Fir – Abies squamata – Highest growing tree
Fir – Abies squamata – Highest growing trees. Which in China and Tibet occur even at an altitude of 4,400 meters above sea level. These magnificent trees reach 40 m in height, and 1 m. in diameter.
Measuring asteroids – Shape and size
Measuring asteroids – Shape and size – French scientists from the Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur have developed a new way of measuring the shape and size of asteroids. They used an interferometer constructed of 2 VLT telescopes, with diameters of 8.2 m. To measure the asteroid Barbara. The results indicate that the asteroid is composed of two parts with a diameter of 37 and 21 km. Apart from each other 24 km.
Largest observed star – Betelgeuze
Largest observed star – The changing their dimensions star Betelgeuze in the constellation Orion (the maximum volume of a diameter of 980 million km) is 17 thousand. times brighter than the Sun.
Eye bigger than brain
Eye bigger than brain – Ostrich is one of the largest eyes of all creatures on land. About 5 cm in diameter, or a little more than a standard golf ball. Its brain has a diameter of for approx. 2.4 cm, thus the eye is greater than the brain. A similar relationship has also other birds, for example. Sparrows.
Largest helicopter – Russian Mil Mi-26
Largest helicopter – Russian Mil Mi-26, designed in the late 70s, which is in production today, it’s still the biggest helicopter in the world. It has over 40 m in length, 8.1 m in height and rotor diameter of 32 meters. Mil Mi-26 is the first and only helicopter, having an eight-bladed rotor. Without load weighs 28 tons and its maximum takeoff weight is 56 tons. It can fly at a speed of 295 km / h and carry 90 soldiers. It is used for military purposes, eg. In the framework of NATO, but during its history, also used in many civil cases. For instance, in 1999. With the Mil Mi-26 were transported frozen mammoth discovered in Siberia to the lab.