Facts about Miranda, moon of Uranus
By: Retha Boswell
Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, has twenty-seven moons. Rather than being named for Greek or Roman mythology, the moons all take their names from the works of Shakespeare and Alexander Pope. Miranda is one of the most interesting of the five larger Uranian...
By: Kevin Linares
Miranda, as you might have guessed from the tittle of the article, is one of Uranus's moons. It’s a weird little moon, sort of like the strangest sister in an already odd family. Miranda (the moon) was named after Miranda, the daughter of Prospero...
NASA Curiosity rover photographs ‘Mars rat’
By: Kenneth Andrews
NASA's Curiosity rover has photographed a rodent on the surface of Mars! Or a rock. Such is the potentially historic news making waves on sites such as the Huffington Post, which ran a story on the blurred but suggestive photo of what looks like a...
What is astrophotography?
By: Melissa Mercer
The night sky and all of its mystique and wonder, has captivated the minds of people for centuries. The thought of capturing an object hovering beyond the Earth’s hemisphere is something we all dream of, and that is what astrophotography is. Although virtually anyone...
By: Rachel Alessi
Astrophotography is, quite simply, a type of photography that entails capturing images of stars, planets and other celestial objects in space. Google ‘Hubble Telescope’ and you will be rewarded with the most breathtaking and beautiful examples of astrophotography: distant galaxies, far objects, black holes...
By: Stefani A
The art of astrophotography is an activity that many have engaged in without even realizing it. Anyone who has stood outside on a clear night and snapped a picture of a full moon or taken a picture of the stars is an astrophotographer. In its...
By: Retha Boswell
Cosmic rays are any particles originating beyond the Earth's atmosphere. They move at incredibly fast speeds and travel billions of miles. Different types of cosmic rays have different origins. There are galactic cosmic rays, solar energetic cosmic rays and anomalous cosmic rays. Each is named...
By: D. Vogt
Cosmic rays are extremely high-energy, high-velocity particles which bombard Earth on a regular basis. Most of those which reach Earth actually originate outside of the solar system, and new research published in 2013 has finally proven that the main source of cosmic rays are supernovae...
By: Kevin Linares
In mythology, Neptune was the God of the Sea, and the eighth farthest planet from the sun earned that same name because of its rich blue color. Its atmosphere is largely composed of helium and hydrogen with a small portion of methane. The very distinguishable...
Features of Neptune's atmosphere
By: D. Vogt
Neptune's atmosphere, like those of the other gas giants, is composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium. However, it also contains smaller amounts of methane, ammonia and water ice, has extremely frigid temperatures because of its great distance from the Sun, and is continually whipped...

 

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