Craters On Earth – Kaali Crater Field

Kaali Crater Field is not one but a group of nine meteorite craters. It is located in the town of Kaali on the Estonian Island of Saaremaa which is 11 miles away from the island capital. The impact crater site consists of one large crater along with 8 smaller craters. The formation … 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

What is Quantum Physics?

quantum physics

The most basic level of the study of matter and energy is called quantum physics. It tries to learn more about the characteristics and actions of nature’s fundamental building blocks. It also studies extremely microscopic objects to examine how matter behaves and what goes on inside of atoms. While many quantum studies … Read more

What exactly is Vacuum Energy?

vacuum energy

The fundamental background energy that permeates all of the space in the universe is known as vacuum energy. It is the zero-point energy that is related to the quantum vacuum and whose effects are believed to have an impact on the behavior of the universe on cosmological scales and have been empirically … Read more

Craters On Earth – Gosses Bluff (Tnorala)

Bird’s eye view of Gosses Bluff Impact Crater

Gosses Bluff, also known as Gosse’s Bluff is thought to be the eroded remnant of an impact crater. The Western Arrernte people of the impact crater’s surrounding regions call it Tnorala. Gosses Bluff is located in the southern Northern Territory near central Australia. It is approximately 109 miles (175 km) west of … 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

Comets in our Solar System-The Great Comet of 1744

A display of 6 tails by The Great Comet of 1744.

Among the numerous comets in our solar system, few are periodic while most of them are non-periodic. Non-periodic means that the comets will no longer return close to the sun in their regular orbit. For this reason, non-periodic comets appear just once and can no longer be seen afterward. One such comet … Read more

The Wild 2 Comet

The Wild 2 Comet

Plenty of comets surround our solar system with some of them being known and active while others are not so active or periodic which is why we know little about them. Some of these comets have been discovered centuries ago as well such as the Halley’s Comet. On the other hand, a … Read more

Halley’s Comet

Comet Halley in 1986.

Our solar system is full of amazing comets that have different objective properties. Many of these comets are periodic which means that they come around every once in a while close to the orbital path of Earth and the sun. At this point, they can be easily spotted as well. One such … Read more

Craters On Earth – Wolfe Creek Crater

Wolfe Creek Crater

Australian Aborigines had long known of the existence of the crater near Wolfe Creek when an aerial survey identified this impact crater in 1947. Wolfe Creek Crater is almost circular and is believed to be the second-largest crater in the world. It is one of the best-preserved impact craters in the world. … Read more