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A Star Spinning Fast Enough To “Fly Apart”

Star Spinning Fast

After its conception 50 years ago, a team of astronomers were able to observe a fast-rotating giant star emitting polarized light. First predicted by an Indian-American astrophysicist S. Chandrasekhar, polarization in stars was a un-tested phenomena, until now. Based on these findings, the team has also accurately calculated the spinning rate of unbelievably fast revolving star Regulus. ...

20 Most Stunning Images Captured By Cassini Spacecraft

The Cassini mission was a collaboration between NASA, ESA and ASI (Italian Space Agency) to send a spacecraft to study Saturn and its moons and rings. Launched on 15th October, 1997, the spacecraft was active in space for over 18 years, of which it spent 13 years orbiting Saturn (entered in Saturn’s orbit on 1st ...

Is Asteroid Mining Really important For Our Plans to Colonize The Red Planet?

Over the last decade or so Mars has been the center of attraction for space agencies and private companies. Private firms like SpaceX have even openly expressed their desire to one colonize the red planet. But these planned expeditions to the planet have delayed for certain reasons. Many personalities including the veteran astronaut Buzz Aldrin ...

An Extremely Hot Planet That Consumes All The Visible Light

Extremely Hot Planet

While looking for planets with life sustaining qualities, we have just found a planet where we do not want to go. An international research team has recently discovered a distinctive characteristic of an extensively studied exoplanet known as WASP-12b. The study shows that the extra-solar planet reflects absolutely no light which is making it appear as a pitch ...

A New Technique To Make Nuclear Fusion More Powerful

Nuclear Fusion More Powerful

Scientists at MIT develop a new technique to make plasma fuel hot enough in order to produce significant nuclear fusion power. While using nuclear fusion to power offices and homes might still be a way off, this new plasma marks a big step towards fusion power. It has brought limitless (almost) clean energy one step closer ...

A Study Might Just Have Solved the Mystery of Origin of DNA

Mystery of Origin of DNA

A team of researchers at the University of York might just have solved the mystery of the origin of DNA. The team showed that how molecules from the interstellar origin, brought here by meteors could likely be building blocks of DNA. Their study found that amino nitrates, along with molecules found in interstellar ice prompt ...

Dark Energy Might Not Exist At All | Latest Simulations

Dark Energy Might Not Exist

Our universe is expanding – all matters in the universe are gradually drifting apart. It was discovered by Edwin Hubble in 1931 while he was studying the far away galaxies. In 1998, humans came to know that the expansion is accelerated – universe seems to be expanding at an increasing rate. To explain this phenomena, scientists proposed ...

Rare Titanium Oxide Found on the Atmosphere of An Exoplanet

titanium oxide

A team of astronomers has recently detected the existence of a rare mineral known as titanium oxide in the atmosphere of a distant exoplanet. Designated as WASP-19b, the exoplanet is situated at 815 light years away from the Earth in the vela constellation. The finding was done using the Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the European Southern Observatory. The ...

Physicists Have Cooled Molecules Below The Doppler Limit – 50 MicroKelvin

coldest molecule

Physicists have developed a new method that pushes the limits of freezing molecules to slightly above absolute zero. They have used a combination of magnetic fields and lasers to trap and cool down a molecule of calcium monofluoride to 50 millionths of a degree above absolute zero – 50 microKelvin, or minus 273.15 degree Celsius. Although, it is not ...

Rotational Speed Of Galaxies Have A Major Impact On Their Shape

SAMI survey - Rotational Speed Of Galaxies

For the first time in nearly a century, astronomers have been able to accurately measure how much effect can a galactic rotation have on its overall shape. It turns out to be massive. Considering the vastness of even a small galaxy, measuring a perfect 3D shape is an extremely complex job. But researchers from the ...

The All New Physics of 21st Century | Interesting Theories

Sun death - no explosion

Physicists study the nature of universe and introduce us with unknown and shocking facts of the cosmos. Most of the things present in outer space are odd already and we have just begun to understand the only tiny fraction of it. Today, there are so many strange theories out there that it’s impossible to mention them ...