By: Zachary Ebie
This is probably one of the most biased, opinionated and/or extrapolated about in countless books, summaries and etc, ever since that Kurzweil fellow had a hand in bringing the term into more mainstream conversation or making it up to suite what he believes. Personally I...
Product reviews: Williams Optics 7mm UWAN Eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
William Optics have made huge strides in the world of budget wide field eyepieces in recent years, but the Taiwan made UWAN series might just be their best work to date! With the 16mm being perhaps the best eyepiece amongst the collection! The difference between...
By: Slawomir Puk
Military satellites are the long-range eyes and ears of the armed forces of several nations. If war breaks out, both sides will aim to destroy the other’s military spy satellites with ASAT (anti-satellite) weapons. Over three-quarters of all satellites launched are intended for purely...
By: John Nantz
What is darwinism? Perhaps, the best place to start is with the man. Charles Robert Darwin, was born 12 February 1809 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England; and died 19 April 1882, his mortal remains interred at Westminster Abbey. Darwin has been categorized as an English naturalist...
By: Slawomir Puk
Slowed by three giant parachutes, each as wide as a football field, the first manned craft to Mars descents through the planet’s thin atmosphere. A few hundred metres above the ground, its retro – rockets fire, kicking up some of the rust coloured dust...
NASA uses space lasers to map the world's forests
By: D. Vogt
NASA is currently producing a new type of map of the world's forests, using satellite-based laser technology. It is intended to measure forest height and density around the world, in order to study the extent to which forests function as carbon "traps" or storage, and...
A look at the Kepler space telescope
By: D. Vogt
The Kepler space telescope is NASA's most ambitious effort yet to find Earth-like planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy. This three-foot-diameter telescope was launched in 2009 and has already produced tantalizing evidence of planets which were previously too small for our most sensitive instruments...
Inventions from the space program that are in everyday use
By: Anthony Megna
The space program has produced a ton of spin-offs for everyday use that have benefited our lives tremendously! A common misconception is that Tang was invented by NASA, but that isn't true. Actually, Tang was used in space by our astronauts for the ease of...
By: Leigh Goessl
Over the years scientists have been actively pursuing the idea of finding life on other planets. There is a big universe out there and it is not inconceivable to believe that perhaps life either exists, or once existed on another planet. Scientists have not found...
All about stellar distances
By: D. Vogt
Beyond Earth orbit, the units of measurement we use on the surface of our planet rapidly become quite inadequate to deal with the vast distances of stellar and interstellar space. Our nearest planetary neighbour, Mars, is "just" 50 million miles away - the equivalent of...

 

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