By: JoAnne Windsinger
In 459 BC, a Greek philosopher named Anaxagoras stated, "The purpose of life is the investigation of the Sun, the Moon, and the heavens." Humankind, through the centuries and around the world, created legends around the sun in attempts to explain it. In various...
By: Kristi Walker
Sky Maps Can you imagine traveling in a strange country, in a new car, driving on the "wrong" side of the road with no street signs available anywhere? And, of course, no one knows your language! This is how navigating the sky and hoping to...
By: Carole Haynes
Galileo in 1609, exhibited to the world the first telescope, although someone else had invented it; his name was Hans Lippershey, a Dutch eyeglass maker. With the Refractor Telescope as it was called, Galileo was able to come to a hypothesis, that the Earth revolved...
By: Alex Yang - 266379
The V-2 rockets were the weapons of mass destruction at the time. Made by the genius Wernher Von Braun, Hitler used them against the Allied forces. Many died making the rockets, and even more died when they were used.However, there are always two sides...
By: Mark Hopkins
At certain times of the year the Earth crosses the paths taken by Comets on their long journeys around the Sun. Comets trail dust and ice particles in their wake and it is the entry of these into Earth's atmosphere which produces the spectacular displays...
By: Mark Hopkins
The development of the V2 rocket carried with it the genesis of intercontinental ballistic missiles and space flight, yet it all began as an attempt to evade the limits imposed on Germany's heavy artillery after World War One.In the late 1920s Colonel Karl Becker...
By: B.J.
With such a general question, the answer is an obvious yes. Time travel is physically possible, at least as far as we understand physics right now, so there's no reason why it wouldn't be possible in the future. A more reasonable question is "Will humans...
By: James Boyd
We have spent a great deal of money in the past exploring Mars. A lot more money is planned to be spent in the future. Why? Mars is not much use to anybody except some groups of scientists. Its future value to humanity as a...
By: Bryan-James
Astronomy is much more than just admiring a beautiful night sky, and being in awe at the colours and the spectacles. It really is about being able to locate ourselves in space. In other words, where are we in relation to the important parts of...
By: Mona Gallagher
Apollo launched its first flight of Saturn I, the launch vehicle for the Apollo spacecraft, on October 27, 1961. Years of preparation went into the rocketry development before the first Saturn ever left the launch pad.While the Apollo program was launching it research and...

 

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