By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The Lunar Quest Program (LQP) is a Moon exploration strategic plan whose goals are to conduct lunar science missions and research to address prioritized science objectives. LQP plans to develop small-medium satellites and possibly lunar surface missions. LQP main goals are to provide opportunities to...
An overview of NASA's Small Explorer Satellite Program (SMEX)
By: Andrew Moran
Anyone without a degree in astronomy, physics or general sciences can safely conclude that space exploration is astronomically expensive. This is why NASA initiated its Small Explorer Program (SMEX) that would fund space exploration missions that cost a maximum of $120 million – each mission...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
NASA's Small Explorer Satellite Program (SMEX) is a project created to substantially reduce the costs of spacecraft missions through the introduction of advanced design tools and advanced technology. Since 1988, SMEX has provided frequent flight opportunities for highly focused and inexpensive space science missions in...
The purpose of historical sundials
By: Litsa Podaras
Regulator of people's lives the sun, quite significantly, guided and more or less organized their daily activities. For what is time, after all? It is the rotation of earth on its axis, thus, determining the amount of sunlight on a given place at a given...
Evidence supporting the big bang theory
By: N. Owen Holme
Theories, by their semantic nature, are explanations which are supported by observable facts, but lack an admitted, absolute certainty. This is the strength of any theory, its honesty, and also its inherent, attackable weakness, which allows opposing views, whether those views are supported by facts...
Exploring Mercury: An overview of NASA's MESSENGER mission
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
MESSENGER is a scientific mission intended to explore Mercury (the least explored of the terrestrial rocky planets). Understanding Mercury is crucial to understanding the formation and evolution of the inner planets. Before MESSENGER, Mercury had been the only inner rocky planet never to have been...
The purpose of historical sundials
By: Anja Poulsen
These days we make think of sundials merely as garden ornaments, but for centuries, they were the most accurate way for man to keep track of time and the seasons. The sundial is perhaps the most ancient of man's scientific instruments. Its invention allowed man...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Ganymede is the third of the Galilean moons, orbiting Jupiter. It is the largest Moon in the solar system with a diameter of 3,280 miles (5,262 km). Ganymede´s structure is composed principally of silicate rocks and water ice. A salty ocean is...
Components of NASA's Lunar Quest program
By: Steven Mars
NASA’s Lunar Quest Program includes the testing of equipment designed for a new mission to the moon. They are working on several new missions to the Moon. It all started on December 21, 1968 when Apollo 8 was the first manned satellite to orbit...
The connection of the Sirius constellation to the dog days of summer
By: Anja Poulsen
Although the long, hot and muggy days of August might serve up weather that is not "fit for a dog", the phrase "Dog Days of Summer" have nothing to do with your pet's health or comfort. So where did this canine appellation originate? The answer...

 

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