Month: April 2020

Water vapour plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa (artist's impressio

You might be surprised to know how many moons are suspected of having oceans underneath their surfaces. Water means life. Therefore, most of these moons have a good chance of containing ecosystems. Ganymede, NASA Jupiter’s Ganymede Ganymede is incredibly similar to Earth is many respects.  It is the largest moon of Jupiter, which makes it Moons With Water

Lagoon Nebula, NASA, Hubble Space Telescope

 Scientists don’t care if a Nebula is light-years in diameter and has a black hole in the middle. If it has a weird shape, it’s getting a weird name. Here are 10 weird named nebulas. 

Puppis A, NASA

Puppis A is a giant nebula that was created by a supernova explosion 10,700 years ago.
But there is something different about this vast gas cloud.

Solar System Colours, Cover

 Colours of the planets of our solar system are determined by the way their surfaces reflect sunlight. 
 This may vary a lot due to the composition of the atmosphere, a rocky surface, or a lack of a rocky surface.  

christopher-czermak

Most of the astronomical objects’ names that we use today come from Ancient Greece. Orion, Centaurus, Pleiades, Pegasus, Andromeda… Even the planets in our Solar System are named after Roman gods. So why does today’s astronomy have such a strong relationship with the Greek culture?

Egpytian Painting

 Ancient civilizations were much more connected with the universe due to clear and dark night skies that we lack in our metropolitan cities today.

Sagittarius A*, Star S2

You might have heard the recent news about a star dancing around a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. What does that have anything to do with Einstein, you might ask. Well, a lot. His General Theory of Relativity has once again been proved with the recent news from the Star S2.

Why do stars shine only at night?

We have a very simple question at hand. Why don’t the stars shine during the day? The answer lies in our eyes, or more specifically, their dynamic range.

Galaxy Cover

Simple galaxy facts for kids, youngsters and everyone.

Earth Sun Space

To answer the question “Why is the Earth heated unevenly?”, we must first understand what is heat and how does the Earth receive energy from the Sun. Only after we answer these questions, we can understand why Earth’s surface is heated unevenly. But in case you don’t have time for all that, here is an Why is the Earth heated unevenly?