Category: Planets

Mysterious Extra-Galactic Discovery: 36 Dwarf Galaxies Had Simultaneous “Baby Boom” of New Stars

Rutgers’ unexpected discovery challenges current theories on how galaxies grow and may enhance our understanding of the universe. Credit: Rutgers University-New Brunswick Surprising finding challenges current theories on how galaxies grow. Three dozen dwarf galaxies far from each other had a simultaneous “baby boom” of new stars, an unexpected discovery that challenges current theories on […]

Why do eclipses happen?

Astronomy Now: AN graphic by Greg Smye-Rumsby. Solar eclipses are relatively rare; they happen when the Moon moves directly and precisely in front of the Sun. Why are they so infrequent, and why do solar eclipses always come in pairs with lunar eclipses? It is all down to a mix of orbital alignments and cosmic […]

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