By: Slawomir Puk
Once upon a time, around 15 billion years ago, time and space was created. Before that, nothing happened – nothing could happen because there was no time for it to happen in. Nor was there anywhere for it to happen. At the same instance as...
Space exploration in the future
By: Slawomir Puk
Space exploration is hugely expensive – it cost $25 billion to put the first man on the Moon. But now that a great deal of expertise has been gained in space technology, the space agencies are earning money by providing services to military, science and...
By: Slawomir Puk
Stars are born in vast clouds of dust and gas, and take many years to evolve into the brilliant objects that illuminate our night skies. Stars are immense balls of hydrogen and helium, which shine by the same nuclear reactions that power hydrogen bombs. The...
Contacting aliens
By: Slawomir Puk
Dr Tom McDonough, an astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology, is waiting patiently for along distance call. If it comes, it will have taken years to arrive and will have crossed trillions of kilometres of empty space. It will be the most stupendous event...
Theory: How the discovery of giant 'Buckyball' molecules could point to the existence of life on other planets
By: D. Vogt
In July 2010, Canadian astronomers at the University of Western Ontario announced the first evidence of naturally forming complex carbon-based compounds called fullerene, informally known as "buckyballs," in a planetary nebula about 6500 light-years distant from our own solar system. Although the presence of...
The Roswell UFO crash: Myths and facts
By: Sam Little
TV series, movies, comic books, and a horde of other media creations have all made the alien a household recognized image. The typical biog head with wrap around eyes and a frail body is the traditional alien appearance and of course let's not forget it's...
By: Slawomir Puk
Telephone someone on the other side of the world and you will often notice little delays – less than a second long – in the conversation. It’s not surprising. Whatever you say is being sent far off out into space, bouncing off a communication...
The future of astronomy
By: Matt Kelly
What does the future of astronomy hold in an age fraught with excessive light pollution, a waning public interest in space exploration and a seriously impacted budget? The position held by many astronomers both amateur and professional alike is one of cautious optimism. The current...
Why helium makes your voice squeaky
By: Lynette Alice
While it is fun to use helium to make your voice high and squeaky, it is actually equally fun to know why it does that. Something important to keep in mind about helium and voices is that helium does not change your voice, it changes...
What is Darwinism?
By: A. Connelly
Best known as author of the 1859 scientific text "On the Origin of Species (by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life)", Charles Darwin has become a controversial fixture in discussion and debate regarding biological theory. His...

 

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