• Seriously Sirius

    Would you possibly imagine the brightest object in the night sky is actually a star? A blue star. Yes, not the planets nearby or not even the moon but a long star called Sirius with visual apparent magnitude of −1.46. Located in the constellation Canis Major, it is 8.6 light years away from Earth, one of our nearest neighbors. Interestingly this star is moving closer to Earth so its brightness is going to increase slightly over the next 60,000 years. And then, its going to start moving farther and will become fainter but still will remain the brightest object in the Earth’s night sky for the next 210,000 years. Oh,…

  • Its time for a little insight on InSight…

    Beep… Beep.. Beep… The InSight has landed. InSight sent a “touchdown image” to NASA on November 26 2018 embarking the first landing of a spacecraft on Mars after six years (Of course, you are awesome too Curiosity) and for the eighth time in total. Launched on May 5th 2018, InSight traveled a distance of 458 million km and landed on Mars yesterday at 19:52 UTC. It most hit the bulls eye and landed on Elysium Planitia near the Martian equator exactly as planned and sent a “A-Ok” signal to NASA after seven minutes to confirm its safe landing. “About Me” time InSight – an abbreviation for Interior Exploration using Seismic…

  • Our Sun will die and engulf Earth one day

    For a while now, scientists have been doing all kinds of math on when & how our Sun will die and what will be the fate of the planets that’s dependent on this yellow star, including Earth  –  well… we may have an answer now. A team of International astronomers along with Professor Albert Zijlstra from the University of Manchester have an answer – it will turn into a planetary nebula – a luminous bubble of gas and dust but a bit more massive. The basics:   We all know that Sun is a hot star that’s composed of Hydrogen and Helium that holds the entire Solar System together – due…