If The Moon Had A Moon What Would Happen?

If the Moon had a submoon, then it would orbit the Moon like moons orbit planets, governed by the same gravitational and other physical laws. A submoon of the Moon could only exist sustainably in a limited region of space between the Moon and Earth, with orbit and spin determined largely by the Moon. Outside … Read more

What Is A Fast Telescope?

Telescopes come in variety of shapes and size with their specifications differing, the materials used for the optics being different and so on. As a result of these differences some telescopes may be slower or faster than the others. If you’ve been in and around telescopes these words will often pop up in forums and … Read more

What Would Happen If 2 Stars Were To Collide?

Stars are known to collide with each other from time to time, especially in our galaxies’ dense central regions. A black hole likely resides at the center of every galaxy, around which vast clusters of stars rotate. Star collisions are most likely to occur in these regions. Sometimes stars will collide slowly, which results in … Read more

What Would Happen If The Earth Had Two Moons?

If you’re trying to imagine what would happen if the Earth had two moons, we’re sorry to say that it would probably be bad news for us all. The sudden gravitational pull of the second moon would almost certainly bring about a series of extinction-level events on Earth. Intrigued yet? You definitely should be, as … Read more

What Would happen To Earth If The Sun Disappeared?

The sun has provided Earth a source of light for billions of years which is also essentially a crucial component for life as we know it so, you’d beg to wonder exactly would happen to earth if the sun were to suddenly disappear. One thing that all scientists can agree on is that the sun … Read more

Can Saturn Support Life? (No But…)

Is there life “out there?” Could there be life on another planet in our own solar system? Could Saturn support life? What would life need to survive? To determine whether a planet is habitable, you must first define “life” and specify the conditions necessary to sustain it (or at least the life we know of … Read more

Can Jupiter Support Life?

You might be wondering, “Can Jupiter support life?” The short answer is, unfortunately, no. This gas giant cannot, nor has it ever, supported life, at least life as we know it. Let’s take a look at the king planet of our solar system and find out why. Why Can’t Jupiter Support Life? Jupiter cannot support … Read more

Are Moons Always Tidally Locked? (Not Really But…)

If you’re as curious as I am I’m sure you’ve fallen into quite the few rabbit holes looking into the nature of planets, moons in our solar system and the vast universe as a whole, occasionally asking yourself interesting questions like whether there plastic based planets in the universe, if planets can actually rain fire … Read more

Is Mercury Tidally Locked?

If you’ve looked even slightly into what tidal locking is you’d probably be well aware that our moon is tidally locked to Earth, which in simple terms means we only see one side of the Moon’s face at all times. It’s often believed that due to Mercury’s relatively close proximity to the Sun, it would … Read more

Schmidt-Cassegrain Vs Reflector Telescopes – The Main Differences

As someone getting into telescopes, you’re bound to have come across a variety of different words attached to these devices, like apochromatic refractor, ritchey-chretien, maksutov-cassegrain, newtonian reflector and so on. In that sense I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re completely lost in regards to what device you should pick up right? In this article, I’ll … Read more