Category Archives: Science/Astronomy

The Mysterious Moons Of Mars

Mars is a true Wonderland world that has sung its enticing Sirens’ song for centuries to those who seek to solve its many mysteries. Indeed, the two moons of Mars, named Phobos and Deimos, present some mesmerizing mysteries all their own. Where did the two moons of Mars come from?

The Mystery Of The Missing Magnetic Monopoles

One of the best-kept secrets of the Cosmos involves a weird hypothetical elementary particle called a magnetic monopole. According to theory, these exotic magnetic monopoles should exist somewhere in the Universe–and yet not one solitary magnetic monopole has ever been found.

What Is Randomness?

What is meant by randomness? Random processes are very important in lots of areas of maths, science and life in general, but truly random processes are remarkably difficult to achieve.

Much More is Unknown About our Universe than What is Known

We live in a mysterious Universe – most of which we are unable to see – and its current rate of expansion is believed to be caused by a bizarre substance called Dark Energy. Dark Energy is generally considered to be a property of Space itself, and it first emerged in Albert Einstein’s calculations that formed his Theory of General Relativity.

The Simulation Hypothesis: More Evidence From Physics And Astronomy

The Simulation Hypothesis states that there is a high probability that what we call life, the Universe and everything exists as a state of virtual reality within a higher realm of really real reality. We are a computer simulation ‘living’ in a virtual landscape. There are various observations in the physical sciences that are suggestive that this hypothesis is true

Dwarf Planet Haumea has a Ring

Ring Around Haumea: Pluto’s Peculiar Neighbor By Judith E Braffman-Miller Far from our fiery Star, and well-hidden from our view in a distant region of perpetual twilight, there lies a belt composed of icy, frozen objects. Located beyond the orbit of the deep-blue, banded, ice-giant planet, Neptune–the most distant known major planet from our Sun–this… Read More »

Phobos and Deimos, the Moons of Mars

Phobos and Deimos, the Moons of Mars, were discovered in 1877. In October 2017, astronomers announced that NASA’s longest-lived mission to the Red Planet has obtained its first peek at Phobos, the larger of the two moons.

Exoplanets: The Trappist-1 System

At approximately 40 light-years from our planet–or 235 trillion miles away–there are seven newly discovered, rocky alien worlds that are nevertheless considered to be our near neighbors in Space. This richly endowed “nearby” planetary system, that has been named TRAPPIST-1, for The Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) in Chile

Why Can’t We See 95% of the Universe?

Why Can’t we see 95% of the Universe? Because approximately 70% of the Universe is contained in the dark energy, about 25% is contained in the dark matter, and the rest is composed of “ordinary” atomic matter.