Russian Cosmonaut Captures Bright Comet from ISS (PHOTOS)

Russian Cosmonaut Captures Bright Comet from ISS (PHOTOS)

Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner, who is part of the ISS crew, managed to capture comet C / 2020 F3 / NEOWISE /, Russian News Agency TASS reported. The photo was posted on Wagner’s Twitter page. Correction: in the photo you can see a comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)! https://t.co/s6IjdQKRVD — Ivan Vagner (@ivan_mks63) July 4, 2020 “The photo shows the brightest comet in 7 years – C / 2020 F3 / NEOWISE /”, with the accompanying text to the image. The astronaut also notes that silver mesospheric clouds are also present in the photograph. On the next orbit of the ISS...
How Long Would It Take to Fall Through the Earth?

How Long Would It Take to Fall Through the Earth?

If there was a giant hole in our planet, would we fall freely through it or would we perish in its center? Such questions are asked by Life Noggin on Youtube. Given gravity, momentum, and several other forces that would affect the fall, all formulated precisely with the help of mathematics, they think they have discovered what will happen in such a scenario.  Find out the answer to the question in the video below:    
Astrophotographer made an Impossible View of the Moon

Astrophotographer made an Impossible View of the Moon

  The Moon has always fascinated the man. This mysterious gigantic rock orbiting the Earth has had an eternal presence in all facets of human culture for thousands of years. The Moon is a perfect example of the delicate balance found everywhere in nature. One photographer has recently created the clearest picture of its craters by combining numerous shots of the lunar line where light meets dark. To reveal the surface of the moon in detail, lunar enthusiast Andrew McCarthy stacked thousands of pictures together over lunar phases. Californian-based astrophotographer took two weeks’ worth of frames of the waxing moon,...
“The Most Astounding Fact About The Universe” Will Makes You Happy

“The Most Astounding Fact About The Universe” Will Makes You Happy

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist and author. He is also one of the most compelling speakers when it comes to talking about science. In the short video below, Tyson is asked the following question: “What is the most astounding fact that you can share with us about the universe? Now that’s a pretty profound question. And here is what he is saying: “The most astounding fact is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on Earth, the atoms that make up the human body, are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures....
Take a Walk Around the Milky Way With This Brilliant Interactive Map

Take a Walk Around the Milky Way With This Brilliant Interactive Map

If you want to feel infinitely insignificant, then this interactive map showing the location of 119,617 stars around us, will certainly help you. It’s called 100,000 Stars and was created by Michael Chang and the Data Arts team from Google’s Chrome Experiment lab. Thanks to the map, you can walk through our solar system and even go beyond the Milky Way. The view is amazing. The good news in this case is that you don’t even need Chrome to run it. And don’t miss to “Таке а Tour” by pushing the Play Button on the top-right corner! Here are some...
Astronomers Found the Closest Black Hole to Earth – and You Can See It Without a Telescope

Astronomers Found the Closest Black Hole to Earth – and You Can See It Without a Telescope

European astronomers have found the nearest black hole to Earth, according to Associated Press. It is so close that two stars dancing around it can be observed it without a telescope. The black hole, which is lurking 1,000 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Telescopium, belongs to a system with two companion stars that are bright enough to observe with the naked eye. But you won’t be able to see the black hole itself; the massive object has such a strong gravitational pull that nothing — not even light — can escape it. Astronomers discovered this black hole while...
If Jupiter Did Not Exist, We Would Be Gone (Video)

If Jupiter Did Not Exist, We Would Be Gone (Video)

Our Solar System is weird. And not only because of the existence of this blue planet full of living things, but also because of the lack of gas giants like Jupiter at close distances to the Sun. Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered and confirmed more than 1,000 exoplanets, planets, orbiting other stars. But these star systems are quite different from the solar system – their large planets orbit their stars as close as Mercury orbits the Sun. Such exoplanets, called “hot Jupiters,” are quite common in other star systems, but strangely, they have disappeared from our. But...
Animation Shows How Fast the Planets Rotate, Combining Them Into One Giant Globe

Animation Shows How Fast the Planets Rotate, Combining Them Into One Giant Globe

Each Planet from the Solar System rotates at a specific speed and this animation shows how different these rotations are. It is the work of Dr. James O’Donoghue, a planetary scientist at the Japan Space Agency who once worked for NASA. The video shows how fast each planet rotates around its axis and compares the cosmic bodies with each other. For example, Jupiter rotates 2.4 times faster than Earth. So let’s have a look!