The scientific method has been one of the best tools for understanding the Universe we live in since the 17th century. Darwin's Theory of Evolution, Einstein's Theory of Relativity, The Germ Theory of Disease, The Big Bang Theory are some of the examples of science's greatest breakthroughs and achievements which helped us understand Nature much … Continue reading Is everything in Science just a theory?
We humans have a funny way of naming things, especially when it comes to the world of astrophysics. Subatomic particles called quarks are classified into 'flavors' when they cannot be tasted at all. The process of falling into a black hole that causes an object to be stretched in a particular direction due to the … Continue reading ‘The God Particle’ and why you should not be calling it that.
What is reality? What is existence? These questions have bothered our species since antiquity. For thousands of years we speculated the nature of the Cosmos, coming up with the wildest of imaginations. But only recently, after the advent of the scientific approach of viewing things did we finally begin to understand the true nature of … Continue reading The Fundamental Constants of Reality
Mercury is the smallest and the innermost planet in our Solar System. Being the closest to the Sun, it is a dry and desolate world. Yet, this planet has intrigued astronomers for centuries and in the recent years, missions sent to explore it have revealed that the planet is far from boring. Orbiting at a … Continue reading Mercury
Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are? For ages humanity has looked up at the night sky only to wonder about those thousands of little points of light that decorate it. What are they? Can we get to them? Are they gods? Are they the dead? These are some of the questions … Continue reading Stars
To our ancestors, stars were eternal objects which shine in the heaven above. However, research throughout the previous century has shown us that this is not the case. Stars are dynamic and ever changing. The life of a star doesn't imply that stars are alive!! It is just a metaphorical way of representing the changes … Continue reading The Life of a Star
It has been an amazing year and as always the Universe continues to amaze us with its ever so mysterious and mind-blowing Nature. Now, being a week into 2019 let us take a sneak peek into last year's highlights in the field of astronomy and what it can mean for our species in the years … Continue reading Cosmic Rewind: 2018
The Milky Way is our galaxy. One of the billions of galaxies in our universes. And it's huge. Measuring about a 150,000 light years across, it can be called a large galaxy. But is it the largest?? Before I answer that question let us first understand what a light year is to get a true … Continue reading A monster called IC 1101
Most of us know that we live in the Universe. But how correct is it to say that? Do we really live in the Universe. Is our Universe the only one or are there others out there? This idea is not a new one. If one is told that we live inside a Universe then he or … Continue reading A Cosmic Bruise
We always have wondered whether or not we are alone in the universe. Mind blowing discovering like hydrogen plumes on Enceladus have given hope to scientists that we may find our neighbours one day. However in the quest of theirs they have to remember some key points in mind such as the requirements of life. … Continue reading The Phosphorous Problem