By: Nancy Houser
"If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough."~ Edward Everett HaleMany people do not remember or know about the actual 1998 physical construction of the International Space Station, which was approximately nine years ago. And with...
By: Ellen Weineck
Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun, and the second largest in the solar system. Its equatorial diameter is 119,300km (74,130 miles). Much is known about Saturn because of the voyager explorations, which were in 1980-1981. A day on Saturn is 10...
By: Larry Swinford
In some fashions of expression, stars do not "evolve," they change through stages. If you count the pre-stellar material, then that is the stuff that "evolves," in the the traditional sense of the term. Yet, if we call that evolution, then the caterpiller...
By: Amanda Schwarzberg
Throughout recorded history the scientifically inclined have always felt suppression. In ancient Greece the growing scientific movement was replaced by a growing mathematical and thought-centered movement. Anaximander and Democritus' experimentation and observation was overthrown by Plato and Pathagoreus' school of thinking and mathematics. Soon after...
By: Victoria Jeffrey
There are billions of stars in our universe. One of them is the most important star to life on Earth. That's the sun. When we examine all that the sun does for life on earth, how perfectly placed we are in relation to the sun...
By: Nancy Houser
The first crude telescopes began our long journey to astronomy, astrology, space travel, and the solar system in the 1600s, excitedly skipping down the yellow brick road toward literally another world. Historical explorations of this world began in a world with astronomers Christiann Huygens from...
By: Larry Swinford
What happens when a star gets too massive for the energy it contains? Those are the principle figures that brought some people to wonder what happens next.Picture a nice hot and humid day. Hot air rises, and hot humid air does as well. But...
By: iiivix
For the people that look to the stars a telescope is the perfect gift. Choosing one can seem a bit confusing, but don't worry I'm here to clarify. A telescope is comprised of two important parts a focal lens that takes in the light and...
By: iiivix
Educational gifts are either bang or bust. Knowing what to look for can seem daunting. I'm here to help you. This article is oriented towards educational children's gifts in an age range of 4-10 yrs old.OPTICS Even though we associate telescopes and astronomy, buying...
By: Gina Alfani
There are a few basics in choosing a telescope for a beginning astronomer, although there are many factors that go into quality and price of a telescope. As with anything else, you get what you pay for.A good telescope will not talk about its...

 

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