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Astronomical Beauty of Hydrogen

If you enjoy chemistry, physics and math, it’s difficult not to love astronomy. Where else can you find an extraterrestrial interplay of this trio of intellectual endeavours? 778 more words

Basic Chemistry

The Dutch Gadget

I have just finished reading J.L. Heilbron’s biographical tome on Galileo, which though very interesting I found a difficult book and somewhat academic in style.  In 1609 Galileo became aware of a Dutch spectacle maker’s device that made distant objects appear closer.  686 more words


More about Tadpoles

I did post about Tadpoles in general and about proplyds and proplyd-like objects in detail.
Here I want to write about the different pattern of Tadpoles and their connection to different regions. 597 more words

Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galactic systems

Edwin Powell Hubble was an American astronomer who played a crucial role in establishing the field of extragalactic astronomy and is generally regarded as one of the most important observational cosmologists of the 20th century. 243 more words

This Day In History

Pillars of Creation

The Eagle Nebula is a large structure called “pillars”. Those massive piles of gas and dust did not get swept away by the stellar wind and radiation of the cluster Messier 16 in the centre of the structure. 58 more words

Is there a lurker in the Solar System?

The Solar System is much bigger than we learned in school, with a more complicated history.

This famous photograph shows a portion of the Eagle Nebula, about 7,000 lightyears away from us but still within the Milky Way Galaxy.  678 more words