Category: astronomy

Scientists have Found Something Amazing about the First Moments of a Stellar Explosion

Scientists have Found Something Amazing about the First Moments of a Stellar Explosion

ASASSN-18bt exhibited some unusual behavior to surprise researchers. Images of the newly discovered supernova ASASSN-18bt may change our perspective about the origin of the universe. Six images were captured in total: Three before the explosion and three were taken after that. The images are credited to the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) project, the…

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Hubble Uncovers a Lot of New Globular Star Clusters

Hubble Uncovers a Lot of New Globular Star Clusters

Scientists may have moved a step closer towards finding the origin of galaxies. Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a huge cluster of stars about 300 million light-years away. The number of these star clusters reach a total of a whopping 22,426. Globular star clusters are more common than full-scale galaxies which makes…

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Scientists Reveal Updated Climate Models for the Planets around TRAPPIST-1

Scientists Reveal Updated Climate Models for the Planets around TRAPPIST-1

Researchers propose that TRAPPIST-1e resembles Earth the most and it has an Oxygen-rich atmosphere to go with it. TRAPPIST-1 is a small, cool dwarf star located 39 light years or 235 trillion miles from our Sun. It is orbited by seven terrestrial (Earth-like) planets. These planets are temperate, which means the conditions there allow water…

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Auroras Provide some Key Information about the Physics of Energetic Processes in Space

Auroras Provide some Key Information about the Physics of Energetic Processes in Space

For the first time ever since its discovery in the 1960s, researchers have been able to describe an Aurora, physically. Aurora is a natural light that can, predominantly, be seen in the skies of the high-latitude regions of the Earth. They are produced when charged particles (protons and electrons) from the solar wind and Magnetospheric…

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Scientists Finally Propose a Theory about the Formation of Dark Stars

Scientists Finally Propose a Theory about the Formation of Dark Stars

The existence of quantum stars may help explain dark matter which makes up 27% of the universe. Recently, researchers discovered how quantum stars could form and be hidden throughout the universe. These strange star-like objects may theoretically act like single, giant atoms. Bright, fast bursts of cosmic radio waves that have confounded astronomers and fanned stories of…

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Scientists Discover New Insights about the Effects of Sun on Comet Tails

Scientists Discover New Insights about the Effects of Sun on Comet Tails

The current sheet causes all the disruptions in the dust tail following the changes in the magnetic field. In January 2007, the twin STEREO satellites captured the first ever satellite images of Comet McNaught. STEREO-B was the first to begin its operation. First few minutes of its observation did cause some panic among the mission’s…

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ClaRAN, an AI Program that can Identify Galaxies in Deep Space

ClaRAN, an AI Program that can Identify Galaxies in Deep Space

Scientists might have discovered a new way of setting up huge neural networks in an attempt to discover far-off galaxies. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is simulated intelligence demonstrated by machines in contrast to the natural thinking done by humans. These machines (agents) are made to mimic the way we think through computer programming. The ability of…

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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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New Telescope? Make these 10 Astronomical Sightings Your First Targets

New Telescope? Make these 10 Astronomical Sightings Your First Targets

New Telescope? Make these 10 Astronomical Sightings Your First Targets If you had just recently acquired a new telescope and wished to test it out, you would find assurance in the fact that there are countless of objects in the sky that you can use as a target for viewing. Stargazing may sound simple enough…

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Why Galaxies Stop Forming Stars?

Why Galaxies Stop Forming Stars?

The Quenching process of galaxies may vary from one to another. A Galaxy Cluster, or cluster of galaxies, is a structure that consists of anywhere from hundreds to thousands of galaxies that are bound together by gravity with typical masses ranging from 1014 to 1015 solar masses. Keeping the definition in mind, Galaxy clusters are…

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Astronomers Added Some Serious Value to a Future Pluto Orbiter Mission

Astronomers Added Some Serious Value to a Future Pluto Orbiter Mission

Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute have pointed towards a lot of secrets that the future missions to Pluto would like to unveil. The first up-close look at Pluto laid the groundwork for plans of future Pluto orbiter mission due to the intriguing and impelling discoveries made from it. The images and data collected from…

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The Blue Space Rock is much Weirder than Previously Thought

The Blue Space Rock is much Weirder than Previously Thought

Whether 3200 Phaethon an asteroid or a comet? Blue Space Rock is a strange rock which was discovered in 1983 by John K. Davies and Simon F. Green. They used data from the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) for locating this celestial object, which made 1983 TB (commonly known as 3200 Phaethon) the first asteroid to…

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All you need to know about Kilonovas

All you need to know about Kilonovas

Kilonovas have already answered a lot of long-lasting mysteries and there is certainly a lot more to come. Let’s delve deep into what seems something straight out of a sci-fi movie. Gone are the times when a ‘Supernova’, a blast when a star dies, was the only cool thing around. Now we have ‘Kilonovas’, which…

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Hubble Space Telescope is Now in Safe Mode

Hubble Space Telescope is Now in Safe Mode

Hubble is in Trouble due to some problems in one of its gyros. Hubble Space Telescope (HST), one of the largest and most versatile space telescope developed malfunctions on Friday, October 5. According to NASA, one of the gyros used to angle the telescope in specific directions showed anomalous behavior. That’s the reason why the…

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Astronomers found an Evidence of the First Interstellar Moon

Astronomers found an Evidence of the First Interstellar Moon

Scientists may have found a moon orbiting around an exoplanet called Kepler-1625b. Interstellar space is under keen observation these days following a surge of missions from different space agencies around the globe. The idea of finding an alternative habitat for humanity has become increasingly famous and many super-powers of the world including the United States…

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A Famous Nova was actually not a Nova

A Famous Nova was actually not a Nova

Nova Vulpeculae 1670 is merely a collision between two dwarf stars. The term ‘Nova (Novae)’ refers to a transient astronomical event that causes sudden appearance of a bright, apparently new star which gradually fades away over several weeks. In some cases, the fading process may take many months. All the novae, which have been observed…

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Remember Oumuamua Comet? Scientists Narrowed Down its Source to Four Stars

Remember Oumuamua Comet? Scientists Narrowed Down its Source to Four Stars

Astronomers have gotten closer to identifying the mysterious interstellar object. Oumuamua is a mildly active comet which was discovered by Robert Weryk on 19th October 2017. He made use of the Pan-STARRS telescope, located at the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii, to detect this first-ever object from beyond our solar system. At the time of this…

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Apollo 9 Mission, the mission they don’t talk about often, was an Important Step for Cosmos Exploration

Apollo 9 Mission, the mission they don’t talk about often, was an Important Step for Cosmos Exploration

The field of spaceflight got a massive boost from the Apollo 9 mission of NASA. Apollo 9 went down in history for being the first crewed Lunar Module mission. It was the third manned spaceflight in history but was the first ever mission to test the capabilities of the Lunar Module (LM). On 3rd March…

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TESS has Already Found Two Candidate Planets

TESS has Already Found Two Candidate Planets

The planet-hunting space telescope of NASA is off to a great start. Discovering new planets has always been an interesting prospect of many. The very thought of it is exciting and makes one curious. That’s the reason why a lot of space agencies are trying their best to locate a habitable exoplanet. The Transiting Exoplanet…

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Scientists Identified Four Incredibly Young Asteroid Families

Scientists Identified Four Incredibly Young Asteroid Families

Researchers went back in time to the asteroid formation era through numerical simulation and found some young asteroid families. The minor planets, particularly of the inner solar system, are called asteroids. Initially, this term was used to describe all the sun-orbiting astronomical objects that didn’t fulfill the criteria of being a planet. The definition of…

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ESO captures an Asteroid Hiding behind a Sparkling Spiral Galaxy

ESO captures an Asteroid Hiding behind a Sparkling Spiral Galaxy

The Very Large Telescope, located in Chile, has captured outstanding scenes in a spiral galaxy called NGC 3981. The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is an intergovernmental research organization for ground-based astronomy. A total of 15 countries contribute to ESO. It has provided outstanding research facilities to the astronomers which enable them to explore the southern…

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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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The First Discovery of TESS Mission is here and it is Simply Amazing

The First Discovery of TESS Mission is here and it is Simply Amazing

TESS, the new planet-hunter of NASA, sends its first image to the Earth. The Explorer Program of NASA wanted to extend the good work of Kepler Mission and for this reason, they designed the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). It is expected to trace around 20,000 exoplanets in comparison to 3,800 exoplanets that were found…

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Hubble Discovered an Unusual Infrared Emission around a Neutron Star

Hubble Discovered an Unusual Infrared Emission around a Neutron Star

The detection of infrared emission around RX J0806.4-4123 opens up a new chapter in the exploration of interstellar space. The collapsed core of a huge star, which has a total of between 10 and 29 solar masses before collapsing, is known as a Neutron Star. Generally, the mass of a neutron star ranges from 1.4…

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