Monthly Archives: April 2015
The destruction of an exoplanet may sound like something that came straight from Sci-Fi scenario, but, earlier this week, researchers — using several telescopes, including Chandra X-ray Observatory — have found evidence that a white dwarf star may have been a planet-killer obliterated an entire world that ventured nearby.
Astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology and Onsala Space Observatory in Sweden have observed an extremely intense magnetic field beyond anything previously detected very close to a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy.
The ‘young’ Earth may have swallowed a Mercury-like planet billions of years ago, a collision which providing our planet’s layers and generate Earth’s magnetic field creating the perfect conditions required for life to flourish.
Scientists using Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered a gas giant planet that’s roughly 13,000 light-years away from Earth, OGLE-2014-BLG-0124Lb is one of the furthest planets ever discovered.
For the first time, astrophysicists may have observed the first signs of dark matter interacting — not with ordinary matter — but with itself, and not just through the pull of its gravity.
After searching out of 100000 galaxies for a particular signs of the presence of an advanced extraterrestrial civilization, a team of scientists using data from NASA’s WISE telescope have found no evidence of intelligent alien life.
Researchers on the Dark Energy Survey have created the first map of the distribution of dark matter across the universe. Experts who created these series of maps says that these are the largest maps ever created at this level of unprecedented detail and will improve our understanding of dark matter and its role in the formation of galaxies.
On October 12, 2017, the asteroid 2012 TC4 is expected to pass dangerously close to Earth. The exact distance of its closest approach is uncertain as well as the estimated size of the asteroid ramain unknown ~ it vary from 40 feet to 130 feet across, it could be as large as 40m wide – just under the height of Statue of Liberty.
For the first time, astronomers from the Universities of Geneva and Bern, have succeed to measure the temperature of the atmosphere of exoplanet HD 189733b with impressive precision, by crossing two approaches.
For the first time, scientists have detected the presence of complex organic molecules, the building blocks of life, in a rotating disk of dense gas surrounding a young star (infant star system). This finding suggests, again, that the conditions that spawned life on Earth are not unique in the universe.
How fast the universe has been expanding since the Big Bang is something of a puzzling question. It wasn’t that long enough that we didn’t know it was accelerating at all, and a new study finds the acceleration of the expansion of the universe might not be as fast as thought.
The Earth is a mysterious place with the greatest unknowns lying in the oceans, which cover two-thirds of our wonderful world. When you consider the extreme conditions, phenomenal geological features, and eerie creatures that lie kilometers under the sea, your head may begin to hurt a tad. Well, be prepared to have it blown wide open, because when you read about the following breathtaking, awe-inspiring, unfathomable Extreme Oceans that lie beyond our atmosphere and even our solar system, your brain may well explode.