Space

The Scariest Space Discovery in History || The Great Filter Theory

The Scariest Space Discovery in History || The Great Filter Theory
Curiosities
9 months ago

It’s hard not to wonder if there’s another form of life out there in the Universe when you look at the night sky. There’s this thing called Fermi Paradox. It basically says this: if civilizations that might live somewhere out there in the Universe are so common, why haven’t we found any signs of them? We’ve looked really hard, but we haven’t stumbled over any proof there are other forms of life somewhere in space. And we suspect there could be many civilizations because scientists have calculated there are possibly billions of habitable planets in our galaxy alone. So it would seem reasonable to assume that some of these planets could have developed intelligent life, possibly even civilizations that are more advanced than ours. So, Fermi Paradox basically asks, “Where’s the party? How come we weren’t invited?” And one of the potential answers to why we haven’t found any other form of life in the Universe is something called the Great Filter theory.

Space Is Getting Hotter, Here’s What It Means for Us

Space Is Getting Hotter, Here’s What It Means for Us
Curiosities
9 months ago

The Universe is not static. It evolves all the time and grows in all directions. It’s expanding, and scientists found this out almost a century ago. And it’s not at a stable rate — the more time goes by, the faster the Universe expands. As this happens, stars, planets, and galaxies move farther and farther apart, which leaves more space between them. If that’s the case, the Universe is supposed to become colder as it expands, right? After all, it was a lot denser when the Big Bang happened. And a lot hotter. As it was expanding, space was cooling down, which created conditions for planets, stars, and other space objects to form.

Time and Space Change Places in a Black Hole, But Why

Time and Space Change Places in a Black Hole, But Why
Curiosities
9 months ago

Did you know that there’s an astronomical object in which space and time actually swap places? How does it work? And what exactly does “swapping space and time” mean? Well, let’s figure it out. Imagine that you’re on a spacecraft. The vehicle can only move straight. Your path leads to some inevitable point, and you have no idea what lies ahead. You can only hope that it won’t be too bad. Meanwhile, everything around you is complete madness. A chaotic collage of many historical events. What do you see? Ancient humans and dinosaurs? The birth of the universe? A... future? Who knows. That’s what the universe would look like if we swapped time and space. And, theoretically, this is what you’d see if you fell into a black hole and somehow were able to survive. But how is something like this even possible?

What If All People Shared One Space Ship

What If All People Shared One Space Ship
Curiosities
10 months ago

Humanity’s facing the greatest danger ever. Our Sun’s fading. In 500 years, the entire Solar System will be plunged into darkness and eternal cold. To save our civilization, people begin to build a huge spaceship that will accommodate the population of the whole world inside, and go into deep space. In less than 400 years, the construction of the ship is finally completed. The Sun is already nearing its end — it’s much smaller and cooler, making the climate on Earth cold and harsh. You and the rest of the inhabitants of the planet are going to board the greatest ship in history.

Why Space Is Cold If the Sun Is Hot?

Why Space Is Cold If the Sun Is Hot?
Curiosities
11 months ago

Venus has exceptionally high temperatures, hot enough to melt lead. It’s the hottest planet in our Solar System, with a high-pressure environment and super-strong winds. The winds there are 50 times faster than the planet’s rotation. It’s getting stronger over time, and scientists don’t know why. But they did find something interesting in the planet’s clouds — a potential sign of decaying biological matter. Could there be life then? Not quite, since Venus has a dry, windy atmosphere and doesn’t have enough water for life to develop.

In Space No One Can Hear You Scream...Or Can They?

In Space No One Can Hear You Scream...Or Can They?
Curiosities
9 months ago

“In space, no one can hear you scream.” We know that no supernovas, crashing asteroids, and burning planets make a sound in space. Or do they? What if you actually CAN hear something out there? Well, let’s see!Okie-dokie, back to middle school. “Sound is a mechanical wave originating from vibration.” Umm... what exactly does that mean? The simplest example is guitar strings. Let’s pull one of them. It starts to vibrate. The atoms inside the metal string begin to push and beat the atoms of the air around them.So, now, atoms are constantly pushing each other — until they reach our ears. It’s like a wave from a pebble thrown into a pond. And it happens very quickly — at a speed of about 0.21 mi/s!

Moon Is Moving Every Night And 10 New Space Facts

Moon Is Moving Every Night And 10 New Space Facts
Curiosities
9 months ago

It’s normal for planets to be a bit tilted on the side. The Earth is tilted at a 23-degree angle. That’s why we have seasons. It’s summer when the part of the world where you are leans closer to the Sun. It works the opposite way, too — it’s winter when you lean away from it. But, Uranus is tilted more than normal. It lies at a 98-degree angle, which has a huge effect on its seasons. Each season on Uranus takes 21 years to play out. Something to think about next time we complain that winter lasts forever.

Common Space Myths Debunked by Actual Astronauts

Common Space Myths Debunked by Actual Astronauts
Curiosities
10 months ago

Hey, Myth-busters! Today we’re debunking some classic space myths. Hop on the next space shuttle and let’s get to the bottom of these tales once and for all! Picture this: you’re floating weightlessly in space, sipping on a cup of delicious hot chocolate, when a peculiar thought pops into your head. Can you scream in outer space? And if yes, would anyone hear that scream? If you’ve watched the movie “Alien”, then you know the answer to this one. You can’t hear sounds in outer space. It’s not that sounds don’t exist. It’s just that you can’t hear them. There’s no one better to clarify this myth than Chris Hadfield.

I Think My Best Friend Is Crazy Because of Her Cruel Prank

I Think My Best Friend Is Crazy Because of Her Cruel Prank
People
month ago

The thought of accidentally getting pregnant is the worst nightmare for people who have never wanted kids. One of our readers fits into this category. Her friend, who knew this fear all too well, got her a pregnancy test. To her absolute horror, the results were positive. What's even stranger was her friend's reaction.

I Gave My MIL a Visting Schedule — the Consequence Made Me Regret My Life

I Gave My MIL a Visting Schedule — the Consequence Made Me Regret My Life
Family & kids
2 months ago

We all cherish the idea of our homes being havens of peace and tranquility. However, Carrie finds herself grappling with stress as her mother-in-law’s unexpected and prolonged visits disrupt the harmony of her household. Seeking a resolution, the young mother devised a plan, but her husband unintentionally made things worse. Now, Carrie wrote us for advice.

BREAKING: Kate Middleton Announces She Has Cancer

BREAKING: Kate Middleton Announces She Has Cancer
People
3 months ago

Tonight, the Princess of Wales shared in a heartfelt video message that at the age of 42, she has received a cancer diagnosis and is currently undergoing preventative chemotherapy. Filmed at Windsor on Wednesday, Catherine expressed the immense shock of this news, emphasizing that she and William have been diligently navigating this situation privately, prioritizing their young family’s well-being.

I Told My Son’s Girlfriend to Break Up With Him and Now He’s Furious at Me

I Told My Son’s Girlfriend to Break Up With Him and Now He’s Furious at Me
Family & kids
4 months ago

The delicate balance between parental guidance and personal opinion can be a bit challenging. The scenario of a parent advising their child’s partner to end the relationship, while well-intentioned, can easily unravel into a situation filled with tension and hurt feelings. In the following story, we delve into the layers of this delicate parental intervention, exploring its potential impacts on family relationships.

I Buy My Parents Things That Cannot Be Shared, as My Brother Resides With Us

I Buy My Parents Things That Cannot Be Shared, as My Brother Resides With Us
Family & kids
5 months ago

Navigating the complexities of sibling relationships as we grow up can be challenging, often marked by a blend of rivalry and misunderstanding. As we evolve and develop our own identities, the differences in our values, life choices, and paths can further strain these bonds, making it difficult to maintain the same closeness we once had. One of the Redditors shared a story of the conflict with their brother over providing for their parents.

9 Surprising Universe Revelations You Were Unaware Of

9 Surprising Universe Revelations You Were Unaware Of
Curiosities
7 months ago

Our universe is an endless expanse teeming with surprises waiting to be uncovered. From the mysterious depths of space to the intricate workings of subatomic particles, every corner of the cosmos holds unexpected wonders. Whether it’s the discovery of new celestial phenomena, the unveiling of cosmic mysteries, or the revelations in the microscopic realm, our universe continually challenges our understanding and opens doors to uncharted territories.

13 crazy smart home gadgets you secretly needed

13 crazy smart home gadgets you secretly needed
Shopping
8 months ago

Just take a look around your house and try to think what you might be missing. Now, start scrolling through this article, and you might realize that many of these things weren’t even in your head before seeing them. That’s because we don’t always know what we need until we set our eyes upon it.

13 Accessories That Will Be a Perfect Addition to Your Gardening

13 Accessories That Will Be a Perfect Addition to Your Gardening
Shopping
8 months ago

Have you ever wondered why people love plants so much? Maybe it’s because we are free to show our love and emotions without any possible judgment. And while you might think that it’s hard caring for them, it’s actually pretty easy once you have the right devices. And we’ve gathered 12 tools that will definitely assist you in your efforts.

Despite Elopement After 6 Weeks of Dating, Bette Midler and Her Husband Are Still in Love After 39 Years

Despite Elopement After 6 Weeks of Dating, Bette Midler and Her Husband Are Still in Love After 39 Years
Relationships
9 months ago

Bette Midler and Martin von Haselberg are proof that true love exists. The couple eloped after just six weeks of dating, and they have now been happily married for nearly four decades. Despite heated conflicts along the way, they have managed to keep their relationship strong and thriving. In this article, we will explore their love story and learn more about their secrets to a long-lasting marriage.

The Ugly Truth About Inheritance and How Money Tore My Family Apart

The Ugly Truth About Inheritance and How Money Tore My Family Apart
Family & kids
9 months ago

Losing someone we love leaves a huge hole in our lives, and it stirs up a mix of emotions. Now, add money into this equation — and you’ve got a potential disaster waiting to happen. A Bright Side reader recently lost her parents and when inheritance came into discussion, her relationship with her siblings took a turn for the worst. She asked for our advice, and we tried to find some tips that we hope will bring back her relationship with her brother and sister.