The Twins of Creation

Consider for a moment that you are in a realm of opposites, wherein literally everything has a mirror image of itself; you, me, and everything around us. Now, assume that when the mirror image comes in contact with the original stuff, they would just annihilate each other; cancelling out by releasing unimaginable energy. Welcome to the…

The Undetectable Exotic particle

When you look through a telescope, all you see is light and matter. What if there’s something more than just rocks, gases, and metals; particles more complicated than protons, neutrons, and electrons? What if the visible matter is just a part of what really exists out there and there’s something invisible to the naked eye? There’s such a particle which constitutes…

Alpha Centauri, here we come!

I know, it is quite cool to explore outer-space. Recently, Stephen Hawking joined hands with a Russian billionaire, Yuri Milner, on a mission to explore our nearest star Alpha Centauri. In recent years, astronomers have predicted the possibility of earth-sized planets orbiting Alpha Centauri B (or β Centauri). In fact, our closest neighbor is a star system consisting…

The life cycle of a star

A Nuclear Furnace: A star is like a gigantic nuclear furnace. The nuclear reactions inside convert hydrogen into helium by means of a process known as fusion. It is this nuclear reaction that gives a star its energy. Fusion takes place when the nuclei of hydrogen atoms with one proton each fuse together to form…

What is Relativity !?

 Does every assertion make sense? Obviously not. Even if we take some words and link them together in strict accordance with the rules of grammar, the result may be complete nonsense. There is no sense whatsoever, for example, in the assertion that “water is triangular”. However, not all nonsense is so obvious. All too often an assertion…