Causes of the 2010 Perseid meteor showers
By: D. Vogt
The Perseid meteor shower, which occurs roughly between August 10 and August 14 every year and is most prominent in the northern hemisphere, is the result of the Earth flying through a cloud of meteors and debris left by the Swift-Tuttle comet. It draws its...
Explanation of the Big Bang
By: Jake Jones - 592921
Evangelical Christian have some very definite biblical beliefs about the origin of the Universe. Most everyone is pretty sure about that. However,most serious Christians do not believe that the Universe is something created out of the chaos of an unbelievably large explosion eons ago...
What is dark energy?
By: John Traveler
It’s out there; it’s everywhere; scientists may not yet be able to describe it in any known physical terms, but its there just the same, and it represents about 74% of the stuff that is the known universe. It is a force, not...
Product reviews: Pentax XF 8.5mm eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
Pentax are probably better known for producing quality cameras than Astronomical eyepieces, perhaps that's why the XF range stayed under my radar for so long. Recently I purchased the XF 8.5mm for just under £150, a lot of money to spend on an...
Product reviews: Meade ETX-LS ACF 6" telescope
By: Matt Kelly
As a perpetually skint Astronomer you can imagine my joy when hearing the news that my local Astronomy group had just bought the much acclaimed Meade ETX-LS. One of the more expensive telescopes I've ever used (my club spent just over £1200). What sets...
Product reviews: GSO 15 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
For me the two sweetest words in the English language are low cost, as long as a product is low in price and not "cheap" it will usually grab my attention. That's why I have such a love of the Taiwanese company Guan Sheng Optical...
How solar flares can disrupt power on the earth
By: D. Vogt
Solar flares are massive energy emissions from the Sun, usually associated with sunspot activity. When they strike the Earth, they can cause a range of meteorological phenomena. More disturbingly, however, particularly powerful solar flares can also cause disruptions to the electricity grid and to global...
By: Leigh Goessl
Over the last few months NASA has been searching for planets outside our own solar system with the Kepler space telescope. It seems this objective to find additional planets has been reached with the recent discovery of two new planets. On August 26, 2010 NASA...
NASA announces discovery of two new planets
By: D. Vogt
In August 2010, NASA's Kepler Mission announced the latest series of results from the Kepler space telescope. The new findings actually included a number of new planets in several different star systems. However, the most immediate returns - and the highlight of the most recent...
NASA set to reveal big news from Kepler, it's planet hunting spacecraft
By: D. Vogt
In August 2010, NASA released the next major discovery by its highly-touted Kepler Mission space telescope: another solar system with multiple planets, like our own. This discovery was long expected, but until the launch of the Kepler telescope, available technology simply did not generally have...

 

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