To the ancients, planets were merely wandering points of light against a backdrop of fixed stars. The only moon they knew was that of our own Earth. With modern technology, we have seen each of these wanderers up close in all their grandeur and beauty.
Are you a star gazer? Were your childhood dreams filled with space exploration, astronauts, moon walks and solar systems? Welcome! You’ve found a place to explore the latest scientific articles and space news, all written and vetted by professionals in the industry and long-time enthusiasts eager to explore the galaxy with you.
Bright Hub’s Space Channel will take you past the sun, moon and stars of our own solar system into further galaxies of deep outer space. Explore black holes, nebulas, asteroids and comets as well as the fields of astronomy and engineering. Learn what causes a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse. With all there is to explore, it is no wonder that generations of humans yearned to find what lies in outer space: from philosophers of ancient cosmology to current astronauts to future NASA projects such as Project Constellation.
Managing editor Laurie Patsalides and a team of writers share their fascination for the solar system with you through in-depth scientific articles and space technology reviews. Find information on everything from the Phoenix Mars Lander to the requirements for a manned Mars Mission. Explore the world of NASA. Decide if an astronaut career is in your future of if the health risks of an astronaut convince you otherwise. Find facts about space and read the latest news on topics such as NASA Direct and debate the current status of the Space Program.
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It’s been more than 40 years since the first man walked on the Moon. Today, NASA is preparing to return. How much do you know about the first expeditions? Let’s find out with this Walking on the Moon Quiz.
Planets and planetoids, asteroids called Trojans and Centaurs, dwarf planets and plutoids, meteors, comets, extra terrestrial volcanoes and volcanoes made of ice! Moonscapes beautifully pockmarked with craters and valleys, and course, our endlessly interesting Sun! Let’s explore the solar system!