“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...
A Dying Star Reveals What Will Happen to Our Sun

A Dying Star Reveals What Will Happen to Our Sun

  Hidden in the center of the colorful swirl of gases is a dying star whose mass is approximately the mass of the Sun. With the aging of the stars, the nuclear reactions that sustain their brilliance begin to diminish. Unstable energy production causes the stars to pulse irregularly, ejecting their outer layers into space. This is how their super-hot core is revealed. It emits huge amounts of ultraviolet light. The radiation causes the gas layers to shine, creating something spectacular like the fragile beauty of the nebula.   The star of the image released by the European Space Agency...
The Lyrid Meteor Shower of 2020 Peaks Tonight!

The Lyrid Meteor Shower of 2020 Peaks Tonight!

Tonight (on the night of the 21st and the 22nd of April) anyone who wants can watch with the naked eye the maximum of the Lyrids meteor shower. An average of 10-15 meteors per hour are expected to fall! Lyrids are observed since 687 BC, but their behavior over the years is unpredictable and often brings surprises. The stream has repeatedly shown unexpected bursts of activity. In 1803 , at the maximum, have fallen more than 700 shooting stars per hours, and in 1922 – 1800! To spot the Lyrids, find a dark sky away from light pollution and look...
Scientists Are About To Make  Important Announcement About a Black Hole on April 10 (Video)

Scientists Are About To Make Important Announcement About a Black Hole on April 10 (Video)

Get ready for one of the greatest scientific news of the century. It seems astronomers will soon be showing the first shot of a black hole. Event Horizon Telescope participants (including a series of telescopes from around the world) have scheduled a number of press conferences around the world on April 10 to make  announcement about  “a groundbreaking result”. So far, the details are unknown. We can assume, however, that these are the first results of their mission to capture for the first time the event horizon of a black hole. The black hole is a space-time area that has...
Death From Space — What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts

Death From Space — What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts

Imagine that you can get the energy from every star in a radius of 100 million light-years. Of thousands of galaxies, each of which has billions of stars. Try to imagine that you are capable of taking this kind of energy and using it in the greatest super weapon in the universe. The ruin you will cause is unimaginable.  In fact, you do not have to imagine it, because all of this already exists in the form of gamma rays. What are these “space snipers” that shoot the Universe at random intervals. What happens if they hit us? Another interesting...
Big Bang May Have Created a Mirror Universe Where Time Runs Backwards

Big Bang May Have Created a Mirror Universe Where Time Runs Backwards

Why does time seem to move forward? It’s a riddle that’s puzzled physicists for well over a century, and they’ve come up with numerous theories to explain time’s arrow. The latest, though, suggests that while time moves forward in our universe, it may run backwards in another, mirror universe that was created on the “other side” of the Big Bang. Two leading theories propose to explain the direction of time by way of the relatively uniform conditions of the Big Bang. At the very start, what is now the universe was homogeneously hot, so much so that matter didn’t really...