A brief history of the Hubble Space Telescope
By: Effie Moore Salem
The Hubble Space Telescope was first launched January 24,1990. On board it carried a variety of cameras and spectrographs and supposedly, everything imaginable it would need to overcome atmospheric deterrents to learning the secrets of outer space. Yet, despite the best thinking that...
Overview on Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion
By: Jason Westley
Johannes Kepler was a German astronomer, working at the beginning of the 17th century. By building on the work of Copernicus and Tycho Brahe, Kepler advanced our understanding of the solar system immeasurably. His main contributions to science were the three laws that bear his...
By: Lenna Gonya
In the process of exploring the universe, the Hubble telescope, in an 11.6 day period, observed 10,000 galaxies. This brief peek into the unknown, confirmed what we already knew, that the number of galaxies are endless, and, that they come in many shapes...
By: Lenna Gonya
Headlines that life has been found on Mars were a little premature, and for many people, brought to mind the kind of Martian life that we have only encountered in sci-fi movies. However, there is a possibility that since there is ice and water vapor...
By: Lenna Gonya
While the Hubble telescope was launched in 1990, the idea behind it was launched much earlier. In 1946, a professor and researcher from Yale, Lyman Spitzer came up with the idea. He pointed out that even the best telescopes on earth had to deal with...
By: Ramona Taylor
Looking in the night sky, most people can recognize the Big Dipper (part of Ursa Major), Virgo or even Orion. These families of stars, called constellations, have help to guide travelers, inspire poets and aid scientists in understanding the visible universe. However, what is a...
What are star constellations?
By: Effie Moore Salem
Star constellations are groups or clusters of stars with peculiar arrangements that suggest to professional and amateur viewers ways of identifying, for guidelines, or how to more efficiently maneuver their star gazing jaunts. In all, according to The International Astronomical Union, there are eighty-eight constellations...
By: Lenna Gonya
Saturn has been a source of interest and mystery since man first noticed it in the heavens. It definitely has an abundance of moons of all shapes and sizes, including what are commonly called shepherd moons. Shepherd moons are small moons that are found revolving...
By: Tenebris
The moment the news was released that the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter had discovered opal on Mars, I knew that at one time, there had once been persistent masses of liquid water on the Martian surface. Hydrated silica, better known as an opal, is a gel...
By: Tenebris
Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun, and the second largest gas giant in the solar system. It takes twenty-nine and a half years to orbit the sun. Its name comes from Saturn (Kronos), the father of Jupiter. One of the original five planets...

 

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