Great educational resources about space and astronomy
By: Shelly Mcrae
The science of astronomy can seem complicated and even incomprehensible to many. The exploration of space seems limited to those trained as astronauts and mission specialists. But while these generalizations are true, anyone can participate in amateur astronomy, and come to understand more about the...
By: Kristi Walker
John Glenn In American history, John Hershal Glenn,Jr., is one of our most prominent figures. He has lived an extraordinary life. Born in Cambridge, Ohio on July 18, 1921, John Glenn would begin an ordinary life and then grasp every opportunity that came his...
By: Robert Heintzman
Our Sun has been "burning" for 4.6 billion years; converting hydrogen to helium through nuclear fusion it provides the warmth we require to sustain us. It should continue to do so for many more billions of years since it has only used up an...
By: David Roberson - 195965
To a curious mind, gravity is a curious phenomenon. The more one pays attention to it, the more fascinating and mysterious it becomes. Today, we have the advantage of having had great minds ponder the mystery and define what can be observed and inferred by...
By: Mark Hopkins
The influence of the Cold War on space exploration was enormous. The Cold War was a struggle for the the future of the Planet in a sense. There seemed only two possibilities, a world dominated by Communist totalitarian government, with all decisions dictated from the...
By: Mona Gallagher
In ancient time, stories and legends were a part of folk lore. Almost every country and ethnic group has a legend about the moon, what it's made of, and its power over us in its various stages. I've read that Police Departments report that there...
By: Tenebris
In August, in the stillness of the early dusk, take a step away from the city lights into the cool, dark night. Find a clear space where you can gaze without obstruction into the northeast, toward the darkest part of the heavens, and make yourself...
By: T. Youngblood
The Fates, Triple-Moon Goddess. The moon has always been a magical force upon the human imagination. She gives light to the dark nights and moves in cyclical and measured patterns. Females were probably the first people to notice the strange harmony between their own biology...
By: Mona Gallagher
At the end of WWII, two superpowers emerged signaling the beginning of the cold war era that lasted from 1945 to 1991. The United States of America and the Soviet Union, started to flex their muscles soon after the war ended. They differed in ideology...
By: Mark Hopkins
An eclipse is the obscuring of the face of the Sun or the Moon. There are various types of eclipse though. Both lunar and solar eclipses can be 'total' or 'partial' and solar eclipses can also be 'annular'.A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon...

 

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