NASA: One Small Step... Backwards
By: Dennis Stein
Neil Armstrong's quote upon stepping out onto the lunar surface in 1969 had the entire planet captivated with a glimpse of another world on their television screens. At the time, NASA was widely held as a collection of some of the smartest people on the...
The real size of our solar system
By: Lawrence George
Our Solar System is not really significant: it is a tiny fraction of one percent of the galaxy, which is one of untold billions. In a universe that extends for something like 45 billion light years across, it is too small to notice. But to...
The solar system: Do scientists really know how it was formed
By: D. Vogt
Scientists do not know for certain how the solar system was formed, almost 5 billion years ago. What's more, they're even less certain how certain important events would have happened after that date. Why Earth and Venus should have such drastically different climates, for instance...
An overview of Explorer 1
By: D. Vogt
In January 1958, the United States launched Explorer 1, the country's first satellite, which operated in orbit for nearly months and did not decay enough to re-enter the atmosphere until 1970. As an attempt to reach space first in the Cold War, the Explorer project...
By: Elizabeth M Young
When humans dream of human escape to space through spaceflight and exploration, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) comes to the front of our minds. From the first rudimentary leaps beyond the earth’s atmosphere, to the first mammals that were sent into the...
The future of the American Space Exploration Program
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Men have traveled from the Earth to the Moon, and twelve men have walked on its surface. If a space program that provides such opportunities effects no improvements for this nation or for the world, should the U.S. continue to support it? With the...
By: Shelly Barclay
The Moon is obviously a very familiar object to us Earthlings. It has been orbiting the Earth for longer than humans have inhabited the planet (much, much longer, if scientists are correct). Not only is the Moon familiar, but it is also responsible for another...
The Solar System: A general overview
By: D. Vogt
The solar system consists of our planet Earth as well as all of the other objects which orbit around our Sun - the other terrestrial or "rocky" planets (Mercury, Venus, and Mars), the asteroid belt, the gas giants and ice giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and...
The real size of our solar system
By: D. Vogt
Essentially, the real size of the solar system depends on which theories you choose to accept, although the most distant known object, the dwarf planet Sedna, may travel as far as 90 billion miles from the Sun before looping back inwards on a highly elliptical...
Would aliens look like us?
By: Lee Pringle
Why Movie Producers Are (mostly) Right About Extraterrestrials. There have been a lot of movies recently about aliens coming to Earth for whatever reason, usually involving attacking us. While the plots in these films may be different, they all have one thing in common, the...

 

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