For any planet to have any kind of aurora, it must possess three necessary elements that we’ve determined. It must revolve around a star, it must have an atmosphere and a magnetic field. 4 known planets(including Earth) have these aspects to form an aurora.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
Ancient civilizations were much more connected with the universe due to clear and dark night skies that we lack in our metropolitan cities today.
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.
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.
Simple galaxy facts for kids, youngsters and everyone.