Book reviews: Einstein's Telescope, by Evalyn Gates
By: Lesley Mason
Subtitled "The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe" Gates' introduction to astro-physics and cosmology is everything that you would expect of such a book. Gates' tries '''so''' hard to be readable, and mostly succeeds, but at the same time, the...
By: L A Myers-Campos
The length of a star's life and what takes place in that life span depends mainly on its total mass. The more massive the star, the longer and more dramatically it lives, and dies. The smallest stars go out with a quiet unseen whimper, while...
By: Pat Lunsford
There are a number of UFO photographs circulating the Internet, the majority of which are hoaxes. Nevertheless, amid this barrage of unreliable information there is too much reliable and substantiated evidence to ignore, including several military sightings on multiple radars. The problem lies with having...
By: Joyce V Harrison
The Northern Lights were named for an ancient Roman goddess and Greek god. In Latin, Aurora means dawn and Boreas comes from the Greek word for the north wind. The term dates back to 1619 when Galileo Galilei thought the display was a reflection of...
How stars are born
By: Titanium Pen
When you look at the night sky, do you wonder how stars are born? Here is an explanation that is easy to understand. The universe, though it may seem to you, is not a complete vacuum. Actually, there are many materials for star formation. This...
Could there be life on other planets?
By: Carol Relf Kondrat
As Human beings we believe in the existence of an omnipresent All-mighty being. There are so many names and ideas given to such a presence that the belief that It exists is open to question and even doubt. We are thinking and reasoning beings...
Understanding the phases of the moon
By: Carole Somerville
How the Moon Affects our Planet The ever-changing moon moves swiftly through the nighttime sky and with her cycles and phases there are links with life on earth, with human personality and activity. From one new moon to another takes 29 days. Most years...
Going to Mars
By: Robert Blevins
NASA Sets the Date We Finally Land on Mars: April 25, 2025 - and Here's How They Plan to Do It You just knew they had something in mind for the International Space Station besides studying the weather and sending nice pictures back to Earth...
Facts about the stars
By: Luellen Finch
The Pole Star Ursa Minor, the Little Bear or the Little Dipper, would be a relatively insignificant constellation, but for its brightest star, Alpha Ursae Minoris, or Polaris. Apart from the Sun, this star is the most important star in the heavens for those of...
Extraterrestrial life: Fact or fiction
By: Barry Parham
There Goes the Neighborhood In this "good grief...what next?" world, we should always look for promise and wonder. And, as ever, NASA has delivered. The heroes at NASA have just upgraded the long-laboring Hubble telescope. Although the famous sky-eye has performed well beyond...

 

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