Space

What Would Happen If Earth Loses The Moon Sooner?

According to the current planetary theory, the moon was created about 4.5 billion years ago after a massive collision between earth and a wandering celestial body, with a mass slightly less than that of Mars. The impact caused a chunk of debris to...

What Is The Mass Of Entire Milky Way Galaxy?

As per the latest measurement, our galaxy weighs in at approximately 1.5 trillion solar masses.  This means the Milky Way has a mass of 2.98 x 1042 kilograms. Astronomers used ESA’s Gaia and NASA’s Hubble observations to obtain this...

What Does Space Really Looks Like?

Today, no matter where you are, you can access a plethora of space images right at your desktop and smartphone. Those colorful images of gigantic galaxies, nebulas, and mesmerizing gas clouds never fail to dazzle us. But does space really look like...

15 Most Famous Astronauts In the World | Of All Time

According to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, people who fly beyond an altitude of 100 kilometers are recognized as astronauts. As of 2016, a total of 549 people have reached low Earth orbit (LEO), and only 24 of them have traveled beyond...

15 Fascinating Facts About Neutron Stars

Like almost everything in the universe, stars born, live their lives, and then die in the span of millions and sometimes billions of years. It took decades for researchers to identify and catalog the different types of stars, how they form, and...

What Is Kuiper Belt? Definition | Location | Facts

Kuiper Belt is a donut-shaped region of icy bodies beyond Neptune’s orbit. It extends from Neptune’s orbit (30 AU) to approximately 50 AU from the Sun.  There are millions of objects in this region; most of them are made of icy volatiles...

What Color Is The Sun? A Simple Explanation

Although the Sun appears yellow or orange, it is actually brilliant white.  Because of the Earth’s atmosphere, Sun looks yellow and changes colors at sunrise and sunset.  The actual color of the Sun can be viewed from space because there are...

What is Orion Constellation? Facts and Myths

Orion constellation is a group of stars aligned in a specific manner, which is most visible in the night sky during winters in the northern hemisphere. The constellation is named after Orion, a giant hunter in Greek mythology. It is often identified...