By: Carston Roach
The Big Bang, in today's society, has countless interpretations. Through all of this, however, it all boils down to one thing. Somehow, something expanded to create our universe. The general theory is that at first, the universe was in an infinitely hot and dense sphere...
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Solar eclipses occur when the moon moves between the Sun and the Earth, temporarily obscuring sight of the Sun. For many, they are awe-inspiring events that bring the realities of nature and the universe around us to our doorstep. There are four main types of...
By: Rob Taylor - 336493
What would you say if I told you World War II never happened? Or that George Bush is really an alien impostor? You'd probably call me crazy; and you'd probably be right. But what if I told you mankind have never even been close to...
Helium's place in the universe and astronomical sciences
By: Paul Scanlon - 544446
Helium (chemical symbol He) is the second most common element in the universe, the most common being Hydrogen. It is important in astronomy, as it is both a product and fuel burnt within stars, and in cosmology, as primeval helium was formed in the first...
By: Mo Bruce
There are a number of factors to take into account when setting out to buy a telescope. The major considerations being space, storage and cost, and who will be the main user of the telescope. It is handy to know that a telescope size is...
Differences between asteroids and comets
By: Jude Barton
Comets and asteroids are two common astronomical objects in space that are identified by astronomers. They each have different attributes and behave in certain ways. Comets: Dirty Snowballs Flying Through Space Comets originate in the outer solar system and orbit around the sun. Their orbits...
By: Leigh Goessl
Astronomers and interested amateurs often turn to the night skies in hopes of discovering something new or seeing one of the celestial wonders which make up our universe. On October 20, 2010 another anticipated space event will be occurring. This day the Earth will experience...
Astronomy for kids: Tips for observing space from a telescope
By: Mo Bruce
Although it's tempting to get your telescope set up as soon as possible and take a look at the heavens, it's always better to do a bit of research beforehand. After all, it's way more fun to actually know what you are looking at. First...
By: Angella Gailey
Stars have captured our imaginations since the beginning of time, falling, or shooting, stars are no different. In the movie Stardust (2007, Paramount Pictures) the story goes as far as to say that stars are humans who are magical and if you possess one's heart...
Moon holds treasure trove of titanium
By: Terrence Aym
It's official: the Moon is bursting with so many precious ores—including titanium—some are calling it a treasure trove.There's little doubt that if the fabled buccaneers of old were alive today they'd be heading for the Moon.A long-awaited report has been confirmed...

 

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