Advances In Astronomy

Everyone knows about our solar system. Earth and its neighbors orbit the sun. Exoplanets exist outside of our solar system. They're hard to detect. It wasn't until the 1980s that exoplanets were scientifically confirmed to exist. Even today, it can be hard to see exoplanets. Recently, scientists developed a new way of viewing exoplanets directly. The [...]

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Cosmic Phenomena Explained!

Humans’ understanding of the cosmos is expanding exponentially, yet it’s a drop in the ocean of the wonders yet to be discovered. As the first-ever images of a black hole are released, other newly discovered phenomena are taking a back seat, but are no less thrilling to physicists and astronomers. These four are worth everyone’s [...]

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What Black Holes Can Teach Us

With the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) focusing on two supermassive black holes, the Milky Way's own Sagittarius A*, and a larger one at the center of M87 53.5 million light-years away, the question arises as to what these objects can teach us. Researchers gathered in April 2017 and have come up with these observations and [...]

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New Advances in the Detection of Gravitational Waves

Just a few days ago scientists have begun using some heavy machinery in an attempt to detect ripples known as gravitational waves. On April 1st, three machines were turned on. These were the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatories in Louisiana and Washington, and the Virgo Interferometer in Italy. All of these facilities had recent upgrades that have [...]

By | April 4th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on New Advances in the Detection of Gravitational Waves

300,00 New Galaxies Discovered

It looks like space is indeed "the final frontier." Thanks to a special telescope from the Netherlands, the world appears to have suddenly gotten a lot larger and more cosmically complex. Scientists have recently discovered a new window on the universe, spotting 300,000 previously unknown galaxies. An international team of 200 scientists from 18 countries [...]

By | March 25th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on 300,00 New Galaxies Discovered

Can These Galactic Winds Solve Our Largest Mysteries?

Many scientists believe the Universe began with a big bang. However, they have never been sure as to how the radiated and subatomic particles joined together to form the planets and stars seen today. Recently, information obtained from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, provided a glimpse into how galaxies form and evolve. SOFIA's Unique Ability [...]

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Asteroid Hitting Your Planet Soon? Try These Security Measures

Our solar system is the product of impact events, but while asteroid strikes with major consequences like the dinosaur extinction have decreased significantly in the last hundred million years, this era of relative calm is just an illusion. A catastrophic asteroid strike will occur in the future. The question is — what is science prepared [...]

By | March 19th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on Asteroid Hitting Your Planet Soon? Try These Security Measures

The Possibility of Another Planet

The debate over the possibility of an additional planet in our solar system has gone on for years. Most recently, Pluto was demoted from a planet to a dwarf planet. That means we're now looking for a Planet Nine, not an elusive Planet X. While controversial with the general public, Pluto's demotion was widely agreed upon by [...]

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5 Stunning Facts About Space

Space is such an enigma. There so many aspects of the universe that remain unexplored and offer unlimited potential. As such, it is a source of endless fascination for droves of spectators who are drawn to the complexities that are hidden within the cosmos and throughout its vastness. With that in mind, here are five [...]

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How will the Sun Die and When?

Most people know that all stars eventually die. With that said, when will the sun die, and what will happen as it starts to die? Luckily, most experts believe humans won't be around to witness the death of the sun. In the past, astronomers believed that the sun would turn into a planetary nebula and [...]

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