Amateur astronomers find planet with four suns
By: Wayne K. Wilkins
A group of amateur astronomers have made an astonishing and awe inspiring discovery as for the first time ever, a planet which closely resembles the planet “Tattooine” from the popular “Star Wars” series of films has been discovered. The real-life Star Wars plus...
How 'space junk' could kill future astronauts
By: Terrence Aym
Each year that passes space missions in near Earth orbit (NEO) are fraught with greater danger. So comes the sobering conclusion of two of the world's top space agencies: America's NASA and Europe's ESA.So much flotsam and jetsam are now choking the region of...
By: Jennifer Nixon
Since its discovery in 1910, propane has become an important source of fuel in the United States. Because it becomes a liquid when pressurized, propane is more portable and easily stored than many other fuels. When released from pressure it becomes a gas that can...
The reasons Venus has a high albedo
By: Maryam Idris
When you look out at the night sky, the first thing you'll probably see is the moon, followed by the hundreds of stars twinkling brightly in the darkness. However, even though the moon and stars may seem to be the brightest objects in the sky...
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Venus presents many barriers to remote artificial exploration, not least among them its hellish temperature gradients and its opaque atmosphere filled with acid. Data from short-lived probes that have landed there reveal that even metal machines find survival difficult on volcanic landscapes tortured into nightmarish...
The reasons it is so difficult to land probes on the surface of Venus
By: Patrick Sills
Venus is a beautiful sight to see in the evening or morning hours. Except for the sun and moon, this planet is the brightest object in the sky. Venus can easily be mistaken for an aircraft or a bright light on a tower and can...
Boy, 13, creates breakthrough solar technology
By: Terrence Aym
Technological breakthroughs in communications, energy, bio-medicine and physics continues at a dizzying pace. And for those that worry (including some in the federal government) that the U.S. may lose its technological leadership in the future, the youngest generation is proving that concern unfounded.The...
By: T. Scott Randolph
There was a long period of time that humans thought that they were the the only intelligent life in the entire universe. There are still a few hold outs to this train of thought but the greater majority of people believe that there is other...
By: Maria C Collins
The night sky is fascinating. Unfortunately, many people, who live in cities, never see the night sky in all its glory, because of light pollution. The sheer number of stars often surprises those, who move from city to very rural areas. Stargazing is fun for...
Star gazer's guide to the brightest stars in the night sky
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
There is probably no single best way to teach an aspiring stargazer how to identify the brightest stars in the night sky. One approach is to consult an astronomy guide that discusses individual constellations in detail. Another way is to obtain sky charts (or even...

 

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