The Sun may look just like a hot ball of fire but the immense amounts of activity that goes on within it leads to fascinating phenomena on its surface. Amidst the glare, some dark regions develop on Sun’s surface. These are known as sunspots. There’s more!
The normal algebraic approach of proving that parabolas are perfectly focusing mirrors is quite cumbersome. This article will show you that it is also unnecessary with an elegant geometric proof of the same.
The Sun is just a normal star somewhere in this gigantic universe. What makes it special is that it has evolved in a way that fosters life. The formation of the solar system has been a mystery since it has been discovered. Let us look at some of these theories.
Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB) are the most energetic events in the universe. Lasting for a few milliseconds to a few minutes, they are a hundred times as bright as a supernova. GRBs are almost certainly the most interesting astronomical phenomena discovered in the last century.
Virgo, or the virgin, is the largest zodiac constellation and the second largest constellation in the sky. There are a number of interesting facts about the constellation Virgo and we will go into some of them here.
The James Webb telescope, scheduled to be launched in 2013, is a huge, infrared-optimized space telescope. It was formerly known as the “Next Generation Space Telescope” (NGST). Read the article to learn more.
India’s first mission to moon, Chandrayaan-1 is a project of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is an unmanned lunar mission solely for scientific purposes. It was launched on October 22, 2008.
Pulsars are neutron stars that emit very strong periodic radiation along our line of sight. These objects are very compact and have high rotation velocities. The periods of some of the pulsars are as accurate as an atomic clock.