Laniakea – The Name of Our Home Supercluster

Laniakea – The Name of Our Home Supercluster

  Group of astronomers have discovered that our own Milky Way galaxy inhabits the outskirts of unknown, until now, massive galactic supercluster, reports the Nature magazine. They named it Laniakea that comes from Hawaiian and means “immeasurable paradise”. (watch the video bellow) The discovery was made with the help of a new mapping technique that combines not only the distance between neighboring galaxies, but their relative motions. The technique has allowed astronomers for the first time to clearly delineate exactly where one supercluster of galaxies ends and where another begins. The new map shows that the Milky Way  among with the...
Other “Solar System” with 7 Earth-Like Planets was Found by NASA

Other “Solar System” with 7 Earth-Like Planets was Found by NASA

Yesterday NASA announced one of the most significant discoveries of potentially habitable planets in recent years – The first known system of seven planets the size of Earth orbiting a Star. Three of those planets certainly are in the habitable zone – the area where a rocky planet could have liquid water. This discovery sets a new record for the largest number of planets in the habitable zone around a single Star outside the solar system. All seven of these planets can have liquid water – the key to life as we know it in the right weather conditions, but...
Kissing Double Star

Kissing Double Star

Astronomers have faced a very rare cosmic phenomenon in which two stars are touching and are about to end their lives in a very dramatic way. In this kiss for goodbye are involved the most massive and hottest stars in a double system of this type among the few discovered by scientists so far. The system of “suns” has been marked as VFTS 352 and is located 160 000 light-years away from us in the Large Magellanic Cloud – a small galaxy “follower” our Milky Way Galaxy. Stars in VFTS 352 are so close that circle each other only for...
Black Hole – A Door to Space?

Black Hole – A Door to Space?

  If you could survive a trip inside the black hole, exactly where you would be at the end of that journey? Very likely such a journey would not be a good idea. Usually formed after the collapse of a massive star and under the influence of its own gravity, these mysterious objects from space have such strong gravitational pull that even light can not escape (after reaching a certain distance from the hole, of course). What exactly would happen to someone who “rushed” into a black hole remains unclear and subject to many scientific and not so scientific speculation,...
Crazy Space Theories

Crazy Space Theories

  There is no doubt that our Universe is more stranger and full of magic place than we could ever imagine. In the vast space of the Cosmos there are phenomenons which are still being unexplainable even for the most penetrating science. In our trying to understand it and to give a answer to one of the most fundamental questions about existence the countless theories were born. In the next lines I will present few of the them- some  are well founded, others are literally crazy, but if some of them one day turn out to be true will change the whole understanding...
How Many Galaxies Are in The Universe?

How Many Galaxies Are in The Universe?

Staring at the night sky in front of us reveals infinite space full of small flashing lights. Some of them are planets of the Solar System but the rest are stars of our own Galaxy-  Milky Way. Even if we have to be precise all the stars we see with the naked eyes are  from our sleeve of the Galaxy. But we already know that this is not everything, we know that the Universe is filled with many Galaxies- some smaller and others much larger than the Milky Way. But how many Galaxies  are in the Universe? This question is...
How Many Universes Are There?

How Many Universes Are There?

This question is the center of some of the most passionate disputes. According to the theory, there are an infinite number of universes, each of them settled by its own laws of physics says TedEd For many scientists this theory is pure fabrication because there is no evidence or mathematical laws that even hint that such a thing exists. Believers counters that there is nothing that can prove the opposite. This mystery can be solved only if there is a way to go in this other universe and see it with our own eyes. Unfortunately, with the constant expansion of...
How Far Actually We Can Go into Space?

How Far Actually We Can Go into Space?

  When we speak for studying of the vast space, how far can humanity go into Space? – asks Science Alert? Is there a limit to our ability for going beyond Earth? As explained by this video channel Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, our Planet is located in one corner of the Milky Way – a ordinary galaxy full of stars, planets and a huge black hole in its center. The nearest neighboring galaxy is Andromeda and with it another 50 other galaxies, the Milky Way belongs to a local group with a diameter of about 10 million light years. Knowing...