By: D. Vogt
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is the most prestigious worldwide award for work in chemistry. It is one of the original five annual prizes provided for in the will of Swedish manufacturer Alfred Nobel, and has been awarded by the Nobel Foundation and the Royal...
Biography: Pierre-Simon Laplace
By: D. Vogt
Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827) was a French mathematician of the late Enlightenment period, as well as a political figure in post-revolutionary France (where he earned the title marquis during the short-lived Bourbon Restoration). He was responsible for a number of important innovations in physics and astronomy...
Meteorite nugget pushes back age of the solar system by nearly 2 million years
By: D. Vogt
The solar system is 4.5682 billion years old, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Nature Geoscience. This is up from about 4.567 billion years, the previous estimate, and is based on a new analysis of metal deposits left by...
Can Molecules be Changed to Atoms
By: John Brown - 591004
"To be or not to be" that is the question. What about "To atoms or not to Atoms"? The question seems very obvious, but at the same time is very tricky if we take it literally. I don't know what has in his mind the...
Product reviews: Meade QX 26mm eye-piece
By: Matt Kelly
Meade are well established within the astronomical world, making all sorts of equipment from telescopes to filters and even eyepieces. But how would their 26mm QX perform in a category that's already full of decent offerings, the budget wide field eyepiece. It's not so long...
By: Ying Yang
The Nobel Prize for Chemistry is an award that recognises and celebrates scientists who have made a significant contribution to the field of chemistry. It is awarded on an annual basis to one or several joint recipients, as selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of...
By: D. Vogt
Saturn is the sixth planet in the solar system, the second-largest after Jupiter, and the most distant to be discovered only with the naked eye (although, now that we know where to look, Uranus is visible with the unaided eye, on a sufficiently clear night...
Product reviews: Sky-Watcher 5mm LER Eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
Skywatcher is a company I use regularly, their products seem to be of a consistent quality. As such I've come to assosciate them with reliability so I expected the LER to be a quality eyepiece despite it's meager price tag of just £30. Being...
Interesting facts about the planet Mars
By: D. Vogt
Mars is the next-most distant planet from the Sun after Earth, and the fourth planet in the solar system as a whole. It is also the outermost of the small, rocky ("terrestrial") planets; beyond Mars lies the diffuse Asteroid Belt, followed by the four gas...
By: Leigh Goessl
Well-known British physicist Stephen Hawking is back in the news again with statements which proclaim God was 'not needed' to create the universe. Previews of the scientist's soon to be released book, "The Grand Design", were released prior to the release date and published by...

 

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