Category: Space

Space

Lunar Eclipse: What Are They?

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned with Earth between the other two. 

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Nasa Poised To Launch First Sun-Skimming Spaceship

NASA is ready to dispatch a $1.5 billion spacecraft on a fiercely hot voyage toward the Sun, offering scientists the nearest ever view of our strange and mysterious star. The probe is named after Eugene Parker, it will end up being the first spacecraft ever to fly through the Sun’s scorching atmosphere, known as the corona. Understanding how the corona works will help scientists anticipate dangerous space weather storms.

Why hasn’t the sun burned out yet?

This was the most frequently asked question in the 19th century.                                          At the time, Humans understood  only two ways the sun could be generating energy: either it was creating heat and light through gravitational contractions————pulling itself in at the center and emitting energy (in the form of heat that we feel on Earth), therefore getting smaller over time—————or it was literally on fire, like the chemical reaction we see on Earth when we light a match or start a campfire.

Stephen Hawking’s Final Theory

The final theory of Professor Stephen Hawking on the origin of the universe, which he worked on with  Professor Thomas Hertog from KU Leuven in Belgium, has been published in Journal of High Energy Physics suggesting that our universe might be one of many similar ones.   “We […]