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Category Archives: CosPic
Some 11,000 years ago, people living in the Southern Hemisphere of Earth must have been completely amazed by a ‘short-lived star’ which was sssso bright that it could be seen even in daytime. That suddenly brightened star was at the … Continue reading
Spiral Galaxies are definitely some of the most beautifully structured jewels of the Universe – galaxies with a grand design, showcasing elegant patterns of tightly bound bright spiral arms – so pretty! This particular galaxy – known as Messier Object … Continue reading
Located 5000 light years from us, this young planetary nebula called the Bow-Tie Nebula or Boomerang Nebula is till now the coldest place ever detected in the universe. It is just one degree warmer than the lowest limit of temperature … Continue reading
The new nebula in my list of favorites – The Calabash Nebula – known commonly as The Rotten Egg Nebulae not because it resembles one but because it smells like one – :p well, at least that is what we expect … Continue reading
The Earth rotates around it’s own axis. One of the most amazing consequence of this motion is that the sky appears to move around in circle on the celestial sphere – an effect termed as Diurnal Motion which makes the … Continue reading
One of the most unusual nebulae of our Milky Way – HD 44179, commonly known as the Red Rectangle is basically a ladder-like structure surrounding a dying sun-like star. This star is now at the end of its lifetime, and … Continue reading