Articles by Robbi Drake

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Establishing the Shape of the Milky Way

The milky way is our home galaxy while its shape has remained unestablished. Scientists may have uncovered a new method of shaping the Milky Way by determining the distance between stars and Earth through 3D…


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The Discovery of An Ultra Hot Neptune Exoplanet

The masses and physical characteristics of planets are usually predictable based on the distance between them and their star. Recent space discoveries reported at the TESS Space Conference in MIT announced the unusual observation of…


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Solar Wind in A Lab

Scientists have finally recreated the spiralling solar wind of the Sun, within a controlled laboratory setting. The breakthrough experiment conducted through an alumininum vacuum (known as the Big Red Ball) at the Wisconsin Plasma Physics…


FETTUCCINE: MARTIAN SIGN OF LIFE

Noodle-like rock formations on Mars are said to have been formed by an ancient bacterium found on rock formations on Earth and on harsh surroundings that are similar to areas on Mars. The formations look…



UNDER THE LARGEST CRATER OF THE MOON

  A huge, enigmatic lump of solid material was found under the moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin. This may have metal from the body of an asteroid that collided into the moon and created the crater….



Revelatory Excavation on the Moon

The moon is our nearest cosmic neighbour and natural satellite, yet scientists remain unsure of its history and physical properties. Chinese space experts have deployed the Yutu-2-rover from its Chang’e-4 orbital craft upon the surface…


The Elusive Disk of the Black Hole

Black holes are enigmatic objects in the cosmos that are continuously examined by astronomers. As viewed from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in northern Chile, Scientists have discovered the accretion disk of the enormous…


Tracing the Universe’s Past With Neutrinos

When the universe formed via the Big Bang, around 13.8 billion years ago, slivers of its impression remained in the form of subatomic particles called neutrinos. Scientists believe that neutrinos may hold the answer to…