By: Terrence Aym
The USA's prestigious space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, loves to talk about nuts and bolts, engineering, space exploration and the life humans may discover "out there." The space agency is even willing to discuss shuttle toilets and the hurdles that had...
By: Terrence Aym
Astronomers are reporting that the super-massive star, Betelgeuse, located 640 light years from Earth in the Orion constellation, is rapidly losing mass and shrinking. When a star the size of this red super-giant begins collapsing it can only lead to one thing: a supernova.Betelgeuse...
The link between tides and the moon
By: D. Vogt
Earth's seas owe their regular tides to the orbit of the moon. Briefly, the Moon's gravity pulls the oceans slightly in its direction, so that water on the nearest coast rises noticeably while water on distant coasts lowers slightly. The Moon orbits the Earth at...
What is a planetary nebula?
By: Bill Georato
Planetary Nebulae: What Are They? “Space-the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Our mission: to boldly go where no-one has gone before.” –Captain Jean-Luc Picard In its own way, this has been the mission statement of human kind...
By: Sue A. Sponte
Although the Hubble Space Telescope has only been orbiting since 1990, it represents the culmination of many years of planning and advocacy. The process to get the telescope to the place where it is today was a long one, with unexpected hurdles thrown in along...
By: D. Vogt
All stars pass through fundamentally the same life cycle: they are formed through the collapse and accretion of material in a giant molecular cloud, spend a lengthy period of time emitting massive amounts of heat and light produced by the fusion of hydrogen into helium...
By: D. Vogt
Nebulas, also referred to in the plural as nebulae, are among the most beautiful celestial objects that can be seen by telescope. These giant clouds of gas originate in the outer layers of old, dead stars, which are blown away in the last moments of...
By: Rose Mueni
Tide is defined as the periodic rise and fall of the oceans water level due to the pull of the gravity from the sun and the moon. Most ocean fronts experience two low tides and two high tides every day. The low tide is when...
By: Terrence Aym
The image of Jesus pops up in some pretty strange places. It's appeared on Dorito chips that fetch $300 on eBay and seen on grease stains under freeway viaducts. The latest incarnation of the biblical figure is the Moon.Although some visions of heavenly bodies...
All about Janus, moon of Saturn
By: Steven Mars
Janus is one of the inner satellites of the ringed planet Saturn, the sixth planet from the sun. It is the tenth largest moon of Saturn. Janus is the god of time in Roman mythology. Janus has one head that faces the past and another...

 

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