water on Mars

Water is NASA’s Game of “Where’s Waldo?” That Spans the Universe, Starting with Mars

For quite some time now NASA has been searching the nearby planets and their moons for any sort of sign of life and the basic necessity of life, water.

Any trace of water that can be found will help to both prove, and disprove a lot of the scientific theories about the planets that surround Earth.  Not only will it do that, but it will also provide us with the necessary resources needed for human survival on another planet.

In recent history, the pursuit of water has shifted to the planet Mars.

In the month of September 2015, NASA confirmed the evidence that liquid water does indeed flow on the surface on Mars thanks to the help of scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology located in Atlanta, GA.  We previously knew that Mars had polar ice caps, but we could never find evidence that confirmed that water existed …

Fermi Bubbles

Fermi Bubbles

One of the great things about the scientific study of the universe is that many times we do not know what we are discovering. There are plenty of things that we can observe without understanding, and we certainly cannot predict their future importance in understanding the universe we live in. Fermi bubbles are one of those fantastic things that we find in our universe that inspire curiosity and further study. Since their discovery in 2010, by a team from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, there has been a strong desire to understand their origin.

The first question that many may have is, “What is a Fermi Bubble?”. Fermi Bubbles are a pair of balloon shaped structures in the middle of the Milky Way that are made up of energetic gamma rays, which are the most powerful rays in the universe. They were first observed using the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope, …

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The Great Void

How real is Laura Mersini-Houghton a physics professor from University of North Carolina theory about the Great Void?

Speaking of distance in the form of light years is often times hard for the average person to wrap their minds around. A light year, however, is a measure of distance, and it represents how far light can travel in one year. The velocity of light is approximately 300,000 kilometers each second! That is a staggering number, but that being said, in one year, light can travel about 10 trillion kilometers. Kilometers are an adequate measure of what goes on here on earth, but they fast become near useless when we are confronted with explaining the vastness of the galaxy. For this reason, light year becomes a useful measure when the numbers become just too big to write. For example, the distance to the next big galaxy, Andromeda, is 21 quintillion kilometers. …

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The Ice Planet

The Ice Planet or Wise 0855-0714 is a brown dwarf. It is the fourth closest extrasolar system to the sub and the coldest object found in the interstellar space with a temperature between -55f to 8F degrees.
Wise 0855-0714 was detected on March 2013 and the long name indicates the coordinates of the object in the constellation Hydra.
The Ice Planet was studied with Nasa’s Wide field Impact Survey Explorer Telescope and Gemini North Telescope.
Based on the observation the Ice planet has a large displacement in his position which relates with his distance from the solar system and the astronomical measures of this chances across the sky are also directly observed.the ice planet
Based on this information the Ice planet has a mass of 3 to 10 the mass of Jupiter. Combining the his luminosity distance and mass the ice planet its considered to be the coldest known brown dwarf to …

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The Diamond Planet

The name of “ Diamond Planet” derives from the large quantity of carbon on the planet.
The planet 55 Cancri e is situated at a center of a solar system 40 light-years away from the Milky Way and its considered to have a more carbon than oxygen on her surface.
This planet earns his name as “ Super Earth because it’s a rocky world and it.s orbiting a star like our sun, but it’s 2 times bigger than the earth and his mass its 8 times bigger than the Earth

1 year on 55 Cancri e is equal to 18 hours on planet Earth.
55 Cancri e was discovered in August 2004, by detecting variations in its stars radial velocity. It was the 4th planet discovered orbiting the same star Gliese 436b. It was carefully studied in 2011 when it was discovered crossing in front of it’s parent star multiple …

milky way's hot gas

The Milky Way´s hot cover

The Milky Way is a system of gravitationally bounded stars, white dwarfs, neutrons stars, black holes, interstellar gas, dust and dark matter in our solar system.

From Earth Milky Way appears as a band of light 30 degrees wide arching across the sky because it’s disk-shaped structure.

In 1610, Galileo was the first one who discovered that the band of light has individual stars. Until 1920, astronomers thought that all the stars in the universe are contained in the Milky Way, but after a lot of debates, astronomer Edwin Hubble showed that the Milky Way is just one of the many Galaxies from the 200 billion galaxies in the Universe.

The Milky Way is a galaxy in shape of a spiral with the central bar-shaped that is a diameter between 100.000 to 180.000 light years ( 1 light year is about 6 trillion miles)

The disc is shaped as a …

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The Giant Alcohol Cloud

Alcohol cloud? You shouldn’t be surprised. Alcohol is a simple molecule formed from sufficiently abundant elements like hydrogen, carbon and oxygen.

It is well known that the space is full of molecular clouds and dust full of all kinds of chemical compounds, but the reaction between them can easily produce alcohol. Unfortunately, for us it is methyl alcohol, therefore, can’t be used for consumption.

Methanol is used in antifreeze and windshield washer fluid. This particular cloud of alcohol contains a cocktail of 32 components od some nasty chemicals as carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, and ammonia.

Discovered in 1995, by Drs Tom Miller, Geoffrey MacDonald, and Rolf Hagins, near the Aquila constellation the giant alcohol cloud is 1000 times bigger than our solar system diameter. The gas cloud is 58 quadrillion miles away from earth, about 6500 light years.

The giant cloud covers the stellar nursery. The team of astronomers that

giant water reservoir

The giant water reservoir.

Did you know that hot water is lighter than the cold water, and it will freeze faster? Water is everywhere. It’s the thing that makes life survive on Earth but how about space?

A big water reservoir was found in space in 2008 by a team of astronomers. It’s the largest body of water discovered in the space till now. And it’s floating in the space! It’s 12 billion years away and its floating around a quasar.

It’s suspected to hold 140 trillion more times the quantity of all the oceans on Earth.

What is a quasar? Here is the scientific explanation

explanation of quasar

Quasars ar the most powerfull entities in the space, but this one is way bigger then all the ones studied before.

This particular quasar is pumping 1000 trillion times more energy than the SUN.

A quasar gets his power from the giant black hole that consumes the disk …