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The Rotation Axis of a Black Hole Is Tilted More Than 40 Degrees in a Binary Star System Find Finn Researchers

  Image credit:  Pixabay The researchers at the  University of Turku, Finland,  have found that the rotation axis of a black hole in a binary star system is tilted more than 40 degrees relative to the stellar orbit axis (stars' rotation axis).  A binary  star  system consists of two stars held together by gravitational force. This force makes the stars orbit around each other at a common center. When a black hole passes through a binary system, a force of attraction is established that tilts the rotation axis of the black hole. This observation by the researchers is the first reliable evidence that shows a huge difference between the axis of a binary system orbit and the axis of rotation of a black hole. This discovery can challenge current black hole formation theories and models. "The expectation of alignment, to a large degree, does not hold for the bizarre objects such as black hole X-ray binaries. The black holes in these systems were formed as a result of a cosmic catacl

Low Power Lasers Can Help Tiny Sailed Probes Travel Fast in Space Says Recent Study

Image credit: Pixabay Space exploration missions, completed using space probes take several years to complete. A space probe is a spacecraft with no astronauts that travels through space to collect information. It sends back data to Earth that scientists can study to better understand our universe. The speed of these probes decreases in space due to a lack of gravity. For instance, a space probe named New Horizon, sent to Pluto took ten years to reach its destination, the dwarf planet in July 2015. Similarly, traveling to Proxima Centauri B, the star closest to our Sun will take thousands of years, even for big and advanced rockets. To increase the speed of these probes and reduce their travel time, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles  suggested that low-power lasers on Earth can launch and move probes at a faster speed as compared to rocket engines. All they need to have is a boron or silicon nitride sail for propulsion. Just as a sail catches the wind to move a

Coffee break in space [Coffee byte]

Taking a coffee break is as human as going to the toilet. which is probably why NASA has put together some of the most brilliant scientist to crack the code on how to enjoy a Cup-A-Joe in outer space.

Earth from the ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) is one of the most collaborative of human projects ever undertaken. It involves spaces agencies of five nations and serves astronauts from 15 different countries. Here is just a glimpse of our own planet from the ISS.  We know you will like it, but don't forget to share it with others!

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