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The scale of the universe

Carl Sagan told us that there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on all of the Earth’s beaches. At the same time, there are more H2O molecules in just 10 drops of water than there are stars.

November 28 - KBO 20000 Varuna

We hurtle way beyond the asteroid belt today, for a change, to celebrate the discovery of 20000 Varuna, first spotted on November 28th 2000 by Robert S Macmillan, despite appearing on photographic plates dating back to the 1950s. 221 और  शब्द


Gravity's Grin

Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, published 100 years ago this month, predicted the phenomenon of gravitational lensing. And that’s what gives these distant galaxies such a whimsical appearance, seen through the looking glass of X-ray and optical image data from the Chandra and Hubble space telescopes. 109 और  शब्द


Hundredth Anniversary of General Relativity

Since this year is the hundredth anniversary of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, various websites have been publishing articles on Einstein. The New York Times has… 24 और  शब्द


Rare Moon Alignment

“An astronomical event that would have been of great importance to the native people of Ohio around 2,000 years ago is happening tonight and tomorrow, when the moon will align with the largest prehistoric geometric earthworks in the world.” 358 और  शब्द