Astronomers Have Been Able to Observe How a Planet is Born

Astronomers Have Been Able to Observe How a Planet is Born

Astronomers observed how a planet is born for the first time, the Associated Press reported. The planet is called LkCa 15 b (named after the star around which it is formed) and is the youngest one ever studied by astronomers. It is formed by dust and gas circulating around a star of two million years and is nearly 450 light-years from Earth. Based on scientific models, scientists suggest that the planet has begun to form 50,000 to 100,000 years ago. The winner of the previous record is about five times older. The discovery was made by Hawaiian astronomer Adam Kraus....
There is an Inexplicable Source of Light in the Universe

There is an Inexplicable Source of Light in the Universe

According to data collected from the Hubble Space Telescope’s spectrograph, the universe should have 80% more ultraviolet light than conventional theories and models. Astronomers are puzzled: “We still do not know what the case is, but one of the things we thought we know about the universe is not true.” These are the words of the co-author of scientific paper, published in The Astrophysical Journal, David Weinberg. The Hubble Spectrometer has discovered that the hydrogen atoms that fly in the interstellar space do not ionize as expected. In fact, ionization is much greater and prevents the true source of radiation...
See а System of Five Stars

See а System of Five Stars

What is it to watch five sunrises and five sunsets a day? In a newly-discovered system with not so euphonical name 1SWASP J093010.78 + 533859.5 probably live intelligent beings who enjoy the incredible dances of their five Suns on a daily basis and even find it quite normal. But for us the boring earthlings (with one sun), this is something new and unique. Initially, Open University researchers, who discovered the system, thought it was “only” four stars. Later on, it appears to have a fifth, shiny participant, in the space dance. The unusual system of suns is located 250 light-years...
Entering Outer Space Facts

Entering Outer Space Facts

What happens to our body if it is not protected in space? Now days the topic of space tourism is very relevant. Today, still only very rich can afford such an adventure, but in the near future this will change and we will be hearing more about space travel. However, this is something we have to dream about or rather have to distance itself from such an idea. Today, we are talking about colonizing other planets, and there is no lack of interest in such missions. But do we realize what’s going on up there? let’s have a look what...
Why Finding Life on Other Planets is so Hard?

Why Finding Life on Other Planets is so Hard?

The perfect combination of enough land and water turns out to be rarity in the Universe. According to scientists at the University of Barcelona, it is quite difficult to find a planet that has conditions suitable for life and not completely covered by water, Engadget reported. A total of 29% of the Earth’s surface is land. According to the computer model of scientists, however, this is rather an exception. On most of the planets that have enough water, the land is less than 10% or none at all. The planets with more land, however, do not have enough water to...
What is a Black Hole?

What is a Black Hole?

  A black hole is a region of space-time that can not be left from anything, even light. The general theory of relativity provides that a compact enough mass could distort space-time to such an extent that a black hole is formed. Around the black hole is formed mathematically determinable surface, called the event horizons, that marks the point at which the return is impossible. Want to learn more about it? Check out this great educational video of Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell.