What is NASA's Constellation Program?
By: Susan Kristoff
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is pushing space exploration to the limits with the Constellation research program. The goal of the Constellation program is to design and build the next generation of launch and transport vehicles that will take astronauts to Earth orbit...
How telescopes work
By: Brian Dodson
How Telescopes Work - Refracting Telescopes We find out about the Universe by detecting and analyzing the electromagnetic radiation emitted from celestial bodies. Translation - we look up and see what is there. Our eyes alone and unassisted are not sufficient to accomplish this...
By: Elizabeth M Young
It makes no sense for us to be alone in the universe, as the universe is infinite. Our definition of our little section of infinity, as created by the "big bang", is fine, but our definition of ourselves as the only sentient life form that...
The top 10 Hubble telescope discoveries
By: Colleen Mart
When the Hubble Space Telescope, fondly known as Hubble throughout the world, hitched a ride on the space shuttle in April of 1990, it was hoped that the versatility and size of the telescope would open up the secrets of our solar system and the...
By: Lalitha Subbaraman
A picture is worth thousand words Hubble telescope played an important role in understanding the universe and the cosmic frontiers.Hubble telescope's contribution is memorable.Hubble telescope's top ten discoveries are worth exploring venture for any aspiring astronomer . Hubble performed a crucial tole in discovering...
The facts about pulsars
By: Paul Scanlon - 544446
A pulsar is an abbreviation for a pulsating radio star. Pulsars are believed to be rapidly rotating neutron stars, which have very strong magnetic fields. As these stars rotate, they emit beams of radio waves from both magnetic poles. If these beams cut across the...
By: Wendy R.
Edwin Hubble was a famous astronomer in the 1920's. Hubble was famous for looking beyond our galaxy discovering that the universe was much more vast than people thought. The Hubble telescope named for him has been instrumental in making many important discoveries since it was...
What is NASA's Constellation Program?
By: Helena Whyte
The Space Shuttle Program is almost finished. What will replace it? NASA is developing new space craft and booster rockets to replace the Space Shuttle. The new space craft will be used to send astronauts back to the moon and Mars. NASA believes that John...
Mayan astronomy: the end of time or a new beginning in 2012?
By: T.S. Garp
The Mayan Mystery The year 2012 AD and the ancient Mayan calendar. According to the ancient Mayan calendar, December 21, 2012 marks the end of the Age of Movement and the commencement of a new Earth Age. Many believe this actually predicts the end of...
The top 10 Hubble telescope discoveries
By: Caroline Rhoads
Even if you know nothing about astronomy you have probably heard about Hubble. The Hubble Telescope was launched in 1990 with the hopes that it would answer the question of how our universe works, and just how old it really is. It did not...

 

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