The history of Palomar Observatory
By: Steven Mars
Palomar Observatory is located 5,570 feet above sea level in the Palomar Mountains of San Diego County, California. It is operated by the California Institute of Technology. The 200 inch Hale telescope took twenty years to build. It was slowly built from 1928 to1948...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The Standard Model of Physics neatly organizes matter into building blocks and forces. The building blocks are called the fundamental particles and the forces are called fundamental forces. The standard model describes nuclear interactions between subatomic particles, but does not give up a whole explanation...
China unveils ambitious space plan
By: Laurie Childree
According to CNN plans for laboratories in space has been announced by China. There are also plans to get moon samples and begin preparations for space stations to be built during the next five years. The country is aiming to put itself on the map...
What is light pollution in astronomy
By: Tim Baker
Light pollution is the term used for excess artificial light or artificial light that is obtrusive. Light pollution, also known as luminous pollution or photopollution, is one of the reasons why stars are more easily seen in the night sky when you are away from...
What is light pollution in astronomy
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Astronomers study the light from objects in space to determine their size, location, and composition. They can do this most effectively when the only light entering their telescopic instruments comes from those targeted bodies. Increasingly, this is becoming more difficult to ensure, because lights from...
By: Elizabeth M Young
NASA took a serious hit in 2011 when budget cutbacks were enacted. The 2012 budget for NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) actually came out a bit better, according to The Washington Post: NSF funding will rise to $7 billion, or $173 million more...
57 alien species: Are we alone in the universe?
By: Christyl Rivers
To assert we are alone in the universe is to assume that all we know is all there is. There is no science on earth that goes by that assumption. Even cosmology itself, and nuclear physics is based on the certainty that there are worlds...
An introduction to Comet Lovejoy
By: Joy Carns
Introduction Living in the Southern Hemisphere around Christmas (2011), a viewer interested in the heavens could have seen a comet (a large mass of icy rock) streak through the night sky. This was no ordinary comet. Many astronomers feared the comet would disappear as it...
By: Lane Olinghouse
You might commence a search for Aires by examining the astrological column of your newspaper. Here, you should find Aires listed first among the twelve signs of the Zodiac. In astrology, Aires represents supposed characteristics of people born between March 21 and April 19. Some...
By: Sarah Cagle
In order to understand what positronium is, one first needs to understand a little of the history behind how it was discovered. Discovering and predicting this exotic atom was part of the nuclear research being conducted before and after World War II. The American scientist...

 

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