Category: universe

TESS Discovers its 3rd New Planet

TESS Discovers its 3rd New Planet

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) of NASA found a dense, gaseous world having an orbital period of 36 days around a bright dwarf star. TESS found a new exoplanet around a star which is about 53 light-years away from us. The name given to this new planet is HD 21749b and it orbits a…

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Strange Fluid with Negative Mass could Dominate the Universe

Strange Fluid with Negative Mass could Dominate the Universe

A unified dark fluid of negative masses could be spread everywhere in the universe. According to an estimate of scientists, there are billion trillion stars in the universe. Despite that, all the matter that we can see accounts for only 5% of the universe. An invisible form of matter named as ‘Dark Matter’ (alongside Dark…

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The Coolest Place in the Universe

The Coolest Place in the Universe

The Cold Atom Lab of NASA can reach up to -459o F. The Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) is a fundament Physics user facility that is operational on the International Space Station (ISS). This instrument is used to produce clouds of ultra-cooled atoms called Bose-Einstein Condensates (BEC). Their temperature can drop as much as only a…

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Researchers have Measured all the Starlight in the Observable Universe

Researchers have Measured all the Starlight in the Observable Universe

4×1084 photons of light have been emitted by stars into space since the Big Bang. Our universe has been creating stars for billions of years. According to an estimate, there are around trillion-trillion stars in 2 trillion galaxies of our universe. Despite all the technological advancement, astrophysicists haven’t been able to trace much about star…

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Scientists Detect Fireworks of Gamma Rays in Space

Scientists Detect Fireworks of Gamma Rays in Space

The interaction between a pulsar and a massive star resulted in a massive outflow of Gamma rays. An international team of astronomers discovered a Gamma-ray binary system in our galaxy. This extremely rare celestial structure was found at a distance of about 5,000 light-years from the Earth. The researchers observed that a rapidly rotating neutron…

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Gravitational Waves could Reveal the Shape of Wormholes

Gravitational Waves could Reveal the Shape of Wormholes

The electromagnetic radiation and light from wormholes might help in determining the shape of this exotic object. Any mathematical model which merges three dimensions of space with the one dimension of time to produce a single 4-dimensional continuum is called Space-time. This phenomenon is closely associated with Wormholes, a speculative structure that could create shortcuts…

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Astronomers Found One of the Oldest Stars of the Universe

Astronomers Found One of the Oldest Stars of the Universe

Researchers discover 2MASS J18082002-5104378 B, a member from the 1st generation of stars. Do you get amazed by all the stars that you see in the night sky? A recent study published in the journal ‘The Astrophysical Journal’ shows that scientists have now found something even more exciting, a 13.5-billion-year-old star which is almost entirely…

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Scientists Discover an Eerie Nebula in the Constellation of Cassiopeia

Scientists Discover an Eerie Nebula in the Constellation of Cassiopeia

Gamma Cassiopeiae is slowly eroding away the ghostly cloud of gas and dust in the W-shaped constellation. The constellation of Cassiopeia is named after the vain queen of Greek mythology and can be observed in the northern sky. The characteristic ‘W’ shape (caused by five bright stars) of the constellation makes it even more visible…

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Gravitational Waves could help us to Understand Dark Matter

Gravitational Waves could help us to Understand Dark Matter

A recent research suggests that we might get a mathematical relationship between black holes and dark matter pretty soon. Albert Einstein was the first man to predict the existence of gravitational waves in 1916. He suggested about these ripples in the fabric of space-time in his General Theory of Relativity. Some of the most energetic…

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The Story of Us

The Story of Us

A new video by Absolute Knowledge is now on! It’s been a long journey until here. Mankind is the result of 13.8 billion years of evolution. This video shows the process of creating, from the big bang, to the future. When we think of 13.8 billion years it may seem an eternity, but in the…

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The Story Behind the Oldest Stars and Galaxies is now Revealed

The Story Behind the Oldest Stars and Galaxies is now Revealed

Scientists discover the secrets of Cosmic Reionization through simulations. It is a part of human nature to question how everything around us came into being. That’s the reason why scientists have always been pretty keen to discover the events related to the birth of our universe. The theory of Big Bang is the most popular…

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Higgs Boson Might Have Saved Our Universe from a Cosmic Collapse

Higgs Boson Might Have Saved Our Universe from a Cosmic Collapse

Dark energy is much more complex than you think. Scientists have always been uncertain about the expansion of the universe. One of the theories suggests that it will continue to expand forever. On the other hand, some scientists believe that a time will come when it will collapse into a tiny speck. Timm Wrase, a…

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Amazing Facts about the Milky Way

Amazing Facts about the Milky Way

We have a lot of mysterious things going around us. The galaxy that contains our Solar System is called the Milky Way. It is full of mysteries and scientists are trying incredibly hard to unveil them but it seems as if all their efforts are proving insufficient, at least for now. Despite the technological advancements,…

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The Line Between a Planet and a Star is Much Finer than you might Think

The Line Between a Planet and a Star is Much Finer than you might Think

Scientists may have to reconsider the mass that a celestial object needs to have to initiate nuclear fusion. The term ‘Stellar Evolution’ refers to the process by which a star changes over the course of time. The lifetime of a star is inversely proportional to its mass. Consequently, massive stars live for a few million…

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Did the Big Bang Actually Happen?

Did the Big Bang Actually Happen?

Scientists took a massive step in their quest to scientifically prove the Big Bang Theory. This is probably one of the most asked questions in human history. Did the Big Bang happen? Or is it a cooked-up assumption that tries to explain the origin of everything? The Big Bang Theory is the most widely accepted…

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A Collision between Galaxies Produced a Giant Ring of Black Holes

A Collision between Galaxies Produced a Giant Ring of Black Holes

Scientists found a ring galaxy which is 300 million light-years away from Earth. The galaxies whose gravitational fields create a disturbance among each other are called Interacting or Colliding galaxies. They are quite common during galaxy evolution. Some people might confuse intergalactic collisions with the conventional meaning of collision but it happens only at the…

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The Mystery about the Fast Radio Bursts Goes on

The Mystery about the Fast Radio Bursts Goes on

Scientists make some progress about the mysterious light flashes discovered in deep space last year. Fast Radio Burst (FRB) is an astrophysical phenomenon whose origin is still unknown to humanity. It is manifested as a high-energy radio pulse which, on average, lasts for a few milliseconds. The first occurrence of discovering an FRB was reported…

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Brian Greene Explains The Most Powerful Explosions In The Universe [VIDEO]

Brian Greene Explains The Most Powerful Explosions In The Universe [VIDEO]

Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene explains supernovas and demonstrates how a star like ours eventually dies, and he also breaks a World Record. Invited on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, Professor Brian Greene explains and also demonstrates in the following video the death of a star. Known for ‘String theory’ or ‘The Elegant Universe’ he…

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A Powerful Wind of Molecules has been detected at a Distance of 12 Billion Light Years

A Powerful Wind of Molecules has been detected at a Distance of 12 Billion Light Years

Scientists might have found the self-regulating mechanism of galaxies. Continuous advancements in technology enable humanity to go deep into space. A couple of months back, astronomers found the brightest object (a quasar) ever discovered in the universe at a distance of 13 billion light years. Before that, Icarus (the most distant star) was also detected.…

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Life is quite possible on Water Worlds

Life is quite possible on Water Worlds

The conditions for life surviving on planets, entirely covered in water, are more fluid than previously thought, opening up the possibility that water worlds could be habitable. Scientists thought that planets covered in a deep ocean would not support life assuming the absence of cycling of the minerals and gases keeping Earth’s climate stable. A…

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Scientists May Have Found a Black Hole from another Universe

Scientists May Have Found a Black Hole from another Universe

Physicists used the theory of Hawking radiations to spot the ghosts of a black hole from a pre-Big Bang universe. The idea that there are other universes around us is quite common in today’s technological world and researchers are using all the possible means to find something substantial in this regard. It has always been…

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Researchers at MIT Reveal a Sprawling Galaxy Cluster which was Hiding in Plain Sight

Researchers at MIT Reveal a Sprawling Galaxy Cluster which was Hiding in Plain Sight

A bright galaxy remained hidden for years despite being extremely bright. Researchers have had a hunger to explore what is out there for ages. Space has always been a mystery even after all the research we have done on our surroundings. There are billions of entities that are unknown to humans yet their hunger for…

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Scientists found Titanium and Iron for the First Time on an Ultrahot Jupiter

Scientists found Titanium and Iron for the First Time on an Ultrahot Jupiter

KELT-9b reveals some shocking facts about ultra-hot exoplanets as researchers used spectrography to analyze its atmosphere. All the stars, planets, meteors, and asteroids offer all the exceptional characteristics of our solar system. These features help define the individuality of each astronomical object. The continuous upsurge of the resources ensures persistent development in the field of…

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The Study of Ultrahot Planets is leading to some Strange Discoveries

The Study of Ultrahot Planets is leading to some Strange Discoveries

Current observations of ultra-hot planets by NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes mystifies theorists. The planetary spectra suggest unusual compositions. A team of researchers from the Arizona State University explained in their recently published study that the gas-rich planets have basically normal compositions when we are relying on the known planet formation. The difference is…

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The universe is Expanding at an Unknown Rate

The universe is Expanding at an Unknown Rate

Cosmologists fail to determine an expansion rate of our universe following a disagreement among two latest sets of precise measurements. It is a well-known fact that our universe is expanding since its beginning but the pattern of this expansion always had some mysteries attached to it. Probably the strangest fact about our universe is that…

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