Finding a true Earth analog orbiting within the habitable zone of a sun-like star is a sort of holy grail to astronomers and we are about to get a lot closer to detect one in the near future as new incredible inventions and technologies are available to us now.
Our solar system is a huge place, it’s true edge stretches far beyond the Kuiper belt. Maybe, you are familiar with Pluto, the demoted planet and the most famous dwarf planet within the Kuiper belt, but there are too many objects beyond it; actually, there are dwarf planets larger than Pluto residing there.
In a relatively distant place, approximately 1,480 light years away from Earth, sits one of the most controversial objects in our galaxy, KIC 8462852, as its dubbed, clearly becomes the primary subject of much ongoing research.
From today, we will start a powerful and fun resource for kids, astronomy for kids lessons, exploring our universe and space related topics, lessons designed with kids in mind, as well as their parents.
Over the past two decades, the study of exoplanets has grown more rapidly than any other field of astronomy.
Matter as we know it, all the planets, stars, galaxies, cluster of galaxies that can be seen make up just 5 percent of the cosmos. Approximately 2% of this percentage is made of stuff astronomers can’t see but still eluded detection.
Our universe have some peculiar properties, properties that couldn’t be explained by conventional Big Bang theory. For example, it’s flat, meaning it’s at just the right mass density that it will neither expand forever nor collapse back on itself. Why should it be flat?
The WOW signal is considered one of the most intriguing events in the search for life in outer space. In 1977 a SETII researcher, astronomer Jerry Ehman, working at the Ohio State University’s Big Ear radio telescope heard an extremely strong signal coming from the constellation Sagittarius.