By: Mark Hopkins
John Glenn is an outstanding example of a man plentifully endowed with 'the right stuff'. Born John Herschel Glenn Jnr on July 18th 1921, in Cambridge, Ohio, he was raised in New Concord and enjoyed a childhood he recalled as 'idyllic'.He attended the local...
By: Sharon Stellarini
The Sun - Center of the Solar SystemYou may remember going outside on a hot summer night, laying down on the grass, and looking up to gaze at the numerous stars that speckle the night sky. Because these stars are so far away and miniscule...
By: Elva Gonzales
THE HISTORY OF THE APOLLO PROGRAMAccording to some this seems to be a place that they want to start filling up with people like they have Earth but it does not seem like a very good place to go for the simple purpose it...
By: Sharon Stellarini
We know that spring showers bring May flowers, but what about meteor showers? Well for Earth, it's a light show that is even greater than fireworks at the Fourth of July.Wish Upon a Shooting StarInterplanetary space is littered with rocks that are called meteoroids...
By: Mark Dykeman
Aside from the Sun, the Moon is probably the most spectacular site in space that we can see with the naked eye. Earth's Moon has attracted our interest for thousands of years, to the point where people have explored its surface. It's unique among celestial...
By: Jane Allyson
Simply explained: a meteor shower occurs when a large number of meteoroids collide with the Earth's atmosphere. They are caused when the orbit of Earth takes it through the fragments created from the waste of a comet. These pea sized fragments fall to earth at...
By: Paul Lines
The date 12 April 1961 the event First man to travel in space the man Yuri Alexeivich Gagarin (1934 1968), a Russian cosmonaut.Beating the American space programme was one of the main targets of the Russian space industry, a race which they won with...
By: Robert Heintzman
Before beginning to relate the two legends of the sun that I have chosen from the many that abound in every culture on the planet I believe it is important to say a quick work about legends in general. They exist because some person, the...
By: Tenebris
The single major difference between a star and a planet is that stars always produce radiant energy through nuclear fusion and, briefly at the end of its lifespan, nuclear fission; while planets may or may not produce energy on a much smaller scale through core...
By: Jerry Hodge
Astronomy is truly a fascinating science. I got started in amateur astronomy about one year ago, and I find it very enjoyable. I feel that the best way to start is with the naked eye and a good pair of binoculars. I have two very...

 

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