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Mars at Opposition: The Best View of Mars on March 3

Saturday, March 3, 2012 is a date to mark on your calendar. This is the day when Mars will be in opposition with the earth. When such a position occurs, it is very easy to see planet Mars in the … Continue reading

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Best Chance to See Mercury

The “elusive” planet will no longer be elusive in the coming days. As a matter of fact, you have the best time to see planet Mercury from February 20th all the way to March 12th – that is if all … Continue reading

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EXO-PLANETS – ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE DISCOVERY OF LIFE OUTSIDE OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

An Extrasolar planet also called Exoplanet is defined basically as a planet, outside our solar system, which revolves around a star (like our Sun). As of July 31, 2009 there are exactly 357 exoplanets listed in Extrasolar planet Encyclopedia. How … Continue reading

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WHEN WILL MAN GO TO MOON AGAIN?

Let us start from the beginning of this well known “Space Race”. This so called, analogy to arms race, was an informal competition between United States and Soviet Union to see who could outrun each other in advancements in space … Continue reading

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TRIPLE ECLIPSE – An Extremely Rare Astronomical Event

The Triple eclipse was seen with a beginning of a lunar eclipse on July 7th, succeeded by a solar eclipse on July 22nd, and will be topped off with another lunar eclipse on August 7th. Some of the world’s leading … Continue reading

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Gone are the dark clouds that made “Hubble” blind….

Astronauts from the Atlantis on Thursday gifted the Hubble Space Telescope with a deeper insight into the universe in the form of a new farsightedness-special camera eye during the arduous spacewalks to fix the renowned observatory. It gives Hubble the … Continue reading

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The degenerating dwarf

The term White Dwarf was first coined by Willem Luyten. A white dwarf also known as degenerate dwarf is a small star composed mostly of electron-degenerate matter. It has mass comparable to that of the Sun and, its volume is … Continue reading

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The black void that fills the Universe (black holes)

Often considered as cosmic vacuum cleaners, black holes are much more mysterious as well as interesting, captivating minds of both scientists as well as common people. In fact, they are the evolutionary end point of massive stars. To gain more … Continue reading

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All about Neutron stars and Pulsars

Neutron star Neutron stars are a type of remnant that can result from the gravitational collapse of a massive star during a Type II, Type 1b or Type 1c supernova event. They are almost entirely comprised of neutrons and hence … Continue reading

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The Origin and Extent Of The Universe

There are several theories involving the conception of the universe. Out of the various theories the one which got strongly established is that of the Big Bang theory. According to this theory, universe began due to a tremendous explosion from … Continue reading

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