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Monthly Archives: April 2017
Recently, there was a new world discovered that is quite Earth-like. It is an exoplanet named OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb. This planet is about as massive as our earth, and orbits its start at around the same distance as earth orbits our sun, however, there is a major difference. The star that our new exoplanet orbits is tiny and […]Continue reading → Continue reading
The Last Universal Common Ancestor, LUCA, was a microbe that live around 4 billion years ago. It is believed that it is anaerobic and autotrophic, not breathing and making its own food. There is also evidence it live near iron-sulfur rich hydrothermal bents deep underground. it would have possessed a metabolism dependent upon hydrogen, carbon […]Continue reading → Continue reading
“I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos, in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.” – Carl Sagan Even after learning all of the mysteries, all of the answers, all of the beauty, and all of the chaos of the universe, it is still natural […]Continue reading → Continue reading
Named after Enrico Fermi, the Fermi paradox essentially asks the question: Where are the aliens? If you think about it, there are tons of stars in the galaxy. Billions that are similar to our sun! Many of these stars are older than our earth and most likely have some earth-like planets around them. Therefore, there […]Continue reading → Continue reading
Could there be life in the Solar System other than Earth? According to NASA, there might be life in one of the oceans in the Solar System. I’m pretty sure that this question make you wonder which ocean is that? The answer is ocean in ENCELADUS. Before I proceed on why there is potential life on Enceladus, … Continue reading Alien Life on EnceladusContinue reading → Continue reading
The Fermi paradox is based entirely upon a lunch conversation between Enrico Fermi, an iconic physicist, and his friends and co-workers. When discussing their belief that there must be intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, Fermi asked a simple, but profound question: “Where is everybody?” While, on its surface, this question seems somewhat ridiculous, it […]Continue reading → Continue reading
Is anybody out there? There are only two answers to this question: yes, or no. And it’s hard to say which one is scarier. For as long as we have studied and understood the cosmos, this question has constantly pelted our curious minds. Amidst the dark, cold, corridors of space, on a small ball of […]Continue reading → Continue reading
A huge plume of water vapor has again been spotted emanating from Europa, Jupiter’s icy moon, boosting scientists’ confidence that the phenomenon is real. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope detected a 62-mile-high (100 kilometers) candidate plume near Europa’s equator in February 2016, researchers and agency officials announced today (April 13) – SPACE NASA and the ESA are planning […]Continue reading → Continue reading
Last year, in August 2016, astronomers discovered an exoplanet within Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to our Sun. Only 4.3 light-years away, Alpha Centauri consists of the binary stars Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B, and the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri. Orbiting in the habitable zone of this red dwarf is an exoplanet named Proxima Centauri-b. … Continue reading An Exoplanet Near YouContinue reading → Continue reading