By: Nancy Houser
The Moon-a Terrestrial "Planet" of SpaceThe second brightest space object in space other than the Sun, the moon orbits the Earth on a monthly basis. Its size and composition allows it be categorized with Earth, Venus, Mercury, and Mars. With the Moon considered to be...
By: Mr. Knowledgeable
The home and launch site for all of the shuttles is at the Kennedy Space Center. Therefore, when shuttles land at other locations, such as Edward's Air Force Base in California; they eventually have to go back to the Space Center in Florida. At the...
By: Mr. Knowledgeable
Many people fail to realize that astronomical objects such as the Earth or Sun should have their first letter capitalized. The most plain and obvious reason is that both of those words are proper nouns, and proper nouns should be capitalized because they can be...
By: Mr. Knowledgeable
In August of 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) made a textbook altering decision. The IAU is the main naming and definition making organization in the astronomical community. After much debate and discussion, scientists at the IAU meeting collectively decided that Pluto's planetary title would...
By: Nancy Houser
Launched on August 25, 2003 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the Spitzer Telescope has provided infrared observations of objects as close as our solar system and as far away as the most distant reaches of the observable universe. Now celebrating its fourth anniversary, the telescope has...
By: Dave Nocera
Scientific advancement has always been an incremental process; one concept builds upon another until the next genius comes along and opens their eyes to a deeper understanding. So scientists will always be conservative at assuming that their current views of the universe are complete. Current...
By: Robert D. Twitchell
The full moon, though not a rare occurrence, does at times seem to be a magical, awe inspiring phenomenon that makes most nights appear rather humdrum. A full moon can light up a clear night almost to the point of being able to read a...
By: Hugh Vreeland
Having read and reread a number of times the lead, and, at this point, only other article on this subject, (which I shall take the liberty of henceforth calling "Doc's article,") I am daring to try my own version which I might call, "A...
By: S.D. Sommerfeld
Matter is anything with mass. Dark matter should not be confused with visible matter that reflects light back to us. Dark matter describes matter that does not emit or reflect light in any way that is measurable by current standards of measurement. In an infinite...
By: Mark Dykeman
The planet Saturn is famous for the immense colorful rings that surround it. We have been able to see these rings for centuries, making Saturn stand out from the other planets of our solar system. Saturn's image is a staple of several different science fiction...

 

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