A look at black holes
By: Merde Guadalope
Black holes are regions (not specifically objects) in space in which the gravitational force is so strong that nothing, not even light can escape from it. Black holes are so strong that even time is distorted near the event horizon of the black hole. It...
Is the Methane on Mars Evidence of Life
By: Harley Smith - 468632
Anyone who stays on top of new discoveries outside of our home planet will tell you that every answer we get brings us more questions. Every time we think we have something figured out, something totally unexpected hit us out of nowhere. The more we...
How the moon was created
By: Merde Guadalope
The moon is one of the many things in our night sky that has managed to intrigue humans for centuries. The moon has various myths associated with it such as lunar madness, man on the moon, and of course moon cheese. The moon has also...
What causes black holes
By: Merde Guadalope
Black holes are regions in space in which the gravitational field is extremely strong that not even light particles (photons) can escape it. There are four major types of black holes each one with its unique way of formation. The four types are stellar-mass black...
The Big Bang Theory
By: Janette Peel
According to science's most commonly-held theory, a single moment was all that was required for the entire universe to explode into being.The scenario of how the universe came into being that is currently believed to be most likely is known as the Big Bang...
By: Cody Hodge
In 1930, and American astronomer by the name of Clyde Tombaugh discovered a body orbiting well beyond the orbit of Neptune. At the time, both he and the public assumed that the new body was indeed the ninth planet in the solar system. However, this...
By: Tyler Pickrell
Black holes are one of the Universe's most furious and most deadly types of objects out. Black holes can come from anywhere and can suck in anything including light itself! When a black hole is formed, they start having cosmic belches which are streams of...
African-Americans in astronomy and space
By: Rex Coker
Ronald Ervin McNair born in Lake City, South Carolina on October 21,1950 gave many blacks in the deep south the dream they yearned for. A stand out in his school for academics, Ron chased the American dream. He used his brain as well as...
Space exploration in the future
By: Dave Powell
For future space exploration, I'd like to see telescopes whose images can be digitally filtered in real time by very fast computers. You could do a lot of neat things with them. Yes, most of today's telescopes are already computer controlled. But this control is...
Astronomical determination of Passover date
By: Tziona Yisrael
What better time to post this topic than now in preparations for next year's Passover. Too many people believe that a "barley search" is in order before we can identify the start of the Hebrew New Year, but nothing could be further from the Truth...

 

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