This article deals with the upcoming Perseid meteor showers which would peek around August. Get to know the science behind these showers, when to view them and many more interesting facts.
This scientific article deals with understanding and analyzing the R P Feyman’s Thesis.
Lecture by Prof. Matthew A. Malkan, UCLA Distinguished professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Matthew Malkan, works to trace the…… Read more “The Evolution of the First Galaxies”
Humans are a tiny speck in this vast universe. We have always been curious and we have this intuitive evolutionary thirst to answer every question. This species…… Read more “Why Science?”
Learn more about antimatter and the interesting science behind it in this article.
“Light always travels in a straight line.” But does it, always? What if I tell you that the light can bend? Seems non-intuitive, but come find out how light can bend around massive objects, how gravity, plays a role in this; and what exactly is Gravitational Lensing, in Saieesh’s article on The Wandering Star, a blog by SEDS Celestia. Read more to learn how gravity bends light like a telescope.
Ever wondered what would happen if the Moon gets too closed to the Earth? It may seem on first thought that it’ll simply collide. But what if I tell you that it will be torn apart before reaching the surface of the earth. Surprised? Find out what really happens and learn more about the interesting concept of Roche Limits. Read about it on SEDS Celestia’s blog The Wandering Star.
SEDS Celestia brings to you an article written by Suchetan R S about the advancing new space tech to reach orbit with much less energy : Space Tethers. Learn all about this future technology and the physics behind it by reading this article.
One of the major part of night sky observations is Astrophotography. Even with advanced cameras and assistive technology available clicking images of stars and planets is not as easy and so we bring to you an comprehensive guide to astrophotography !!
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We present to you the last article in the Messier Series about the seven sister of the night sky or more commonly know as the beautiful Pleiades. enjoy reading about this star cluster and getting to know more about it.
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The Owl Nebula, also known as Messier 97 (M97), is a planetary nebula located in Ursa Major. The nebula lies at an approximate distance of 2,030 light years from Earth. It is known for its distinctive shape, resembling a pair of owl-like eyes, that can be seen in larger telescopes. Learn more about it in this interesting article by our club member Gayatri.
Hope you are doing well. SEDS Celestia presents to you this amazing article about one of the most beautiful nebula present in this universe. Eagle Nebula. This articles talks in depth about interesting facts, science and history of this nebula including “The Pillars of Creation”. Dive right in to learn all about it .
-by Abdul Jawad Khan, SEDS Celestia Messier 44, or NGC 2632 is more commonly known as Praesepe or the Beehive Cluster. It is an open star cluster…… Read more “Messier 44”
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We hope all is well. We bring to you this new article which explores the beautiful Whirlpool galaxy explaining both its history and amazing science about it. Enjoy the read !!!
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Lets learn about galaxies present in the messier series by learning about one of the most famous and beautiful elliptical galaxies, Sombrero galaxy. Learn about its history and its special features with this third article in Messier Series.
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The second article of the messier series brings us to the world of beautiful star cluster known as Messier 3. Read all about it in this article.
Hello everyone! We present to you this article which is the first in the messier object series of articles which will be conducted by SEDS Celestia!
Messier Series is a collection of beautiful deep space objects including bright stars, Colorful Nebulae along with globular cluster to name a few. Learn about the beginning of this series with article before we delve upon the special astronomical object in the coming articles.
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Lets dive into the interesting mind boggling scientific phenomena which not only tricks your mind but makes you also adore the beauty of this universe.
-by Aeishna, core member, SEDS Celestia If you are in the habit of taking a leisurely stroll past the Cricket Grounds after dinner, you know that sometimes,…… Read more “Dummy’s Guide to Celestia Observations”
Greeting from SEDS Celestia. Its time to get into a bit old math and how it helps us during star gazing and observations. We present to you this article which deals with Co-ordinate system used to co-ordinate (xD) Sky-watching and finding stars relatively easily. We discuss two major systems in a quirky and fun to make observations easier.
This article continues our series of articles on the astronomy done within different spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. This explains beautifully the observation of universe in the infrared spectrum with methods and interesting science behind it
-by Ashutosh Gupta, Core Member, SEDS Celestia “I think both the space shuttle program and the International Space Station program have not really lived up to their…… Read more “International Space Station:Is it worth it?”
-by Kaustubh Murudkar, Observations Head, SEDS Celestia “If this could be repeated every day for a year, I would never budge from where I stood” -Wendy Mass…… Read more “Solar Eclipse 101”
-by Sanika Chepe, Core Member, SEDS Celestia Yes, you read that right, but trust me, there’s more to it than all those forwarded Whatsapp messages about “the…… Read more “Astronomy in Ancient India.”
-by Avdhoot Bhandare, ex-Observations Head, SEDS Celestia Part 2:Tremendous Telescopes So, I’m assuming you’ve read the first article of this series, and are now the proud owner…… Read more “Understanding Telescopes and Binoculars-Part2”
-by Avdhoot Bhandare, ex-Observations Head, SEDS Celestia Part 1:Brilliance of Binoculars The night sky is a treasure trove of wonders and secrets that had me enthralled ever…… Read more “Understanding Telescopes and Binoculars”
When scientists were working to discover more about the universe and especially our own galaxy in the early 1960s, one of the few celestial discoveries of the…… Read more ““What to expect when a giant cloud of gas collides with your galaxy?””
-by Abdul Jawad Khan, Core Member ,SEDS Celestia Often we have looked up at the night sky and seen the hundreds of tiny dots blanketing the sky.…… Read more “Our Universe in the Radio Spectrum”
-by Avdhoot Bhandare, ex-Observations Head, SEDS Celestia. Looking up at the night sky always inspires in me a feeling of great wonder, of silent admiration. They have…… Read more “The mythology of the Planets”
-Ashutosh Gupta, Core member, SEDS Celestia “The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.” Since the beginning of time, man…… Read more “Robots vs Humans for space exploration.”
Any planet beyond our solar system is called an exoplanet. They are planets orbiting other stars, similar to how all the planets in the Solar System orbit…… Read more “What is an Exoplanet?”
The ZodiacAll of us have heard of the zodiac signs; Taurus, Virgo, Leo, Aries and many others besides. To understand the origin of these ‘sun’ signs, we…… Read more “The Mythology of The Zodiac”
-by Hrutwick Sawant and Aditya k nair ISRO again made Headlines in World News on 22nd July 2019 at 2:43pm IST (09:13 UTC) when Chandrayaan-2, India’s second…… Read more “CHANDRAYAAN-2: ISRO’s FIRST ‘SOFT-LANDER’”
The dwarf planets, nicknamed The Goblin and Farout, which are located way beyond Pluto, also hint towards the presence of a far larger body lurking in the…… Read more “Scientists discover and confirm the existence of two new dwarf planets in the farthest extremes of the solar system”
In recent years, physicists have built a network of telescopes called Astrophyical Multimessenger Observatory Network(AMON) to find solutions to some of the deepest problems like Origin of Cosmic rays, Black holes and GRBs. On 2017 September 22, IceCube neutrino observatory found a high energy cosmic neutrino from the direction of a Blazar, TXS0506+056 and immediately sent alerts to all other telescopes like Fermi-LAT gamma ray telescope and lot more to pin point in the same direction of TXS0506+056 and a first successful Multi-messenger data was collected. In this article, we discuss how the Multimessenger Wavelength (MWL) data collected through AMON network is used to particularly answer the question of origin of cosmic rays and its future direction.
In 1968, at the height of the Space Race, Stanley Kubrick released a film that would go on to be called one of Hollywood’s greatest. This film…… Read more “Why we don’t have a moon base, and other future predictions”
The study, which was conducted for more than 450 merging galaxies, has managed to observe multiple pairs of black holes in their final stage of mergers. Led…… Read more “Scientists discover pairs of merging super massive black holes”
“The small red dwarf, which is estimated to be 13.5 billion years old, is, surprisingly, a part of the Milky Way itself”. Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore,…… Read more “One of the oldest stars in the Universe discovered”
The Holographic principle was first proposed by physicist Leonard Susskind in the 1990s. He showed that many of the laws of physics can be described mathematically using…… Read more “Principles In Theoretical Physics And Holographic Principle”
Synchronization is a process where two or more individual systems interacting with each other move together in terms of their dynamics. In the 60s of XVII century…… Read more “Synchronization And Chimera States”
From the instant we found out about these mysterious objects in our universe – the black holes- we have been reviewing all sorts of physics that are…… Read more “Thermodynamics of black holes”
“I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.” – Stephen Hawking. Most of you…… Read more “Stephen Hawking- The man who pushed the boundaries of knowledge”
Elon musk is an inspiration to many, pushing the boundaries of what a person and, humanity can achieve. We go through his journey and plans in the near future.
Have you ever looked up in the night sky and realized, there are so many celestial objects and phenomena we have discovered in the mere past four…… Read more “Lyman alpha blob”
When I was a kid, I'd peer into the vast, black expanse called space through my television screen. It fascinated me to no extent. Space was like… Read more "The Love for Science!"
In science, we do not simply accept theories. Every new discovery goes through a series of steps to establish itself. If we see a streak of light…… Read more “Boyajian’s Star: The star which is slowly losing its soul”
In a major discovery, astronomers have observed a pair of supermassive black holes orbiting each other, hundreds of millions of light years away. The discovery is the…… Read more “For The First Time, Orbiting Super-massive Black Holes Have Been Observed”
After over a century of observations and several theories, scientists may have finally nailed the origin of the high-speed plasma blasting through the Sun’s atmosphere several times…… Read more “Physicists Have Figured Out Where The Sun’s Plasma Jets Come From”
For the first time, physicists have achieved ‘liquid light’ at room temperature, making this strange form of matter more accessible than ever. This matter is both a superfluid, which…… Read more “In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved ‘Liquid Light’ at Room Temperature”
It makes up about 85 percent of the total mass of the Universe, and yet, physicists still have no idea what dark matter actually is. But a…… Read more “This New Explanation For Dark Matter Could Be The Best One Yet”
NASA scientists on Monday announced the discovery of 219 new objects beyond our solar system that are almost certainly planets. What’s more, 10 of these worlds may…… Read more “NASA Has Discovered Hundreds of Potential New Planets – 10 of them are potential Second-Earth candidates.”