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Astrology vs Astronomy

Astrology vs Astronomy

Although astrology and astronomy are two very different fields of study, they are often confused due to similar names. It’s not surprising at all because these two concepts were inseparable, only a few short centuries ago. Cultures across the world have always been fascinated by the stars and their patterns. Humanity has always wondered why…

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Planetary Alignment – What You Should Know?

Planetary Alignment – What You Should Know?

Knowing where the planets are is of great importance to a few different kinds of people. For instance, those interested in astrology use the locations of planets to determine the happenings of their future. On the other hand, astronomers need this information to easily find the desired celestial body in the sky. Last but not…

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4 Facts You Didn’t Know About Jupiter

4 Facts You Didn’t Know About Jupiter

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun in our Solar System and by far the largest. It is composed mostly of gas and is about 2.5 times as massive as all the other planets combined. Therefore, it’s NOT surprising at all to see it make the category of planets, called the “gas giants”. Jupiter…

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Most Powerful Scenes of Cosmic Destruction

Most Powerful Scenes of Cosmic Destruction

Mind-blowing Incidents of Cosmic Destruction A Cosmic Traffic Accident Stars Vaporizing Their Planets A Black Hole that Devours the Equivalent of a Star Black Holes That Bite More Than They Can Chew Millions Of Stars Birthed Violently Due To Galactic Collision MuneebComputer Scientist by qualification who loves to read, write, eat, and travel

5 Strangest Galaxies in Our Universe

5 Strangest Galaxies in Our Universe

Galaxy without Dark Matter (NGC 1052-DF2) Dead Galaxy (MACS 2129-1) Tadpole Galaxy (UGC 10214) Little Cub Galaxy (NGC 3359) Blooming Galaxy (ESO 381-12) MuneebComputer Scientist by qualification who loves to read, write, eat, and travel

Mind-Blowing Possibilities about Black Holes

Mind-Blowing Possibilities about Black Holes

Black Holes Might Have Hair They could be Surrounded by Walls of Fire They May Scramble Information Black Holes could be Dark Matter Black Holes Can Lead to Time Travel MuneebComputer Scientist by qualification who loves to read, write, eat, and travel

Most Unusual Structures in the Universe

Most Unusual Structures in the Universe

Eridanus Supervoid Great Attractor Horologium-Reticulum Supercluster Larger Quasar Group Newfound Blob Swift J1357.2 MuneebComputer Scientist by qualification who loves to read, write, eat, and travel

Scientists Found Flashes of Light from Colliding Black Holes

Scientists Found Flashes of Light from Colliding Black Holes

Astronomers detected a potential gravitational-wave signature that may have helped them discover possible light from colliding black holes.   The name itself suggests that ‘Black Holes’ are not supposed to produce any light. Ever since the discovery of the invisible phenomenon, this is exactly what we knew until last month. According to a recent study,…

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Starlink Satellites are Stifling the Best Chance to Find Planet 9

Starlink Satellites are Stifling the Best Chance to Find Planet 9

The discoveries anticipated from Rubin Observatory could be affected by the internet constellation of Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellites. “The astronomy community was not prepared for this, and certainly not funded for it.” What are Starlink Satellites? Internet from Space Impact of Starlink Satellites on Astronomy Starlink Satellites and Rubin Observatory 7th Magnitude MuneebComputer Scientist by…

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Amazing Facts about Asteroid Mining

Amazing Facts about Asteroid Mining

Limited Resources of Earth Estimated Financial Worth of Asteroid Mining Methods and Equipment for Asteroid Mining A Strain on International Relations A Possible Solution to Climate Change MuneebComputer Scientist by qualification who loves to read, write, eat, and travel

SpaceX Successfully Launches NASA Astronauts into Orbit

SpaceX Successfully Launches NASA Astronauts into Orbit

On the 30th of May, astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley were launched into the orbit by SpaceX. 2020 marks the new era of human spaceflight. The Apollo missions from half a century ago provided us with a realistic opportunity to reach Mars by 1980s. However, this dream could not be fulfilled due to political…

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Skywatchers can See Strawberry Moon on Friday

Skywatchers can See Strawberry Moon on Friday

The Strawberry Moon on Friday will also showcase a partial penumbral lunar eclipse that will make the moon appear dark and silvery. “The Moon appear full for about 3 days around this time, from early Thursday morning to early Sunday morning.” Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Why is it called the Strawberry Moon? “The name comes from…

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15 Best Space Images Ever

15 Best Space Images Ever

The Sword of Orion Earth and the Moon Pillars of Creation Southern Crab Nebula The Ring Nebula ISS Solar Transit Veiled Titan Blue Sunset on Mars Historical Spacewalk Rose of Galaxies The Caterpillar Ghost of Cassiopeia Tapestry of Blazing Starbirth Sombrero Galaxy Butterfly Nebula MuneebComputer Scientist by qualification who loves to read, write, eat, and…

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30 Years of Hubble Space Telescope

30 Years of Hubble Space Telescope

NASA celebrated the 30th birthday of HST by releasing another gem of an image from interstellar space. Historical Background of Hubble Space Telescope Hubble is named after an American astronomer, Edwin P. Hubble. He made important discoveries in the early 1900s and is often called the “Pioneer of the Distant Stars”. He was the one…

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6 Astronomical Events that you should see in May 2020

6 Astronomical Events that you should see in May 2020

Flower Moon (7th May) η-Lyrid Meteor Shower (8th May) Close Approach of Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn (12th May) Close Approach of Moon and Mars (14th May) Comet Swan Visible to Naked Eye Clear View of Messier 4 (28th May) MuneebComputer Scientist by qualification who loves to read, write, eat, and travel

Asteroid 1998 OR2 will Fly by Earth on 29th April

Asteroid 1998 OR2 will Fly by Earth on 29th April

Although it is expected to be a safe flyby, asteroid 1998 OR2 will come within 4 million miles of Earth. Historical Background of Asteroid 1998 OR2 Why is this Asteroid “Potentially Dangerous”? Trajectory and Other Visits of Asteroid 1998 OR2 How Can We See this Huge Asteroid? MuneebComputer Scientist by qualification who loves to read,…

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Voyager 2 is Live Again in Interstellar Space

Voyager 2 is Live Again in Interstellar Space

After recovering from a small glitch, Voyager 2 has, once again, resumed the exploration of its interstellar surroundings. “Mission operators report that Voyager 2 continues to be stable and that communications between Earth and the spacecraft are good. The spacecraft has resumed taking science data, and the science teams are now evaluating the health of…

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4 Lesser-known Space Discoveries of 2019

4 Lesser-known Space Discoveries of 2019

New King of Moons LightSail 2 (Solar Sail) Wine Can Prevent Muscle Loss in Space Spending a few weeks in space can cause some serious damage (due to weightlessness) to the muscle mass of astronauts. Considering the extended duration of future space missions, it is necessary to find a viable solution to this problem. In…

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Lesser-Known Facts About the Space Race

Lesser-Known Facts About the Space Race

Zambia Joined the Space Race Space-themed Playgrounds The Soviet Union Offered Technical Aid to the US The Soviet Union Won the Space Race The Space Shuttle Wrecked the Soviet Space Program The Space Race Was Actually an Arms Race MuneebComputer Scientist by qualification who loves to read, write, eat, and travel

5 Unsolved Problems of Space Exploration

5 Unsolved Problems of Space Exploration

Space exploration is one of the hottest topics in the scientific world (for quite some time now) and claims like those of Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, have certainly increased the interest of people in space travel. He aims to send a manned mission to Mars in 2030s which would be an extraordinary feat to…

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Artemis Program of NASA could Cost $30 Billion

Artemis Program of NASA could Cost $30 Billion

Artemis Program will require $4-$6 billion (annually) for the coming 5 years to return American astronauts to the moon. Despite all the controversies, NASA has always stuck to their claims of visiting the Moon of our planet in 1969. Recently, the authorities have been repeatedly mentioning the returning of astronauts to the natural satellite of…

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7 Outstanding Discoveries from the Edge of Existence

7 Outstanding Discoveries from the Edge of Existence

The evolution of science and technology has had a significant impact on the astronomical observations of humans. In the last few decades, humanity has explored a number of surprising events and places in different parts of our universe. Scientists believe that the rate of discoveries will continue to increase as more and more resources are…

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Scientists Discover Three Extrasolar Comets around Beta Pictoris

Scientists Discover Three Extrasolar Comets around Beta Pictoris

Researchers from the University of Innsbruck analyzed the data from the TESS mission of NASA and found some orbiting comets around Beta Pictoris, a nearby star outside our solar system. Although the primary goal of TESS is to find exoplanets, it does have the potential to locate smaller objects and the latest observation of extrasolar…

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Triton Fosters Rare Icy Union between Carbon Monoxide and Nitrogen

Triton Fosters Rare Icy Union between Carbon Monoxide and Nitrogen

An international team of scientists used the Immersion Grating Infrared Spectrometer (IGRINS) to discover an icy mixture of two common molecules (N2 and CO) on Triton. Neptune is the farthest known planet of our solar system and that’s the reason why we have minimal information about this ice giant. Thanks to the technological advancement in…

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Scientists found 18 Earth-sized Exoplanets in Space

Scientists found 18 Earth-sized Exoplanets in Space

Researchers used a new algorithm to draw a more realistic image of the exoplanet population in order to locate Earth-sized exoplanets. Humanity has discovered around 4,000 planets outside our solar system until now and most of them are considerably larger than Earth. According to an estimate, nearly 96% of these exoplanets are comparable with the…

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Scientists Find a Massive Ice Corridor on Titan

Scientists Find a Massive Ice Corridor on Titan

Researchers have discovered a mighty ice corridor (spread across 6,300 kilometers) on the surface of Titan by making use of the Principal Component Analysis. Titan seems to have developed a habit of surprising us with its amazing secrets. The most recent addition, to this list, is the discovery of a huge strip of ice known…

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Radio Telescopes could take even Sharper Images of Black Holes

Radio Telescopes could take even Sharper Images of Black Holes

Astronomers believe that radio telescopes in space can take much better images of black holes in the future. Black holes have always attracted a lot of attention, since their discovery in 1916. Recently, astronomers have finally captured the first-ever image of a black hole to put an end to the long-lasting anticipation. The Event Horizon…

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