Monthly Archives: September 2014
The universe has been around for roughly 13.7 billion years, but it still holds many mysteries that continue to perplex astronomers to this day. The journal Science summarized some of the most bewildering questions being asked by leading astronomers today. In no particular order, here are 5 of the most enduring mysteries in astronomy.
The presence of water ice clouds has been detected on our gas giant planets like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. But, water ice clouds had not been found on planets outside the solar system.
Though spontaneous fire seems like it would be a rare natural phenomenon, they are actually quite common both above and below the ground. Usually fueled by underground coal, gas, or oil seeping to the surface, some of these “eternal flames” have been burning continuously for centuries — and yet remain oddly obscure.
Anyone of us wondered at least once in his lifetime, exactly where is the coldest place on the planet. Either we put this question in a blizzard and cold evening winter, or simply because we are curious to know more about world in which we live, there are places on our planet where the temperature drops to almost unimaginable levels.
NASA had longed to send their astronauts to outer space without aid from their Russian counterparts. To accomplish this, they need to make a perfect Space Taxi that will transport their astronauts to that space beyond.
Is the flow of time constant, or can events that haven’t occurred yet influence our behavior? A new paper provides scientific proof that humans can see into the future. You probably saw this coming. Can we see into the future? It’s a power claimed by soothsayers, oracles, witches, astrologists, and prophets since time began flowing in the direction science generally accepts it flowing in: Forward.
Many of today’s cities are crowded centers of poverty, disease, and unimaginable brutality. In a world of fathomless technology, far too many people struggle just to stave off the grinding of starvation. Here is a list of the worst places around the world.