By: Terrence Aym
Ever since the the Russian news agency, Ria Novosti, reported that Russian space scientists are very concerned over the prospects of asteroid Apophis striking Earth, much talk has erupted in some European scientific circles over the likelihood of such a disaster happening any time in...
The biggest problems with the geocentric model of the universe
By: Effie Moore Salem
The biggest problems with the geocentric model of the universe is age. Although the model that is two thousand years old and has been updated and error after error has been corrected, it still remains a fossilized idea. The Ptolemaic system, used until the sixteenth...
What is a biosphere
By: Steven Parker
The term biosphere came from the geologist Eduard Suess in 1875 who defined it as "the place on earth's surface where life dwells".Physical Geographers describe the biosphere as the biological component of the Earth's systems, it is the surface of the Earth and the...
Tips for choosing a telescope for a beginning astronomer
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Watching the night sky has interested many generations throughout time. The invention of the telescope in 1608 by Hans Lippershey started the development and variation of the different designs, up to what we know today as modern and powerful telescopes. Since Galileo used a telescope...
By: Matt Kelly
Generally speaking there is an all encompassing rule for getting the most out of your observations, whatever specific type of star you are observing, and that is the darker the better. Observing from the darkest sky possible will make subtly different shades of colour present...
Astrophysicists: Strong evidence gigantic 'Planet X' does exist
By: Terrence Aym
What's up to four times as big as Jupiter, is so distant that astronomers haven't been able to find it in more than 80 years, and is the stuff of legends and conspiracy theories?"Planet X." A mystery object that most astronomers would rather...
By: Terrence Aym
NASA and the ESA agree, and so does the Russian space agency, Roscosmos—the sun is headed for a Grand Solar Minimum and a Grand Cooling will commence.The aptly named Grand Cooling is exactly what it implies: the sun is going to cool. That...
By: John Welford
By using increasingly powerful telescopes, fitted with various instruments to analyse the quality of the light collected from objects such as stars and galaxies, and by making calculations based on their observations, astronomers down the centuries have been able to gather a considerable amount of...
By: T. Gene
Hypernovae and supernovae both begin their lives as stars that are very similar to our own sun. In order to properly analyze their existence, we should start by describing a supernova. When a massive star is no longer able to produce energy, meaning that...
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Most of the time, the planet Pluto orbits behind the planet Neptune. Because of its small size it is now classified as a "dwarf planet". It is smaller than the seven moons of our solar system. Pluto was reclassified on August 24, 2006. Pluto was...

 

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