Astrophysics: Deep In The Space With Maanvinder Pilania
By Maanvinder Pilania
Astrophysics: Deep In The Space With Maanvinder Pilania Feb 06, 2022
EP-10: 3C321, The Death Star Galaxy
In December 2007, NASA announced the discovery of a violent event in which a galaxy was smiting another galaxy with a blast of energy emanating from the vicinity of a Supermassive black hole at the center of one of these two galaxies.
This event took place in a system called 3C321, which lies 1.4 billion light years away from us in the constellation Serpens.
EP-9: J2157, Ultra-Massive Black Hole
EP-8: 130 Elektra, the first Quadruple Asteroid System
EP-7: WASP-12b, an exoplanet being devoured by its host star
EP-6: NASA' Webb captures its first image of HD 84406
EP-5: Two Mini-Neptunes losing astmosphere, becoming Super Earth.
Astronomers using Hubble Space Telescope & W.M. Keck Observatory have revealed that two mini Neptunes namely TOI 560.01 & HD 63433c are losing their atmospheres and are transforming into Super Earth.
EP-4: WASP-103b, a rugby ball shaped exoplanet
EP-3: What If Our Sun became a Black hole?
A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that not even light cannot escape. The escape velocity for such an object is more than the speed of light and according to Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. So, it's impossible to escape from such a dense object. Listen What If Our Sun became a black hole or What If a black hole replaced our Sun?
EP-2: What if Our Sun became a Red Giant Star?
A Red Giant Star is an evolutionary stage of a main-sequence star like our Sun, in which it runs out of fuel and stars getting bigger and bigger. Our Sun will become a Red Giant Star in about 5 billion years. Listen what If our Sun became a Red Giant Star?
EP-1: What if our Sun became a Black Dwarf?
A black dwarf is a hypothetical star in the Universe that will form when a white dwarf star will cooled down. Our Sun will become a black dwarf in about 1 quadrillion years. Listen What If Our Sun became a Black Dwarf?