Brief description of the solar system
By: Robert Hoglund
The solar system is a collection of planets, satellites, and other bodies that are held in orbit by a single star, the Sun. It includes comets and asteroids, as well as dwarf planets. Knowledge of the solar system has increased dramatically in the last half...
Why spaceflight may help you live longer
By: Terrence Aym
A group of researchers studying the medical effects of space discovered a remarkable fact: spaceflight physically halted the accumulation of poisonous proteins that normally build-up over years in muscles as the age.Their research continued investigations of the physical affect on life first undertaken in...
Newly discovered moon around Pluto spells danger for New Horizons spacecraft
By: Laurie Childree
According to MSNBC the region around Pluto could be more dangerous than anticipated when the New Horizons spacecraft reaches the area during July of 2015. Debris is expected to be the main problem for the probe as it orbits Pluto. There are Kuiper Belt objects...
Solar storm warning system may predict radiation
By: Elizabeth M Young
Given that the world and space are now studded with satellites and sensors like never before, it makes sense that scientists can extrapolate information from past events to predict what will come next. According to Space.com, physicists at universities in South Korea and the...
Japan launches robotic supply ship to space station
By: A.W. Berry
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has launched its third model of unmanned transport vehicles into space to rendezvous with the International Space Station. The cargo module is expected to arrive at the space station on July 27, 2012 containing equipment, experiments and food according...
How to identify the constellation of Cassiopeia in the night sky
By: Jon Barr
The constellation Cassiopeia is home to a few worthy binocular and telescopic targets. The constellation itself is quite bright and average in size. It sits roughly 30 degrees away from the North Star, Polaris. To find the constellation Cassiopeia, it helps to know where the...
How to identify the constellation of Cygnus in the night sky
By: Jon Barr
Identifying the constellations can be challenging to say the least for amateur stargazers. With all the hundreds, even thousands of stars, it can be hard to identify the relative few that make up the constellations that are known today. The constellation Cygnus is among the...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
The constellation Cygnus, the Swan, is located in the northern sky between the constellations Lyra (the Harp), Draco (the Dragon), Cepheus (the King), Lacerta (the Lizard), and Vulpecula (the Little Fox). Cygnus is one of the few constellations that bears some resemblance to its name...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
The constellation, Cassiopeia, the Queen, is found in the northern sky relatively close to the north celestial pole. This constellation is circumpolar for all sky watchers who live above 40 degrees north latitude, meaning it never rises or sets. Cassiopeia borders the constellations Cepheus (the...
The importance of being able to identify constellations for star gazers
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
One of the challenges amateur star observers face is learning to identify constellations. When the average person hears that the sky is divided into 88 constellations, the initial reaction is often, “Forget it. It’s hopeless. I’ll never remember most of them.&rdquo...

 

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