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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
We usually defined a planet as something that orbits a star but this lone ranger a.k.a. nomad planet, rogue planet, free-floating planet, or orphan planet is unique since they do not orbit a star. Instead, they orbit the galaxy directly and considered as homeless world where they have neither sunrises nor sunsets (starless planet). What Are … Continue reading Lone RangerContinue reading → Continue reading
How do we know what is happening inside our beloved Sun? We can study the Sun’s interior through three different ways and one of them is through observations of solar neutrinos produced by the nuclear fusion that power the Sun. The nuclear fusion of proton and proton in the Sun produce deuterium, positron, neutrino that is responsible for almost 100% of … Continue reading Solar NeutrinosContinue reading → Continue reading
Generally, comets got kicked out from their home which are the Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt. This phenomena occur due to the pull of the gravity by planets or stars. Then, their journey of growing tails begin by moving toward the inner solar system. Far from the Sun, small comets look the same as small asteroids, completely … Continue reading Why do comets have tails?Continue reading → Continue reading
Want to know the processes that shape the planetary surfaces ? Say YES!!! (Please :P) There are four major geological processes that can explain the geological surface features but I will only focus on one of them which is IMPACT CRATERING. Impact creating is the creation of bowl-shaped impact craters mainly caused by leftover planetesimals from … Continue reading The Big CUPContinue reading → Continue reading
The visible universe-including galaxies,stars and planets only make up 4 percents of the universe (REALLYYYY). What about another 96 percents of it? In reality, another 96 percents consists of the thing that is unseen. Besides, we can’t really identify or perhaps understand what that 96 percents is made up of. From the perspective of the scientists, … Continue reading The UnseenContinue reading → Continue reading
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder … WHY DO STARS TWINKLE? To explain this phenomenon, first, we need to know the exact definition of twinkling. The scientific name of the twinkling stars is astronomical scintillation. Twinkling/ scintillation, is a general term for variations in apparent brightness or position of a distant luminous object when viewed through a … Continue reading TWINKLE,TWINKLE, LITTLE STARContinue reading → Continue reading
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away……too much of Star Wars (inside joke). I bet most of us in the entire world probably heard of Copernicus. However, only little of us knew about Aristarchus of Samos, ( Ἀρίσταρχος ὁ Σάμιος, Aristarkhos ho Samios-his name in Greek) an ancient Greek astronomer and a mathematician I would say who … Continue reading Aristarchus of Samos (c. 310 – c. 230 BC)Continue reading → Continue reading