The Sun

The Sun

For thousands of years people have been looking at the sky and wondering what those objects are all about. The glittering stars and the Sun have always hid a certain amount of mystery and beauty. For astronomers, the Sun is just a dying star. For everyone else, however, it is a huge burning ball that gives us light, warmth and life. So far so good. But what really burns our Sun? It is a well-known fact that there is no air in the cosmos. Accordingly, there is no oxygen to burn. Our everyday experience tells us that burning is a...
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.  
Is it Different The Taste of Food in Space?

Is it Different The Taste of Food in Space?

  Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield tells how our taste perceptions change when we get into zero gravity. When we get into space, the food really does not have the taste we’re used to. And the reason is not in the food itself, but in the way our body functions. It’s used to fighting gravity and pushing more blood to the head than it needs: “Your head kind of inflates as if somebody squeezes the end of a balloon,” says Hadfield. Without the gravity to draws the liquids down, the sinuses are clogged and you feel almost no taste. This goes...
Scientists Have Discovered the Cause of Solar Eruptions

Scientists Have Discovered the Cause of Solar Eruptions

For centuries, scientists have been puzzled by the gigantic and unpredictable outflows of plasma from the Sun, sometimes so aggressive that they can cause the glow of the Earth and disturb communications on our planet. But an international team of scientists think they may have finally identified the mechanisms that trigger these eruptions, and unlike previous theories, and small and large solar flares are caused by the same dramatic process. If the new hypothesis is correct, scientists may be able to predict eruptions, but also and when will cause damage on Earth. The researchers analyzed 3D simulations of two main...
The Solar System

The Solar System

We are convinced that you know a lot about the planets of the Solar System and we can hardly tell you something you have not heard before, but still, in order to be a real website, and for our heading to be complete, we need to pay attention to this topic. And secretly we hope you will still learn something new from us. So let’s start … The Solar System is a group of astronomical objects including the Sun and all the objects of orbit around it – asteroids, comets, planets, dwarf planets, satellites, interplanetary dust and gas. All of...
What is the Closest Star to Earth?

What is the Closest Star to Earth?

  Alpha of Centauri is a special Star – not only because it is closest to our solar system, but it is also one of the places in the Milky Way where life may exist. If people are looking for intelligent life outside our Solar System, Alpha of Centauri is an excellent candidate. The Alpha of Centauri is located at a distance of 4.35 light-years from us. In fact, it is a triple star system. The two bright components, Alpha Centauri A and B, form a pair. They travel about each other for 80 years at a distance of 23...