The Geminids Meteor Shower Peaks Sunday, With The Brightest Shooting Stars of The Year

The Geminids Meteor Shower Peaks Sunday, With The Brightest Shooting Stars of The Year

The Geminids meteor shower is likely to flaunt the brightest shooting stars of 2020. It peaks Sunday night. The shower is expected to produce about 120 yellow, green, orange, red, and blue shooting stars per hour. The brightest of these meteors leave glowing trails in…

You’ve Never Seen The Moon Like This Before, But It’s a Real Image

You’ve Never Seen The Moon Like This Before, But It’s a Real Image

Blue Moon. Strawberry Moon. Supermoon. Snow Moon. Blood Moon. Earth’s favourite satellite buddy has a name for every occasion. Yet the most glorious view of the full Moon we’ve seen to date has no name. That’s probably because it’s not indicative of an occasion, but a way of…

Yes, Palm Oil Is Damaging. But Boycotting Could Be Making Things Worse

Yes, Palm Oil Is Damaging. But Boycotting Could Be Making Things Worse

The palm oil industry is not good for the planet. Making room for these crops has inevitably led to deforestation, peatland draining, widespread burning, biodiversity losses, greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. But what greener options do we have?  With little research on the environmental…

A Meteor From Mars That Crashed On Earth Reveals Liquid Water on Mars 4.4 Billion Years Ago

A Meteor From Mars That Crashed On Earth Reveals Liquid Water on Mars 4.4 Billion Years Ago

Of all the solar system places other than Earth, life as we know it likely developed at one point on Mars. Whether this is the case, future missions–like the Perseverance Rover–will hopefully help reveal. However, we can also study Mars without going there, thanks to space…

Our Planet Strangely Pulses Repeatedly Every 26 seconds And We Don’t Know Why

Our Planet Strangely Pulses Repeatedly Every 26 seconds And We Don’t Know Why

Scientists have long known that our planet pulsates / pulses every 26 seconds, but in recent decades they have failed to understand why. The pulsation has been studied in detail in recent decades, but so far the reasons for its occurrence have not been explained. Some…

Scientists Have Discovered A Mysterious Human Species in Tibetan Caves

Scientists Have Discovered A Mysterious Human Species in Tibetan Caves

History is rewritten on a yearly basis with the progress of archaeology around the world. Several days ago, archaeologists wrote another chapter in the origins of one of the most curious human species – the Denisovans. Curiously enough, given the obvious significance of this discovery, this news…

Scariest Objects In The Universe; Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Fear Black Holes

Scariest Objects In The Universe; Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Fear Black Holes

Have you ever had the chance to watch the Interstellar movie? It’s one of my favourite sci-fi movies, mainly because it tells you a great deal about space. The main character, Cooper, departs from a black hole in time to see his daughter Murph in…

40 Years Ago Today, Voyager 1 Flew Past Saturn Snapping Mind-Boggling Images

40 Years Ago Today, Voyager 1 Flew Past Saturn Snapping Mind-Boggling Images

Exploring the solar system is of great importance to humankind, not only because we are a species set to travel the stars, but because we must start by finding out what is out there in our own cosmic backyard to understand our place in the…

Will Asteroid Apophis Collide With Earth in the Near Future? Here’s What we Know

Will Asteroid Apophis Collide With Earth in the Near Future? Here’s What we Know

Not a week goes by without another prophecy about the end of the world or news confirming the approach of the Apocalypse. Mankind has been repeatedly foretelling the end of the world, but in fact, nothing has happened. This time, however, the latest predictions by astronomers have been attracting…

Building Blocks of Life Discovered in Interstellar Space Change Our Understanding of the Universe

Building Blocks of Life Discovered in Interstellar Space Change Our Understanding of the Universe

No one knows the exact reason and origin for life on Earth. But in order for this to happen, some simple chemical building blocks are needed. Many scientists claim that the Earth’s violent past, with its massive volcanoes and regular meteor showers, has played a major…