Category: astronomy

Scientists Spot the Shadow of a Strange Wind blowing past a Black Hole

Scientists Spot the Shadow of a Strange Wind blowing past a Black Hole

Scientists claim that a strange wind blew past a Black Hole. Black holes are those places in space where the gravitational pull is so strong that even light cannot get through it. The presence of too much mass in small space is the reason why the gravitational strength is so strong there. As light cannot…

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Hubble uncovers the Farthest Star ever seen

Hubble uncovers the Farthest Star ever seen

Scientists have seen Icarus, the farthest star ever seen, through Hubble Space Telescope The Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It is the most versatile telescope that has ever been sent to space and that’s the reason why it has solved so many mysteries. One of…

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What are Neutron Stars?

What are Neutron Stars?

Neutron Stars smashed into each other to produce gravitational waves. The universe around us full of amazing phenomena and the advancement in technology has revealed some of them. Concepts like dark matter, distant stars, and supernova are some of the popular space explorations. Similarly, the in-depth study of different planets of our solar system has…

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How and when will we travel to another Galaxy?

How and when will we travel to another Galaxy?

Will we find a new home soon? Astronomers are spreading to all parts of the space these days. Efforts are being made to support longer missions so that manned spacecraft could be sent to the far-off destinations. For example, different satellites are orbiting around planets like Neptune but no man has ever gone that far…

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The Most Important Astronomical Events until 2020

The Most Important Astronomical Events until 2020

Celestial events regarding interplanetary system occur either sporadically or infrequently. These events may include lunar and solar eclipse, meteor shower, cyclical phases of the moon, occultation, comet flybys, and transits. The reason behind this irregularity which leads to these proceedings are the variable movements that happen in the immense cosmos. There are many such incidents…

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Closest Galaxies in our Universe

Closest Galaxies in our Universe

Andromeda is NOT the Closest Galaxy in our Universe. It is a long known fact that the Milky Way (our galaxy) is surrounded by millions or even billions of other galaxies. A common perception is that our closest galactic neighbor is Andromeda Galaxy. That’s not true as it is the closest Spiral galaxy but there…

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Total Solar Eclipse across Peru and Chile in 2019

Total Solar Eclipse across Peru and Chile in 2019

We are able to watch Total Solar Eclipse again in 2019 One of the mysteries that was solved through astronomy was the logical explanation of eclipses. People on Earth can experience Lunar and Solar Eclipses where heavenly bodies are aligned to bring some extraordinary changes in the appearance of their surface. Lunar eclipses are much…

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Milky Way and Andromeda will collide in the Future. How long will it take?

Milky Way and Andromeda will collide in the Future. How long will it take?

Astronomers predict Titanic Collision between Milky Way and Andromeda. In about 4 billion years, two galaxies in the Local Group can produce a ‘galactic collision’. The Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy are the most likely contenders in this regard. It’s a huge cosmic event as the entire solar system including the Sun and the Earth…

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Substellar Objects in the Orion Nebula found by Hubble

Substellar Objects in the Orion Nebula found by Hubble

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered the largest known population of brown dwarfs sprinkled among newborn stars In an unprecedented deep survey for small, faint objects in the Orion Nebula, researchers not only found several very-low-mass brown dwarf companions, but also three giant planets. They even found an example of binary planets where two planets orbit…

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We are about to see a Black Hole for the First Time in History

We are about to see a Black Hole for the First Time in History

The highest resolution instrument in the history of astronomy is about to prove if black holes are real or not. Even though Albert Einstein’s theories showed potential black holes, neither the physician himself was sure of them. Until now, no one had a concrete proof that the theory of general relativity is real, but this…

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A Gigantic Space Rock Heading Straight To Earth Today

A Gigantic Space Rock Heading Straight To Earth Today

The ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid Phaeton 3200 will zoom past Earth today. Phaeton 3200 is named “potentially hazardous” because it has the potential to pass dangerously close to Earth, at a distance of 4.65 million miles. It is the third largest near-Earth PHA (Potentially Hazardous Asteroid) and it’s named for its proximity to Earth. The asteroid…

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A Solar Systems Similar to Ours Discovered by NASA

A Solar Systems Similar to Ours Discovered by NASA

  A 8-planet Solar System Discovered Using Artificial Intelligence Using artificial intelligence for new discoveries, NASA scientists and Google engineers discovered eight planets circling a Sun-like star. The agency announced Thursday that the new discovered Solar System could be very similar to ours, the last one not being the only one of its kind in the cosmos.…

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Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot

That’s here, that’s home, that’s us… Taken on February 14, 1990 by Voyager 1 space probe, the “Pale Blue Dot” is a photograph of our planet from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles or 40.5 AU). Seen from that distance, Earth appears to be a tiny dot “suspended in a sunbeam”. We…

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Something Just Came Out Of A Black Hole

Something Just Came Out Of A Black Hole

NASA’s astronomers discovered an unique phenomenon with Markarian 335 Black Hole. Two telescopes for astronomical observation, Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array and NASA’s Explorer missions Swift, have managed to caught a supermassive black hole in the midst of a giant eruption of X-ray light. “This is the first time we have been able to link the…

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Uranus Will Be Seen With The Naked Eye This Weekend

Uranus Will Be Seen With The Naked Eye This Weekend

Uranus will reach its closest point to Earth on October 19. The distant Ice Giant will be on the opposite side of the Sun in our skies, phenomenon known as opposition. The planet will be just 2.7 billion kilometers away from Earth, compared to its most distant position of 3.2 billion kilometers. Uranus reaches opposition October 19.…

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Final Images from Cassini

Final Images from Cassini

NASA released final images of the Cassini mission.   The Cassini mission went exactly as NASA planned. After a 13-years tour of the Saturn system Cassini has managed to deliver us the most awaited images all over the world. Finale Ringscape “Goodbye Kiss” of Titan Infrared Image of the Impact Site Impact Site: Cassini’s Final Image…

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Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

We’ll stay breathless, because Cassini’s antenna will keep sending informations to Earth until its last moment. Between 26 April and September 15, Cassini ‘jumped’ between Saturn and its rings, on a region that no other mission in humankind history ever explored before. A 13-year tour of the Saturn system is ending with an intentional plunge into…

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A Large Asteroid It’s Approaching Earth On September 1

A Large Asteroid It’s Approaching Earth On September 1

We just were part of the biggest astronomical event of the year and here comes another one! A 4.4-kilometers sized asteroid will pass the Earth on the first days of September. “Florence” is the largest asteroid ever tracked by Jet Propulsion Laboratory. As it approaches in late August and early September, it is expected to…

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