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10 Strangest Objects in the Universe

10 Strangest Objects in the Universe

The technological advancements in the field of astronomy have allowed the researchers to discover some of the strangest objects in the universe. Despite the fact that we can find countless weird phenomena lurking throughout the cosmos, some of them are just too weird in comparison to others. Below is a list of 10 strangest objects…

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Did Trihydrogen created the Universe?

Did Trihydrogen created the Universe?

Researchers are using ultra-fast lasers to create and study Trihydrogen (H3+), which is quite abundant in our universe, for sake of understanding the chemistry of this iconic molecule. Almost every molecule in the universe was born from the Trihydrogen cation. It was discovered in 1911 by J. J. Thomson while he was studying plasma discharges.…

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Scientists are Creating an Alien Atmosphere on Earth

Scientists are Creating an Alien Atmosphere on Earth

In order to simulate the potential conditions on Hot Jupiters, researchers at NASA are cooking up an alien atmosphere on Earth. The advancement of technology has enabled humanity to explore different sections of our universe. For the sake of improving the understanding of our surroundings, scientists are expanding their research in every direction. The search…

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Small Kuiper Belt Objects are Surprisingly Rare

Small Kuiper Belt Objects are Surprisingly Rare

According to new research at the Southwest Research Institute, the concentration of small objects in the Kuiper Belt is quite low. The discovery was made by the renowned New Horizons spacecraft of NASA. It has the privilege of taking a first close-up look at the Pluto. Similarly, it also explored Ultima Thule which holds great…

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Scientists Observe 5,000 Nearby Galaxies through MaNGA

Scientists Observe 5,000 Nearby Galaxies through MaNGA

The analysis of the first 3 years of the Mapping Nearby Galaxies (MaNGA) program gave some important insights about 5,000 nearby galaxies. The latest data release from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) explained the observations of MaNGA during the first three years of its operation. It uses a specific method called Resolved Spectroscopy, which…

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The Pale Blue Dot [Remake]

The Pale Blue Dot [Remake]

In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The first image from the clip is taken by the Voyager 1 Space Probe on February 14, 1990, at a distance of 6,054,587,000 Kilometers (3,762,146,000 miles). The rest of the clip is part…

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The Magellanic Clouds are Now Forming New Stars at a Faster Pace

The Magellanic Clouds are Now Forming New Stars at a Faster Pace

Magellanic Clouds, the galactic neighbors of the Milky Way, have picked up the rate of their star formation. The Small and Large Magellanic Clouds are the closest companion galaxies of the Milky Way. Both of these galactic neighbors are named after Ferdinand Magellan, the man who led the first European expedition to circumnavigate the world.…

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A Scientist of NASA Proves that the Speed of Light is Extraordinarily Slow

A Scientist of NASA Proves that the Speed of Light is Extraordinarily Slow

Animations of a NASA scientist show that light is considerably slow when extended to a cosmic scale. According to popular opinion on the subject is that light is one of the fastest things in the universe. It’s so fast for us that we are unable to notice it as it passes through. The approximate speed…

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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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