Tag Archives: 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 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

A Ninth Planet In Our Solar System: But It’s Not Pluto

There is new evidence indicating the existence of a giant planet tracing a highly elongated orbit in the outer limits of our Solar System. This putative ninth major planet, which the scientists have dubbed “Planet Nine”, sports an impressive mass of approximately ten times that of Earth–and it circles our Star about 20 times farther out on average than does Neptune–which circles our Sun at an average distance of 2.8 billion miles

Juno Looks Into The Eye Of Jupiters Storm

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has been a swirling mystery for centuries–an enormous wildly whirling storm that has lingered in its planet’s sky for the past 150 years–or longer.

Astronomy: The Strange Case Of The Exoplanet “Cousins”

Nature versus nurture refers to a long-standing debate among scientists who are trying to find out if human behavior is determined by the environment or is merely the result of a person’s genes. Planets and people can have a lot in common, and the atmospheres of a duo of hot Jupiter exoplanets is a case in point.

The Mystery Of The Galaxies That Shouldn’t Be There

Astronomers have wondered for decades how long it took for the islands of fiery, sparkling stars, that we call galaxies, to emerge out of the primeval darkness after the Big Bang birth of the Universe almost 14 billion years ago. In May 2017, a team of astronomers announced that they may have solved this nagging cosmic riddle when they discovered a new kind of galaxy haunting the ancient Universe less than a billion years after the Big Bang. These primordial galaxies are seen giving birth to new glittering baby stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way Galaxy is today. This important discovery could explain a mysterious earlier finding–that a population of surprisingly massive galaxies danced in the Cosmos only 1.5 billion years after its birth.