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Stars never miss a chance to surprise astronomers

Stars never miss a chance to surprise astronomers

The night sky may at times look painted still, but numerous stars pulse continuously. The glow of such variable stars alters over time because of a variety of probable processes, including expansion and shrinking, eclipsing, and also sharing of mass. This is the reason why the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) members devote their curiosity to changeable stars. There are lots of things about which astronomers aren’t aware of so far.

Skywatchers all set for celestial treat as Delta Aquarid meteor shower reaches its peak tonight

Skywatchers all set for celestial treat as Delta Aquarid meteor shower reaches its peak tonight

Sky watchers are going to have a superb time tonight and tomorrow night because the Delta Aquarid meteor shower will be at its peak.

USA Today reported that the ones in the Southern Hemisphere and the southern part of the Northern Hemisphere will have the apt view. Around 20 meteors are expected from the meteor shower per hour.

Why Discovery of Manganese on Mars is a Big Deal

Why Discovery of Manganese on Mars is a Big Deal

Mars has been the prime target of astronomers searching signs of life beyond earth. Now, they have found rock-solid evidence hinting that the Red Planet was a habitable planetary body in the past.

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found a strange Martian rock which has manganese element. Scientists say the discovery is huge, because the element wasn’t expected on a planet like Mars. It hints that atmosphere of the planet was oxygenated a long time ago.

Streak of Light seen on Wednesday caused by remains of Chinese Rocket

Streak of Light seen on Wednesday caused by remains of Chinese Rocket

Several people from Utah, Nevada and some parts of California said that they saw a mysterious light streak across the dark sky on Wednesday. They initially thought it could be a meteor or meteor shower, but experts have revealed that the glowing trail was re-entry of a Chinese rocket.

When the US Strategic Command was asked about the light streak, its spokesperson said that the agency may comment on Thursday.

Missing Craters Mystery: Study Finds What Could Be Erasing Ceres’ Large Craters

According to a report in Slate by Phil Plait, "When we look at objects in the asteroid belt (and many moons of large planets), we see them covered in craters. Saturated, actually, with so many craters that a new impactor is likely to erase a few older ones when it hits."  The smaller the crater, the more of them there are. This makes sense; there are only a few objects big enough to create really big craters, but gazillions of smaller ones that can make smaller craters.  Still, pretty much every object we l

Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, but it lacks large craters, revealed NASA is an online article published this week. Now, the question is: Where did the large craters of the dwarf planet go?

Delta Aquarids meteor shower to light up sky this week

Delta Aquarids meteor shower to light up sky this week

On Thursday (July 28) and Friday (July 29), this season’s first big meteor shower, the Delta Aquarids, will light up the dark sky. Those on the north of the equator can see the magnificent view, but they must know that it is not possible to see it with a naked eye.

The appropriate time to experience the view is late evening and predawn hours. The Delta Aquarids generally releases 15 to 20 meteors every hour. It releases fewer meteors than other meteor showers.

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