Space, meteorites, asteroids
Asteriods and Meteorites
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The Distant and Mysterious Quasars

The Distant and Mysterious Quasars

The farthest object in the universe visible to humans is also the most mysterious. This briefly describes what a quasar is. What are Quasars? Quasar is short for quasi-stellar radio source. The mystery started in the 1960s when astronomers first trained their radio telescopes to the sky and discovered a hitherto unknown inhabitants of theContinue Reading

What do we know about our Galaxy?

What do we know about our Galaxy? The major feature of the celestial bodies is their attribute in uniting in many Systems. Earth and its Moon form a system of two bodies. As the Moon is not so small in comparison with the size of the Earth, some astronomers tend to view the Earth andContinue Reading

Why solar eclipses happen?

Why solar eclipses happen? As you know, the planets and their satellites do not stand still. The earth revolves around the Sun, and the moon revolves around the Earth. And from time to time there are such moments, when the Moon in its motion is fully or partially covers the Sun. The solar eclipse isContinue Reading

6 facts about black holes

6 facts about black holes: 1)      First, who said about black holes was John Mitchell. But many people think that discovery of existence of black holes is a merit of Albert Einstein. However, Einstein completed his theory to the year 1916, but John Mitchell has been pondering this idea even in 1783. He was EnglishContinue Reading

Mystical Mars

Mystical Mars

Mars is the fourth planet in the solar system after mercury, Venus, Earth. It’s very mysterious planet and scientists say about it so much strange things. Its weight is 10.7% of Earth’s mass; the equatorial radius is 3396.2 km. Spherical circulation period that is the duration of one year is 686.9 Earth years. The atmosphereContinue Reading

6 things about Russian meteorite.

6 things about Russian meteorite.

Chelyabinsk meteorite was the most terrible and dangerous meteorite of all meteorites, that arrived on Earth. Many have written about this meteorite, but it is not always true. 10 things about Chelyabinsk meteorite, which were true: 1)     Chelyabinsk meteorite was very big. The facts are saying us that this meteorite was 17 metersContinue Reading

Black Holes, White Holes and Wormholes

Black Holes, White Holes and Wormholes

We have all heard about black holes. Experts describe them either as a region in space where matter is concentrated and compacted into a small area that its escape velocity is greater than the speed of light, or an object of immense  mass whose gravity is so strong that not even light could escape itsContinue Reading

Star dust 7,500 light-years away…

Star dust 7,500 light-years away…

NASA image release April 23, 2010 NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured this billowing cloud of cold interstellar gas and dust rising from a tempestuous stellar nursery located in the Carina Nebula, 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. This pillar of dust and gas serves as an incubator for new stars and is teemingContinue Reading

Fun Facts about Meteors

Fun Facts about Meteors

What’s My Name Again? A meteor can change its name in the blink of an eye—well sort of. You see a rock or fragment floating in space within our solar system is called a meteoroid. Its size considerably varies from miniscule particles of dust to large objects as large as those boulders you see onContinue Reading

Meteor Shower Watch 2014

Meteor Shower Watch 2014

Astronomy aficionados eagerly await each year the different dates for meteor showers, a celestial event characterized by a brief period of increased meteor activity. They are named after the constellation from which they appear to radiate from. Hence, a meteor shower apparently originating from the Perseus constellation is aptly called the Perseids. The one seenContinue Reading