A Pulse of Gravitational Waves Hit Earth – Astronomers Aren’t Sure About Its Origins

A unique event from outer space might have slightly squeezed and stretched our planet last week. On January 14, astronomers observed a burst of gravitational waves for a split-second, which provoked distortions in space-time. At the moment, researchers are working on discovering and understanding where…

This cosmic gatekeeper divides our solar system in two

The rocky planets that are nearest to the sun consist of various materials that are very different from the ones present in the gas giants of the outer solar system because billions of years ago, our (then) young solar system was divided into two parts…

Water from Mars is evaporating quicker than predicted

It is believed that billions of years ago, Mars might have been a planet very similar to ours, with abundant liquid water on its surface. However, as time passed, that water rose into the thin Martian atmosphere and then evaporated off into outer space. There…

What are black holes?

Black holes are areas of space where the gravitational field is so strong that nothing at all (including light) can escape, which is the reason why black holes are… black. Some black holes are former colossal stars which have been crushed to an extreme density…

Here is how astronauts on the International Space Station celebrated New Year

2020 is upon us! Some of you celebrated the night between years from the comfort of your homes with family, some went to a special place with dear friends, but the thing that made your new year evening special was actually the time zone where…