By: Nancy Houser
Launched on August 25, 2003 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the Spitzer Telescope has provided infrared observations of objects as close as our solar system and as far away as the most distant reaches of the observable universe. Now celebrating its fourth anniversary, the telescope has...
By: Robert D. Twitchell
The full moon, though not a rare occurrence, does at times seem to be a magical, awe inspiring phenomenon that makes most nights appear rather humdrum. A full moon can light up a clear night almost to the point of being able to read a...
By: Mark Dykeman
The planet Saturn is famous for the immense colorful rings that surround it. We have been able to see these rings for centuries, making Saturn stand out from the other planets of our solar system. Saturn's image is a staple of several different science fiction...
By: Victoria Jeffrey
Strange little Pluto has been demoted from its planetary status. It's no longer a planet. Just an icy little oddball floating out in space, now called King of the Kuiper Belt rather than the runt of the solar system. Pluto was always my favorite planet...
By: Victoria Jeffrey
For centuries the planet Mars has captivated people's imaginations. Ancient and modern societies have wondered at its fiery and mysterious beauty. Many ancient cultures included Mars into their astrological charts believing that it's position and movement as well as the movement of other planets could...
By: Victoria Jeffrey
THE FIRST HUMANS ON MARSSending humans to Mars to live would cost tremendous amounts of money and resources but the true cost would be the social and geopolitical issues. Would this burgeoning community of Martian pioneers get along or would such a community operating on...
By: Larry Stringer
In a discussion concerning the facts surrounding the great "Lord of the Rings", I can only relate to this, by revealing those facts through the many observation that I have made of this magnifiscent planet through the years. The observations that I have made with...
By: Larry Stringer
The Pleiades, is a beautiful naked eye cluster of stars found within the constellation of Taurus. To people like the ancient American Indians, and the ancient Mayan people this asterism of stars represented everything from when to plant crops, to when to start the fertility...
By: Melvin Richardson
Let's talk about the speed of light and explain what it's all about. First of all the speed of light is 186,000 miles per second. This is the fastest speed that can be attained. Light can travel at 186,000 miles per second in...
By: Nancy Houser
Space Data Warns of Sun's Vibrational Effects on Earth"Posner's technique reduces the odds of exposure by more than 20 per cent compared with current methods, allowing astronauts to venture further from their outpost," says Francis Cucinotta, chief scientist for NASA's space radiation program at...

 

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