this gloss, scientists can find more statistical information about the effect of the Moon, and as a result the Earth's atmosphere is suppressed by the same size.
On the relevant note, recent studies suggest that the amount of large asteroid effects on the planet has increased approximately 290 million years ago. The conclusion reached the moon's surface by studying the impact of the impact on the surface. Our moon does not see anything like the Earth, but when it comes to celestial effects, we have a shared history.[New Scientist]