• Danger Zone

    Star metallicity & Gamma Ray Bursts Astronomers look at the correlational between the amount of metals present versus the rate of Gamma Ray Burst events. It seems that although stars may still undergo a supernova, the rotational speeds are reduced the heavier the star therefore less chance of them resulting in a Gamma Ray Burst. Still the million dollar question is… Are we flying into the danger zone? Enjoy and share………

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  • Death Star Galaxy

    If you thought death star systems like WR 104 were frightening here’s something that takes a dump on it (not literally but almost!). 3C321 is a binary galaxy system where one is hell bent on ruining the other one’s day. 3C321 is a system of two galaxies rotating around each other. They are notable for showing the first observed galaxy smiting another galaxy with a blast of energy, which is theorized to be from a super-massive black hole at the […]

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  • Earth Survived 2 Close Calls With Supernovas

    Earth has survived several close calls with supernovas. New research in Nature shows strong evidence that Earth was bombarded by debris from supernova explosions at least twice in the past 10 million years. Both explosions were too far away to do much damage, but they might’ve had unknown effects. The first one happened around the time the ancestors of humans and chimps went their separate ways. The second one, around the time the human side started making stone tools. Those […]

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  • Earth vs 30 million tonne asteroid

    Originally given a 1 in 37 chance to hit Earth, the near Earth object Apophis caused a bit of a panic in late 2004 with a high probability to hit Earth in 2029 or 2036. But what would happen if such a massive object collided with mother Earth? Don’t even bother comparing it to a nuclear bomb because it’s way beyond that. After its discovery in 2004, astronomers gave the asteroid Apophis a 2.4 percent chance of hitting the earth […]

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  • Escape of the Destructive Electrons

    Earth is surrounded by electrons that can be disruptive to our technology. NASA is using high-altitude balloons and spacecraft to monitor and understand these particles in the radiation belts surrounding our planet. Enjoy and share……

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  • Eta Carinae and Betelgeuse

    Two massive culprits suspected to blow up spectacularly in the coming thousands of years, Eta Carinae and Betelgeuse will put on a massive light show when they do go hyper-nova. Luckily for us these two “gentle giants” do not point towards us and their eventual gamma ray bursts “should” pose no threat towards us. Enjoy and share……….

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