Space communications satellite in low orbit around the Earth.
Astronomy

Magnetosphere: Satellites, Space Debris, and What Else?

July 10, 2020

Without the magnetosphere, the Earth’s atmosphere would have been destroyed by the solar wind long ago. It stretches way beyond satellites’ reach, and is affected both by the Earth and the Sun. It protects humans, living on both Earth and in space, from the high-energy particles. […]

Earth from low orbit. Sunrise over the clouds. Sunset over the clouds. 3d rendering.
Astronomy

Low Earth Orbit: Troposphere and Stratosphere

July 9, 2020

The atmosphere has numerous layers, two of the most important of which are the troposphere and stratosphere. The significance of these layers in human life lies in things that happen there: weather and its components, planes and their passengers, and about 80% of the atmosphere’s mass. […]

Depiction of the Big Bang and the expansion of the universe.
Astronomy

Dark Energy: The Mysterious Driver of the Universe

June 29, 2020

The turn of the 21st century led to a series of scientific breakthroughs, including the discovery of dark energy, the mysterious energy which drives the speeding expansion of the universe. Read on to find more. […]

Mercury, the second densest planet in the solar system.
Astronomy

Mercury, the Second Densest Planet

June 18, 2020

Mercury is the second densest planet of our solar system, second only to earth. Mercury, surprisingly, also has a global magnetic field, which exists due to a strange phenomenon called antifreeze. […]

An image of Mercury planet from the space.
Astronomy

Secrets Hidden Underneath Mercury’s Surface

June 18, 2020

What are the secrets hidden underneath the surface of Mercury? What do the Craters and Mercury hollows reveal about the Mercury? And how could there still be water on the surface of Mercury? […]

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