Astronomy

Oumuamua : A Cigar Shaped Puzzle

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Asteroids are essentially rocks in space that form the protoplanetary disk of dust and gas forming a ring about the sun. Their sizes can range from those as small as boulders and those which are as large as planets. During the early days of our solar system, debris was unstable, crashing and colliding with one […]

World Asteroid Day

World Asteroid Day: What, when and why

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On an early morning more than a century ago, a ‘fireball bright as the Sun’ exploded midair, flattening about 2150 sq. kilometers of land near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Russia. 80 million trees were demolished. Seismic and pressure waves were felt around the world, and people reported having bright nights, being able to read […]