Monthly Archives: July 2014
Below are 5 facts about the Earth. Some things I already knew (and probably you do, too), some I had ideas about and had to do some research to check, and others I totally made up. Wait! No! Kidding. They’re all real. But how many of them do you know? Be honest.
Each year, there are several, if not hundreds, of UFO sightings. But these sightings are rarely corroborated and verified by an agency to be authentic UFOs.
Earth may have once looked a little more like Mars: a planet with two moons. It’s not the first time the theory has been trotted out by Erik Asphaug, but it’s getting new life thanks to an upcoming conference about our natural satellite. Asphaug says the second moon would have been much tinier—about 1/30th the size of our moon. But after orbiting Earth for a few million years, it would have had quite the impact, literally, on its larger twin.
This list explores a variety of fascinating scientific facts that you probably are unaware of. Science is still a very mysterious subject so there are millions of trivial facts about it – this will be the first of many scientific fact lists in the future.
The vastness of Space has thrown up another interesting planet for us to study. Recently, astronomers have discovered a cold planet situated in a binary star system located nearly 3000 light-years from our Solar System.
Today there are many Westerners for whom Islam can be reduced to three ideas: fanaticism, fatalism and polygamy. Of course, there does exist a more cultivated public whose ideas about Islam are less deformed. Common misconceptions include that Muslims worship a moon-god, that Islam is oppressive against women, or that Islam is a faith that promotes violence. So, in the virtues of Ramadan’ month, we bust some misunderstandings and expose the true teachings of Islam.
At a pink limestone quarry in Sweden, scientists have discovered a new type of meteor. This new space rock could hold the secret to the “explosion” of life on Earth nearly 500 million years ago. In this limestone quarry, west of Stockholm, workers have found 101 meteorite in the past 20 years, all of them are part of an iron-poor class called the L chondrites.
The real face of life on alien worlds is far stranger than fiction. There’s an exotic zoo of planets out there many of them aren’t anything like the kind of planets we find in our own solar system. Space telescopes have spotted thousands of potential planets for extraterrestrials to call home. Using this data, we are zooming in to determine what the alien inhabitants might look like.
Almost all galaxies are known to have a single supermassive black hole at their heart. However, an international team of scientists have recently discovered a bizarre galaxy, which has three supermassive black holes in it’s center.
We all had to memorize that cute mnemonic solar system device in grade school that taught us the order of the planets. Some of us even had Milky Way placemats. But for most of us, the outer space education ended there.
Stars such as the sun usually form clusters along with other stars. Many of them are spread out, allowing the stars to drift apart, although others are more intense with gravity keeping the stars closer together. Today, the sun stands alone which makes astronomers wonder that our star and its solar system had either been evicted from its original cluster or moved away from its sibling stars around 4.5 billion years ago.