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Many people refer to these star clusters as the Seven Sisters or Messier 45. This particular beautiful system of star clusters are easy to find and can be seen with the naked eye. The seven sisters are a group of stars situated...
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Although the triggers that cause lightning to form is not fully understood. However there is strong evidence to suggest that some lightning strikes are triggered by outside forces. The sun for example can in some instances be responsible for...
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Recent research conducted in the US have discovered what seems to be an almost impenetrable barrier located some 11,000 km above the Earth. This particular barrier forms a protective barrier that shields us from harmful radiation, and...
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A spiral galaxy very much like our own Milky Way galaxy, but it looks radically different from our own. This particular spiral galaxy known as J1649 2635 was located some 800 million light years away from us. What makes this...
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Researchers have been down this road before. A meteorite found previously in Antarctica in 1984 named ALH84001, was reported to have contained some biological origins. Scientists undertook microscopic analysis ofALH84001 and the...
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There is no doubt, that our sun is vital to our existence. The sun is partly responsible for our climate weather patterns and servers as our gravitational anchor point. For the most part we take our sun are granted. It nurtures us with...
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The long-awaited mission to Pluto will hopefully come to fruition in July 2015. Although the spacecraft, called New Horizons has many months to go before it reaches the dwarf icy object. For many years Pluto was designated as being a...
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Astronomers at the Australian National University claimed to have discovered perhaps the oldest star in our known universe. The star has an unusual name, well it is more like a series of numbers and letters. The star is designated as SMSS...
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Have a relentless ache in your body that you just can't shake If you're like most people, your go-to option for pain relief is probably an over-the-counter medicine. While pain relievers have their benefits, practicing these moves...
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This week will mark the peak of the annual Leonid meteor shower. Meteor fragment come from comet 55P Temple-Tuttle. It take about 30 years for comet 55P Temple-Tuttle to orbit our Sun. Each year the Earth crosses the debris field where ...
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The Mars rover curiosity is still operating and continues to send back images and vital information. This particular rover continues to scour the Martian surface. After a trek that has lasted for some 15 months it arrived at an...
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The history of ballooning goes back centuries. The origin of the word balloon is most likely French. However it is believed that the Portuguese were one of the first to make and fly a balloon. The balloon came to prominence when the...
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In our Solar System, the outer planets comprise of four gas giants in orbit around the sun. The largest of which is planet Jupiter, and Saturn followed by Uranus, Neptune. Most of the time these gas giants go about their daily business in a...
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The Southern night sky is slowly changing according to the seasons. We are about to enter our summer period. That means heat , humidity and mosquitoes. If you want a acquaint yourself with the night sky, start with the most prominent...
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Magnets are a multi-million-dollar business. There is a multitude of advertising that claim magnets possess some sort of healing power. There are endless products on the market employing magnets in bedding material such as blankets and...
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Recently a comet called Siding Spring made a close approach to the planet Mars. Although the comet passed by Mars at a distance, however in astronomical terms the encounter would be termed as being close. Comet siding Spring travel by...
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Harnessing the sun's energy to produce electricity is a very cost-effective and efficient method of producing alternative energy for the household. Apart from the initial cost involved in purchasing the necessary equipment such as solar...
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The Moon is our closest neighbour. Most of us tend to take the moon for granted, I mean we see that every day around the world it's there when the other night. Even though it is seen countless images, with even look through it with...
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According to on-board sensors form the Rosetta space probe that is currently trailing comet 67P are detecting a smell of sulphur. The lander detached from the main space probe in order to land on the comet 67PChuryumov-Gerasimenko. ...
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Comet Panstarrs C2012 K1 is beginning to brighten slightly and can be seen with a pair of binoculars. C2012 K1 was discovered some two years ago. Observers may have a chance to spot the comet around 1030 PM. The comet will be...



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