NASA is sending a small, autonomous helicopter to Mars in 2020. The Mars Helicopter Scout (MHS) will travel to the red planet with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in June 2020. It would be for the first time that a helicopter would fly in the Martian skies to scout interesting targets […]Read More NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars in 2020
Ever heard of a Dyson Sphere? Well, it is a hypothetical megastructure that completely surrounds a star and captures a large percentage of its power output. It is believed that advanced civilizations in the universe build such large structures to meet their energy requirements. It turns out that China is now taking a small step […]Read More China wants to build a Solar Power Station in Space
The first season of Cosmos presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, 2014) was a massive hit. On January 13, 2018, Fox announced another season titled Cosmos: Possible Worlds the trailer of which was released in July 2018. You can watch the trailer here: The Season 2 was set to premiere in March, 2019 […]Read More Sorry Cosmos fans, Season 2 won’t premiere in March
Black Holes are among the strangest things in the universe. These cosmic monsters are incredibly massive, but cover only a small region. Classical physics fails to explain what happens inside a black hole. Einstein’s theory of relativity works well inside a black hole but breaks down at its center. It is commonly believed that a […]Read More Rotating Supermassive Black Holes could act as portals to another universes
Astronomers finally know when our Milky Way galaxy will slam into the neighboring monster galaxy Andromeda. Andromeda also known as M31 is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light years away from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to Milky Way and is moving towards us at an insane speed of 110 km/s. Astronomers […]Read More The date for the Andromeda-Milky Way collision has been postponed
Einstein’s Theory of Relativity forbids ordinary matter from ever reaching the speed of light, as it would require infinite energy. You might have heard of ‘warp drive’ in the science fiction series Star Trek. Warp drive is a hypothetical spacecraft propulsion system that can travel faster than light. A warp drive spaceship could travel faster than […]Read More Warp Drive engines might help us travel ‘Faster than light’ one day
Black holes bend space-time so abruptly that even light finds it difficult to escape their gravitational pull. Nobody knows what happens at the center of a black hole because the known laws of physics break down at the singularity. This puts them among the strangest known objects in the universe. But, mathematically speaking, a black […]Read More How fast do black holes spin?