Two New Planets in our Solar System are predicted by Astronomers

New planets in our solar system
At least two unknown planets could exist in our solar system beyond Pluto. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

The New Planets in our solar system are the objects which attract people more than anything in the universe. The science community is always excited to know about new planet beyond Pluto. Two research papers published this week show the evidences of two new planets beyond the orbit of Pluto. These planets are expected to be much heavier than the Earth and orbiting the sun from such a large distance that their observation with Continue reading “Two New Planets in our Solar System are predicted by Astronomers”

Comet Lovejoy: First Naked Eye Comet of the Year 2015

Comet Lovejoy
Comet Lovejoy is the first naked eye comet
of the year 2015. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/MEO/Aaron Kingery

Comets are one of the most fascinating objects in the universe. The view of the bright comet with long tail is one of the rare events which do not happen frequently. It is very rare when you get the chance of watching the comet with naked eye. This New Year has given us a gift in the form of comet which can be seen with naked eye in the first few weeks of January. This comet is known as Comet Lovejoy or more formally C/2014 Q2. This is one of the Continue reading “Comet Lovejoy: First Naked Eye Comet of the Year 2015”

What are Comets?

Comet Neat
Icy Comet Neat. Credit: National Science Foundation

Comets are the most wonderful and dreadful members of the solar system. In the ancient times Comets were considered as warning of God and cause of death of monarch, disasters, plague and famine etc. Comet frightened the people for many centuries but actually Comets are very harmless and powerless. Continue reading “What are Comets?”

Mystery of the Ears of Saturn

The Planet Saturn
The Planet Saturn has the beautiful ring system. (Credit: NASA)

Saturn is the second largest planet of our solar system but this fact does not make it unique and attractive. The most beautiful and amazing thing related to Saturn is its wonderful ring system which surrounds the planet making it the most mysterious planet of our solar system. This ring system is composed of many ringlets and gaps and it is inclined to the orbital plane of Saturn by 27 degrees. The theory behind this amazing ring system is not complete till today there are lots of mysteries behind them and their origin. Continue reading “Mystery of the Ears of Saturn”

Why do inner planets of our solar system have negligible hydrogen in the atmosphere?

The Planet Earth
The atmosphere of Earth has negligible hydrogen gas.
( Image Credit: NASA)

The atmosphere of Earth has 78% Nitrogen and 21% oxygen but no Hydrogen gas. Mercury does not have atmosphere whereas Venus and Mars have an abundance of Carbon Dioxide. This indicates an absence of Hydrogen gas in the atmosphere of inner rocky planets of our solar system. Continue reading “Why do inner planets of our solar system have negligible hydrogen in the atmosphere?”