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By Yukterez (Simon Tyran, Vienna). Source material for the Milky way background (also available on Commons): ESO/S.Brunier. Code for the relativistic raytracer and other angles: — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Much has been pondered over black holes and their possible cosmic origins since the times of the English clergyman John Mitchell, who seems to have speculated about the presence of bodies with such a great mass, through which not even light can escape. However, it wasn’t until the theory of gravitational collapse surfaced that these phenomenal works of nature were thrown back into the limelight. Stellar Nucleosynthesis has been credited with powering the star, lacking which the star rapidly crumbles under its own mass, which is termed as an “implosion” in astronomical terms. Even so, stellar nucleosynthesis, or its lack…

Part 1 of The Big Data Analytics Series

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Reports suggest an estimated 1 billion people entered the “middle class” between 1990 and 2005, which holds that incidentally, higher literacy rates ran the gamut for a surge in information growth. The extent at which this confluence of ideas was stretching the already faltering information paradigm to an almost virtual standstill is evidently intriguing, as the users pushed the worldwide data ceiling from a measly 281 petabytes in 1986 to a whopping 667 exabytes in 2014. Around a third of this data is comprised solely of alphanumeric text and still images, which are the formats eagerly sought after by Big…

Aarsh Koul

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