Why stargazers turn to coffee during long sessions


Coffee has a long list of benefits, but mostly coffee is known to us for it’s an excellent energy boosting capacity.

Practically, we all consume coffee mostly we like it and when we need to get that extra energy to keep us going especially during the sleepless night. Many people have fancy coffee makers in their homes but it’s good to read reviews first to find the best machine.

The reason behind that is nothing rocket science rather than very simple. Coffee contains a specialized substance known as caffeine which is said to the most popular psychoactive substance consumption wise.

Now, although we all are used to consume coffee perhaps more so in our workplace/office rather than in our home, but stargrazers are known to have a special affinity for coffee as well as caffeine.

But, before we jump into any conclusion, let us know a bit about the stargazers. Stargazers, a popular and more common name to what we officially call observational astronomers.

They are the professionals who observes the sky to be put in a simple way.

There are a lot of complexities, meetings and long sessions involved in the day to day work of the stargazers and the long sessions as it is aptly named continues for long, really long.

So let us look some of the reasons why stargazers turn to coffee during long sessions.

  1. Caffeine as we all know is a great energy booster and an excellent psych activator which helps the stargazers keep going in their long sessions and help them to cope with their sleeplessness and provides them with that extra kick in the form of that extra energy.
  2. Caffeine (which is the key ingredient of coffee) is said to block the inhibitory neurotransmitters from travelling and affecting our brains which eventually lead to having feel more energized, improved mood, and ability to cope with and get going without being able to sleep for a while.
  1. Another benefit for which stargazers use coffee extensively is that it readily gets absorbed into one’s bloodstream right after the consumption which helps to prevent any sort of hangover kind of things, side effects and all that, which is very much essential for stargazers as they need to observes stars with real concentration and diligence.
  1. It also acts as an excellent stimulating agent.

Besides, coffee or caffeine also has its fair share of benefits which are not typically exclusively beneficial only for the stargazers but for all of as a whole.

  1. Regular consumption of coffee in a regulated manners helps one to keep various diseases at bay like – diabetes, cholesterol related problems, it also considerably lowers the risks of heart diseases.
  1. It also eliminates to a large extent the risks of stroke and heart attack besides lowering the risk of other heart related diseases as mentioned earlier.
  1. Studies have shown that high intake of coffee reduces risk of cancer especially liver cancer.
  1. Caffeine intake are said to protect us to some extent from Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
  1. But, apart from all these benefits, all of us specially the stargazers must keep in mind not to overdo the intake of caffeine as coffee consumption more than the permitted limit can cause nausea, heartburn or make these existing conditions much more worse.

Frequent necessity of urinating can be another side effect of high caffeine intake, which is one thing for sure the stargazers don’t want to get into. So, it is advisable that coffee gives you many reasons to turn to coffee, but always be careful to not overdo it.



Interesting Facts about The Milky Way

The Milky Way is our home galaxy. It began to form twelve billion years ago. The Milky Way galaxy is a part of fifty galaxies that is referred as the local group. Moreover, the local galaxy group itself comes under a large group of galaxies. The larger group is referred as Virgo Supercluster. The Milky Way galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy with one spur and four arms in its diskette and recently a new outer arm was discovered. The mass of the Milky Way galaxy is four hundred to eight hundred billion solar masses. It contains at least four hundred billion stars. It comes under a local group.

It is estimated that Milky Way galaxy will smash together with Andromeda galaxy. The astronomers have estimated five billion years for the chances of collision. Some astronomers mention as a binary system. The dust, gas, and stars of Milky Way galaxy orbit in the centre. They orbit at a speed rate of two hundred kilometres per second.

The Black Hole
There is a super massive black hole in the centre core of the Milky Way galaxy. The black hole is referred as Sagittarius A. It is said that Sagittarius A has the mass of 2.6 million stars. The Milky Way galaxy grows by merging and joining with other galaxies in the universe through the time. It is gulping up substance from Magellanic Clouds. Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal is a small galaxy and Milky Way galaxy is currently getting stars from that galaxy. The Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal is actually small in size.

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Insights Into Different Kinds of Galaxies

There are three types of galaxies. It is developed by Edwin P. Hubble. The classification scheme is improved by famous astronomer Gerard de Vaucouleurs. They have divided into three types based on their size, extent of bars, an openness of spirals and size of the galactic bulges.

Spiral galaxies: It is the most common kind in the universe. Andromeda galaxy is located nearby our Milky Way galaxy. Milky Way galaxy comes under spiral type. The spiral consists of large rotating diskettes of nebulae and stars. Moreover, the spiral is completely covered by a shield of dark matter. The galactic bulge is the central bright area. It is located in the centre of the galaxy. Most spirals have an aura of star clusters and stars arranged below and above the disk. The barred spirals are those that have bright and large bars of stars. It will have a material that divides their central sections. The astronomers study about the majority of galaxies with these bars. They study to understand their functions and role they play in the galaxy.

Elliptical galaxies: It is egg shaped that is ovoid or ellipsoidal. It is mostly found in smaller compact groups and galaxy clusters. Mostly, elliptical consists of low mass and older stars. Do you know why? It is because the elliptical does not have dust clouds and star making gas. At present, there is a small star formation is seen in them. Ellipticals have about one hundred million to one hundred trillion stars. It occurs in different sizes and different numbers. One of the best examples to explain Elliptical galaxy is Messier 87.

Irregular Galaxies: As the name implies, the galaxy is irregular in shape. Small Magellanic Cloud is the best example for an irregular galaxy. It can be viewed from Earth. It does not have an appropriate structure to shape itself as elliptical or spiral.

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