Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system and is well known for its prominent ring system. Since it is a gas giant, it does not have a surface to land. Saturn’s structure can be divided into three parts: the gaseous atmosphere, the liquid mantle and the solid core. A person falling into […]
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On 6th January, Sunday, people in different parts of the world will be blessed with a beautiful partial solar eclipse. Solar eclipses occur when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth. In a total solar eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully covered by the Moon while in a partial solar eclipse,only some […]
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Quadrantids are annual meteor showers that peak every year around 3-4 January. These meteors originate from the asteroid 2003 EH₁ which takes about 5.5 years to orbit around the Sun. If you’re lucky, you can spot close to 100 meteors per hour during the peak. However, unlike other major meteor showers like the Perseids and […]
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Black holes bend space-time so abruptly that even light finds it difficult to escape their gravitational pull. Nobody knows what happens at the center of a black hole because the known laws of physics break down at the singularity. This puts them among the strangest known objects in the universe. But, mathematically speaking, a black […]
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2018 was a great year for SpaceX! Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched as many as 21 rockets during the entire year, sending satellites into orbit and delivering cargo and experiments to the International Space Station, breaking its previous record of 18 rocket launches in 2017. It also sent a red Tesla roadster to space, made plans […]
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Whatever we know about black holes comes from the equations and theories put forward by physicists like Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking and others. A long standing goal in astrophysics is to directly observe the immediate surroundings of a black hole and test whether the observations match with the predictions. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project […]
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Lets start this article with a fact that might blow your mind: “Our Universe is just 13.8 billion years old but it has a radius of 46.5 billion light years.” What does this mean? Our Universe was created in a Big Bang about 13.8 billion years ago and has been expanding ever since then. The […]
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