By: Mona Gallagher
Yuri A. Gagarin(1934-1968) Colonel, former CosmonautYuri Gagarin came from humble beginnings. Born on a collective farm, March 9, 1934 100 miles west of Moscow, he was the third of four children. His father worked as a carpenter, cabinetmaker, bricklayer and farmer. His mother was a...
By: Ogo A. Bellard
"If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware... I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in...
By: Alex Yang - 266379
The Apollo program was the final lap of the Space Race. The Americans were clearly ahead at this point of the Soviets despite their slow start. The Soviets launched two successful satellites into space: Sputnik I and II before the Americans had a clue of...
By: Frances Simon
If you study the sky on a regular basis, you can see that many changes occur in a cyclical manner. The rising and setting of the Sun., the phases of the Moon, and the movement of constellations in the night sky can all be used...
By: Frances Simon
Before we can begin to think of traveling to distant planets, finding extraterrestrial life, or establishing colonies on other planets, there are more basic aspects of astronomy that must be understood. Can you imagine the car being invented before the wheel? Similar to this, astronomers...
By: Norman D'Souza
Astronomy will always be the final frontier in human knowledge. No matter how advanced we become, we will never be able to explore even a tiny fraction of the universe.Some of the greatest mysteries are yet to be solved.Expansion of the universeIt has...
By: Lillian Henry
Also known as "meteor storms" or "meteor outbursts," meteor showers are basically bits of debris observed falling when a comet swings past the Sun. For anyone who may not already know - a meteor is a small fragment of cosmic debris entering the Earth's...
By: Nicolae Mazilu
How the Gravity WorksThe first scientific explanation was provided by Newton: gravity works through a force, called the force of gravitation, the same as our weight. This force pulls bodies towards each other. The second scientific explanation was produced by Einstein, by improving upon Newton's...
By: Petra Sando
Maybe you are brand-new at searching for constellations or maybe you are already familiar with them. Maybe you'd just like to take in the beauty of the cosmos or maybe you'd just like to see what is taking place miles and miles away from you...
By: Don Howard - 259392
A "falling star" is one of nature's true spectacles. For a few brief seconds these darting flares that burn across the night time sky will easily out-dazzle their heavenly competition. We may call them "stars" but they're not really. They're actually meteors and on almost...

 

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