Saturday, November 27, 2021

The Weird Files: Our Universe

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Sarnali
I am a Mass Comm. graduate, love to click-write-post. Currently a fresher,and an explorer by nature.

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Milky Way
By Antares_StarExplorer/ Shutterstock

Our Universe is filled with many unsolved and solved mysteries.

Did you know that our Milky-Way Galaxy rotates at the speed of 225km/sec, one million piles of earth could fit inside the sun, and so many other enticing theories?

Prepare yourself to read about a few astonishing and weird realities of our universe.

  • THE STARS IN THE NIGHT SKY ARE ACTUALLY DEAD!

SHOCKED! It may surprise you to find out that stars die too, but it’s true, they are dead and very far from us, the distance between us and the stars is so much that it takes ages to reach our eyes. For instance, The bright Star Vega is 25 Light Years away from us; thus, the light we see in it had already left the star 25 years ago.  This means that we are actually looking back in time.

Starry night
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Have you ever heard about Sagittarius B? Well, do you know that you can open a pub there?? But ALAS! It’s 26,00 light-years away from the earth. Sagittarius B is an interstellar cloud of dust and gas near the Milky Way galaxy center. It contains 10 billion liters of Vinyl Alcohol. An organic molecule provides clues about how the first elementary unit of life-forming substances was produced.

 

  • BPM 37093

Discovered by astronomers, BPM 37093 is the largest known diamond in our galaxy. Found 50 light-years away in the constellation Centaurus, BPM 37093 is larger than the planet earth and is 25,000 miles away. Weighing 10 billion trillion-trillion carats, BPM 37093 is also known as “Lucy,” named after the Beatles song “Lucy in the sky with diamonds.”

BPM 37093
By flickr
  • THE THEORY OF PARALLEL UNIVERSE

The theory of Parallel Universe or Multiverse itself is a superlative concept that is hard to believe. But several branches of mathematics, quantum mechanics, and astrophysics have all come to a similar conclusion that the existence of an infinite number of worlds just like us is possible. 

  • WE ARE ALL MADE-UP OF STARDUST!

Well, this might sound unrealistic, but unfortunately, we are indeed all made up of stardust. Carl Sagan said- “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies, were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made up of star-stuffs”

 

  • THE GOLDILOCKS PLANET

Don’t be surprised by its name, and this planet is believed to be the home for extraterrestrial life. According to researchers and scientists, this planet has similar features to the planet earth. It is estimated that there are around 50 million potential Goldilocks planets in the milky-way, which means that life can exist in places other than earth.

The goldilocks planet
By Dotted Yeti/ Shutterstock

Other strange facts:

  •  Space smells like seared steak, a hot meal, and welding fumes.
  • The center of our galaxy tastes like raspberries and smells like rum.
  • Each year moon moves 3.8cm further from the earth, etc., and so many more. 

Our Universe is unique and mysterious, and that’s why many myths and facts revolve around us. But yet we only know a few, and there are so many more interesting unknown facts that are yet to be discovered.

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I am a Mass Comm. graduate, love to click-write-post. Currently a fresher,and an explorer by nature.

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  1. That was one interesting post Sarnali:) So every time I look at stars ,I tend to realize the hidden mysteries and the fact that we are all made of star-dust just emphasizes that there is no fault in our stars and we create our life.

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