Astronomy

  • Nothing But the Facts about Meteor Showers

    Where do meteor showers come from, what they are and when is the next one? Here are the facts - check it out.
    By sdoy79 June 27, 2011 

  • The Planetary Society: Goals and Key Contributions to Astronomy and Space Exploration

    The Planetary Society is the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to inspire and educate the public through its innovative research projects such as the Solar Sail, LIFE experiment as well as publications related to astronomy and space...
    By Anurag Ghosh June 27, 2011 

  • All You Ever Wanted to Know About the "Eye of God" Nebula

    A giant eye in the sky made up of gas and dust. This could be easily described as a exotic cosmic piece of art. How was it created? And what will its fate be?
    By Aggeliki K. June 25, 2011 


  • Facts About the Arctic Northern Lights

    The Arctic Northern Lights are spectacular and really fun to watch. But did you ever wonder what they are and how they are formed? In this article, we will look at some fun and interesting facts about the Northern Lights including what causes them...
    By Nick Oza June 22, 2011 

  • Learning About Deneb: The Supergiant!

    Among the most impressive and prominent stars in the sky - Deneb deserves our admiration. Learn more about the massive giant and how you can easily spot it in the sky.
    By Aggeliki K. June 19, 2011 

  • Travel Faster Than the Speed of Light? Are You Kidding?

    No matter how powerful a spaceship engine is, the most extreme speed is limited to the speed of light. However, as the speed approach this limit, three very strange effects start to happen. These effects can be used to travel into the future, to shorten...
    By Ray Joseph June 17, 2011 


  • Astrobiology: The "Genes First" Model of the Origin of Life

    The second article in the Astrobiology series examines the “genes first” model of the origin of life, and in particular the “RNA world” hypothesis.
    By Lycaon June 9, 2011 

  • Nothing But The Facts About The Constellation Orion

    The Orion constellation is second only to the constellation of the Big Dipper in recognizability. The constellation was well known to the ancient Greeks with its own hero's and villains and is one of a handful of constellations that are visible from...
    By George Garza June 8, 2011 

  • Nothing But The Facts - Christiaan Huygens

    Christiaan Huygens was a multi-disciplined scientist and inventor. A student of mathematics, physics and astronomy, he made a number of significant contributions to each. A theorist who gave us the wave theory of light, Huygens discovered Titan and explained...
    By VinceSummers June 8, 2011 

  • The Constellations of The Zodiac

    Ancient astronomers looked to the sky and, like us, saw patterns. The constellations that make up the astrological zodiac were appropriated long before the first psychic ever appeared on late night TV. Look to the sky during the night and discover...
    By Timothysexton June 2, 2011 
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