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Interesting Facts About Brown Dwarfs

May 9, 2014 |

A brown dwarf is a celestial or an astronomical object having a size between a small star and a giant planet, like Jupiter. In other words, brown dwarfs are too large to be classified as planets and too small to be called a star. Read More

Things You Never Knew About Space

May 8, 2014 | 7

Space is big, really big. Some scientists estimate it may even be bigger than one direction. So, warm up: read the list of facts below and answer the following two questions. Read More

What It Means To Live On Mars?

May 7, 2014 | 3

The Mars One mission has instantly exploded in popularity, with support from legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin and more than 78,000 international applicants vying for the opportunity to permanently settle on the red planet by 2023. Read More

Top 5 Craziest Scientific Theories

May 7, 2014 |

Crazy is such an ugly word but how else can we describe these concepts? They each try to explain some aspect of our universe in a manner that just seems bizarre. Read More

Top 10 Astronomy Myths

May 6, 2014 | 1

Ever since I was a kid I have loved astronomy. I would lie in the back yard and stare at the stars in awe, trying to imagine what was out there. This led to a love of science fiction and science in general. Ultimately, I pursued other avenues for my career (music), but my love of the heavens still remains. This list looks at 10 commonly believed factlets about astronomy which are wrong. This is derived (in small part) by the excellent book Sorry, Wrong Answer – I strongly recommend it. Read More

Top 5 Fascinating Mysteries Of The Stars

May 1, 2014 |

I typically do lists on unexplained mysteries which have little scientific proof of existence, such as hauntings. While these tales are a fun read and may even send a shiver or two up your spine, to me the greatest unexplained mysteries of all are about things that we actually know to exist – and which defy everything we know to be possible. Read More

5 Coolest Space Objects In Our Solar System

April 30, 2014 | 1

Space is awesome. There’s no arguing that. But all of the really cool stuff is way out there—beyond the edges our solar system—in deep space. In fact, our solar system is pretty lousy. Everyone learns about it in first grade: You’ve got nine planets (or eight since Pluto got the boot), a few boring moons flying around them, the Sun, and that’s pretty much it—right? Actually, space has more wonders than you could possibly imagine, and some of them are right in our backyard Read More

Did You Know? Blue Supergiant Stars

April 30, 2014 | 2

Blue supergiant stars are unique, in the sense that they are amongst the most luminous stars, and yet short-lived. These stars can transform into red supergiant stars before eventually exploding during the supernova event. Read More

Interesting Facts The Moon

April 28, 2014 | 1

The Moon (or Luna) is the Earth’s only natural satellite and was formed 4.6 billion years ago around some 30–50 million years after the formation of the solar system. Read More

Top 5 Cool Facts About Space

April 22, 2014 |

There is still so little known about outer space by modern science, but of that little we do know, there are some extraordinarily amazing things. This is a list of the top 5 cool facts about Space. Read More

Top 5 Brightest Stars As Seen From Earth

April 15, 2014 | 4

Stars are massive shining spheres of hot gas, the closest of which is our Sun. Stars are primarily made of hydrogen, smaller amounts of helium, and trace amounts of other elements. Even the most abundant of the other elements present in stars are only present in very small quantities. Read More

Fascinating Planets Outside The Solar System

February 13, 2014 | 2

Since I was a child I liked the stories about other worlds, other planets. I always imagine another “Earth” full of extraterrestrial life …. When I grew up, I started to follow, particularly, all news about the discovery of new exoplanets. Read More

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