By: Nick Ford
Stargazers have a natural tendency to draw lines between random collections of dots. The patterns and pictures that they see are known as constellations. The ancient Chinese, the Babylonians, the Greeks and the Australian aborigines have all seen these shapes. Ptolemy named forty-eight of the...
Navigating the oceans by the stars in the sky
By: Metta Jane Hills
Stars above tell us we are higher beings. Why? For we are the only critters on Earth who observe them or at least notice their design in the sky. From there we have used them to help us navigate. We are not mere ants as...
By: Leigh Goessl
Recently astronomers made a fascinating discovery when they were probing in space looking around dwarf planet Pluto. NASA scientists were actually searching for rings around the icy planet when they stumbled upon the astonishing fact that Pluto has a fourth moon. The moon was found...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The Atlantis space shuttle left the Earth on July 8, 2011 at 11:29 am. Those who watched from the viewing areas experienced the joy of witnessing as the shuttle went through a perfect launch, then rose through the atmosphere until it disappeared from sight. After...
The best evidence that UFOs exist
By: Christyl Rivers
The best evidence that UFOs exist is that we all have seen them. UFO stands for unidentified flying object, by that simple definition, if a stapler whizzed past your head in an office scuffle, and you did not have time to see exactly what make...
By: Leigh Goessl
In an amazing discovery, scientists have found indicators that running water may exist on Mars. If this is true, this adds amazing possibilities of further exploration and discovery. Scientists made this extraordinary announcement on Aug. 4. According to Space.com (courtesy of MSNBC) this sighting...
Probability of life on other planets
By: Steven Mars
An equation for the probability of detecting intelligent life on other planets was devised by Frank Drake in 1961. This equation estimates the probability a signal from another planet can be detected if they are advanced enough. The equation is N=RxFpxncxF1xFixFcxL. This equation has eight...
By: Leigh Goessl
Scientists have long debated many components associated with space. One debate has been whether or not components of DNA could spontaneously form in outer space. For decades scientists have not been sure whether or not DNA was formed in space or whether or not it...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Before the advent of watches and clocks, groups of people throughout the world used the rising and setting of stars to mark off the hours of the night. Although time keeping devices are ubiquitous in the modern world, telling time by the stars is still...
By: Leigh Goessl
Scientists have found an unusual looking planet that is being described by experts as a 'diamond planet'. The planet is located about 4,000 light years away from Earth and is believed to be the remnants of a large star that lost its outer layers...

 

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