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Monthly Archives: September 2014

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Top 5 Questions About the Cosmos That Still Baffle Astronomers Today

September 15, 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. Read More

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5 Astonishing Construction Projects

September 14, 2014 |

There’s no clear line between passion and obsession, but some people are so deep into the latter that there doesn’t need to be. Some men put their entire lives into building something, and the results are astonishing. Read More

For the First Time, Scientists Detect Water Ice Clouds Outside the Solar System

September 11, 2014 |

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. Read More

How many Days are in a Year?

September 11, 2014 |

A year is considered as the period during which the planet Earth makes a complete orbit around the sun. Read More

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5 Unbelievable Natural Eternal Flames You’ve Never Heard Of

September 11, 2014 |

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. Read More

How Do We Measure The Distance of Stars?

September 10, 2014 |

It turns out that measuring the distance to a star is an interesting problem! Astronomers have come up with two different techniques to estimate how far away any given star is. Read More

When did Life Begin On Earth?

September 10, 2014 |

Life begun on Earth 60 million years earlier than previously thought, according to a geological survey who discovered the traces of lifeforms in the layers of ancient soils of India. Read More

What is the Coldest Place in the World?

September 9, 2014 |

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. Read More

CST-100 Spaceship, The New Space Taxi?

September 9, 2014 | 1

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. Read More

Stop Worrying About the Future? Scientists Claims We Can See It

September 8, 2014 | 1

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. Read More

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The Most Terrible Places Where No One Want To Live

September 8, 2014 | 1

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. Read More

Astronomy Calendar for September 2014

September 7, 2014 |

This month will be rather uneventful when it comes to astronomical events except for the September equinox on the 23rd at 02:29 UTC. Read More

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