Music series "Music of Celestial Spheres" by composer Andrew Klimkovsky was born in 1997, the year, then quite suddenly found himself a musician wrote the album "From Dawn to Dusk," which became the first chapter in a long and fascinating musical story. In the next two years, Andrew Klimkovsky has released 4 more continuing theme of the album cycle, but with the beginning of the third millennium, to work on new themes there has been a ten-year cycle break. The composer did not shut the project. Simply, there were other musical experiments. Albums Andrew Klimkovsky out every year, but not quite in this style. And in 2011, largely due to the opening of the Moscow Planetarium, and the general rise of interest among the audience precisely this kind of music - "music nights star among the domes observatories" - a musician and a desire to come back inspired to continue the cycle of "The Music of Celestial Spheres." But the fatal impulse to the top of the proposal was to write the soundtrack for the educational program in the planetarium, dedicated to the youngest residents of the Solar System - meteor bodies, which often cause a very beautiful atmospheric phenomenon - "shooting star" or, as astronomers say - a meteor.
Once upon a time there were more - pitted with craters moon keeps evidence of past meteor activity - all the space between the orbits of major planets in the solar system was filled with all sorts of stones, boulders the size of the rock, and maybe with a mountain range. The formation of the planets ended about 4.5 billion years ago, but left a lot of unwanted material - the planet of him no longer to build, but - do not count. For many years, billions of the world have gathered most of the meteoric material - any object dropped onto the surface of planets formed hundreds of thousands of craters on the Moon, Venus, Mars and Mercury. At one time, and went to Earth, but to find on the planet traces of prehistoric meteorite bombardment is very difficult. But now the interplanetary space much more freely and more often in the way of our planet in its orbit around the Sun, there are tiny particles - the size of a pea. Flying into the atmosphere to escape velocity, they are heated rapidly and burn in the sky, leaving a glowing trail. Astronomers call the "meteor" glow in the upper atmosphere, produced a small space a guest. But it is a beautiful phenomenon may cause an illusion - as if a crystal firmament could not resist a star in the sky fell. In fact, the stars do not fall, but the particles of larger size sometimes reaches the earth's surface. And then the scientists say about the fall of the meteorite. Meteorites fall much less than the case of "meteors spans" the dark night sky, because in the era of the activity of some meteor showers per hour of observation, one can count dozens of "falling stars".
How do we arrive to these small particles that would burn, disappear, merge with the substance of the Earth, but a few moments to shine like the stars forever and far? Destiny they are different. It is possible that some of these particles captured by our sun - its gravity (gravity) - during the long interstellar flight in the Galaxy. The stars often go through the gas and dust nebulae - an example to the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. And then the substance of the nebula - dust and micro-particles can become our new neighbors in the Solar System.
Of course, most of the meteor particles are generated by the destruction of the nuclei of comets. Comet approaches the sun melted the ice and out of their bowels released countless swarms of meteoric particles. They are stretched on the cometary orbit, and when the Earth passes near the orbit of a comet destroyed the old, we happen meteor showers - per night when you can count tens of thousands of meteors.
But there are also quite independent meteoroids, are traveling alone. How they are complicated - often they are captured by a massive planets, and can turn over millions of years in the company of careless pebbles - that they are composed of rings of Saturn and other gas giants. Sometimes they manage to leave the environment "ringed" planet, and then they again have a chance to become a star and fulfill one's desire.
released December 3, 2011
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