Massive Planet: Discovered and in Rouge state.

In this artist’s conception, a rogue planet drifts through space. Credit: Christine Pulliam (CfA) MASSIVE PLANET GONE ROGUE DISCOVERED A massive rogue planet has been discovered in the Beta Pictoris moving group. The planet, called PSO J318.5338-22.8603 (Sorry, I didn’t name it), is over eight times as massive as Jupiter. Because it’s one of the few directly-imagedRead More

Meteorite Kills Man in India?

WAS A MAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY A METEORITE IN INDIA? Last Saturday, Feb. 6th, a meteorite reportedly struck a bus driver on the campus of the Bharathidasan Engineering College in southern India. Three students were also injured and several windows were shattered in some kind of explosion. Online videos and stills show a small crater left by theRead More

Einstein’s Gravitational Waves Discovered: Everything you need to know

One hundred years after Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, scientists have finally spotted these elusive ripples in space-time. In a highly anticipated announcement, physicists with the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) revealed on 11 February that their twin detectors have heard the gravitational ‘ringing’ produced by the collision of two black holes aboutRead More

Gravitational Waves: How this discovery can change our perspective regarding the Universe!

Since Albert Einstein first predicted their existence a century ago, physicists have been on the hunt for gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime. That hunt is now over. Gravitational waves exist, and we’ve found them. That’s according to researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), who have been holed up forRead More

Constellations : As we See them

What comes to mind when you look up at the night sky and spot the constellations? Is it a grand desire to explore deep into space? Is it the feeling of awe and wonder, that perhaps these shapes in the sky represent something? Or is the sense that, like countless generations of human beings whoRead More