How micro black holes could exist
By: Rex Trulove
In the world of theoretical physics, black holes hold a special position. A growing amount of evidence exists that all but proves that there are black holes out there. This isn't easy for an object that can't be seen, because the gravitation is so great...
Study: Channels on Mars created by lava not water
By: Leigh Goessl
In 2011, in what was deemed an astonishing discovery, scientists found evidence that running water may potentially exist on neighboring planet Mars. The detection of possible water came from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) which found slopes carved into the surface of Mars. The lines were...
How scientists detect black holes
By: Ken Grant
Science and science fiction have many areas that overlap. One of these areas is the significance of black holes. These unique areas of space have fascinated astronomers, science fiction writers and general individuals ever since their existence was first detected. Black holes are evidence of...
What is light pollution in astronomy
By: Rex Trulove
People may wonder why observatories are often located miles from the nearest towns and sometimes in remote places. After all, this increases the cost of building the structure to house the telescope and makes it more difficult to set the telescope up. However, there is...
How a pulsar is created
By: Rex Trulove
The universe is filled with strange and exotic objects. One that is quite fascinating is a pulsar, for many reasons. Once a person has a general idea of what a pulsar is, it is natural that they might want to know how they are created...
Understanding why theory predicts that all black holes spin
By: Rex Trulove
When Einstein first postulated theories that opened the door to the possibilities regarding the existence of black holes, theorists began to think about what properties such strange objects would or should have. This was long before there was any proof of black holes and it...
Phases in the creation of a star
By: Rex Trulove
Much of the process of stellar creation is supposition; however, observations tend to support the way that many scientists believe that a star forms. The Hubble and other space telescopes have also given stunning pictures and data of regions where star formation is going on...
A look at black holes
By: N. R. Schulte
Black Holes are one of the most powerful and amazing phenomenons that can happen in space. They have such a strong gravitational pull that anything they suck in has no chance of escaping. Black Holes suck in things like matter.Black Holes form when a...
A guide to basic astronomical terminology
By: Lawrence George
Astronomy is a fascinating and rewarding subject. It is one of the few sciences that individuals can practice by themselves without needing a PhD, and its accessibility makes it attractive to people looking for a way to improve their learning. Astronomy is a wide-ranging science...
How private companies are joining the space program
By: Steven Mars
In May 1996, Dr. Peter Diamandis announced a prize of $10,000,000 for the first private organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft into space two times in two weeks. The second man on the moon, Dr. Buzz Aldrin, said, "I think the X...

 

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