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Astronomy Guide Archives - Page 3 of 10 -

Travel Inside a Black Hole

September 16, 2014 |

Black holes are among the simplest objects in the universe. They are simpler than stars, much simpler than planets, and vastly simpler than human beings. 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

Sci-Fi Ships Vs Real Life Objects (Infograph)

September 7, 2014 |

We all love to point out the ridiculous bad physics in science fiction — it’s like an awesome sport that everybody wins. (Except physics.) But the truth is, sometimes you have to violate the laws of physics to create science fiction stories that people want to watch. Read More

What is a Comet Made Of? (Infograph)

September 6, 2014 |

What are comets made of? Good question! Comet nuclei are loose collections of ice, dust and small rocky particles, ranging from a few kilometers to tens of kilometers across. Read More

Stellar Evolution (Infograph)

August 31, 2014 |

Stars live for a very long time compared to human lifetimes. Even though stellar life-spans are enormous, we know how stars are born, live, and die. Read More

Anatomy of an Active Black Hole (Infograph)

August 30, 2014 |

This infographic explains a popular theory of active supermassive black holes, referred to as the unified model — and how new data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is at conflict with the model. Astronomers say the model could still be correct but needs adjusting to account for the unexpected observations by WISE. Read More

Sign of Parallel World? How Neutrons Might Escape Into Another Universe

August 1, 2014 |

The leap from our universe to another is theoretically possible, say physicists. And the technology to test the idea is available today. Read More

Facts About Outer Space (Infographic)

July 28, 2014 |

Below are listed some interesting facts about the outer space, some “points” are trivial but others, probably, will surprise you. Read More

Why You Must Leave Religion Behind

July 26, 2014 | 3

Regular readers of our site know that it is the purpose of Cosmosup to inform, entertain, and occasionally spark (ideally) healthy debate. Read More

Could Humanity Survive Catastrophe?

July 25, 2014 | 2

There’s growing evidence that Earth may be headed for a mass extinction, where over 75 percent of all species die out and the world is changed forever. There’s also evidence that humans would survive such an event — for better or for worse. Here’s why. Read More

Archaeologists Discover A Stone Altar With Astronomical Symbols Dating Back 3,500-4,000 Years

July 24, 2014 | 3

The archaeological complex of Licurnique, located four hours from Olmos district in Peru’s northern region of Lambayeque, reveals evidence of an astronomical laboratory from the formative stage. Read More

Amazing Facts About Earth (Infographic)

July 24, 2014 | 1

You’ve lived on Planet Earth all your life, but how much do you really know about the ground underneath your feet? Read More

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