Asteroid heading towards Planet Earth!

“Powerful as a Hydrogen Bomb!” Yes, an Asteroid is rushing on its way to Earth but before you could shiver and tremble, you should calm down and listen! an Asteroid is expected to pass ‘very’ closely to planet Earth on February 15. Many such objects pass through the planet but this Asteroid seems to be the closet…

Midnight Madness – The Shower that would shine up the sky!

‘Much awaited Meteor shower of the year’ You are probably thinking that what would happen tonight, right? If you happen to be a Space enthusiast, then tonight is your night. Call them ‘Shooting stars’ or ‘falling stars’ or what ever you like, it’s going to occur tonight. But the only rival this night would be the…

Now or Never: Transit of Venus!

It was Now or Never because if you missed it then chances are that it would happen after you are probably dead! What was it? It was the transit of Venus that is the second such phenomenon of the current century and most likely the last one. The last one happened in December 1874 and December 1882.…

Portal Interactive: Salinity in Ocean

 This article of NASA Science|Earth was shared by Farjad Akmal from Karachi city, Sindh, Pakistan Salinity Although everyone knows that seawater is salty, few know that even small variations in Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) can have dramatic effects on the water cycle and ocean circulation. SSS tells us the about the concentration of dissolved salts…

Severe Solar storm striking Earth!

The Sun is experiencing an increased sunspots activity which is an 11-year cycle that is expected to acquire peak in 2013. Early this year, a solar storm was forecasted to affect satellite, communication and power stations though it was not fruitful. This geomagnetic storm has been rated as a strong G3 storm according to the National Oceanic…

Did Karachi’s Stargazers miss something?

Can you remember? No, well on November 10 there was a celestial parade happening over the sky of Karachi. Astronomical event of November 10 This astronomical event could have been visible just above the horizon in a westward direction of the sky between 5:45 pm PKT till 6:30 pm PKT . The main feature of this…