After counting all the normal, luminous matter in the obvious places of the universe (galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the intergalactic medium) about half of it is still missing. So not only is 85% of the matter in the universe made up of an unknown, invisible substance dubbed dark matter, we can’t even find… Continue reading A DARK COSMIC WEB THAT TIES THE UNIVERSE TOGETHER
Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star roughly 700 light-years away from our own Solar System. Betelgeuse is usually the eleventh-brightest star in the night sky. After Rigel, the second brightest object in the constellation Orion, the rust-coloured star has attracted attention from astronomers for its relative closeness and potential for collapsing in a spectacular supernova event within the… Continue reading LEARN ABOUT THE SECOND BRIGHTEST OBJECT IN THE CONSTELLATION ORION: BETELGEUSE
You may never have heard of muons before, but these particles are crucial to our understanding of the universe. In a milestone study published in the journal Nature, researchers announced that they have overcome one of the biggest challenges to studying these fundamental particles. The study heralds a new era of research into the properties… Continue reading STUDY OF MUONS PARTICLE COULD CHANGE SCIENCE AS WE KNOW IT
Through the Artemis lunar exploration program. NASA is committed to landing astronauts, including the first woman and the next man, on the Moon by 2024. NASA will use innovative new technologies and systems to explore more of the Moon than ever before. NASA will collaborate with commercial and international Space Agency to establish sustainable missions… Continue reading WHAT IS NASA’S ARTEMIS PROGRAM?
NASA-ESA Solar Orbiter is set to launch into space on Sunday, February, 9, 2020 at 11:03 p.m Eastern. And it packs ten powerful scientific instruments on board that will shed unprecedented light on our Sun. The mission is an ambitious collaboration between the European Space Agency and NASA. It aims to resolve some of… Continue reading 10 SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS ON BOARD THE SOLAR ORBITER TO TRANSFORM OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE SUN
Neutron stars are created when giant stars die in supernovae and their cores collapse, with the protons and electrons essentially melting into each other to form neutrons. Neutron stars are city-size stellar objects with a mass about 1.4 times that of the sun. Born from the explosive death of another, larger stars, these tiny objects… Continue reading What Is A Neutron Star?
The Neptune-sized planet, which orbits an Earth-sized star, is being slowly evaporated by the white dwarf, causing the planet to lose some 260 million tons of material every day. For the first time, astronomers have discovered evidence for a giant planet orbiting a tiny, dead white dwarf star. And, surprisingly, the Neptune-sized planet is more… Continue reading Accretion Of A Giant Planet Onto A White Dwarf Star
For a long time, this was a purely theoretical question. Over the past decade or so, however, astronomers have found more than a dozen confirmed instances of “circumbinary planets”—that is, planets that orbit around a close double star. A particularly interesting case is the planet Kepler-1647b, which circles two roughly sunlike stars. This planet also… Continue reading What If We had Two Suns in The Solar System?
White holes are black ones in reverse, spewing out matter– and they could give us our first glimpse of the quantum source of space-time. In the textbooks, Gravitation and Cosmology, Nobel prizewinning physicist Steven Weinberg wrote that the existence of black holes “very hypothetical”, there is no [black hole] in the gravitational field of any… Continue reading Black Holes Are Strange Sure But White Holes Are Mind-Blowing
This star has been going nova every year, for millions of years. A nova star is like a vampire that siphons gas from its binary partner. As it does so, the gas is compressed and heated, and eventually, it explodes. The remnant gas shell from that explosion expands outward and is lit up by the… Continue reading This Star Just Won’t Stop Exploding!
In pursuit of life everlasting, some turn to God. Others turn to science. Medicine is aimed at improving and extending healthy lives but it can’t stop the ultimate frontier DEATH. But with evolving technology, we might have a way around it in future. Until then what to do? Here comes in rescue Cryonics. Cryonics is… Continue reading Cryonics | Can We Cheat Death?
Brain ageing is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain ageing or stopping it altogether would be the ultimate elixir to achieve eternal youth. Are there steps, we can take to reduce the rate of decline? At around 3 Kg in weight, the human brain… Continue reading What Happens To Our Brain As We Get Older?
When inventor Frederick Banting discovered insulin in 1923, he refused to put his name on the patent. He felt it was unethical for a doctor to profit from a discovery that would save lives. Banting’s co-inventors, James Collip and Charles Best, sold the insulin patent to the University of Toronto for a mere $1. They… Continue reading Insulin Should Be Cheap. Here’s Why It’s Not
Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the most powerful explosions in the cosmos. These explosive events last a fraction of a second to several minutes and emit the same amount of gamma rays as all the stars in the universe combined. Such extreme amounts of energy can only be released during catastrophic events like the death of… Continue reading An Afterglow Of GRB That Featured The Highest Energy Photons