Richa Gupta

January 18, 2016

Time Dilation

Einstein’s theory of relativity is probably one of the most intriguing theories ever conceived of; and probably the most interesting aspect of this is the phenomenon […]
December 26, 2015

Dark Matter

Dark matter is one of those enigmatic entities in the universe—for which there is no physical evidence, but scientists and astronomers know exists. It does not […]
December 18, 2015

Dark Energy

The universe, one of the most elusive entities known to the human mind, is primarily composed of what we don’t know, what we can’t see, and […]
November 25, 2015

Largest Water Reservoir in the Universe

Located over 12 billion light years away exists the most massive water reservoir in existence—which contains almost 140 trillion times the amount of water in all […]
October 15, 2015

Rogue Planets

Not everything in the universe has to play by the neatly set down rules of astrophysics—in fact, space is notorious for simply refusing to conform to […]
October 3, 2015

Depictions of astronomy in movies

Space, the stars and planets have become so commonplace in movies and popular media that we barely even heed their presence. All the same, these elements […]
September 21, 2015

Io—Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon

Io is the fifth moon from Jupiter—the largest planet in our Solar System. It was the first of Jupiter’s moons to be discovered, and was found […]
September 7, 2015

Triton—Neptune’s Moon

Triton, the son of Poseidon (the Greek equivalent of the Roman God Neptune) in mythology, is the largest of the thirteen moons of Neptune that have been discovered.  It was discovered […]
August 27, 2015

Jupiter’s Red Spot

  Jupiter—the closest gas giant to our planet—is possibly also one the most fascinating celestial bodies humanity is knowledgeable of. But just as fascinating as the […]