KILONOVA

When a star dies it would go into a supernova and depending on its mass its core either collapses into a black hole or a neutron star or a white dwarf. A kilonova is 1000 times brighter than nova (but not much brighter than a supernova). It is usually produced when two massive stellar core […]

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THE MOST MYSTIFYING COSMIC OBJECT

The universe is a wonderful place to be. Feisty yet fasted, Chaotic yet Calm, Life taking yet life-giving.  Today, let’s talk about one of the most puzzling objects we know in the universe.   Millions of celestial objects are swirling across the cosmos right now; black holes are one among them. A black hole is a […]

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THE DEATH STAR WR104

A death star named WR104 which is 8000 light-years away from us is ready to die.  WR104 is a triple star system. It is estimated that it will die by giving birth to a supernova which in turn releases a huge wall of GAMMA-RAY BURST (GMB). This is the major reason we are talking about […]

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THE JOURNEY OF LIGHT

Bloom up your imagination. Consider a star which has nuclear fusion going on. Time to break things down. Now consider a small part of the star; assume the smallest part of the reaction which causes nuclear fusion. In this case, the hydrogen atoms. These atoms collide/ fuse with each other to produce heavier and heavier […]

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JUPITER- THE KING OF PLANETS

Unlike any planet, Jupiter is a fascinating planet. It is the 5th planet in our solar system and also the largest. It’s nearly 2 times as big as all the planets combined. The first planet that Galileo Galilei saw through his telescope was Jupiter. He saw Jupiter along with its 4 moons. This discovery ended […]

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UNSOLVED PROBLEMS IN PHYSICS

There is an enormous list when we try to talk about unsolved problems in physics. From multiverse to supersymmetry, from an atom in a universe to the universe in an atom, many unsolved problems are yet to be solved. A number of scientists and physicists over decades of work have been able to solve many. […]

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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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