By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Spoerer law states that the latitudes at which sunspots appear on the surface of the sun gradually change from latitudes in between 30-40° north and south of the sun´s equator at the beginning of a solar cycle to latitudes in between 5-10° at the...
By: Leigh Goessl
Over the centuries humans have been fascinated by outer space and what might possibly be present, and/or resided on celestial bodies that exist both near and far to Earth. As technology grows, the ability to learn more about space and its properties has significantly increased...
Scientists research how to use nuclear shockwave to deflect deadly asteroids
By: Terrence Aym
It's a nightmare mass extinction event that scientists are racing to avoid and Hollywood loves to portray in Doomsday disaster movies: an asteroid impact that destroys Mankind and wipes out most life on Earth.Now space scientists suggest such a terminal event may be averted...
How Galileo contributed to what is known about the solar system
By: Indigo Walker
Galileo Galilei made immeasurable contributions to math and several sciences. He became the “Father of Modern Science” as a result of his many discoveries and revolutionary hypotheses. Galileo’s new theories challenged the current way of thinking, sparking the Scientific Revolution. Some of his...
By: Terrence Aym
The power needed to create controlled fusion is incredible, so scientists have developed an incredible laser array capable of igniting a miniature star on Earth. The fusion laser system is so powerful that its 411 trillion watts of peak power has an output greater than...
By: Janet Grischy
The scientific argument against astrology is strong, yet astrology thrives. Some people even believe that an argument against astrology is an argument against astronomy, conflating science and pseudoscience completely. Then too, horoscopes are usually flattering, exciting, and vague enough that some part of their assessment...
By: Indigo Walker
Science and truth are very closely intertwined. Truth is what occurs in the universe and why. Science is the pursuit of truth and the use of helpful knowledge. Without truth, science cannot exist. Without science, truth has no purpose in a society. Truth It can...
How Galileo contributed to what is known about the solar system
By: Jerry Curtis
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) contributed to what we know about the solar system in several significant ways: He was the first to use a telescope to systematically observe the heavens. His observations about Earth’s sun, Moon, and stars of the Milky Way lent further credibility...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
An asteroid, known as 2012 DA14, is expected to pass close to Earth on February 15, 2013. It has been estimated that 2012 DA14 will be as close as 27,000 km (17,000 miles) from Earth, which is approximately 1/14 the distance of the...
By: Steven Bishop
Constellations are the 88 recognized collections of stars with mostly Latin names that occupy a particular section of the celestial sphere. There are some constellations that were named by modern astronomers, although most were derived from classical Greek civilization. The constellations appear almost as pinholes...

 

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