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Kepler 22b: Meet an Extraordinary Planet

June 11, 2016 | 1

In constellation Cygnus the swan, about 600 light years away from us, sits an amazing planet that could have continents, oceans and creatures already living on its surface, a place that is just right in meeting all the requirements for life, Kepler 22b. Read More

HD140283 or Methuselah Star: The Object that Baffles Scientists

May 31, 2016 | 6

In the constellation Libra about 190 light years away from our planet, reside one of the most mysterious objects in our galaxy, the impossible star which appears to be older than the universe itself. Read More

[Info and Images] The Crab Pulsar And Its Nebula

May 12, 2016 | 4

The Crab Pulsar was born with supernova explosion which was widely observed on Earth in the year 1054. The Crab Nebula is located 6,500-light-years away from us in the direction of Constellation Taurus. Read More

Astronomy For Kids: Neptune, The Eighth Planet From The sun

April 26, 2016 | 1

From today, we will start a powerful and fun resource for kids, astronomy for kids lessons, exploring our universe and space related topics, lessons designed with kids in mind, as well as their parents. Read More

Solar System: How Do We Calculate Mass Of Sun?

April 19, 2016 |

It is too easy for you to measure the mass of everyday items, like a bread, an apple, a watermelon but how do you measure the mass of something much much larger, like the SUN? Read More

Black Stars: What Are They?

March 30, 2016 | 3

When Einstein developed relativity theory, he found a new way to describe gravity. It took him years to work out the math to find the solutions to his own equations, but they were only an approximate solution. Read More

How Far Voyager 1 Is now?

March 28, 2016 | 2

Launched in 1977, NASA spacecraft Voyager 1 have been coasting its way through the further reaches of our solar system. Read More

Why Isn’t Pluto A Planet?

September 5, 2015 |

It’s proven to be one of the most divisive issues in modern science. In one stroke, thousands of textbooks were after date. As astronomer, I’m always being asked about Pluto, why was it reclassified? And, if it’s not a planet anymore, than what can it be? — So, why isn’t Pluto a planet anymore? Read More

The Great Attractor: What It Is?

August 30, 2015 |

About a hundred thousand galaxies, including ours, are being sucked toward a region of space that we can’t see and we don’t know why. Astronomers call it a gravity anomaly or the Great Attractor. Read More

Why Doesn’t Earth Have Rings Around It Like Saturn?

August 26, 2015 |

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune all have rings, so why doesn’t Earth have rings too? Turns out that, mostly, the answer is luck. Read More

Researchers Estimated Precisely The Milky Way’ Weighs. How Heavy Is It?

June 4, 2015 |

How do astronomers estimate the mass of the Milky Way galaxy? It seems like a simple question, but it is not. Our galaxy consists of roughly 100 billion stars, stretching up to 200,000 light years from edge to edge, wide enough to makes it very difficult to measure. Read More

What Is The Brightest Star In Earth’s Night Sky?

May 18, 2015 |

By looking at the night sky, you could conclude that the number of visible stars is infinite. But its nothing more false, without a telescope we can see maximum 6,000 stars. Read More

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