By: Bruce Kriger
The foundations of cosmology are inherently consigned to some degree of speculation.Apparently, it doesn't require special proof that the science of cosmology has very little effect on the daily life of an average individual. Although it seems overwhelmingly distant from our immediate concerns and...
By: Bruce Kriger
The Large Scale of the Universein Space and Time.==========================================================================The problems arising from the uniqueness of the universe are compounded by its vast scale in both space and time,which poses major problems for observational cosmology. We therefore need to introduce various principles in addition...
By: Steven Matda
For the amateur backyard astronomer, there are primarily two objects that are worthwhile for small and medium (2-8 inch) telescopes: the planets Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and is the largest in the Solar System. It is also one...
Science fact or fantasy: Avatar and the trip to Pandora
By: Wes Kelly
Perhaps the most successful practitioner of science fiction was one of its originators, French lawyer and mathematician Jules Verne. Writing “From the Earth to the Moon” in the 1860s, his Florida-based moon shot eerily resembled the flight of Apollo 8 a century later. Verne...
By: Muhammad Baihaqi
Why does Moon on the horizon look bigger than when it is high in the sky?To stand on the seashore or an open plain and watch the huge globe of the moon appear majestically over over the horizon is a commonplace but wonderful experience...
By: R K vanderHoek
"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible." -Albert Einstein Any present day viable scientific explanation of how the universe formed would have to incorporate and explain the, “Inflationary Big Bang”, universal creation hypothesis. Throughout history, it was assumed...
Comets: An overview
By: Rex Trulove
For millennium, one of the most fascinating objects observable in the night sky, and sometimes even in the daytime, have been comets. They have been believed to be the harbingers of disasters and signs of good luck. Regardless of how they've been perceived, they have...
By: Nicole Oickle
The very first speculations of other worldly beings arose many eons ago presumably when humankind was first making headway on our own planet. Strange structures such as the Pyramids at Gaza in Egypt were said to be erected by unknown beings because of their perfection...
NASA: No Earth impact from Asteroid Apophis in 2036
By: Terrence Aym
Speculation has been building since 2004 that asteroid Apophis might hit Earth in 2029. The worry was fueled by astronomical calculations that revealed the asteroid had a 2.7 percent probability of striking Earth. If it missed, NASA said back then that the space rock...
By: Mister Maths
What is a black hole?A black hole is a region of spacetime from which nothing can escape, even light.To see why this happens, imagine throwing a tennis ball into the air. The harder you throw the tennis ball, the faster it is travelling...

 

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