By: Kevin J. Putnam
Hydrogen bombs and the sun have a lot in common. The star we call the sun is in it's main sequence, that is the hydrogen as began fusion, just like in a nuclear explosion. Once the density of the hydrogen reaches a critical stage, gravity...
By: Burpleberry
For thousands of years, mankind has looked into the clear night sky and created stories from the pictures, made of stars, they saw in the heavens.The most well known group of constellations is the zodiac. The zodiac is a group of twelve constellations that...
By: Burpleberry
Since mankind first gazed up at the sky, he would of wondered about the Sun's place in the universe and tried to make sense of its creation. The importance of the Sun in providing light and growing crops became apparent early on and hence the...
By: Tad Wesley
For as long as there have been people, they have looked up at the night sky with wonderment, and sometimes fear. They sought to understand what they saw, and often made stories and based mythologies on them, trying to make patterns out of the seemingly...
Biography: Yuri Gagarin
By: Rex Trulove
A few names stand out when we think about or read about man's space programs. Yuri Gagarin is one of those names that is or should be very near the top of the list for everyone. Even at the height of the space race, NASA...
By: Alex Yang - 266379
As a teacher, Christa shaped the minds and inspired thousands of children. As an astronaut, she became the first teacher in space and was a hero to many despite her tragic death. Even today, misery and grief from her death still grips this nation.Christa...
By: Frances Simon
A telescope can be as simple as a cardboard tube and two pieces of glass. But how does such a telescope make objects appear closer than they really are? Understanding this is key to understanding how a telescope works.In constructing a basic telescope, the...
By: Burpleberry
The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite, although some people do not even think of it as a moon, more on that later!The Moon is a inhospitable place with a temperature range of 130 C to - 110 C. There is no atmosphere, so...
By: B.J.
For thousands of years it has been known that planets and stars are two distinct classes of celestial object. The very word "planet" is derived from a Greek term of similar pronunciation meaning "wanderer." Why wanderer? Because the planets moved through the sky in...
Biography: Neil Armstrong
By: Shelly Mcrae
On his 16th birthday, Neil Armstrong was issued a pilot's license. He did not yet have his driver's license. Neil Armstrong was destined to fly. At age 39, Neil Armstrong piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft, and landed on the moon. Born in 1930, on August...

 

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