Are there really black holes that move around?

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The Origins of Black Holes
One of the most humbling and inspiring thoughts about the laws of physics is that the entire universe abides by them. In other words, what exists in our universe also exists in the depths and vast regions of space that is billions of light years away from us. This is known as the Copernican Principle. In addition, it is believed that massive black holes reside at the center (more…)

How dark matter affects space exploration.

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How Dark Matter Affects Space Exploration

The universe is a vast and strange place. In fact, we know more about our Universe today, than ever before. As much as we have learned new and exiting information, we have even more questions that remain unanswered. For example, we know that the Universe is 13.8 Billion years old. The Universe started from what is called the Big Bang. The Big Bang was created by quantum fluctuations, which caused the Big Band and a period of inflation in the early Universe.I found some more information < (more…)

How old is the universe really?

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According to modern science, the age of the universe is 13.73 billion years old with a margin of error of 0.13 billion years. Researchers have arrived at this conclusion based on the rate of expansion of the universe. By observing the fact that all galaxies are moving away from the Milky Way and the acceleration of that expansion, scientists can extrapolate backwards to the point of the Big Bang and estimate how long it took to get (more…)

Pluto May Not Be a Planet But It Better Still Be a Dog

Published on 25 Mar 2012 at 12:00 am. Comments Off.
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Guess what, folks! Remember when we used to have nine planets in our solar system? Come on, it really was not that long ago. Well, throw that notion out the window because Pluto doesn’t count.

Do you remember where you were when you first heard that Pluto was no longer a planet? Did you even care? I mean, let’s face it, Pluto is, or was, the smallest planet in the system, many people weren’t even paying attention when the announcement was made. What were you doing? Paying bills? Looking at cars? Reading a book? Getting your electricity through www.texaselectricityproviders.com/reliant-energy-texas/Texas/C/Corinth/? Well, regardless of what you were doing when the announcement was made, the fact remains that the powers that be have now deemed Pluto to be no more a planet than our own moon.

Pluto is in fact now considered a dwarf planet and that basically means is that it no longer fits the criteria of a planet and some even believe that it is more akin to a moon that may have lost its way in orbit. Still, some people believe the criteria determining what a planet is and isn’t is too vague even for the scientific community and many people, despite whatever ministries may say about the plutoid, are simply not convinced. For many, Pluto has been and always will be a planet, the ninth body in our solar system and, if nothing else, a barren rock floating far out of our reach in the grand scheme of the cosmos and the galaxy itself.

Why some moons rotate differently than other moons.

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Many celestial bodies, including moons, are known to rotate, or spin on an axis. Different moons rotate in different directions and at different rates. The reason for these differences is that different forces are acting, and have acted in the past, on the different moons. Usually, properties of the planet that a moon orbits around have the greatest effect on the direction and rate of the rotation of that moon.

Nearly every moon in our solar system rotates roughly in the same direction of the planet (more…)

Top three best times to watch meteorites.

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Meteorites are actually meteors, or shooting stars, that have fallen to earth. The best time to watch meteors are during a moonless night where there-s very little light pollution. The observer will probably see a meteor streak across the sky every ten minutes. It-s best to watch with the naked eye, as binoculars or telescopes will simply limit what the viewer can see.

Several times a year the earth passes through meteor showers, (more…)

Can comets actually cause gravitational pull on planets?

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What happens when a comet passes close to a planet? Can it exert a gravitational pull on that planet? We would hope not, because there are over four thousand known comets, and over a trillion comet like bodies in the solar system. Comets are of such insignificant size and mass that they cannot pull a planet out of course, much to the chagrin of science fiction doomsday fans.

Comets are made up of icy volatile gases and organic compounds. As the comet is exposed to solar radiation its volatile gases vaporize. It is thought that these vaporizing plumes of volatile (more…)

Reasons why sun spots are so interesting to watch.

Published on 11 Sep 2011 at 12:00 am. Comments Off.
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Sunspots are interesting to watch because they only come around every eleven years or so. Why eleven years? No one really knows.

A sunspot is found on the surface of the sun, or the photosphere. They-re dark because they-re cooler than the area around them. Their magnetic field is also extremely strong, about 3,000 times stronger than the rest of the sun. They even have magnetic poles. Though they look tiny on the sun-s surface, they (more…)