Facts about Io, moon of Jupiter
By: Steven Mars
Io, moon of Jupiter, was discovered by Galileo Galilei on January 7, 1610 while he was inventing the telescope. Io is fifth in distance from Jupiter and third largest of its moons. It is one of the most volcanic bodies known in the solar system...
Cruithne: The Earth's second moon
By: Kiwi Team
Cruithne, also known as asteroid 3735, is a planet discovered the 10th of October 1986. Cruithne is 130,000,000,000,000kg. It is about two degrees Celsius on Cruithne. Cruithne takes about 364 days to revolve around the Sun. Cruithne is locked in a...
Astronomers: Comet Elenin may produce greatest meteor showers in history
By: Terrence Aym
The unusual Comet Elenin is expected to pass within 21 million miles of Earth on October 16, 2011 and speeding by at more than 85,000 mph—so fast it could travel from Earth to the Moon in less than five hours.Discovered by amateur...
By: Suzanne Rose
The super perigee moon is quite an amazing sight. According to NASA a super perigee moon occurs because of the elliptical nature of the moon’s orbit. On the perigee side, the moon is 50,000 km closer to Earth than on the other side...
By: Terrence Aym
In a surprising turn of events, the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) has announced its intention to no longer officially investigate reports of Unidentified Flying Objects.No interestOn the heels of making public its historical archive of classified UFO cases, the New Zealand government and...
By: Bruce Tyson
UFO spotters and alien abductees have less help now that the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) has bailed on UFO investigations. Some classified UFO files now coming to light have revealed that the NZDF has its share of skeptics, including former Defense Chief Governor-General Jerry...
By: Terrence Aym
Under mounting pressure from scientists that reject the politically popularized man-made global warming and climate models—the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory—the American space agency NASA has admitted that all past warming trends were driven by solar activity.A victory for the man-made 'global...
Study: Electrothermal spaceships could make interplanetary travel cheap
By: Terrence Aym
Forget expensive chemical rockets, exotic fuels, and atomic spaceships. Water can transport us all to the planets. Mars, Titan, the rings of Saturn and Asteroid Belt…all are accessible just by using good old H2O.So says Brian McConnell, a software engineer, technology entrepreneur and...
By: Christa Martin
A solar eclipse is an event which occurs when the moon's orbit takes it between the sun and the Earth. The moon's shadow then falls on the Earth, and blots out the sun. In some cases, this happens totally, where the sun is completely blocked...
Astronomers: Unprecedented gamma ray burst may signal star's black hole death
By: Terrence Aym
Black holes, the universe's gravitic vacuum cleaners, are the beating heart of most galaxies. They are also nature's most irresistible force sucking gases, space debris, planets, even whole stars into their hungry maws.When a black hole goes on a feeding frenzy the event is...

 

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