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Freaky Physics Experiment Might Soon Tell Us If We’re Living In A 2D Hologram

April 28, 2015 |

There are many unanswered questions about the universe that keep scientists awake at night, theories like the birth, evolution, symmetries and consistency of the universe remain a puzzle for physicists. Read More

Starburst In Dwarf Galaxy UGC 5797

April 27, 2015 |

Scientists, using NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, are studying a group of very massive blue stars in active galaxy known as UGC 5797. Read More

Black Hole (Infographic)

March 26, 2015 |

Don’t let the name fool you: a black hole is anything but empty space. Rather, it is a great amount of matter packed into a very small area – think of a star ten times more massive than the Sun squeezed into a sphere approximately the diameter of New York City. The result is a gravitational field so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape. Read More

How Big is the Universe?

March 24, 2015 |

This #Infographic puts in to perspective just how big the universe is. From the city you live in, to the state, country, continent, planet, solar system, galaxy etc. Visualizing the universe and its visible area puts in to perspective just how small we are. With the help of Hubble space images, and advanced high definition cameras from NASA, we are able to see the universe how we never could in the past. Read More

20 Things You Should Know About Kuiper Belt

March 2, 2015 |

Kuiper Belt is vast expanse of space beyond the last known gas giant of the Solar System, the Neptune. This space is composed of icy objects. In 1950, it was proposed by Jan Oort, a Dutch astronomer that the comets that we see in our known solar system actually originate from far reaches of the solar system, a large unexplored reservoir! This was named as Oort Cloud. Read More

Alpha Centauri Bb: The Closest Exoplanet Ever Detected

February 24, 2015 |

A little exoplanet living in a neighboring star system has caused a very big stir among scientists. It may be too hot for life to survive on its surface, but the discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B has ignited hope that the star — one of two that orbit one another as a binary pair — could play host to a whole system of rocky worlds. But before we plan a trip to Alpha Centauri star system, what we need to know about this earth-sized world. Here is an astronomy guide for Alpha Centauri Bb. Read More

Interesting Facts About the Sun (Infographic)

February 15, 2015 | 2

Think you know everything there is to know about the Sun? Think again. Here are some facts about the Sun, collected in no particular order. Some you might already know, and others will be totally new to you. Read More

15 Curious Facts Concerning Pluto ~ The Demoted Planet

January 20, 2015 | 1

As NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has begun its long-awaited historic encounter with Pluto, entering the first of several approach phases that will culminate with the first close-up flyby of the Pluto system six months from now, we decide to write an interesting-list about dwarf planet pluto including 15 curious things maybe you didn’t know about this demoted planet. Enjoy! Read More

NASA Reveals Three Amazing Travel Posters for Earth-Like Planets

January 11, 2015 |

Since its launch in 2009, the Kepler Space Telescope has found a lot of “exoplanets,” or planets that are orbiting a star, just as the Earth orbits the sun. The total number is said to be 1,000-plus. However, last year one exoplanet was discovered that has unusual properties—it is within the “habitable zone,” i.e. the right distance from the right-sized star to potentially support water, and thus, life. Read More

Interesting Facts about Dark Matter

December 3, 2014 | 1

Dark matter is something that an astronomer or scientist cannot observe through ordinary telescopes. It does not emit or absorb light, and is considered responsible for holding all the normal matter in the universe together. Normal matter is something which can be observed and recorded through available means of technology. This article lists some very interesting facts about dark matter. Read More

The First Exoplanet was Discovered 100 Years Ago?

October 22, 2014 |

When astronomers found two planets orbiting a pulsar in 1992, it was considered the first definitive detection of planets outside our solar system. Read More

The Big Bang Theory (Video)

September 18, 2014 | 2

The Big Bang Theory is the leading explanation about how the universe began. At its simplest, it talks about the universe as we know it starting with a small singularity, then inflating over the next 13.8 billion years to the cosmos that we know today. Read More

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