Against the background of human life, the concept of “cosmic catastrophe” sounds somehow abstract, unreal. But just look at the photographs of the Moon, Mercury, Mars, the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, their face, “disfigured” by meteorite bombardments, as it becomes clear that cosmic catastrophes in the Solar System occur much more often than we suppose. The recent fall on Jupiter of the Shoemaker-Levy comet is direct evidence of this. The Earth, thanks to its dense atmosphere, is well protected from small meteoroids weighing tens and hundreds of kilograms. But what will happen if the Earth collides with an asteroid or a comet weighing a million tons? Continue reading
Today in popular culture there is a surge of interest in paranormal phenomena. Ghosts, UFOs and Yeti are portrayed on the pages of newspapers and magazines almost more often than pop stars. Television programs on the work of psychics and mediums have high ratings.
In this regard, it is not surprising that haunted houses are especially popular with tourists: the mystical stories associated with a particular landmark add to its popularity. Continue reading
After a long break, the editors decided to continue a series of articles on unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. The hype around the Bermuda Triangle began in 1945 after five Grumman TVM-1 Avenger FT-19 torpedo bomber bombers of the FT-19 patrol and a rescue plane took off in search of them disappeared in the Atlantic on December 5 of this year.
On that day, five “applers” (avengers) flew from the US Navy Fort-Lauderdale airfield to carry out a training flight, the purpose of which was to work out group fun and maintain flight skills. The flight should have lasted three hours. Continue reading