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Detecting Invisible Signals with Radio Telescopes

It is really a marvel to look out in space and see what is out there beyond our planet. However, not all of the matter out there is visible. Radio telescopes let us peer into the cosmos and gather information from radio waves.

What Happens During a Solar Eclipse?

The Earth, Sun and the Moon are the most familiar celestial objects which have been in existence for billions of years. What happens during a solar eclipse? Learn more about this natural phenomenon.

Ares vs. Shuttle- A Comparison of Two NASA Space Vehicles

in 2005, the Ares rocket and Orion capsule were chosen by NASA for the distinction of replacing the Shuttle and returning to the surface of the moon. Even though the program is encountering delays and technical difficulties, the choice to return to rockets does make sense.

Types of Communication Satellites

Have you ever wondered what satellite phones, GPS and broadcasting companies have in common? Actually, all of these tech devices rely on communication satellites. And it is about time you take a look at how such man-made marvels work.

History of Columbia Space Shuttle and Disaster

We normally hear and read about accidents and death of several people in the news which occur on roads, rivers and so on, but the thought of having an accident in space really sends shivers down the spine. Read what happened to the Space Shuttle Columbia and her crew which met with such an accident.

The Basics of The Big Bang Theory

For quite some time, man has always been fascinated how the universe came into being. We may not be able to know it in our lifetime but the Big Bang Theory at least provides us a good imaginary start.

How the Universe is Expanding: The Big Bang May Explain the Expansion

You surely must have inflated balloons in a birthday party decoration. I remember how elated I used to feel when the tiny rubber piece got transformed into a gigantic ball when filled with air. This leads me to think whether the creator of the Universe has similar elation on seeing the expanding universe.

Night Sky: What We Can See Compared to Satellites and Telescopes

What is out there in the universe? We have a very limited view into the universe through our visual senses but with the aid of modern technology we can see things that are far beyond that. Being able to see images from radio waves to X-rays and beyond has opened up the universe for our study and presented us with some amazing images.