Space

Astronomers Spot A New Class Of Low-Mass Black Holes

There may be an entire class of black holes that we didn’t know about.  Astronomers have spotted a black hole that is smaller than the smallest known black holes in the universe.  It is just 19 kilometers wide and has a mass of about 3.3 solar...

A Halloween-Themed Sun Captured By NASA

NASA shares a ‘pumpkin Sun’ image that was captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory in 2014. The image is colorized in yellow and gold tones to create a Halloween-themed appearance. Like other stars, our Sun is a ball of gas. In terms...

What Exactly Is Planet X? Facts and Theories

Planet X is a hypothetical planet that is located about 400 astronomical units (AU) away.  It may take up to 20,000 Earth years to complete one full orbit around our Sun.  The planet has not yet been observed but mathematical calculations suggest it...

NASA vs SpaceX – How Different They Are?

Since the establishment of space travel, only three countries have been able to launch humans into space. The first person to travel into space was a Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961, who orbited the earth in the Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961...