By: Nick Reese
In our solar system we are lucky enough to inhabit the planet in the perfect spot. Out of our planetary neighbors, no other is close enough or far away enough from the sun to be able to harbor life as we know it. The sun...
By: Michael Eddington
Is There Anything Out There?According to a recent Roper poll, an estimated 19 million Americans say they have seen an unidentified flying object, or UFO. Another 4 million people claim they have been abducted by alien spacecraft (Clark 267). Can all of these...
By: Michael Eddington
Do Aliens Exist?According to a recent Roper poll, an estimated 19 million Americans say they have seen an unidentified flying object, or UFO. Another 4 million people claim they have been abducted by alien spacecraft (Clark 267). Can all of these people be...
By: Craig Hubley
Terra, it's Latin name, may be the best we can manage in the Latin alphabet. It's the root of the word "terrestrial" (our ecology) and "terran" (ourselves, among other species). It isn't quite as religiously suggestive as "Gaia" and it isn't as astronomical as "Sol-3"...
By: Jobie Weetaluktuk
Meteors, fireballs, meteoritesYou see them in the night sky, a streak of light shoot toward the earth at different angles. Sometimes they are more noticeable, like the August and November. They come to the all the time. Aliens that are so common that most people...
By: Levi S. Johnston
Every elementary school student at some point or another either had a song or mnemonic device to help them remember the "Nine Planets" in order from the sun, outward. MVEMJSUNP (with just the planets), or sometimes SMVEMAJSUNP (showing the positions of the sun and asteroid...
By: Caroline Deveraux
Who Rules The Earth? The Planets or Mankind?The Planets Fighting BackDo we seriously think we could win?This is not even a chicken and egg situation, where mankind could argue that we were on Planet Earth first. The Planets existed way before the first...
By: Joseph Mohr
One of the things that an amateur astronomer begins to think about soon after they begin seeing some of the interesting objects in the night sky is that they wish they could capture this on film. Of course, astronomers have been photographing the objects in...
By: Joseph Mohr
Purchasing a telescope for the first time can be difficult. There are lots of choices of telescopes and manufacturers. Who can be trusted? Who makes the best telescopes and what are the best ones for a new amateur astronomer? This article will try to answer...
By: Daniel Scott
Among the myriad stars of our Galaxy, a handful are observed regularly emitting pulses of X-rays. The pulsing X-rays are detected with instruments on spacecraft orbiting above the Earth's atmosphere since the atmosphere absorbs X-rays and prevent any from reaching the Earth's surface. These pulsing...

 

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