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Space Science

Unraveling the Mystery of Our Galaxy’s Black Hole

Black holes are one of the strangest and most intriguing parts of space. An international team of scientists has captured the first-ever image of the black hole found at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. This picture is a sight to behold, taking five years to capture and requiring the work of over …

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JWST

What is the James Webb Space Telescope?

James Webb Space Telescope, Credit : NASA And why is everyone talking about it now? Astronomy enthusiasts have known about the James Webb Space Telescope since its construction began back in 2004. However, it wasn’t launched into space until the end of 2021. On July 12th, 2022, NASA released the first images captured by this …

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Stunning Astronomy Pictures

Stunning Astronomy Pictures: Winners of the ASTRO2021 Photo Contest

Everyday we hear about a lot of environmental issues that are harming humans in one way or the other. Light pollution is one of those problems. It is the excessive use of artificial outdoor lighting and has affected the world’s ecosystems and human health. Moreover, it is impossible for us to look at the wonders …

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Rocks From Space

Rocks From Space Tell Us About Other Planets

Astronomers have discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system. These are called exoplanets. Recent space rock experiments revealed that some of these planets have water in their atmospheres. This means that some of these distant planets could possibly support life. Image Credit-Carnegie Institution for Science–Conel M. O’D. Alexander Scroll Down for a Downloadable PDF of this …

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Asteroid

The Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs May Have Been Lucky for Snakes

There are a million interesting facts about snakes, but in this article, we talk about the origin of these captivating animals. From mighty pythons to massive boa constrictors, from rattlesnakes to vipers, how did they come to slither this Earth?  When does the story begin? A massive asteroid hit the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula 66 million …

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Comet Facts

Comet Facts: The Largest Comet Ever Spotted is Heading to the Solar System

What is a comet? A comet is a heavenly body that resembles a snowball and roams in space while orbiting the Sun. It is formed of frozen gases, rocks, dust particles, and other materials. Upon being frozen, all these materials compact into a ball the size of a small town. A comet also has a …

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Easy Constellations

Easy Constellations To Find: MAPPING THE NIGHT SKIES

Here are 12 easy constellations to find next time that you are out stargazing. For this blog, we have picked 12 major constellations from both Northern and Southern hemispheres. Ursa Major, Centaurus, Cassiopeia,  Crux, Orion, Carina, Canis Major, Ursa Minor, Gemini, Taurus, Auriga, and Scorpius.     1. Ursa Major/Big Dipper – Best time to …

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