The Mystery Of the 11 Year Solar Sunspot Cycle….Solved?

Anton Petrov talks a bit about a possible theory on why our Sun's solar flare activity peaks every 11 years in this video. Well, just like how we can tides from the moon, the Sun is similarly affected by the planetary orbits around it. The most massive and nearest ones would have the greatest effect… Continue reading The Mystery Of the 11 Year Solar Sunspot Cycle….Solved?

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The Pollution We Don’t Realise…

Yes, I know on this blog, I write quite a bit on how we are polluting the earth with plastics, and doing all sorts of damage. There's another type which we humans do, but can instantly reverse the effect, if all of us take heed. Light pollution. There was a funny incident in California more… Continue reading The Pollution We Don’t Realise…

If the Universe is 14 Billion Years Old, How Can It Be 92 Billion Light Years Wide?

A seemingly illogical statement, but with a very logical answer. Check out this video narrated by Dr Don Lincoln. To summarise for those without time to check out the video, the universe is expanding, and it still is. So what we can observe in our vicinity is actually getting lesser and lesser. In fact, we… Continue reading If the Universe is 14 Billion Years Old, How Can It Be 92 Billion Light Years Wide?

Mapping Our Night Sky

Juna Kollmeier shares the immense effort required to map our night sky in this TED talk. In her words, 1 global survey 2 hemispheres 5 telescopes 10 spectrographs Millions of stars Mow the sky Creative army Robots If anything, the talk itself seemed underwhelming, perhaps due to lack of interest from the audience. But I… Continue reading Mapping Our Night Sky

First Real Pictures of A Black Hole!

For space enthusiasts, exciting stuff. Here's a black hole! All pictures are taken from this link If you look very closely, it's the black speck in the middle of all that orange glow. When super zoomed in, it looks like this: That "little" black hole is 40,000,000,000km across, or about 3 million times the size… Continue reading First Real Pictures of A Black Hole!