September 2017

New planet’s rings 200 times larger than that of Saturn

By | 2017-10-13T13:47:04+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Space|

A very young planet, about 420 light years away, lies around a very young and sun-like star, with rings that are similar to that of Saturn. It is an unusual find as scientists discovered that it has truly massive rings around it. How massive are these rings? It is thought to be up to 200 times larger than the rings of Saturn. Hence, J1407b has been called a Super [...]

March 2017

NASA’s Maven Satellite Avoids Colliding With Mars’ Moon Phobos

By | 2017-10-13T19:52:37+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Space|

Mars' moon Phobos and MAVEN spacecraft orbits. Image source: nasa.gov. Every so often uneventful things happen in space, and NASA's own Mars satellite MAVEN was no exception. The space agency said in a statement on Thursday March 2, that it had to take countermeasures to avoid their science satellite from colliding with Mars' moon Phobos.  The evasive maneuver had to be done asap as it was estimated that [...]

November 2016

Here Are Our Favourite Pictures From Last Weeks Rare Supermoon

By | 2017-02-13T20:48:08+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Space|

For most of you, last weeks supermoon was the first time you've ever seen the moon like that - up close and personal. And I literally mean that since the moon hasn't come this close to Earth in 68 years! If you missed it, don't worry, another supermoon on this scale will light up the skies November 25, 2034. But for now, check out these breathtaking photos taken around the world: London, England. Photo [...]

Don’t Miss the Biggest Supermoon in 68 Years Light Up the Skies!

By | 2016-11-13T13:30:44+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Space|

Mark your calendars – a rare supermoon will be lighting up our skies on November 13 and 14, as it gets closer to Earth. It is expected to appear at not only its biggest, but also brightest, since January 1948. Rare supermoon rising. Image source: http://huffingtonpost.ca As the moon goes around our planet in an oval shape, there are times that it appears closer to us compared to [...]

September 2016

New Study: Major Earthquakes Might Be Triggered by Moon

By | 2017-02-20T12:15:00+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Space|

A study which has been published in Nature Geoscience recently said that the moon may actually be triggering earthquakes on some of the earth’s biggest fault lines – apart from its effect on the rise and fall of ocean tides. This might just be true despite the moon drifting from us at about an inch and a half each year. Scientists at the University of Tokyo said that the moon [...]

Watch An Eclipse Caught By Passengers From A Plane

By | 2017-02-20T12:56:08+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Space|

                            Eclipse from plane Have you ever witnessed an eclipse? Most people have not as they usually occur only four times a year - two lunar and two solar. Sadly, I have yet to witness one, but I can only imagine how awesome it would be. So how about seeing one from a plane? Let's [...]