Monthly Archives: March 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 the sun, Earth and Jupiter are lined up in a straight line with Earth in the middle, thus means that Jupiter and the sun will be on opposite sides of the sky, when sun sets in the west, Jupiter will rise in the east. The phenomena is called Jupiter opposition.
By using the 64-m Parkes radio telescope, a team of scientists have discovered two new exotic millisecond pulsars in the globular cluster 47Tucanae (NGC 104), 16,700 light years away from Earth.
We live in a part of the solar system called the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot that all the water evaporates away, but it’s also not too cold where it freezes instead… and unless you’re an astronaut, the big spherical rock will be your home for life.
You live on a lovely terrestrial planet called Earth that conveniently lies in the solar system’s Goldilocks zone or habitable zone. It is just the right distance from the Sun that the planet’s surface doesn’t freeze over, but also isn’t so hot that your bodily fluids would boil.
Have you ever looked at a globe and thought, what if it had a hole in the middle? Me neither! But some researchers have. Because it turns out that planets don’t have to be shaped like spheres — or, what they really are, which are more like stretched-out spheres.
Space is basically the coolest, coldest, biggest, all-around awesomest… so many superlatives. But what’re the brightest and darkest things out there?