Amazing new telescope to record beginning of time
By: Terrence Aym
Telescopes are time machines: The farther they peer into the cosmos the further back in time they see.Over the past 100 years telescopes have traveled further back in time each decade until, with the advent of the superscopes and space telescopes, astronomers have been...
What is an eclipse?
By: Rex Trulove
An eclipse, also called an occultation, is an occurrence of one celestial body passing in front of another, from the point of reference of an observer. These can be viewed from a point on Earth or they can be viewed elsewhere; anywhere that an observer...
The meanings of full moon names
By: Janet Grischy
The moon is a goddess with many names. But it is also a celestial calendar, marking off lunar months phase by phase. Throughout history, all full moons had names, as modern months have. The meanings of full moon names show their place in the seasons...
The meanings of full moon names
By: Tom Sherman
The full moon has always been revered throughout the span of human history; for millennia an opalescent orb of muted radiance beckons mankind to adventure into the night realm in which they rarely travel. The Romans had a name for these people: Lunatics. Likewise, over...
The meanings of full moon names
By: Merryl Lentz
The full moon is more than just another pretty face, or the subject of really bad poetry where it's rhymed with June. To Native Americans inhabiting what is now the Northern and Eastern United States, each month's full moon played a unique role in keeping...
Stephen Hawking says black holes do not exist
By: Christine Zibas
Did Stephen Hawking really claim there are no black holes? Science is a complicated, ever-changing discipline, as much as lay people like to imagine otherwise. Based on reason and logic, science seems like it should be absolute, but unfortunately those scientists on the edge of...
The laws of physics
By: Ronald Claiborne
Studying the laws of physics begins at a very young age. Many young students begin the study asking questions why it is important to study certain topics in school. Students believe that many of the things they study in school are irrelevant to their lives...
The physics of black holes
By: Minerva
A black hole is a region in space where the high concentration of mass causes such a gravitational field that no material particle, not even the photons of light, can escape from a point called "event horizon" or border. The existence of black holes is...
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft
By: Warlock
Rosetta is the name of the mission and spacecraft created to drop a probe on Comet 67 P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, study it from orbit and fly by an asteroid during the trip. It is a European Space Agency (ESA) spacecraft, which launched on March 2, 2004 from...
Mystery rock on Mars baffles scientists
By: A.W. Berry
On Mars, an unusual event involving a rock has scientists and the media raising eyebrows. Specifically, a doughnut-shaped and -sized rock appears in photographs of an area of Martian ground where it previously did not. These images were taken by the NASA Mars exploration rover...

 

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