By: Cicely Richard
Most people think of the story of the three wise men when they consider the North Star. Everyone knows how the story goes. They hear of the birth of the Baby Jesus, and they search for him to present him with gift of frankincense and...
By: Tenebris
In outer space, stars generally do not twinkle. Rather, their light tends to be diamond-clear, with no apparent internal motion.Terrestrial scintillation, commonly known as twinkling, can occur only when a star is viewed from within atmosphere, and that only because atmospheres are not of...
By: Rex Trulove
To many people, the North Star is Polaris, a bright star easily located in the northern night sky for most of the northern hemisphere. What many people don't realize is that Polaris actually isn't always, and hasn't always been, the North Star. It is currently...
By: Nancy Houser
In order to study the Sun for its many discoveries, scientists and astronomers over the years have developed many ways to obtain and process new information for the most complete observations available. Using ground-based telescopes and satellites as the most popular methods, requiring highly-advanced special...
By: E.A. Paul
When I was a child, I was a very curious little tyke. I was always asking questions about everything, especially about nature. When the fall of the year arrived, it amazed me how the leaves on the trees knew it was time to fall off...
The month in recorded history with no full moon
By: Effie Moore Salem
The month with no moon is February, according to expert calculators. Once in a blue moon there will be no full moon in one of the twelve months. This article will tell you of the calculations of a certain online web site that deals with...
By: Nancy Houser
On July 30, 2005, the earliest discovery of a 10th planet was announced officially by Dr. Mike Brown, a planetary astronomer who worked at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Californiaan individual whose work was partially funded by NASA. But presently the 10th planet...
By: Janet Grischy
Iodine, symbol I, is a member of the halogen group of elements. Halogens are only found in nature as compounds or ions, because of their highly reactive tendencies. The atomic number of iodine is 53, meaning it has 53 protons in its nucleus. It has...
Do you believe that aliens have already visited our planet?
By: Huckster
Last January's (2008) big UFO story from Stephenville, TX caught my eye because of its uniqueness. It was the biggest multiple sighting reported in decades. The story made the headlines for a couple weeks on the major news media. What was special about it was...
Finding diamonds in space
By: Lynn Jackman
There are among the stars rare planets made up of carbon. Diamonds are an essential part of their interior. Jupiter, Saturn, and many larger extrasolar planets have in their interiors diamond. They have hydrocarbons that fall to their interiors, where pressure and heat transforms them...

 

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