By: John Welford
Apart from the planets and moons that are well known and which can be seen from Earth with greater or lesser ease, there is a huge amount of material that also journeys around the Sun. These items range in size from objects many miles in...
By: Ramona Taylor
For countless ages, man has marveled at the stars. From Aristotle to Einstein, humans have attempted to bring order and understanding to the very nature of the planets, moons and stars; however, it wasn’t until Johannes Kepler, a German born scientist presented his theories...
A brief history of the Hubble Space Telescope
By: Effie Moore Salem
The Hubble Space Telescope was first launched January 24,1990. On board it carried a variety of cameras and spectrographs and supposedly, everything imaginable it would need to overcome atmospheric deterrents to learning the secrets of outer space. Yet, despite the best thinking that...
Overview on Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion
By: Jason Westley
Johannes Kepler was a German astronomer, working at the beginning of the 17th century. By building on the work of Copernicus and Tycho Brahe, Kepler advanced our understanding of the solar system immeasurably. His main contributions to science were the three laws that bear his...
By: Kenneth Andrews
Semiconductors are materials which conduct electricity to an extent somewhere between that of a conductive material (copper, iron) and an insulating material (cork, rubber). Any person with any knowledge of semiconductors will know that they are at the heart of modern technology, in computers, phones...
By: Lenna Gonya
In the process of exploring the universe, the Hubble telescope, in an 11.6 day period, observed 10,000 galaxies. This brief peek into the unknown, confirmed what we already knew, that the number of galaxies are endless, and, that they come in many shapes...
By: Lenna Gonya
Headlines that life has been found on Mars were a little premature, and for many people, brought to mind the kind of Martian life that we have only encountered in sci-fi movies. However, there is a possibility that since there is ice and water vapor...
By: Lenna Gonya
While the Hubble telescope was launched in 1990, the idea behind it was launched much earlier. In 1946, a professor and researcher from Yale, Lyman Spitzer came up with the idea. He pointed out that even the best telescopes on earth had to deal with...
How capacitors work
By: Nigel Holmes
Most of us have taken a photograph indoors, using the flash lamp built in to the camera. When “Flash” mode is selected there’s usually a short delay before the camera is ready. That delay is caused by the electronics in the camera charging...
By: Ramona Taylor
Looking in the night sky, most people can recognize the Big Dipper (part of Ursa Major), Virgo or even Orion. These families of stars, called constellations, have help to guide travelers, inspire poets and aid scientists in understanding the visible universe. However, what is a...

 

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