How solar flares affect the earth
By: Aldrin A Wilding-West
Increased visibility and activity in the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) are some of the more beautiful effects of solar flares on the Earth. There are though, very real and potentially catastrophic effects that can reach Earth in a matter...
Three types of meteors
By: Marina Bradaric
There are little surprises more treasured in the night sky than the sudden stream of light seen streaking across the darkness only to disappear as soon as it comes. This ball of rock that burns up in the Earth's atmosphere to create that magic sight...
Facts about the rings of Saturn
By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
The sixth planet from the Sun in our solar system, Saturn is a planet that has both fascinated and left scientists speechless, with more questions raised than the answers so far known about it. It is a planet that is surrounded in mystery. The planet...
By: Nick Ford
An asteroid is a small Solar System body that is in orbit around the sun. Unlike comets, which are made of ice and generate a “tail” from evaporating material, the asteroids are made of rock, metal or organic materials with a smattering of water...
Characteristics of the Hunter's Moon
By: Nick Ford
The Hunter’s Moon is an autumn moon . It is the first full moon after the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox. As the autumnal equinox falls either the 22nd or 23rd of September the Hunter’s...
Facts about Io, moon of Jupiter
By: Nick Ford
Io is the innermost of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter. Io is 3642 kilometres in diameter and is the most geologically active place in the Solar System. Io experiences massive tidal forces from Jupiter and the large moons, Ganymede, Europa, and Callisto. There are...
Reach for the Stars Space Travel
By: Nick Ford
The human race is unlikely to ever reach the stars. The technical challenges are too great, the political will too weak, and the economic need too small to contemplate such a venture. Reaching for the stars is for romantic not realists. First take a hard...
By: Chris Hingley
One of the best ways to boost kids’ interest in astronomy is by allowing them to studying it firsthand. Look for material about astronomy, space, space travel and other space-related matters. There is a lot of written material about astronomy in nonfiction books and in...
Tips to boost kids interest in astronomy
By: Lee-Ann Losper
The night sky is a treasure trove of jewels, and getting your child interested in it as soon as possible will be a gift like no other. There is a multitude of ways to get kids interested in astronomy and a few are given here...
Space Star Future Asimov
By: Colin Gallagher
If the human race stays on its current trajectory in the realm of space travel, then humans will never reach the stars. This is not because of a lack of technology, or innovation. Eventually man will discover the secret to interstellar travel, but by then...

 

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