Meteorite nugget pushes back age of the solar system by nearly 2 million years
By: D. Vogt
The solar system is 4.5682 billion years old, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Nature Geoscience. This is up from about 4.567 billion years, the previous estimate, and is based on a new analysis of metal deposits left by...
Product reviews: Meade QX 26mm eye-piece
By: Matt Kelly
Meade are well established within the astronomical world, making all sorts of equipment from telescopes to filters and even eyepieces. But how would their 26mm QX perform in a category that's already full of decent offerings, the budget wide field eyepiece. It's not so long...
By: D. Vogt
Saturn is the sixth planet in the solar system, the second-largest after Jupiter, and the most distant to be discovered only with the naked eye (although, now that we know where to look, Uranus is visible with the unaided eye, on a sufficiently clear night...
Product reviews: Sky-Watcher 5mm LER Eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
Skywatcher is a company I use regularly, their products seem to be of a consistent quality. As such I've come to assosciate them with reliability so I expected the LER to be a quality eyepiece despite it's meager price tag of just £30. Being...
Interesting facts about the planet Mars
By: D. Vogt
Mars is the next-most distant planet from the Sun after Earth, and the fourth planet in the solar system as a whole. It is also the outermost of the small, rocky ("terrestrial") planets; beyond Mars lies the diffuse Asteroid Belt, followed by the four gas...
By: Jacob Madden
A search for understanding dark energy is an exploration into the fundamental nature of the universe. What is it all made of and where is it all going? Humans are able to build amazing machines in attempts to find answers. However, thus far, there are...
By: Perry McCarney
While dark energy sounds like that aspect of the Force used by Darth Vader and his Emperor, and who knows, perhaps it could be - it probably is not. Dark energy is primarily an explanation rather than a determined reality. It is the name given...
Interesting facts about Jupiter
By: D. Vogt
Jupiter is the first and largest of the solar system's gas giants, and has more than twice as much mass as all other planets in the system combined (although it is still only a very small fraction of the size of the Sun). The planet's...
What is dark energy?
By: Douglas Black
Dark Energy To some, Dark Energy sounds too much like science fiction, rather than being one of the most exciting and significant discoveries of all time. Such implications could substantially change everything, from quantum physics, gravitation, and even cosmology. There is so much that we...
By: Selenna
The concept of Dark Energy goes back to Issac Newton, although he did not use the term "Dark Energy", he stated that energy has to exist to provide the gravitational force that keeps the fastest stars and galaxies confined within their orbits. Dark Energy is...

 

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