Black holes are one of the most puzzling phenomenon in the cosmos. As even a ray of light can’t defy its gravitational force, the mystery behind black holes can’t be easily solved. Read on to find out about the three types of black holes.
A recent report on the Chinese space program’s use of robots fired up an on going controversy over the superiority of robots versus man in space. Read on to find out about other countries developing robots for space applications and the coming projects in this field.
Quasars are a relatively new member to the zoo of cosmic objects astronomers study, having been first discovered in the 1950’s. Many questions are still unanswered about quasars and sometimes they are confused with stars. This article discusses the difference between stars and quasars.
Throughout history there were many myths and beliefs about what caused the craters on the Moon. Developments in the field of astronomy and space science has helped to explain the heavy cratering on the Moon.
Light pollution and astronomy is a hot topic due to the problems it is causing professional and amateur astronomers, as well as ordinary people all over the world. This article discusses the different aspects of this issue.
The influence that Jupiter has on the Earth is a topic of hot discussion. Some scientists are of the opinion that Jupiter acts as a guardian. Others dispel that notion. Read on to know how Jupiter influences Earth.
NASA has yet another remarkable satellite mission–the WISE mission is launched on December 14. The $300 million venture, WISE is an infrared telescope designed to detect objects and phenomenon visible light telescopes cannot.
Albedo is the measure of the reflective nature of an object. This dimensionless number provides important clues about celestial objects and can even be used as an indicator of global warming. Read on for more information about albedo.
Many of you might have seen beautiful shooting stars streaking through the night sky. But how many of you know about the branch of science – Meteoritics – which studies them and the information which scientists can obtain from studying them?
The minor planets become a topic of heated discussion after the decision of the IAU to strip Pluto of its status as a planet and to consider it a minor planet in 2006. Read on to find out more about these asteroids of our Solar System.
These paper projects for preschoolers will get the child’s imagination moving and the creativity to flow. Children will learn how to make fun treasures using recyclable items such as cardboard and magazines.
Did you know that there are 4 different types of twilight in astronomy? And, that the length of twilight changes depending on your latitude and time of year, among other factors? If not, then read on as we shed some light on just what twilight is!