The discoveries made by Mariner 10 in 1974-75
By: Steven Mars
Mariner 10 was launched at Cape Canaveral on November 3, 1973, at 5:45 UTC. The launch vehicle was an Atlas-Centaur 34. Its mass was 1108.704 pounds. This mass included 176 pounds of scientific payload and 44 pounds of hydrazine fuel. The scientific payload included...
By: Word Specialist
Have you ever wondered what the universe looks like? Astrophotography is an art form that records solar system- a photography involving astronomical objects and events. The Sun, Moon, and planets and galaxies were used to be invisible to the eyes of humans. But as astrophotography...
How the moons of Uranus were named
By: Merryl Lentz
William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope probably never imagined, in their wildest flights of fancy, that their characters' names would ever grace the moons of a planet billions of miles away. Carving a path through the remote expanses of our solar system, that planet is Uranus...
What is astrophotography?
By: Eric Bailey
For as long as humankind has existed, people have marveled at the nighttime wonder of a star-filled sky. Even when they had nothing but cave walls to scrawl upon, ancient humans strove to capture those starry skies in a permanent image. Is there any view...
When and why space and time became space-time
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Today, the term ‘space-time matrix’ is well known to scientists and laypeople alike. Until the early 20th century, however, almost everyone held the classical view that space and time are two absolute, independent entities. In 1915, Einstein’s general theory of relativity transformed that...
By: D. Vogt
As is the case for all other planets in the solar system, a naming system has been established for the planet Uranus, under which the names for all newly discovered moons must be drawn from a single literary category. Unlike all other planetary moon systems...
Facts about Miranda, moon of Uranus
By: Retha Boswell
Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, has twenty-seven moons. Rather than being named for Greek or Roman mythology, the moons all take their names from the works of Shakespeare and Alexander Pope. Miranda is one of the most interesting of the five larger Uranian...
By: Kevin Linares
Miranda, as you might have guessed from the tittle of the article, is one of Uranus's moons. It’s a weird little moon, sort of like the strangest sister in an already odd family. Miranda (the moon) was named after Miranda, the daughter of Prospero...
NASA Curiosity rover photographs ‘Mars rat’
By: Kenneth Andrews
NASA's Curiosity rover has photographed a rodent on the surface of Mars! Or a rock. Such is the potentially historic news making waves on sites such as the Huffington Post, which ran a story on the blurred but suggestive photo of what looks like a...
What is astrophotography?
By: Melissa Mercer
The night sky and all of its mystique and wonder, has captivated the minds of people for centuries. The thought of capturing an object hovering beyond the Earth’s hemisphere is something we all dream of, and that is what astrophotography is. Although virtually anyone...

 

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