The TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Zone

The TRAPPIST-1 system contains a total of seven planets, all around the size of Earth. Three of them — TRAPPIST-1e, f and g — dwell in their star’s so-called “habitable zone.” The habitable zone, or Goldilocks zone, is a band around every star (shown here in green) where astronomers have calculated that temperatures are just…

EARTH’S MAGNETIC POLES ARE ABOUT TO SWAP PLACES – AND HERE IS HOW IT WOULD AFFECT US

The Earth’s magnetic is like an invisible force field around the planet, it protects living things on planet from dangerous solar fallouts by repelling charged particles away. Earth’s magnetic field is not constant and it is continuously changing. Undeniably, our planet’s past comprises hundreds of global magnetic reverses, where south and north magnetic poles switch…

Astronauts’ brains change shape during spaceflight (February 1, 2017) – by Laura Bailey

 ” Blue shows areas of gray matter volume decrease, likely reflecting shifting of cerebrospinal fluid. Orange shows regions of gray matter volume increase, in the regions that control movement of the legs. This likely reflects brain plasticity associated with “learning how to move in microgravity”. This is the first image of how spaceflight changes brain…

10 TIMES CARL SAGAN LITERALLY BLEW OUR MINDS

Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and a science communicator. He, without any doubt, inspired many people   to be curious about universe. No one will ever match his talent as the “gatekeeper of scientific credibility”. No one has ever explained space, in all its bewildering glory, as well as Sagan did. He…