Category: Astronomy

Incredible discoveries in the Universe

Astronomers Discover 7 Planets around Star in Aquarius

Astronomers have announced the discovery of a seven-planet system orbiting a dim star in the constellation of Aquarius, located 39.4 light years from the earth. The findings are based upon very sensitive dips in the light of the star when a planet crosses in front of it...

Andromeda Galaxy to collide with us – “The Sun’s Future”

Our milky way is on a collision course with a much larger group of stars called the Andromeda Galaxy. Astronomers tell us –  galaxies are a combination of millions of stars, dust and a substantial amount of dark matter that is held together by gravitation, in constant motion...

1835 – The Great Moon Hoax

Great-Moon-Hoax-1835-New-York-Sun-lithograph Beginning August 25, 1835 news of sensational discoveries rocked both the general population and the scientific world. Prominent astronomer John Herschel was reported to have built the largest telescope of the day with a lens measuring 24 feet in diameter and weighting nearly 7 tons. The...

Earth Like Planet Found orbiting Proxima Centauri

  Telescopes at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have announced the discovery of a planet located within the “habitable zone”of the closest star to our solar system – Proxima Centuri. The findings were presented in a paper published August 25, 2016 in the Journal of Nature. Excitement...

China nears completion of World’s Largest Radio Telescope

The World’s Largest radio Telescope has been constructed in China’s Guizhou province. The Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST)  occupies the area of 30 football fields and was constructed at an estimated cost of 180 million dollars. The telescope consists of 4,450 separate panels  designed to...

The Sun to become a Red Giant Star and destroy the Earth

The most important star in the universe is our sun. Being almost a million miles across it has the mass of about 330,000 times that of earth and at the ripe age of only 4.6 billion years, it is a middle age star. The sun is fueled...