Category: astronomy

Perseid Meteor Shower is simply a Treat for Skywatchers

Perseid Meteor Shower is simply a Treat for Skywatchers

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is just around the corner as NASA announces the peak of this amazing celestial artistry. The term ‘Meteor Shower’ is associated with a celestial event where multiple meteors are observed to originate from one point in the night sky. The source of these showers is called meteoroids, which are essentially…

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A Brand New Exoplanet Hunter of NASA Captured a Distant Comet

A Brand New Exoplanet Hunter of NASA Captured a Distant Comet

TESS had a good look at the C/2018 N1 even before starting its science operations. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) of NASA started official operations on 25th July 2018. Right before that, it underwent a final test to check its capabilities which presented a fascinating series of images to the researchers. It captured a…

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A Blood Moon Frightened People

A Blood Moon Frightened People

If you haven’t seen a blood moon in your life, this is your chance as the longest Total Lunar Eclipse is just around the corner. It is a key to understand the logic and reason behind something in order to entirely comprehend its potential. Similarly, if you look at the sky, thousands of stars can…

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All you need to know about the Fermi Telescope

All you need to know about the Fermi Telescope

An illustrious journey of Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope might come to an end in the fall of 2018. The U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, and several other allies, including government agencies of France, Germany, and Japan, participated in creating the Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope. A Delta II 7920-H rocket took it to space on 11th June 2008.…

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Milky Way got its Bulge from a Collision

Milky Way got its Bulge from a Collision

The Milky Way has a bulge and now we know why.  The distinctive shape of our galaxy has puzzled astronomers for a long, long time. New evidence fills in missing pieces identifying an ancient collision between our galaxy and a small celestial body, dubbed the ‘Sausage’ galaxy. About 8 to 10 billion years ago, astronomers…

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Multimessenger Astronomy is the reason behind the Discovery of a Cosmic-Ray Source

Multimessenger Astronomy is the reason behind the Discovery of a Cosmic-Ray Source

Neutrinos helped the scientists to figure out a source of the cosmic rays. Cosmic rays have been entering the atmosphere of our planet ever since. The source of these rays have always been a mystery for astronomers as they couldn’t figure out a scientific explanation for their opinions. Having said that, the announcement of an…

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Scientists found signs of Life on a Moon of Saturn

Scientists found signs of Life on a Moon of Saturn

New findings of Enceladus strengthened the claims that it is the most suitable place for exploring extraterrestrial life. The existence of life beyond Earth has always been an extremely popular topic in the scientific community. Continuous efforts are being made since the mid-20th century in this regard but scientists have not enjoyed much of a…

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Scientists Detect a Planet around PDS 70

Scientists Detect a Planet around PDS 70

The combination of SPHERE and the Very Large Telescope discovered a forming planet in its youth. Space has been surprising us ever since we started exploring it. Entities like Nebulas, Black Holes, and Exoplanets have a nag of amazing us with their mysteries and secrets. Scientists are always trying to unveil more and more information…

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Astrophysicists found a way to determine whether Dark Matter exists or not

Astrophysicists found a way to determine whether Dark Matter exists or not

Computer Simulations might solve one of the most debated questions in astrophysics, is the dark matter real? Baryonic matter accounts for only 5% of our universe. Scientists have no clue from where the remaining 95% came but they do believe that nearly 80% of the universe is filled with a form of matter, called Dark…

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India has discovered a new Exoplanet. A year there means 19.5 Earth days

India has discovered a new Exoplanet. A year there means 19.5 Earth days

Scientists of PRL have found EPIC, an Earth-like Exoplanet, at a distance of 600 light-years away from us. Scientists are trying to explore each and every possibility in the quest for signs of life in any part of our universe. They have not managed to find life anywhere until now but the discovery of Exoplanets…

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The Most Important Events of the year in Space Exploration

The Most Important Events of the year in Space Exploration

From Starliner Mission to touching the Sun and from Commercial Space Flights to Destroying Asteroids, 2018 offers immense variety in terms of space exploration. Space exploration has always been a topic that garners a lot of attention worldwide. The last year was groundbreaking in space research and 2018 seems to be no exception. From private…

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The merger of Binary Neutron Star produces a burst of Gamma Radiations

The merger of Binary Neutron Star produces a burst of Gamma Radiations

Researchers are quite happy about a discovery as they are hopeful that it will help the Astrophysicists to understand the links between Gravitational Waves, Neutron Stars Merger, and Short Gamma-ray Bursts. The gravitationally collapsed core of a large star is called a ‘Neutron Star’. They are the smallest as well as the densest stars that…

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What Can Solar Wind actually do?

What Can Solar Wind actually do?

We generally don’t realize how dangerous Solar winds are but they can cause a lot of havoc. What are these solar winds which pose threat to not only Earth’s surface but other space entities? According to sciencing.com, Solar winds are geomagnetic storms that are formed by charged particles emanated by the outer atmosphere of the Sun…

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Binaries from Milky Way to be detected

Binaries from Milky Way to be detected

A gravitational wave detector that might emerge to the scene in 16 years will allow humans to detect binaries in the universe. There are infinite numbers of components that exist in the galaxy. All the elements that articulate our galaxy play a vital role. Some of these matters are more common such as stars, planets,…

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Exoplanet with Clear Sky discovered

Exoplanet with Clear Sky discovered

Scientists discovered an exoplanet that has no clouds in its atmosphere. Scientists are exploring all parts of the universe to find signs of life on them. Different missions are providing them with the necessary data to observe potential candidates. They are analyzing various exoplanets and the latest discovery has revealed that a team of researchers…

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How could Aliens detect Life on Earth?

How could Aliens detect Life on Earth?

Aliens have all they need to detect life on Earth as it offers a Gaseous Mixture, transmits Radio Signals, and have a network of Satellites. Humanity has certainly come a long way when it comes to Astronomy. We can explore the farthest reaches of the cosmos through powerful telescopes that are designed specifically for this…

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340,000 stars’ DNA checked for finding the Lost Siblings of Sun

340,000 stars’ DNA checked for finding the Lost Siblings of Sun

“The GALAH team’s aim is to make DNA matches between stars to find their long-lost sisters and brothers.” Dr. Sarah Martell said. The curiosity of humans to know more and more about the universe is the root cause of all the technological advancements we observe in this era. Scientists are discovering the far-off areas of…

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Telescopes can see Shadows of Wormholes

Telescopes can see Shadows of Wormholes

According to a scientist, the cosmic shortcuts proposed by Albert Einstein, more than a 100 years ago, might be real. A wormhole can provide shortcuts for the long journey across the universe. This is a passage through space-time which is associated with fiction and science theory at least for now. The theory of general relativity…

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What Celestial Bodies you should watch when you First Buy a Telescope?

What Celestial Bodies you should watch when you First Buy a Telescope?

These phenomenal astronomical sights, through your telescope, will tingle your aesthetic sense. All the development in technology has shown us more and more celestial bodies that surround us. Some of them are worth a look as they are embodiments of natural artistry and can make you awe with a glimpse. Having said that, viewing them…

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Vast Stellar Nursery of Lagoon Nebula

Vast Stellar Nursery of Lagoon Nebula

Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 28th anniversary in space by comparing Lagoon Nebula in the visible and infrared light. The Lagoon Nebula, also known as M8 or RCW146, is a colossal interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. This emission nebula was discovered before 1654 by an Italian astronomer, Giovanni Hodiema. There are only two nebulae…

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NASA hopes to find life beyond our Solar System. Thanks to TESS mission

NASA hopes to find life beyond our Solar System. Thanks to TESS mission

NASA wants to find life outside our solar system and the launch of TESS mission is the proof. Search for alien life received a massive boost as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched into orbit by NASA on 18th April. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was used to send it to space. It…

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Colliding Stars will light up the sky in 2022 and we will see it forever

Colliding Stars will light up the sky in 2022 and we will see it forever

“It’s a one-in-a-million chance when you can predict an explosion. It’s never been done before.” Molnar said. Astronomy has shown us tremendous wonders of nature and latest prediction of scientists suggest that it is ready to show us the first of its kind. A binary star system was under observation for years and researchers claim…

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