The Science Behind Meteor Showers: Unveiling Celestial Phenomena

meteor shower over a night sky

Meteor showers are an awe-inspiring sight, filling the night sky with streaks of light. They occur when Earth passes through trails of debris left by comets or asteroids. These tiny rocks and particles enter the Earth’s atmosphere at high speeds, causing them to heat up and create bright streaks of light known … Read more

What are Exoplanets?

Solar System

The vast expanse of the universe captured the imagination of humankind. Adults and kids alike became fascinated by the multifold mysteries of the heavens. The possibility of extraterrestrial life has become an enticing topic for everyone. Exploring beyond the boundaries of our solar system led to many discoveries, and among the most … Read more

Pulsars and Quasars: What are They?

Universe

Have you ever looked at the boundless night sky and felt the overwhelming power of nature? The universe is composed of vast space with puzzling beauty and mystery. Its composition created by celestial bodies surpasses the limits of human understanding. It is indeed a limitless unthinkable mystery. Among these mysterious wonders, pulsars, … Read more

Comets in Our Solar System: Comet Hale-Bopp

Comet Hale-Bopp

Comets are one of the most studied celestial objects by astronomers. Over the years, there has been increased study and research on many of them as they appear close to Earth and provide indications about space. These comets are sometimes traveling for hundreds of years in their orbit. One such comet is … Read more

Comets in Our Solar System: Comet McNaught

Comet McNaught in Sydney, Australia.

Comet discoveries are always unexpected and astonishing. Finding a new celestial object in our solar system indicates that there is a possibility of various new aspects that we can find out about our solar system. However, comet discoveries are neither frequent nor easy to spot despite the better technology. One of the … Read more

Comets in Our Solar System: Tempel-Tuttle Comet

A Leonid Meteor Shower

The Halley’s Comet has always fascinated scientists for its periodic arrival on Earth. However, few studies have been conducted on it because the orbital period is so long at about 75 to 76 years. For this reason, scientists have focused on other comets such as the Tempel-Tuttle Comet which has a short … Read more

Comets in Our Solar System: Shoemaker-Levy 9

Fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.

Comets in our solar system have always been an interesting phenomenon. The unique characteristics, chemical properties, and the search for life outside Earth are all explored through comets as well as other celestial objects. However, some of these comets have collided and exploded very close to our planet. While this does present … Read more

Comets in Our Solar System: The Great January Comet of 1910

The Great January Comet of 1910.

Comets have always interested astronomers due to their unique characteristics, orbital patterns, and their odd appearances in our solar system. Many of the comets have passed our solar system once and will never return or return after thousands of years. Despite not returning in a long while, they are still one of … Read more