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Types of Civilisations - Kardashev Scale

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Types Of Civilisations - Kardashev Scale 

Life on Earth is so weak and fragile, in comparison to activities happening in Space. We have our own troubles in the form of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tsunamis and the list just goes on and on. An asteroid attack from Space can wipe out the whole of Humanity, like the one which wiped out the Dinosaurs, 66 million years ago. So looking at the scenarios Earth maybe looking for ways to kill us ! 
Maybe we as a civilisation are not yet strong enough to save ourselves from planetary as well as cosmic disturbances. How could we move to a better civilisation ?
In 1964, A Russain Astrophysicst NikolaiKardashev proposed the system for all possible civilisations on the cosmic scale. The scale was named as the Kardashev Scale after his name. The kardashev scale distinguished Civilisations into three types Type - I, Type - II, and Type - III based upon the energy each can produce. 


Type - I Civilisation A Type - I civilisation is also termed as a planetar…

The Darkest truth of the Universe : Bootes Void

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The Darkest truth of the Universe : Bootes Void
What are the darkest secrets according to you in the Universe? Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Expansion of the Universe, or The Fermi Paradox ! Its quite amazing that with the trillions and zillions of galaxies and stars occuping  the Universe, the most astonishing and nonunderstandable secret of the Universe is a dark void named BOOTESVOID. The void was named so, after its discovery in the constellation of BOOTES, which is about 700 million light years from Earth. Now, We know that the Universe is HUGE ! beyond the scale of the Human mind and the gravitational energy between the galaxies constantly push each other back and forth due to which voids are quite common. So what is it that makes BOOTES VOID worth a mention ?


The Bootes void is one huge void, It occupies about 0.27% of the diameter of the Observable Universe. Its diameter is about 280 million light years ! Just Imagine the size of the void considering the fact that our Galaxy, Mil…

5 theories and predictions on what could be there outside the Observable Universe.

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5 theories and predictions on what could be there outside the Observable Universe.






Have you ever imagined what could possibly be there outside the observable Universe ? Since Humans have shown interest in space there has always been a curiosity if the observable Universe is all it is or something more is out there. To know what could be possibly out there beyond our vision we first must understand what is the observable Universe ?
Now, the Observable Universe according to humans is the part of the Universe availaible to be seen to us. Let's make it a bit simple each and every star, planets and galaxies, everything visible today to us in space is the observable Universe. The Observable Universe is roughly 14 billion light years old, that is, the oldest light we receive from any star or source from space is about 14 billion light years away from us and this is the time we think the Universe was created ! 

So now as we know what is the observable Universe, let's jump out to 5 theor…

How far has humanity reached on the scale of the Universe ?

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How far has humanity reached on the scale of the Universe ?

Robin Knox-Johnston (UK), was the first man to sail around the Earth, first men to climb the Everest Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Humanity in the past two centuries have evolved like they haven't in their entire lifespan on Earth. From Industrial revolution to Electricity, from nuclear weapons to treating deadly diseases, but have we done enough yet ? How far has humanity reached on the scale of the Universe ? 
All the great explorers from Christopher Colombus to Robin knox - Johnston to Magellan have lived their lives in absolute zero on the scale of the Universe. To be precise 99% of Human beings never leave Earth and live all their life in this lonely rock.


Yuri Gagarin, was the first man to leave Earth to be on Space on the 12th of April 1961. His flight around the Earth was about 350 kms above. The big thing came in the Year 1969 when Neil Armstrong along with Buzz Aldrin became the first Humans to set foot on M…

Why the Next 10 Years of Elon Musk Will Smash the Last 10 ?

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Why the Next 10 Years of Elon Musk Will Smash the Last 10 ?
Elon Reeve Musk,
isthe next superman in the field of space and explorations. Born in June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa, is a man of wonders. No wonder he has been a name more often heard than not in the past decade or so. And he holds the promise of being an even bigger name in the next 10 years. He is primarily the founder, CEO and lead designer of Space X. He is also the chief in Tesla Motors, a company which works to provide electric driven cars and solar cars. But as we say, great success takes even great failures to be achieved. Elon Musk is a multi billionaire and is one of the 100 richest personalities in the world. He owns a lot of variety of firms but in consideration of the betterment of humanity. This is a space channel so we would only be talking about Space X and its past and future ventures.


Elon Musk found Space X in May 2002 with the dream of " Mars Oasis " a project to launch a miniature exper…

What if Nasa had the American Military Budget ?

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What if Nasa had the American Military Budget ?

The U.S sure is a superpower today with its Military dominance over other countries. The American military Budget accounts upto about $600 billion per year compared to which Nasa is roughly $20 billion per year. So what if Nasa had the American military budget ? What changes it could make in the field of space exploration ?
The U.S is already a superpower in the field of arms and equipments holding the majority of all advanced weapons. The U.S army enjoys about 54% of the country's G.D.P. We know that in the time we live military consolidation is a necessity of each and every nation but we must not forget that in the process of Army consolidation, America is losing its old prestige of leading the pathway of space exploration and research. Private companies like Space X and Virgin Gallactic are thriving and constantly challenging the legacy of governmental space organisations dominance over space.



First thing is that the American spa…

Insane (But True) Things About Limits of Humanities

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Insane (But True) Things About Limits of Humanities

What are the limits of Humanity ? This is a Space blog so we would only be talking about the limits of Humanity in Space. The technology we have today doesn't let us go anywhere farther than our Solar System. But in about,say, a Billion years Humanity may reach the Kardaschev scale - III type civilisation where moving within a galaxy or two may not sound so stupid as it does today.


The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy, 100,000 light years across in distance. The Milky way is in a group of 50 more galaxies along with Andromeda known as the Local Group. So even if we reach the type - III civilisation, we would not be able to go any further than the local group. Now that is a brain twister Why the hell can we not go further ?
Why we cannot go further than the local group ? With a type - III technology we would have the liberty to access all the Galaxies within the Local Group but beyond it there is a energy named Dark Energy, which won…

Why Dark is the new sexy ?

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Why Dark is the new sexy ?
We have seen photos of Universe all over the Internet of how pretty it is with all the stars, stellar clouds, with unimaginable patterns. But the truth of the Universe is much more different, most of the Universe is dark ! Yes it is, darkness is what it is all which occupies the most of the Universe. But what makes it Dark ?

We know the constituency of the Universe or Do we ?  All known matters account upto only 5% of the Universe constituents. OMG ! This means all the stars, planets, and everything we see in the Universe accounts only to the 5% of its constituents. This proves that what we know is less than what we don't !

I have a post regarding " what we know is less than what we don't ", you can check it out in the link below

http://www.spacefacts.in/2018/06/what-we-know-is-less-than-what-we-dont.html

Then what is more in the Universe we aren't aware of ?  The answer is Dark Matter And Dark Energy. Yes the Universe has some dark secr…

Where are all the Aliens ? Fermi Paradox

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Where are all the Aliens ? Fermi paradox

More than 1,000,000,000,000 billions planets in the Universe, 500 billion planets inside the Milky Way, of which 50 billion Earth like planets, Alien life found till date - 0. So where are all the Aliens ? How can we not witness even one of them yet ?
Its worthless to talk about the possibilities of witnessing Alien life outside Milky Way because we still don't have the technology to see beyond our galaxy for an Alien life form. So for the sake of the topic we would be talking about the Milky Way. According to a study, our galaxy that is Milky Way possess as much as around 50 billion Earth like planets, some of which are more than 10 - 20 billion years older than Earth. So it is quite clear that life in these planets would have had enough time to evolve and thrive and may be even die out ! But we have no trace of any such thing yet. So what is it that's wrong ? If an Alien civilisation would be advanced than that of us, may be a kardas…

Why Nasa has not returned to Moon ?

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Why Nasa has not returned to Moon?
It was December of 1972, when Apollo 17 came back to Earth for the very last time from lunar surface. Yes, it has been more than 4 decades and Nasa has not been back to Moon. Its kind of strange because Apollo 17 was the sixth successful lunar mission within 3 years. So why Nasa has not returned to Moon? Are we in the middle of an lunar conspiracy and Nasa along with other space agencies are hiding the truth ?

According to various independent Alien believing organisations , the lunar surface has alien base camps upon it who survey and keep a keen look upon Earth and its activities. All the organisations including Nasa and fully aware of it, the best way they have found is to deny such stories. These independent alien believing groups justify their allegations by subjecting the mumness of astronauts during Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong along with Buzz Aldrin were clearly instructed not to utter anything regarding what they see there.

According to…