Blackholes

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A black hole is a cosmic body or space region where gravity is so intense and strong that nothing, not even light or other electromagnetic waves, can escape. There are different types of black holes. These are: Stellar-mass: Stellar-mass black holes are found throughout our Milky Way galaxy and have masses less than about 100 […]

Even More Constellations!

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When the sun sets at night, assorted constellations reveal themselves against the black soup of space. As the night progresses, some of these constellations set below the horizon, and others rise to take their places. The parade of constellations continues all night long until the sun rises again and obscures the stars from our sight. […]

Classifying Stars – Color and Catagories

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Analyzing Appearance Astronomers refer to the brightness of a star as its magnitude. There are two ways to describe the magnitude: Actual brightness- how much light it produces Apparent brightness- the light as seen from Earth For example, a small flashlight seen from a few feet away seems brighter than a car’s headlights seen from two […]

How Small Are We In The Scale Of The Universe?

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NASA once said, “Friendly reminder: We’re just a small speck in a massive universe!” Have you ever stopped for a moment and pondered about this?  In the grand scheme of things (of space and time), we’re only specks of dust in this vast universe. It’s such an astonishing yet humbling thought at the same time. […]

NASA Unveils James Webb Telescope’s First Images Of Unseen Universe

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On July 12, 2022, NASA released the long-waited first set of full-color images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)—the largest and most powerful space telescope ever built and launched into space. It marks a momentous day for science, beginning a new era in astronomy. As a recap, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was […]

Astronomers Ready for the First Glimpse of an Ever-burning World

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Have you ever wondered what the place known as Hell might really look like? Imagine a world that burns ceaselessly and eternally, with fires that burn forever. Sounds eerie yet cool, right? Finally, getting a glimpse of a world like that is not as far-fetched as we think anymore. For the first time, NASA astronomers […]

NASA’s InSight Lander Just Detected The Strongest Quake Yet On Mars

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Did you know that Mars, commonly referred to as the Red Planet, also experiences quakes? They are called Marsquakes. On May 4, The NASA InSight lander (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations) detected the strongest marsquake ever recorded so far on the red planet. It was estimated to have hit a magnitude 5 on the 1,222nd […]

Jupiter’s Moon Europa May Have Water Oceans With Life

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if there’s another place aside from Earth that could harbor life? Well, this idea might not be as far-fetched as we think. Scientists have recently discovered a promising place that may have water where life could exist: Jupiter’s moon Europa. A recent study published in Nature Communications proclaimed that Jupiter’s moon […]

Barbie Travelled To Outer Space For The First Time

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Have you ever dreamed of becoming an astronaut and wondered what it’s like to visit outer space? Well, you’re not alone. Before, Barbie only dreamt of traveling to space, but it’s become a reality now. For the first time in history, Barbie went to space aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the […]