Perseid meteor count(Registration)

Both members and non-members,register,participate and volunteer for the Perseid meteor count event and get a Certificate of Participation.Selected ones(from non-members) will get a free membership for one year. Fill the form given below and don’t forget to upload the picture of the event, with your friends,family or just yourself with the stars. The Perseid meteor shower…

Governor of the Universe – Time ?

What is the definition of time? Every time this question makes me think about time and in no time it leaves me stranded with thousands of more questions, hanging in this realm of space and time. Whenever I asked this question from someone, the reaction was just like as if they were slapped awake by…

An astronomical dance-The horseshoe orbit

Talking about a planetary orbit,Mercury has the most eccentric orbit (after excluding Pluto from the planets list) while Venus has the most circular orbit. One of the most interesting things that I came across while reading a book was about a horseshoe orbit. How could something like that be possible? What can cause an object…

Universe’s back bone-A black hole?

To escape the Earth’s gravitational influence you need to have a certain escape velocity (even if you are the superman), you must fly up towards space with approx. 40,320 km/h, however, a speed of 42.1 km/s is required to escape the Sun’s gravity (and exit the Solar System) from the same position. But what if…

Our Fast and Furious Universe

The title, as it says, is applicable to our Universe. The speeds that we are talking about here are faster than anything on Earth, can anything on Earth, move faster than Earth itself? The speed at which Earth rotates around its own axis is 1670 km/h (at the equator), the speed is slower at the…

A Bubble in Space ?

You read it right, a bubble in space.It’s Bubble Nebula also called as NGC 7635.It’s an H II region (regions of star formation), but what lead to that shape? There is a massive, hot, young star at its center and the bubble is created by stellar wind from this star. It was discovered by William…

An Earthquake on Io – The Jupiter’s Moon

Io is the innermost of 4 Galilean moons of Jupiter. It was discovered in January 1610 by Galileo, along with the other Galilean satellites. It has the highest density, is the fourth largest of all moons, and with the smallest name?. It’s also the driest known object in the Solar System. Life has never been…

Power house of beauty and star formation-The Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula, also know as Messier 42, is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way. A diffuse nebula is a cloud of interstellar material, widespread heaps of gas and dust. If they are massive enough, then they lead to the formation of stars. The Orion nebula is the nearest “star factory” and is visible…

Importance of Moon for Earth

The Moon was formed 4.5 billion years ago. It was formed when proto-Earth met with a catastrophic collision with another planetoid similar in size to that of Mars and the debris thus created started to accumulate around Earth. Eventually, the accretion of the debris led to its formation. If the Moon is destroyed in one…