Best times to view the Leonids meteor shower 2010
By: Daniah Hathaway
Throughout the year there are many meteor showers, some with a very low hourly rate of meteors and others with considerable higher figures. The Leonids is one of the better showers, as its hourly rate of visible meteors is in the region of 40. The...
Scientists propose one-way trips to Mars
By: Anthony Megna
The latest news on the scientific front is the announcement that scientists are proposing one-way trips to Mars for the purpose of colonizing the red planet! Can you believe it? A one-way trip to Mars! The fear of us destroying our home planet, or the...
By: Brandon Romines
The benefits of deep space exploration are truly astronomical. As the human race continues rapidly growing, we will soon have no choice. Deep space is the next frontier, allowing for both our continued economic and population growth. Resources, as is space, are limited on...
An introduction to inertial guidance
By: Jesse Vorton
Inertial guidance is a form of navigation employed to lead rockets, airplanes, submarines, as well other vehicular bodies. Inertial guidance is unique because it is not dependent on those viewing of the stars, or land, or any radio or radar transmissions. The system called inertial...
By: D. Vogt
One of the most irritating aspects of popular science fiction in movies and television is that the aliens almost always end up looking pretty much like us. There are valid reasons for that on screen - it's a lot cheaper to mess around with some...
Astounding evidence found of universe that existed before ours
By: Terrence Aym
Astronomers, cosmologists and some physicists have been exploring for decades the possibility that higher dimensions and multiverses exist. Many have contended over the years that our universe—thought to be almost 14 billion years old—is just one of an infinite number of "bubble" universes...
Did man really land on the moon?
By: Aldrin A Wilding-West
July 2009 saw the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Funnily enough, it also saw my 40th birthday. I have a real and vested interest in that moon landing actually having happened, and I for one believe it did. I am in absolutely...
NASA encounters blizzard on asteroid
By: Terrence Aym
"Neither asteroids, nor snowstorms, nor gloom of night will stay our spacecraft from the swift completion of their appointed rounds!" ~ tongue-in-cheek remark made by anonymous JPL engineer paraphrasing the old U.S. Post Office creed.Jules Bergman, the Science Editor for ABC News...
By: Irrira Rikki
Are there aliens on Earth? The debate of any Aliens being on Earth is controversial but worth the investigation. If the question doesn't go away, there must be something in the air which keeps it alive? Many reports of extraterrestrials visiting our planet have come...
Product reviews: Skywatcher HEQ5 astronomical mount
By: Matt Kelly
Casually observing the wonders of the cosmos with a small, light telescope - the type most budding star gazers will have cut their astronomical teeth on - will require little or no thought to the capabilities of the mount it sits on. But chances are...

 

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