Getting To Know the Moons of Jupiter

A montage of Jupiter and its four largest moons (distance and sizes not to scale)

Jupiter is one of the most interesting discoveries made by humans. First, discovered by Galileo and Simon in 1610, Jupiter in total consists of 79 known moons. The biggest moons are the four Galilean moons. These moons were also the first objects that did not orbit either Earth or the Sun.  Over … Read more

The Life Cycles of Stars

There was a time when humans knew nothing about the lifecycle of stars. While some believe that stars are meant to live forever, others believed that they share more or less the same lifecycle as any living beings. Today, we know that stars are born, expand during their lifetime and then die.  … Read more

What Is Numerology?

Image of numerical digits. 

Have you ever found yourself stumbling upon similar numbers again and again? For instance, you may always catch the clock when it is 11:11, or you meet friends on recurring dates or find your lucky numbers in the most unexpected places. You might feel surprised that these experiences are not always a … Read more

What are Black Holes?

black hole

For years, scientists have been trying to study black holes. What we today know about them is that black holes are basically regions in space where gravity is so strong that even electromagnetic radiation cannot escape. Over the years, many astronomers and scientists have come up with their theories regarding black holes.  … Read more

An Overview of The Planet Venus

Planet Venus

Venus is the second planet from the sun and is often called the earth’s twin. Over the years, scientists have discovered that our neighbor is the second brightest object existing within the earth’s orbit and can sometimes be seen from the naked eye. However, if you come closer, it turns hellish. The … Read more

Stars That Mysteriously Disappeared from The Solar System

A star exhausting fuel

The Milky Way is the galaxy that is having our solar system. From Earth, you can see the Milky Way as a band. It is because it is shaped like a disc. You cannot see it with the naked eye so you need a telescope. Galileo Galilei was the first astronomer, engineer, … Read more

Is Pluto a Planet Again (or Not)?

The solar system

The debate concerning Pluto being termed as a planet has been going on for decades. While some suggest that it should be considered one, others think the opposite. Previously, Pluto was upgraded and considered a planet. However, it was not long until it was downgraded again. It is said that Pluto does … Read more

What is an Aurora and What Makes it Happen?

Northern Lights in Iceland

An aurora or northern lights is a display of colorful natural lights that shimmer in the sky. These lights typically feature a yellow, green or red colors etc. Furthermore, the lights gently shift and even change shape like soft blowing curtains. Only visible at night, aurora are known to appear usually in … Read more

How Hubble Changed Astronomy?

Seen in orbit from the departing Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2009, flying Servicing Mission 4 (STS-125), the fifth and final Hubble mission

Science, technology, and most importantly astronomers have constantly been trying to push themselves to study and learn more about the universe and what comes with it. This combination gave birth to perhaps the biggest human achievement in terms of astronomy back in the 60s, the Hubble telescope. The Hubble telescope has been … Read more

Planet Saturn and the Mysterious Rings Around It

One of the most recent images of Saturn in 2019.

Our Solar System is cooler than you might think. We have some hot planets, cold planets, gas giants, Earth twins, and a few having rings around them as well. The cool and interesting phenomenon of these planets always sparks our interest in digging up more information about them. One such phenomenon is … Read more