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Farewell Cassini

Cassini's journey to explore Saturn and its Moons began on October 15th, 1997. The spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the U.S. Air Force Titan IVB/Centaur rocket and is now considered to be one of the most successful space missions ever undertaken. However, it wasn't easy as the project did encounter two major challenges … Continue reading Farewell Cassini

Gravity, Light and Solar Eclipses

In 1915, when Einstein published his Theory Of General Relativity, he was hardly known to the public, but scientists across countries were fighting his predictions head-on. This is understandable, as at that time Newton's views and principals of gravity ruled the scientific sphere. Newton believed that time is absolute and that space cannot change. In his … Continue reading Gravity, Light and Solar Eclipses

Interstellar Explained: It’s Relative

Have you recently seen Interstellar and didn't quite understand the physics behind it? You are not alone in this, but before we delve into the film and analyse the events, we need to better understand Einstein's theories of Special and General Relativity. In 1905 Einstein proposed a theory that explains how space and time are linked … Continue reading Interstellar Explained: It’s Relative

Jupiter – a failed star or a successful planet

Jupiter, the God of Sky and Thunder and the king of the Gods according to Ancient Roman religion and mythology. The fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in our Solar System, Jupiter's beauty is indisputable. The gas giant has 64 moons, the largest of which are Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. They were first … Continue reading Jupiter – a failed star or a successful planet