Comets

A comet is an icy body that releases gas or dust. They are often compared to dirty snowballs, though recent research has led some scientists to call them snowy dirtballs. Comets contain dust, ice, carbon dioxide, ammonia, methane and more. Astronomers think comets are leftovers from the gas, dust, ice and rocks that initially formed the solar…

Asteriods

Asteroids are small, airless rocky worlds revolving around the sun that are too small to be called planets. They are also known as planetoids or minor planets. In total, the mass of all the asteroids is less than that of Earth’s moon. But despite their size, asteroids can be dangerous. Many have hit Earth in the past, and more will…

Meteorite

A meteorite is a fragment of rock or iron from outer space, usually a meteoroid or asteroid, which survives passage through the atmosphere as a meteor to impact the surface of the Earth. Meteorites are believed to originate in the asteroid belt between the planets of Mars and Jupiter. A meteorite may range in size from less than a…

SUCCESSFUL FINAL PHASE OF JUPITER MISSION

“Welcome to Jupiter.” Those were the words that escorted in a blend of relief and celebration for NASA scientists in July as they received confirmation that the Juno probe had successfully entered the orbit of the biggest planet in our solar system.After a tense 35-minute decent, the probe entered Jupiter’s orbit five years after launching…

CONFIRMATION OF A NEARBY HABITABLE PLANET

It’s been an amazingly busy year in space exploration full of amazing discoveries, the capturing of extraordinary imagery, the rise of bold new theories and the occasional mission failure.For some it might seem like humanity has lost its appetite for exploratory space missions since the glory days of the Apollo missions and the Moon landing….

Wormholes

Did you that wormhole are combination of black hole and white whole, which black will suck you and white do the opposite way and if they combine they would be call a wormhole.  NASA studying if wormholes can be a medium to time travel, interesting right. In 1935, physicists Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen used the theory of…

White Holes

A white hole is an imaginary feature of the universe. It is considered the opposite of a black hole. As black holes don’t let anything escape from their surface, white holes are outbreaks of matter and energy and nothing can get inside them. White holes are a possible solution to the laws of general relativity. This law…

Black Holes

Black hole is an area of space time showing such strong gravitational effects that nothing not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light can escape from inside it. Block holes of stellar mass are expected to form when very massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycle. After a block hole has formed,…

Neutron Stars

Neutrons stars are created when giant stars die in supernovas 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…

Supernova

Is an astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a massive star’s life, whose dramatic and catastrophic destruction is marked by one final titanic explosion this causes the sudden appearance of a new bright star before slowly fading from sight over several weeks or months. Supernovae are more energetic than novae….

Stars

Are born within the clouds of dust and scattered throughout most galaxies. As the cloud collapses the material at the center begins to heat up. Known as a protostar, it is this hot core at the heart of the collapsing cloud that will one day become a star. Stars are the most widely recognized astronomical…