What is space junk?
By: D. Vogt
Space junk refers to the growing collection of debris, waste, and other artificially produced detritus in Earth orbit - essentially, the refuse and by-products of fifty years of space flight. The growing problem of space junk is particularly serious because, as the number of satellites...
By: D. Vogt
In 1967, manned space flight was rocked by a pair of unexpected tragedies: the death of the three American astronauts onboard Apollo 1, during pre-launch testing of the spacecraft, and the death of the one Soviet cosmonaut aboard Soyuz 1, during a flawed attempt at...
Product reviews: Celestron Omni XLT 120 telescope
By: Matt Kelly
As far back as I can remember I have had a powerful interest in Astronomy. For years I longed to probe the mysteries of the heavens but lacked the proper equipment to do so, that is until I laid eyes on the sleek blue Celestron...
Product reviews: Lumicon Oiii filter
By: Matt Kelly
I have been an avid astronomer for a number of years now, when I first started observing the heavens I concentrated on moons and planets within our solar system. But it wasn't long before my curiosity (and experience) grew enough to leave the confines of...
Product reviews: Televue 11mm Plossl telescope eye-piece
By: Matt Kelly
Within the world of Telescopic Eyepieces, there is one name that stands tall on a pedestal of quality, it is the manufacturer of choice not just for planetary and lunar viewing but Deep sky observation as well. It is this versatility within the ranges of...
When could humans first set foot on Mars?
By: Sam E. Jones
There is a lot of talk lately about when a human being might first set foot on a planet other than Earth. For most of the past half century, most people would have agreed that if and when that event happened, that astronaut would likely...
Planet facts: Neptune
By: Jade Li
The Blue Planet, as it is often known by, is the eighth planet from the sun and named after the Roman god of the seas, Neptune. However, it wasn’t until the discovery of the planet Uranus that Neptune’s story truly begins. In the...
By: Jade Li
Facts about Asteroids Asteroids are bodies composed of metallic and rocky materials and ranging in different sizes, from tens of feet to hundreds of miles. Most of these asteroids are found orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, a region known as the Asteroid Belt...
Jupiter: Basic facts
By: Jade Li
Facts about the Planet Jupiter The fifth and the largest of the planets in our Solar System, Jupiter has often been referred to as the King of the Planets due to its size and sheer impressiveness. Just like any king, it even has one of...
Comets: An overview
By: Jade Li
An Overview on Comets For centuries comets they have fascinated and enthralled us, being the inspiration for artists, story-tellers and scientists alike. Sweeping across the sky in brilliant definition, comets are something everyone recognises. Composition: Composed of a mixture of ice, rock and dust, comets...

 

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