Three new planets discovered in "habitable zone"
By: Leigh Goessl
As our society continues to be fascinated by what is in outer space, scientists continue to look past our immediate horizons and into what existences might be beyond. In April 2013, scientists announced the discovery of three previously unknown planets located in what has been...
By: David Thackston
Mercury is the smallest planet in earth’s solar system as well as being the closest to the sun, and as such it poses unique difficulties when it comes to viewing the planet. Due to its position inside of earth’s orbit, as well as...
By: Prin Dumas
Since 1957, humans have experienced great moments in space exploration. Full of repeated trials and errors, space exploration involves dedicated scientists and cosmonauts to research and take risks for the sake of advancements in technology. From the 1957 achievement of Sputnik to today's Mars rover...
Great moments in space exploration
By: Christyl Rivers
It began with Sputnik. When the Soviet Union launched the first satellite, Sputnik One, on October 4, 1957, the space race was on. Since this was the height of the Cold War, the United States was concerned. They quickly formed NASA, the National Aeronautics and...
By: Cynthia Astle
Stars have fascinated humans since the earliest people looked up at the sky and wondered about its twinkling points of light. Today, thanks to sophisticated observations, scientists on Earth know more about the phases in the creation of a star than ever before – and...
The discoveries made by Mariner 10 in 1974-75
By: Steven Mars
Mariner 10 was launched at Cape Canaveral on November 3, 1973, at 5:45 UTC. The launch vehicle was an Atlas-Centaur 34. Its mass was 1108.704 pounds. This mass included 176 pounds of scientific payload and 44 pounds of hydrazine fuel. The scientific payload included...
By: Word Specialist
Have you ever wondered what the universe looks like? Astrophotography is an art form that records solar system- a photography involving astronomical objects and events. The Sun, Moon, and planets and galaxies were used to be invisible to the eyes of humans. But as astrophotography...
How the moons of Uranus were named
By: Merryl Lentz
William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope probably never imagined, in their wildest flights of fancy, that their characters' names would ever grace the moons of a planet billions of miles away. Carving a path through the remote expanses of our solar system, that planet is Uranus...
What is astrophotography?
By: Eric Bailey
For as long as humankind has existed, people have marveled at the nighttime wonder of a star-filled sky. Even when they had nothing but cave walls to scrawl upon, ancient humans strove to capture those starry skies in a permanent image. Is there any view...
By: D. Vogt
As is the case for all other planets in the solar system, a naming system has been established for the planet Uranus, under which the names for all newly discovered moons must be drawn from a single literary category. Unlike all other planetary moon systems...

 

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