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CosmosUp | February 7, 2023

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T. Boyajian Just Answered Common Questions About KIC 8462852

June 4, 2016 | 2

Yesterday, Dr. Tabetha Boyajian and Professor Jason Wright have participated in a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) to answer any and all questions regarding the “most controversial star in our Galaxy” KIC 8462852. Read More

IC 1101: The Largest Galaxy In the Known Universe

May 2, 2016 | 2

There are about 100 billion to 200 billion galaxies in the observable universe. For roughly 13 billion years they’ve swarmed around each other, colliding and merging, undergoing rapid star formation and suffering periods of drought, where no new stars are born. Read More

What If Earth Were A Moon Of Jupiter

April 28, 2016 |

Jupiter is a really big object, its the largest planet in our solar system, so big that 1321 Earth’s can fit into it. This gas giant has 67 moons — four large moons and dozens of smaller ones. Read More

Flat Universe Theory: What Does It Mean?

April 21, 2016 | 3

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? Read More

Mysterious WOW Signal Decoded After 40 Years?

April 20, 2016 | 27

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. Read More

Population III Stars: The First Stars In The Universe

April 16, 2016 |

The first stars in the Universe, so–called Population III or Pop III stars, are believed to have formed from the primordial ‘molecular’ clouds, a metal–free gas available in the very early Universe, in pristine conditions. Read More

The Extragalactic Cold Spot: What Is It?

April 9, 2016 | 2

In 2004, researchers were combing through the data from a satellite called WMAP when they noticed something unusual. Part of the universe looked a lot colder than the rest. They called it, appropriately, the Cold Spot and scientists still aren’t really sure why it’s there. Read More

[Part 2] Weird Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

April 3, 2016 | 2

Want some weird facts? Here is a list of random facts. Some of these facts you’ll know, and others may surprise you. [Check out part 1] Read More

1991 VG: A Mysterious Object Will Fly Past Earth In 2017

March 28, 2016 | 3

One of the most mysterious celestial objects in the night sky, known as 1991 VG, set to pass Earth in summer 2017. Read More

Dark Cloud Could Have Contributed To A Mass Extinction

March 27, 2016 | 3

New study suggests that an encounter of the solar system with a giant molecular dark cloud could have driven an environmental catastrophe leading to mass extinction in the last 8 million years of the Cretaceous period. Read More

[Infographic]: What Do Astronauts Eat In Space

March 16, 2016 |

Have you ever asked to yourself what do astronauts eat in space? Journey to Mars preparations are becoming a global issue, with millions of people following what NASA and the astronauts on the ISS are doing. Read More

Is There Any Probability That Our Sun Can Become A Black Hole?

March 15, 2016 |

Falling in love is just like falling in a black hole, time goes slow for you but is the same for everyone else. But what are black holes? And how did they get here? Read More

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