By: Tina Brewster
The stars have fascinated man from the beginning of time. The Babylonians, who lived 7000 to 2500 years ago in what is modern day Iraq, are believed to have been the first people to name the stars. The Babylonians were also the first to map...
Are Ufos Real or Hoax
By: Pat Lunsford
There are a number of UFO hoaxes today and many of them are really quite convincing. Then there are amateur hoaxes that are very poorly done. Most of these come with a lot of sensationalism such as “Must See!” and “Real UFO...
The Hundred Year Starship: NASA mission will take astronauts to Mars and leave them there forever
By: Anthony Megna
This is certainly a bold initiative! Sifting through the human race, finding the right people that are willing to leave the Earth forever, and then off to Mars they go. Wow! Is this for real, or what? Evidently, there has already been a conference on...
The Hundred Year Starship: NASA mission will take astronauts to Mars and leave them there forever
By: Kenneth Andrews
Space, the final frontier. In fiction, the human race has long been drawn to the idea of spreading out among the stars, colonising new planets and exploring the furthest reaches of space, ensuring the survival of our species. In reality, the idea of interplanetary colonisation...
More evidence of life on Mars emerges
By: Terrence Aym
More evidence of life on Mars emergesLife on Mars. The evidence keeps mounting for it while the silence from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] is deafening. Even NASA's European counterpart—the European Space Agency [ESA]—has begun asking pointed questions and dropping cryptic...
Product reviews: William Optics 15mm SWAN telescope eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
The Swan, an elegant and majestic creature and also the acronym that describes this 15mm offering from William Optics. Standing for Super Wide Angle this eye piece is just that, using 5 optical lenses in 4 groups WO have managed to wrench a magnificent 72...
Comet Hartley 2 and Earth to pass at 11 million miles on October 20, 2010
By: D. Vogt
On October 20, 2010, comet Hartley 2 (also known as 103P/Hartley) passed within just 11 million miles of Earth. It was an exciting event for amateur astronomers as well as an important precursor to a close approach by a NASA probe, the Deep Impact spacecraft...
By: Tasha Thong
Galileo Galilei's ideas and theories were disputed and snubbed by many people of his time, yet these revolutionary ideas strongly influenced many important discoveries in the fields of science and mathematics. Although Galileo is most known for his interest and ideas in science, he did...
Would aliens look like us?
By: Brandon Romines
Aliens could look remarkably similar to humans. This does not necessarily mean that they would. There are several ways similar species could arise. If the universe is indeed infinite then another species resembling ourselves and other creatures from our planet would be inevitable. Evolution generally...
Overview of Rosetta European Space Agency Mission: Landing on a comet
By: Paul Gravestock
The Rosetta mission was decided as part of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Horizon 2000 programme as a planetary cornerstone mission. Approved in November 1993 it builds upon the success of its predecessor mission GIOTTO which provided data from flybys of two comets 1P/Halley...

 

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