The history of Pluto, a dwarf planet

Few years back, our solar system had nine planets-Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto. But today it consists of only eight planets. These may be classified into two groups- the first four rocky inner planets and the next four gas giants, the two groups being separated by the Asteroid belt. Pluto, the … Read more

Space Exploration and Technology and the Pros and Cons Arguments

Since its conception, space exploration has captured the imaginations of many in a limitless frontier, where ingenuity is unbound and social barriers do not hinder humanity’s collective quest for knowledge; however, when considering the implications of space exploration, advocates must acknowledge the financial costs of frequent space travel, the exploitation of other-worldly resources, and disease … Read more

How is the asteroid belt formed?

As we know bits and pieces of rock left over from the dawn of the solar system with most of these objects orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, this is known as the asteroid belt. Early in the formation of the solar system dust and rock circling the sun were pulled together by gravity to create … Read more

Is universe finite or infinite?

It’s an existential question most of us have probably pondered at some point: is space infinite? It’s tricky to answer because there’s not just one kind of infinity to consider. Even if the universe goes on forever, it may not be infinitely large. It could be bounded like the surface of the Earth, allowing you … Read more

Cosmos: Standing up in the Milky Way

In this episode of Cosmos, we learn about different aspects of science. The show Cosmos is hosted by famous astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. In the beginning, he elaborates about the planets in the Solar System. The planets are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The idea of perspective in this episode, continually … Read more