What is the name of the closest spiral galaxy to our own Milky Way?

The Andromeda Galaxy is the closest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way Galaxy . It is also called galaxy Messier 31, or M31 , named after famous French astronomer Charles Messier (1730-1817).  The size of this galaxy is even bigger than our Milky Way Galaxy.  And also in the night Sky it is larger than … Read more

NML Cygni Star : Facts and information you should know about It

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NML Cygni Star – A red Supergiant star from Cygnus Constellation. “NML Cygni” is a red hypergiant (or red Supergiant) star from Cygnus Constellation. It is also known as V1489 Cygni. It is one of the largest and luminous known star. This massive cool hypergiant is also one of the most luminous star in the … Read more

A star explosion in a distant galaxy has solved various space mysteries

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Source: Eureka Alert Dr. Iair Arcavi, a Tel Aviv University researcher at the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, participated in a study that discovered a new type of stellar explosion – an electron-capture supernova. While they have been theorized for 40 years, real-world examples have been elusive. Such supernovas arise from the … Read more

Solar System: Facts and Information You Should Know About It

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“Definition: The “Solar System” is the gravitationally bound planetary system of the Sun. Or It is a Planetary system hosted by the Sun where Planets, Moons, Asteroids, Comets, and many other non-stellar objects are bound gravitationally.” Topic: Facts and Information You Should Know About Our “Solar System” Image Credit: Max-pixel We all have a family, … Read more

Goldilocks planets ‘with a tilt’ may develop more complex life

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Source: Eureka Alert Planets which are tilted on their axis, like Earth, are more capable of evolving complex life. This finding will help scientists refine the search for more advanced life on exoplanets. This NASA-funded research is presented at the Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference. Since the first discovery of exoplanets (planets orbiting distant stars) in 1992, … Read more

Kepler Data Reveal Four Earth-Mass Free-Floating Exo-planets

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Using data from NASA’s Kepler/K2 mission, astronomers have detected four new microlensing events that are consistent with free-floating planets of similar masses to Earth. Source: Sci-News Gravitational microlensing is an observational effect that was predicted in 1936 by Albert Einstein using his general theory of relativity. When one star in the sky appears to pass nearly … Read more