By: Jane Allyson
Many civilizations have venerated the Sun since ancient times. Myths slowly evolved to explain the presence of the powerful entity that appeared to control the cycles of night and day, the seasons and the weather.Each legend offers its own explanation of how this mighty...
By: InspiredWritingResearch
Blue Moon Legends And Myths There are legends about the Moon in every culture, but one legend in particular is very mysterious. For example, have you ever wondered what a 'Blue Moon' Is? Blue Moon legends abound, and have been mentioned in many songs, but...
By: Paul Lines
"One step for man." And the first man to take that step , from the Apollo ladder onto the dusty surface of the moon was the one and only Neil Armstrong, his name recognisable throughout the world.Born in Ohio in August 1930, Neil had...
By: Tenebris
The fourth known planet out from our sun, the planet Mars has long held a singular fascination for humankind. Its distinct red colour created an association with blood and battle: so much so that it was named for the local god of war across many...
By: Mona Gallagher
Wernher von Braun (1912-1977)Born to a Prussian baron in Wirsitz, Germany in 1912, von Braun developed a love for rocketry at an early age. As a child he read the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. But it was from that time he...
By: Don Howard - 259392
Its full name in German was the Vergeltungswaffe 2 (Reprisal Weapon 2) and it was the feared Nazi weapon better known as the V-2. Terrifying those within its range during the bloody days of World War II, it was the first long-range ballistic missile ever...
By: Mark Dykeman
Humankind has been curious about outer space for thousands of years. Over the centuries we've learned a lot about the planets, stars, comets, and other heavenly bodies. Like many kinds of knowledge, we've managed to transfer that information from books to electronic format. The Internet...
By: Paul Lines
Stand up for the space pilot and hero, the man who flew the first manned mission to land on the moon, John H. Glenn Jnr.Born in 1921, John Glenn ,moved to New Concord with his parents when he was just two years old, when...
By: Joel Stottlemire
There seems to be a perception in the community that the Earth would somehow be better off being struck by an icy comet rather than by a similar sized rocky or metal object. This is, generally, not the case. Let's take a look at why...
By: InspiredWritingResearch
'What is an eclipse?' was the first obvious question the kids asked, on hearing the exciting news that we were actually going on a day out to witness one! We tried to put it in these simple terms for them before we left...

 

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