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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Formation Mystery Of Magnetars May Be Solved

May 15, 2014 |

Magnetars are the bizarre super-dense remnants of supernova explosions. They are the strongest magnets known in the Universe — millions of times more powerful than the strongest magnets on Earth. Read More

A Record Among Exoplanets: A Gas Giant GU Psc b Is Around 2,000 Times The Earth-Sun Distance From Its Star

May 15, 2014 |

An international team led by University of Montreal researchers has discovered and photographed a new planet 155 light-years from our solar system. Read More

Why It’s So Hard to Find ET

May 14, 2014 | 3

Hopes of finding evidence of life on far off alien worlds by studying their atmospheric chemistry have been dashed by a new study that concludes it’s almost impossible. Read More

Top 5 Huge Things Found In The Univers

May 14, 2014 | 1

Sure, the oceans are huge and mountains are impressively big. And 7 billion people are a lot of humans, but still. As we all live on planet Earth (with a diameter of 12,742km), it is easily forgotten how incredible tiny we all actually are. Read More

Weather Forecasts On Brown Dwarfs

May 13, 2014 |

Called “failed stars,” brown dwarfs form with insufficient mass to fuse hydrogen into helium in their cores — a process that defines a star. But these objects aren’t planets either. Instead, brown dwarfs bridge the gap between stars and planets and have masses at least 14 but no more than 80 times that of Jupiter. Read More

5 Amazing Facts About Gamma Ray Bursts

May 13, 2014 |

Ok, so I have gamma ray bursts on the brain at the minute, which isn’t unexpected after reading about them for a week. Besides, frankly, they’re so damn fascinating! Seriously, the most dramatically powerful events in the known Universe, and we still don’t know precisely what causes them. Just… fascinating. So to let some of this escape from my brain, here’s 5 things about GRBs which may interest you… Read More

The Universe Never Stop to Surprising Us: Pulsar Lives in Triple System

May 12, 2014 |

Scientists have discovered a rapidly spinning neutron star with an unconventional living arrangement. This pulsar cohabitates with two white dwarfs, and the three are smashed together in a space smaller than Earth’s orbit around the Sun. The system is gravitationally extreme, with the three members all tugging on one another. Read More

Top 5 Secrets Of The Moon

May 12, 2014 |

The Moon is humanity’s nearest companion in our travels in space and the only celestial body that we have had the chance to actually visit. Still, despite its relative closeness and familiarity, our satellite continues to hold many interesting secrets. From its scientific strangeness to the many ways it affects our lives, the Moon is a mystery that is definitely worth a closer look. Read More

Astronomers Have Identified Sun’s Long Lost ‘Sister’

May 11, 2014 | 1

Stars like the sun may end up alone but they are born in stellar nurseries, with a thousand — or a hundred thousand — siblings. Over time, the family disbands, victims of gravitational nudges and other tidings after 4.5 billion years of life in the cosmos. Read More

Strange Facts About the Northern Lights

May 11, 2014 |

The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. Read More

The Craziest Things In Our Universe

May 10, 2014 |

The universe can be defined as the combination of everything that is in existence, encompassing all physical matter and energy that occupy both space and time, as well as space and time within itself. Read More

Top 5 Most Habitable Alien Planets

May 10, 2014 | 2

Astronomers have found more than 1000 planets beyond our solar system, and thousands more await confirmation by follow-up observations. Many of these alien worlds are too hot or too cold to support life as we know it, but researchers have found a few that appear to be much more hospitable. So, Here’s a brief rundown of the best candidates. Read More

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