By: Frances Simon
Sky cartography, the practice of drawing maps of objects and places in the sky, has two distinct types: 1) maps used by astronomers to identify objects found in the night sky, and 2) those that are used to identify the geography of different places in...
By: Amonite
No discussion of how telescopes work would be complete without exploring the many various forms of telescopes, because not all telescopes work alike. Yet all telescopes share on thing in common - they collect radiation. Often this radiation is in the form of light. Telescopes...
By: Scott Campanella
Back in 1995, I came across an article in Discover magazine about how all matter in the universe is moving toward an unknown point called "The Great Attractor". Since then, I've been fascinated with the nighttime sky, especially deep space objects like star clusters, nebulae...
By: Amonite
While 'lunar eclipses' and 'solar' eclipses are the most spectacular form of eclipse mankind sees, there are far more than just two kinds of eclipses. Put simply, an eclipse happens when any object of mass passes through the shadow cast by another object. One person...
By: Alex Yang - 266379
The future of astronomy is brighter than any star in the sky. With technology advancing quickly, the idea of conquering space is coming more and more realistic. As the future of astronomy becomes clearer to us, there are some important goals that NASA and other...
By: Robert Heintzman
Named for the Roman god of war because of its reddish-brown (blood) colour, the planet Mars has been a favourite with science-fiction and fantasy writers. Robert A. Heinlein's "Red Planet" and "Stranger in a Strange Land", the tales of John Carter on Mars by Edgar...
By: Sharon Stellarini
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, How I Wonder What You Are?If you were to go out into space and observe the Sun and one of the nine planets side by side, what differences do you think you would see? Both stars and planets are spherical...
By: Joel Stottlemire
Super Snot: The Bose-Einstein CondensateFirst proposed by Satyendra Nath Bose in 1925 and further explored by Einstein, a true Einstein Bose Condensate was not created until 1995 by Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman at the University of Colorado's Boulder Campus. Science was so excited by...
Should People be Allowed to Live on Mars
By: Alexius Tan
Should people be allowed to live on Mars? This question is equivalent to asking, should I be allowed to leave my baby in the microwave? First instinct should tell you it is too dangerous. No other planet in our Solar System is habitable, at least...
Space exploration in the future
By: Pavel Podolyak
The 40th anniversary of the moon landing brings to attention the general macro level technological stagnation that occurred in the West since the 1970s. Lack of further human expansion in deep space corresponds neatly to the lack of new mega projects in United States as...

 

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