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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

A Neutron Star Collision with Earth

July 22, 2014 |

What would we do if the Earth were about to be destroyed? “Evacuate Earth” examines this terrifying and scientifically plausible scenario by exploring the technologies we would devise to carry as many humans as possible to safety. Read More

Will Betelgeuse Become a Second Sun?

July 21, 2014 |

Betelgeuse will explode someday. It lies some 430 light-years from Earth. Yet it’s already one of the brightest stars in Earth’s sky. The reason is that Betelgeuse is a supergiant star. It is intrinsically very brilliant. Read More

How to Detect Exoplanets?

July 18, 2014 |

A generation ago, the idea of a planet orbiting a distant star was still in the realm of science fiction. But since the discovery of the first exoplanet in 1988, we’ve found hundreds of them, with the discoveries coming at a faster rate over time. Read More

Is the Future of the Universe Already Determined?

July 17, 2014 |

The ultimate fate of the universe is a topic in physical cosmology. Most of the cosmologists says that the ultimate fate of the universe is dependent on the shape of the universe and what role dark energy will play as … Read More

Mars Moon Rising In The Sky

February 25, 2014 |

Curiosity, the martian rover, captured in 86 photos one of the “Moons” of Mars, Phobos, rising in the sky of the planet. Read More

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