Why metric expansion doesn't work
By: Bryan Belrad
Every general function in the universe needs a certain symmetry. Change the frame of reference, and an opposite thing happens that yields the same result.For example, consider Relativity. Say you're sailing on a boat. Is the boat moving, carrying you along, or is the...
By: Matthew Haynes
Astronomers have made many ground breaking discoveries over the past thirty years or so. Such findings range from planetary formation to cosmic physics and related dynamics. In this last decade overwhelming evidence has been found to support the existence of super massive black holes. It...
By: Bryan Belrad
Olber's Paradox RevisitedOne of the greatest conundrums in Cosmology, the field that studies the Cosmos, is Olber's Paradox. In short, it asks why the sky is dark at night.During Olber's time, it was generally assumed that the universe was both infinite and eternal. If...
The planet Mercury
By: Steven Mars
The planet Mercury is the closest planet to the sun of all nine planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto). Its diameter is 3,032 miles. Its average distance from the sun is about 36 million miles. It comes as close...
Biography: Pythagoras of Samos
By: Steven Mars
Pythagoras of Samos lived in Ancient Greece from 560-480 B.C. He was born on the island of Samos according to Herodotus. It is now a part of the country Turkey. His father's name was Mnesarchus and mother's name was Pythais. Little is known about...
By: R.A. Scott
Aliens are a popular subject today, more popular than perhaps at any other time in history. Whether it is seeing alien craft or being kidnapped and experimented upon, mmmmm anal probes, they are all around in popular culture. Aliens are on TV, in movies and...
By: Sweetch
Pluto is a celestial object, recently discovered (1930s, by Clyde Tombaugh) within the outer part of the solar system. Considered to be the ninth of nine planets in the solar system until 2006, Pluto was always recognised as a body in possession of properties not...
How mathematicians discovered planet Neptune
By: Siew Cheng Hoe
Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun in our solar system. The discovery of Neptune is remarkable in the sense that it is predicted with mathematical accuracy. Both John Couch Adams and Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier are credited with the discovery of Neptune...
Space exploration in the future
By: David Warmflash
With the first flights NASA's new Orion spacecraft set to take place over the next several years, new human voyages beyond low Earth orbit are set to inspire a new generation of America's children. To celestial bodies beckon: the Moon and Mars. What is...
By: Mona Gallagher
Yuri A. Gagarin(1934-1968) Colonel, former CosmonautYuri Gagarin came from humble beginnings. Born on a collective farm, March 9, 1934 100 miles west of Moscow, he was the third of four children. His father worked as a carpenter, cabinetmaker, bricklayer and farmer. His mother was a...

 

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