By: T. Scott Randolph
Let me state first and foremost, I don't have a clue how many "astronauts" there are on Earth these days. Not everyone of them can be a Neil Armstrong or a Buzz Aldrin. Now that the use of the shuttles have made trips to the...
Starting as an amateur astronomer
By: Louise Schutte
Gazing into the sky amounts to more than searching for the Big Dipper, although this well known constellation is certainly the appropriate starting place. Stargazing also includes other constellations, meteors, auroras, and comets. Recreational astronomers can begin sky-watching right in their own backyards by viewing...
What do astronauts eat in space?
By: Brandon Romines
The way and the what astronauts eat in space today has changed dramatically since space flight first began. During the early days of space exploration,eating was a simple but not enjoyable task. Food consisted of dehydrated cubes covered in gel, squeeze tubes and powders...
By: Janet Grischy
What we see as mysterious moonlight is actually sunlight. It falls on the moon and is reflected to earth. Though we see it as having phases, the moon, in one sense, is always full. The half of it that faces the sun is always completely...
Mars
By: Brandon Romines
The human race has existed for a relatively short time, and since the beginning we have grown in population and expanded our domain. Restricting the colonization of other planets goes against human nature, and would ultimately lead to the end of humanity. Aside from...
Biography: Sally Kirsten Ride
By: Natalie Main
Sally Kristen Ride was the very first woman ever to go into space. She was born 26th May 1951 in Encino California. Although at first she was a keen tennis player which eventually won her a scholarship to the Westlake School for Girls in Los...
The Galilean moons Of Jupiter
By: Tricia Laager
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and is the most interesting, a favorite to watch and view through a standard earthbound telescope.It is about 320 times the mass than Earth and 11 times the diameter. Clouds and whirling winds reach up...
Planet facts: Neptune
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It began to make sense to the astronomers. Uranus continued to move in different directions because something had to be in its way; another planet with a gravity pull strong enough to attract it . John C. Adams, a young English mathematician, completed some calculations which...
By: Indrani Basu
To begin with let's make a simple effort to describe the term Full width at half maximum in simple terms. This term is used to measure the width of an object that does not have sharp edges. We can have specific dimensions for a...
By: Cody Hodge
It was recently stated that the NASA budget is not going to have the funds needed in order to go to the Moon in the year 2020. I think that it is a sad day when the United States doesn't have the will to send...

 

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