What is a biosphere
By: Tiyana Webb
A biosphere is a closed and self-regulating system made up of living organisms and the environment within which they exist, which can include the land, water, atmosphere, or any combination of these. The life containing and sustaining layer of the Earth or any other cosmic...
A brief history of the Apollo lunar missions
By: B. J. Deming
The Soviet Union started the race to the Moon with their Luna 1 flyby mission, launched on January 2, 1959. America finished it with the first manned landing there on July 20, 1969. That was Apollo 11, of course, and it wasn't the end of...
Reaching for the Stars
By: Andrew Browell
The problem, as it has been so beautifully stated, is time. Eventually it is conceivable that humans will develop the capacity and technology to go to the stars but there are a few problems that need to be overcome first. Unfortunately, these problems come from...
What are star constellations?
By: Lynda Lampert
Ever since the beginning of time man has looked to the heavens in awe. The stars have provided mystery for our minds and guidance for our travels. Our forebears looked to the sky and saw a conglomeration of stars and then made patterns from them...
By: Effie Moore Salem
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh, the outside or the planets farthermost from the sun are referred to as the Jovian planets. They are the coldest, the iciest, and by far less well known. The Jovian planets are composed of...
A brief history of the Hubble Space Telescope
By: Oliver Gray
The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most successful space projects ever completed. When on the 24th of April, 1990 it was carried into orbit by the space shuttle after a combined by NASA and the European Space Agency; no one could have predicted...
By: Terrence Aym
City killers…Continent killers…World killersThree huge asteroids are barreling through space on a rendezvous with Earth and there's not a damn thing anyone can do about it.Motion pictures like Armageddon have depicted Earth threatened with annihilation by a giant asteroid traveling many thousands...
What are dwarf planets?
By: Oliver Gray
A dwarf planet, as is defined by the IAU (International Astronomical Union), is defined as a celestial body that orbits a sun and has a big enough mass so that gravity shapes the planet into a spherical shape by overcoming its compressive strength to...
By: Oliver Gray
Johannes Kepler was born on the 27th of December, 1571 in Swabia, a south-westerly area of Germany and died on 15th of November, 1630. He was not always so talented, he was a slow learner and it was only when he studied in Austria that...
By: Jason Westley
Since the dawn of civilisation mankind has sought to understand and explain the seasons. The development of life on earth is fundamentally linked to seasonal change, from trees shedding their leaves to herds of antelope migrating across the plains of Africa. Early astronomers were aware...

 

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