A New Discovery That’s Out of This World

Quasars are considered to be the brightest and most powerful celestial objects in the universe. They emit immense amounts of energy and produce massive amounts of light. They’re about as large as our entire solar system but have the luminosity of a trillion (1,000,000,000,000) stars. Although quasars were discovered around 60 years ago, the origins of how they formed were unknown. Large galaxies typically have … Continue reading A New Discovery That’s Out of This World

IO, Floating on lava or a big metal ball?

IO is the 3rd largest of the 4 Galilean moons discovered by their namesake, Galileo Galilei, who was a philosopher, astronomer, mathematic, and physicist, (info in sources). IO is a chilly place with a average temperature of -202 degrees Fahrenheit due to the atmosphere not being thick enough to hold heat, despite the fact that it is a volcanic moon with vast rivers of lava … Continue reading IO, Floating on lava or a big metal ball?

Moon and Mars Eclipse

On Wednesday the 7th, there was a very rare event called a Lunar Occultation, where the Moon is in a position in front of another solar mass, this time it was Mars behind the Moon. This time was particularly unusual because Mars was at opposition, meaning that Earth was directly between the Sun and Mars, this made the red planet particularly bright in the night … Continue reading Moon and Mars Eclipse