Monthly Archives: July 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 …
Talk about heavy metal! This shiny, lumpy rock spotted by NASA’s Curiosity rover is likely made mostly of iron—and came from outer space! It’s an iron meteorite, similar to ones found in years past by Curiosity’s forerunners Spirit and Opportunity, but is considerably larger than any of the ones the MER rovers came across… in fact, at 2 meters (6.5 feet) wide this may very well be the biggest meteorite ever discovered on Mars
A huge but mysterious crater spotted in a remote Siberian land ironically known as the “End of the World” has scientists scrambling for answers: Was it a meteor? Was it a weapon? Was it an explosive sign of global warming? Or even a UFO-landing site?
You may have noticed the moon looked bigger and brighter than usual this weekend. When the moon is full while its orbit is closest to Earth it’s known as a “supermoon,” creating an illusion of a dramatically large luminous sphere when viewed close to the horizon. This is what occurred over the weekend when the moon was at its fullest and still appeared brighter than normal.
Do you often dream about extraterrestrial life beyond earth? NASA scientists are engaged in proving your dreams to be true. Many scientists believe we are not alone in the universe. It’s probable, they say, that life could have arisen on at least some of the billions of planets thought to exist in our galaxy alone — just as it did here on planet Earth. This basic question about our place in the Universe is one that may be answered by scientific investigations.
Even though we see stars every day, twinkling in the night sky, they never fail to fascinate scientists and ordinary observers alike. Here are the 5 largest stars in the universe in terms of mass, size, and luminosity.
The past two years have been a little confusing for NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe, as its status as an interstellar traveller has been considered, debated, officially confirmed and then debated some more. However, new data looks to confirm that the intrepid spacecraft is actually in interstellar space, and the mission scientists have our Sun to thank for it.
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are known as the rocky planets, in contrast the Solar System’s gas giants-Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, writes Time. Yet Mercury doesn’t quite fit with the other rocky worlds, Erik Asphaug, a planetary scientist at Arizona State University, said in a statement.