After Earth

I know the title is same as a movie, but it isn’t about the same thing. Sort of. The question I’m about to address has been in our minds for a long time. However, due to small and petty day-to-day life problems, we forget this question thinking it to be ineffective for the time being: Are there any other habitable ... Read More »

Interstellar Travel

Last year, we all were baffled by the sci-fi movie Interstellar made by the famous puzzler Christopher Nolan. While the movie contained some artifacts of science which are considered hypothetical today, one thing the movie broadly consisted of was Interstellar travel. As a human being, I am proud to say that today mankind has achieved this feat, this feat which ... Read More »

Black Holes

We have all come across the topic of black holes. While most of us shrug off this topic, thinking it to be an extremely difficult thing to fathom completely, the ones that do venture to learn more about this seemingly paradoxical phenomenon are still intrigued at the end of the day. Honestly speaking, Black Holes are a bit intriguing and ... Read More »


We often hear people talking about beautiful explosions in the sky, filling the dark void of the space with beautiful colors. But what are these explosions? Well, these explosions can be of different forms, like supernova, hypernova, etc. But most frequent of these occurrences are supernovae. A supernova is an explosion, or a stellar explosion, radiating as much energy as ... Read More »

New Images from Mangalyaan

It’s almost a year since India’s Mars Orbiter, Mangalyaan successfully arrived at its destination. The orbiter has been collecting science data on mars. Launched in 2013, Mangalyaan was proposed to test the India’s rocket propulsion capabilities, through the rocket PSLV-C25. Read More »

Earth 2.0…. Heard of it yet ?

Earth 2.0 or Kepler 452b NASA’s satellite Kepler just found a solar system similar to ours. The Sun in this solar system is similar to our sun in almost every aspect and the distance between this sun and its planet is similar to our distance from our sun, making the newly found Kepler 452b in the habitable zone. While clear ... Read More »

New Discovery : Closest Images of Pluto

New Horizons, a satellite launched by NASA 9 years ago, has finally reached its destination, the farthest planet in our solar system, the polemical planet whose definition as a planet was under controversial 9 years ago, Pluto, the icy dwarf. On 14th July, NASA communicated with New Horizons and received high definition images of Pluto and its moon Charon. Read More »


Many of us are often exposed to a set of beautiful images of mystic objects called nebulae. While their photos are awe-inspiring, it is important to know about them, just a little. A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. We are often told that hydrogen occupies 95% of the matter of observable universe. But what we are not told is ... Read More »

Our Universe

This topic or rather aspect of our knowledge is so vast and full of details that it may be impossible to touch all of them. But I will try to cover as much as possible. The universe is a meticulous system, almost a living being, with all its organs and their functions. The universe is the superset of all the ... Read More »