Voyager I now 11 billion miles from sun
By: Isabelle Esteves
After 35 years, Voyager I has truly gone “where no man has gone before” or at least no man made object. When the spacecraft was launched in 1977, scientist hoped to receive information about Jupiter and Saturn. No one had any idea how long...
Astronomy: The Big Dipper
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The Big Dipper is one of the brightest and most recognizable asterisms in the sky. The Big Dipper is an asterism of seven stars in the northern skies, and can be easily found during all seasons except fall, when it lies low on the horizon...
What Neil Armstrong said when he set foot on the moon and its meaning
By: Celeste Simmons - 651639
The famous quote from Neil Armstrong was "This is one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind." This quote was heard around the world, through newspapers and news wires. Everyone was waiting to hear the news after the spaceship had taken...
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of another celestial body, was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on August 5, 1930, and passed away on Aug. 25, 2012. Despite the fact of his lifelong reticence to put himself front and center ("Death &...
Is mining the asteroids possible?
By: William Browning
Asteroid mining made headlines in the spring of 2012 when a new company called Planetary Resources announced it would begin exploration to mine asteroids in 18 months. Slate.com reveals the plan is audacious, yet possible, thanks to some very interested entrepreneurs.What’s the...
What Neil Armstrong said when he set foot on the moon and its meaning
By: Christyl Rivers
The world held a collective breath. The first human being to touch upon another world carefully stepped down from the lunar module, Eagle. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for all mankind.” Said Neil Armstrong, American, astronaut, courageous hero...
By: Michael Totten
Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon proved that reaching the moon safely was possible. All that is necessary is the political, economic, and public will to support the endeavor. A new frontier is achievable Armstrong's mission proved that existing science could successfully land a...
Astronomical explanation of the summer solstice
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The summer solstice occurs when the Earth´s axial tilt reaches its highest point at 23° 26´ altitude either north or south of the equator. During the solstices, the Hemispheres are most inclined towards the Sun. The summer solstice occurs twice a year around June...
What a breeder reactor does
By: J. Lang Wood
In the quest for energy independence, the United States looks to all forms of energy to fill its needs. Along with wind, solar and biofuels, nuclear energy can also help to supply enough energy to light cities and power industries. Breeder reactors offer the advantage...
The Vernal Equinox explained
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The vernal equinox occurs in the Northern Hemisphere when the center of the Sun crosses the celestial equator. This occurs around March the 21st of every year. The word equinox comes from the Latin word aequus, which means equal and nox, meaning night. On the...

 

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