THE SHAPE OF THE MILKY WAY GALAXY

The universe is ever expanding. Out of the billions of galaxies floating across in the ocean of space in the universe, we live in a galaxy named Milky-Way. When we think about the universe, its size is incomprehensible. When we narrow it down to our galaxy, the size and the elements present in our galaxy […]

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FROM THE SMALLEST TO THE BIGGEST

There are various objects in the universe , from microscopic to macroscopic which are of different shapes and sizes. Apart from the sizes of what we see daily, look at these mind boggling sizes of various elements which exists at this very moment in our universe. A String – part of string theory: 1.62*10-35 meters […]

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RANDOM WRITES-1 LARGEST NUMBER

There are plenty of numbers. Few of them are finitely infinite and few of them are finite and most of them are infinitely infinite. It just depends on the way we view. They are infinite. But within the countable set, what can be the largest number?Lets see. Googol- 10100 Number of atoms in the body […]

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FREE TIME? BORED?

In the situations which we are in right now, the most important thing is to survive. Social distancing is the only way we can stop the spread of this virus. Human species came a tick closer; we are just 100 seconds closer to midnight (the doomsday clock). It is an individual responsibility to live and […]

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EARTH LIKE PLANETS (PART -I)

Tau Ceti: Tau Ceti is not a planet but a star. This is very similar to our sun which is at a distance of 12 light years (3.7 parsecs).  What makes me talk about this star system is that, there are five possible planets orbiting this star, two of which are potentially in the habitable […]

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JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE

The visible time machine. The telescopes. When we look into space, we are actually looking back in time. Just to give an example, the light takes 2.5 sec to reach us from the moon i.e. we are looking at the moon as it was 2.5 seconds ago. Similarly, if a galaxy or a star is […]

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DEATH OF THE UNIVERSE

We live in a fortuitous time. The universe is neither too hot nor too cold. The neighbouring stars are not going bang all the time and blowing up into gigantic supernova nor any black hole is orbiting close by us. When we assemble the fragments of the universe together to see where we fit in, […]

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