Astronomy is full of astronomical numbers and if physics tells us anything it is that nothing is obvious. Astonishing facts about the universe are absolutely everywhere and you do not even have to go far from home to find some. Here is a list og 5 mind-blowing facts about the universe.
The acronym “NASA” stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Before NASA was formed, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was started by President Woodrow Wilson to supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight. From then to present day, much has happened. So, here are some interesting facts about NASA.
The universe loves to confuse us. And sometimes, the discoveries that benefit science the most are those that leave us severely confused and scrambling for crazy explanations.
A black hole is a large amount of matter squeezed into a tiny area with an enormous gravitational pull for its size. Many black holes form from dying giant stars that collapse in on themselves. But even as black holes, they continue to orbit and exert the same gravitational pull on objects around them. Not all scientists believe in black holes. But for those who do, the surprises just keep coming.
Quasars or quasi-stellar radio sources are enigmatic objects in the far universe whose energy output outclasses several galaxies put together. These high-redshift objects are supposed to be powered by supermassive black holes. Read this article to know more about these mind-boggling active galactic nuclei objects, that have baffled astrophysicists for years.
Space is an absolutely crazy place. Most science fiction writers throw in a planet with two stars that looks vaguely like Southern California, and call it a day. But the cosmos is a lot stranger than we give it credit for.
The alien worlds run the gamut from small and lifeless chunks of rock to gargantuan globes of gas. These planets each have its own extreme features and crazy phenomena. Here are 25 amazing facts about planets.
“What will the world will be like in 1,000 years” seems like an absurd question to even ask, yet curious people do wonder, and certain people like Ray Kurzweil spend all their time working to find the answers. Here are the top 5 reasons to look ahead.
The International Space Stations (ISS) is one of the greatest human and technological achievements in our history. Space agencies from the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada have come together for a common goal in the name of science and education. It is a symbol of technological excellence and a testament to what we can achieve through collaboration and teamwork. Here are things you may not have known about the International Space Station.
As the Earth rotates on its axis and orbits the Sun, the Sun orbits the center of the Milky Way at a rate of 800,000 kilometers (500,000 mi) per hour. It’s dizzying how remarkable the universe has remained since its inception. Earth is a tiny piece of a much larger puzzle, and yet, its composition and inner workings are still extraordinary.
Physics is weird. There is no denying that. Particles that don’t exist except as probabilities; time that changes according to how fast you’re moving; cats that are both alive and dead until you open a box. We’ve put together a collection of 5 of the strangest facts we can find. If you feel we’ve missed any of your favourite physics weirdnesses off the list, do tell us that as well.