While it is known that a large bulk of the mass of our galaxy lies in the dark matter i.e. matter that does not emit any electromagnetic radiation of any kind, until now it has been difficult to detect it. Now astronomers Huanian Zhang and Dennis Zaritsky at the University of Arizona have reported... Read More
Mars is known as the red planet while Jupiter is the one with rings. However, according to a latest theory by Prudue University researchers – David Minton, assistant professor of Earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences, and Andrew Hesselbrock, a doctoral student in physics and astronomy – this... Read More
NASA’s Spritzer Space Telescope has discovered seven Earth-sized exoplanets that are likely to have liquid water. All seven planets closely circle around a single dwarf star Trappist-1. The system is about 40 light years away from Earth in the constellation Aquarius. Of the seven, three planets are... Read More
Cosmologists’ standard model of the universe assumes that the universe expands identically in all directions. A team of researchers at the University College London and Imperial College London proved this theory to be correct by studying the cosmic microwave background (CMB), which is the Big Bang’... Read More
Researchers at the James Cook University studied the ecological effect of humans on the planet and found that around 97% of Earth's biologically richest regions have ecological footprints of humankind. Using information collected through surveys and data collected from remote sensing devices, the... Read More
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