Could The Earth Turn Into A Neutron Star?

"Everyone always wants to turn the earth in a black hole! Instead, COULD YOU turn it into a neutron star?" Ooooh! I like this question! Chris is right, black holes hold the fascination of many as the densest objects in the universe, but the "humble" neutron stars shouldn't be considered the offsprings of a lesser god.

Why Does The Moon Go Red During An Eclipse?

I know why the moon goes red during a total eclipse. But why does it not go red until near totality? Phil, London This is actually...

What Would Happen If The Sun Disappeared ? – AGAIN!

In a previous post, I discussed how long the Earth would be able to survive without the Sun. We had to assume that our...

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The Astroholic Explains S02E13 – The 11th Passenger

Our final episode for season two is another fictional one. Our drama starts on a damaged starship at the edge of the...

The Astroholic LIVE – Of Dark Matter & Limoncello

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The Astroholic Explains S02E12 – The Quickfire Round

For the final factual episode of season 2, we have crowdsourced many questions about space. Tune in to discover how many atoms...

The Astroholic Explains S02E11 – A Dive Into Uranus & Neptune – Feat. Naomi Rowe-Gurney

Uranus and Neptune are the Ice Giants of the Solar System. We are joined by Naomi Rowe-Gurney,  who specializes in studying their atmospheres...

The Astroholic Explains S02E10 – Number 2 Violates The Prime Directive

A new fictional episode for you! A billionaire planning to nuke Mars send two hapless idiots to confirm that the planet is...

The Universe in 10 Features – 2. Cosmic Microwave Background

The cosmic microwave background or CMB is my second feature for this series. The CMB is formed by the original photons produced in the Big Bang and was created at the last scattering surface.

The Astroholic LIVE – Exomoons, Teeth Dreams, And Genetically Engineered Ground Cherries

The Astroholic LIVE is back to its usual streaming self, after the success of our first foray in doing a recording with a live...

Behold The Biggest Explosion Since The Big Bang!

Astronomers have observed the effect of a colossal explosion, the most energetic known since the very beginning of the universe, and at least five...

Water flowing on Mars

NASA has announced that the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped some interesting photos that seem to indicate that water still flows on the surface of the...

Pluto? Not a Planet

  Pluto is still not officially a planet. No matter what most people think, both scientist and non, until the International Astronomical Union has a...
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