Lunar Eclipse 2018

Today, everyone would be able to witness lunar eclipse around the world. This is one of the most special events for Space Enthusiasts as you will even observe a colour change of the moon. To know more, refer to the video below and share your experience in the comment box below. I will share my … Continue reading Lunar Eclipse 2018

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Understanding Black holes

  BLACK HOLES has been astonishing people from time to time since its prediction by Einstein in his paper in 1916. It was first coined by American astronomer John Wheeler in 1967 and was discovered in 1971. Different physicists like Stephen hawking and many other astronomers has been studying this mysterious yet dangerous object existing in … Continue reading Understanding Black holes

Through the lens: The Incredible Space

Natural phenomenon, which is largest in 68 years, will be visible after sunset on Monday wherever you are in the world and there wouldn’t be another like it until 2034. So, I went to outskirts of my city and enjoy this event. Here are some of the pictures during my visit. T: #Supermoon C: Canon Rebel … Continue reading Through the lens: The Incredible Space

Origin of the Moon | The Royal Society

The origin of Earth’s moon has fascinated mankind for thousands of years and has received scientific attention for over forty years, building on the return of rocks from the moon and the growing understanding of planet formation. The central idea of a giant impact on Earth is widely accepted and physically appealing but the constraints … Continue reading Origin of the Moon | The Royal Society

The most mysterious star in the universe | Tabetha Boyajian

Something massive, with roughly 1,000 times the area of Earth, is blocking the light coming from a distant star known as KIC 8462852, and nobody is quite sure what it is. As astronomer Tabetha Boyajian investigated this perplexing celestial object, a colleague suggested something unusual: Could it be an alien-built megastructure? Such an extraordinary idea … Continue reading The most mysterious star in the universe | Tabetha Boyajian

The Highest Resolution Image ever seen in Astronomy

What do you get when you combine 15 radio telescopes on Earth and one in space? You get an enormous “virtual telescope” that is 63,000 miles across. And when you point it at a distant black hole, you get the highest resolution image every seen in astronomy. Although it looks just like a big green … Continue reading The Highest Resolution Image ever seen in Astronomy

NuStar’s latest image maps Andromeda’s dead stars

NuSTAR has observed 40 "X-ray binaries" — intense sources of X-rays comprised of a black hole or neutron star that feeds off a stellar companion. By NASA/JPL  |  Published: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has captured the best high-energy X-ray view yet of a portion of our nearest large neighboring … Continue reading NuStar’s latest image maps Andromeda’s dead stars

NGC 4845: Hubble Space Telescope Sees Large Spiral Galaxy

NGC 4845, otherwise known as LEDA 44392 or UGC 8078, is an 11th magnitude spiral galaxy in the constellation of Virgo. It is 58.8 million light-years away from us. The galaxy was originally discovered by the German-born British astronomer William Herschel in 1786. According to astronomers, NGC 4845 hosts a supermassive black hole in its center. The presence of … Continue reading NGC 4845: Hubble Space Telescope Sees Large Spiral Galaxy

Astronomy Sessions held by DPS Tapi and Mr. G.R.Sivakumar

Astronomy Club of DPS Surat and Tapi recently conducted a few Astronomy sessions for Students of Class IV,V and IX. The experience was amazing as students were quite with the technologies used there and were amazed by looking at the stars, away from city lights and pollution. They were provided with delicious food and a … Continue reading Astronomy Sessions held by DPS Tapi and Mr. G.R.Sivakumar