The Sun is the central star and the holder of the Solar System. The Sun's gravity is what drives this system. It accounts for 99.86% of the mass in the entire Solar System. And most importantly, the Sun is the reason for the emergence of life on Earth. However, when we look at the big … Continue reading The Sun
Some of the most destructive forces on Earth are storms. Tornadoes, hurricanes, cyclones, supercell are some of the nightmarish events one can dream about. The very sight of these monsters is of great majesty and power. But what if I told you that the storms we experience here on Earth, is just a light morning … Continue reading The mightiest winds in the Universe: Part 1
When we look out into the vastness of the void, we are overwhelmed the sheer size of it. Tucked away into a little corner, is us, on a small blue marble, suspended in a sunbeam. The Sun and the family of 8 planets, stranded in a forgotten corner of the Milky Way galaxy is what we … Continue reading Our Solar System
There are many 'end of the world' scenarios that are commonly discussed. Like a meteor crash on Earth, we humans nuking ourselves to death, alien invasion and so on. But a meteor, we can destroy, nuclear war, we can avoid and aliens, they ain't travelling far and wide for war right? While most of these … Continue reading Vacuum decay: The end of everything
We start our new year with a rather strange star (the name itself is rather strange). Those of you who like tongue twisters, may have your go at pronouncing its name. Its called Przybylski's star. Go on, try it. If you succeeded then you are a superhuman, if not, you are normal. Let us make … Continue reading Przybylski’s Star: An alien garbage dump?
As 2017 comes to an end we look back at the amazing discoveries that have taken place this year. From strange exoplanetary systems to colliding neutron stars, space had a great deal to show us. Thus we start our first post in the annual Cosmic Rewind series to take look at all the breakthroughs, events … Continue reading Cosmic Rewind: 2017
The Universe continues to fill our minds with awe every moment, but the one fact that still fascinates me is the harmony in the Universe. Let me elaborate. Most of what we know and learn about Nature comes from math. Yes, that subject you probably hate the most. But if math does rule the Universe, … Continue reading Golden Harmony in the Universe
Unless you have been living under a rock, you must have definitely heard of Oumuamua or the asteroid which likely originated outside the Solar System. Its been all over the web, newspapers, YouTube, you name it. Moreover there is a likely chance that this object must be artificial, or to say alien. So much so … Continue reading Visitor from Outer Space