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5 Amazing Facts About Gamma Ray Bursts

May 13, 2014 |

Ok, so I have gamma ray bursts on the brain at the minute, which isn’t unexpected after reading about them for a week. Besides, frankly, they’re so damn fascinating! Seriously, the most dramatically powerful events in the known Universe, and we still don’t know precisely what causes them. Just… fascinating. So to let some of this escape from my brain, here’s 5 things about GRBs which may interest you… Read More

Top 5 Secrets Of The Moon

May 12, 2014 |

The Moon is humanity’s nearest companion in our travels in space and the only celestial body that we have had the chance to actually visit. Still, despite its relative closeness and familiarity, our satellite continues to hold many interesting secrets. From its scientific strangeness to the many ways it affects our lives, the Moon is a mystery that is definitely worth a closer look. Read More

Strange Facts About the Northern Lights

May 11, 2014 |

The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. Read More

The Craziest Things In Our Universe

May 10, 2014 |

The universe can be defined as the combination of everything that is in existence, encompassing all physical matter and energy that occupy both space and time, as well as space and time within itself. Read More

Top 5 Most Habitable Alien Planets

May 10, 2014 | 2

Astronomers have found more than 1000 planets beyond our solar system, and thousands more await confirmation by follow-up observations. Many of these alien worlds are too hot or too cold to support life as we know it, but researchers have found a few that appear to be much more hospitable. So, Here’s a brief rundown of the best candidates. Read More

Interesting Facts About Brown Dwarfs

May 9, 2014 |

A brown dwarf is a celestial or an astronomical object having a size between a small star and a giant planet, like Jupiter. In other words, brown dwarfs are too large to be classified as planets and too small to be called a star. Read More

Things You Never Knew About Space

May 8, 2014 | 7

Space is big, really big. Some scientists estimate it may even be bigger than one direction. So, warm up: read the list of facts below and answer the following two questions. Read More

What It Means To Live On Mars?

May 7, 2014 | 3

The Mars One mission has instantly exploded in popularity, with support from legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin and more than 78,000 international applicants vying for the opportunity to permanently settle on the red planet by 2023. Read More

Top 5 Craziest Scientific Theories

May 7, 2014 |

Crazy is such an ugly word but how else can we describe these concepts? They each try to explain some aspect of our universe in a manner that just seems bizarre. Read More

Top 10 Astronomy Myths

May 6, 2014 | 1

Ever since I was a kid I have loved astronomy. I would lie in the back yard and stare at the stars in awe, trying to imagine what was out there. This led to a love of science fiction and science in general. Ultimately, I pursued other avenues for my career (music), but my love of the heavens still remains. This list looks at 10 commonly believed factlets about astronomy which are wrong. This is derived (in small part) by the excellent book Sorry, Wrong Answer – I strongly recommend it. Read More

5 Coolest Space Objects In Our Solar System

April 30, 2014 | 1

Space is awesome. There’s no arguing that. But all of the really cool stuff is way out there—beyond the edges our solar system—in deep space. In fact, our solar system is pretty lousy. Everyone learns about it in first grade: You’ve got nine planets (or eight since Pluto got the boot), a few boring moons flying around them, the Sun, and that’s pretty much it—right? Actually, space has more wonders than you could possibly imagine, and some of them are right in our backyard Read More

Did You Know? Blue Supergiant Stars

April 30, 2014 | 2

Blue supergiant stars are unique, in the sense that they are amongst the most luminous stars, and yet short-lived. These stars can transform into red supergiant stars before eventually exploding during the supernova event. Read More

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