Planet facts: Neptune
By: Steven Mars
The planet Neptune was discovered on September 23, 1846 due to mathematical predictions by Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier. Neptune was named for the Roman god of the sea. The data was used by Johann Gottfried Galle and Louis d'Arrest to successfully find Neptune. It...
Facts about the super perigee moon
By: Melody Elizabeth
That’s No Super Moon The planets were finally in alignment for a genuine space phenomenon; the only people forecasting impending disaster were those least qualified to predict it. With all of the attention in the media outlets to the presaged Super Moon, astronomers and...
The Magellanic Clouds
By: D. Vogt
The Magellanic Clouds are a pair of nearby galaxies which are visible from the Southern hemisphere: the Large Magellanic Cloud, and the Small Magellanic Cloud. The oldest Middle Eastern astrological writings refer to these regions of the sky, but they were not given the name...
A look at the exercise regimen of an astronaut in space
By: Rex Coker
Astronauts spend over half their time in space exercising. The importance of exercise in weightless gravity slows muscle and bone growth. The goal of the astronaut is to keep their muscle tone and they use a variety of methods to slow down the degenerating causes...
How astronauts manage bodily functions in space
By: Cynthia Wall
During any speech given by an astronaut, there is one question that is a given: How do you go to the bathroom up there? Children always ask the question and adults are glad they do because they want to know too. The image of orbiting...
Visual observations of total solar eclipses
By: John Welford
On 20th May 1966 a partial solar eclipse was visible from where I then lived in southern England. I was aged 13 at the time, and my school class turned up for a science lesson to find the teacher hard at work "sooting" glass plates...
By: Valerie Williams
Semiramis. Astarte. Ishtar. Eostre. Feast of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Queen of Heaven. Lady Day. Easter. This is just a sampling of some of the names the Spring Equinox is also known by. The Spring Equinox, as is the Winter Solstice, is a...
Colleges and universities with astronomy degree programs in the UK
By: Jackie Holmes
There are 25 colleges or universities that collectively offer an astonishing 50 seperate Astronomy courses in the UK. Therefore, this pis simply a list of the organisations, the different courses that they offer, the qualification gained and the length of each course.Nottingham Trent University-...
Spring Equinox activities for children
By: Olivia Kay
The 2009 Spring Equinox is set to occur on March 20. If you don't know, the term equinox means a time when the sun is positioned directly above the equator. On a day of equniox, day and night are approximately equal in length, an event...
By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
Earthlings have a special relationship with belief and faith. We want to believe that there is more to life than the physical being, and that there is a God who created all that there is, and created mankind in His (or, Her) own image. Are...

 

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