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 solar system....

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 are in...

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 to uncover...

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 sterile. What...

The Universe in 10 Features: 7. Elliptical Galaxies

Our 7th feature is about elliptical galaxies. Elliptical galaxies are the other main class of galaxies we find in our universe. They have a spherical stellar distribution, meaning simply that their stars' orbits are not in a plane any more, and instead have random orientations.

Why the discovery of gravitational waves is so important

Today, in my day job I wrote about the momentous discovery of gravitational waves by LIGO. There are four major discoveries associated with the detection: First...

A Ghostly Cradle Of Stars

If you wonder where we came from and how we got here, there's a step we are quite confident on. About 5 billions of...

The Astroholic Explains S01E07 – Alfredo Vs Fake Science

In this episode, we answer two listeners' questions one about Flat-Earthers and one about astrology. Surprisingly, it is not as ranty as you might...

RI Lates – Surviving In Space

The post "Meet The Tardigrades" was in lieu of an activity that I planned for the 'Royal Institution of Great Britain Lates' event "Surviving in...
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