By: Rachel Alessi
Astrophotography is, quite simply, a type of photography that entails capturing images of stars, planets and other celestial objects in space. Google ‘Hubble Telescope’ and you will be rewarded with the most breathtaking and beautiful examples of astrophotography: distant galaxies, far objects, black holes...
By: Stefani A
The art of astrophotography is an activity that many have engaged in without even realizing it. Anyone who has stood outside on a clear night and snapped a picture of a full moon or taken a picture of the stars is an astrophotographer. In its...
By: Retha Boswell
Cosmic rays are any particles originating beyond the Earth's atmosphere. They move at incredibly fast speeds and travel billions of miles. Different types of cosmic rays have different origins. There are galactic cosmic rays, solar energetic cosmic rays and anomalous cosmic rays. Each is named...
By: D. Vogt
Cosmic rays are extremely high-energy, high-velocity particles which bombard Earth on a regular basis. Most of those which reach Earth actually originate outside of the solar system, and new research published in 2013 has finally proven that the main source of cosmic rays are supernovae...
By: Kevin Linares
In mythology, Neptune was the God of the Sea, and the eighth farthest planet from the sun earned that same name because of its rich blue color. Its atmosphere is largely composed of helium and hydrogen with a small portion of methane. The very distinguishable...
Features of Neptune's atmosphere
By: D. Vogt
Neptune's atmosphere, like those of the other gas giants, is composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium. However, it also contains smaller amounts of methane, ammonia and water ice, has extremely frigid temperatures because of its great distance from the Sun, and is continually whipped...
All about moonbows
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
A moonbow is produced by the refraction of moonlight off moisture contained in the atmospheric air, and can only be seen when sunlight is reflected off the surface of the moon. A moonbow is relatively faint due to very small amounts of light that are...
The future prospects for ion-propelled space rockets
By: D. Vogt
The ion thruster, which uses electrical power from solar panels to power a rocket firing an ion beam instead of one that burns solid or liquid fuel, is an old idea which has become increasingly influential in recent years thanks to technological advances. The prospects...
By: Retha Boswell
Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun and has some of the most violent weather in the Solar System. Neptune's atmosphere has a lot in common with the atmospheres of all of the large gas planets in the Solar System, but it has a...
By: Cynthia Astle
In a Hollywood movie, a few brave astronauts can fly to an object bearing down on Earth to set off bombs and explode the menace before it hits this planet. In reality, however, huge asteroids like the ones that passed close to the planet in...

 

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