An introduction to the fourth state of matter: Plasma
By: Matt Bird
Liquid, solid, gas. Most high school graduates will be able to tell you at least a bit about each of these three states of matter, as they're all fairly common occurrences in the natural world. We drink liquids, we eat solids, we inhale gases. Simple...
A brief history of the Apollo lunar missions
By: Jason Westley
In the early 1960s, NASA began work on the most famous space exploration project in history, which would culminate in 1969 with the first successful manned landing on the moon. This is a brief history of a project that ended in glory for the USA...
By: Terrence Aym
Death rays. The very words invoke images of scientific super weapons.Death rays through the years America has been fascinated with the concept of death rays since at least as far back as the 1930s when the press fell into a frothing frenzy after brilliant-and...
By: Sylvia Farley
Speaking at the at the British Science Festivalin Guildford, Professor Colin McInnes of Strathclyde University explained his work at the leading edge of deep space propulsion technology. He described how solar forces can be divided into two types: solar wind, which is produced by protons...
By: Helium01
The earth was at one point considered to be the center of the universe; that was until the ancient astronomer Galileo proved that this was not so. In fact, the sun sits directly in the middle of our solar system.At any given time there...
By: Jason Westley
Before 2006, the categorisation of objects in the solar system was simple. Because there were no official rules defining the status of celestial bodies, objects were described according to these rules of thumb:1. The sun is at the centre of the solar system.2. Any...
Jesus image appearing on moon ignites doomsday fears in India
By: Christyl Rivers
Move over Michael Jackson. Moon walking may be next for Jesus Christ, whose child star image is now being reported as being seen upon the lunar surface. It appeared on January 19, 2011, and persisted for a few days. Some even now, still report images...
Overview of globular clusters
By: Ian Yates
Look up to the night sky on a clear night and you may notice a "star" that looks smudged or fuzzy around the edges. Pick up a pair of good binoculars or look through an astronomical telescope and that single star suddenly becomes a bright...
A look at the characteristics of Jovian planets
By: Ian Yates
If we travel back to the dawn of the Universe we see the abundance of Hydrogen and Helium that was created by the Big Bang to the order of roughly 98% of the total mass of the new Universe. The remaining mass that comprised the...
Solar system facts: Top 10 things to know about Saturn
By: Jason Westley
Saturn is one of the most fascinating objects in the solar system, possessing many features that are unique among the known planets. Astronomers are regularly making new and surprising discoveries about this beautiful object, and its history is filled with the names of famous astronomers...

 

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