The Hubble Space Telescope has given us spectacular images of deep space objects that not only have expanded our knowledge of the Universe but shown us its beauty. Here are a few of the most spectacular deep space images HST has given us.
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.
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!
How many moons does Mars have? Generally the answer to this query is a relatively simple one: two. While investigating these two satellites, speculation of sinister artificial origins rose, along with intriguing scientific exploration. No matter what, Phobos and Deimos have fascinated generations.
Small but solid, our Earth is not only a paradise for life but also a place with remarkable physical properties. Despite its small volume, it holds the record of the densest planet in the Solar System, giving us a great opportunity to investigate the meaning of density in earth science.
John Couch Adams was a brilliant scientist who made numerous significant contributions to the field of astronomy. We will look at his life and his contributions to the field of astronomy, particularly to planetary science, the Moon and the Leonid meteor shower.
From the effects of meteorites and asteroids, to the tides and even the bizarre origin of the Moon itself — all of these are significant answers to the question: “How does studying the Moon help us learn more about Earth?”.
NASA’s Solar Probe Plus will become the first spacecraft to plunge into the Sun. It won’t enter the Sun’s surface, but its strange outer atmosphere, the corona, where the temperature is millions of degrees and the solar wind is accelerated to supersonic speeds. Perhaps Plus will tell us why.
Barycenter is commonly known as the center of mass. In this article we will explore what the concept of the barycenter is, what the barycenter of the Solar System is and how it influences the other planets and the Earth-Moon system.
The Moon remains one of the most fascinating objects in the night sky. This article will give a little insight into how the lunar phases occur, what they are and when to observe the gibbous phase during night and daytime.
Gravity is present everywhere in the Universe. In this article we will explore the concept of the force of gravity in space and look at Newton’s theory of gravitation as well as Einstein’s general theory of relativity. We will use these to understand how gravity works in space.
It is probably the biggest geological formation to be discovered and it is not on Earth! Read the article to find out more information about what and where is Olympus Mons, how it was formed and whether it is still active. Could we ever set foot on it?
What exactly is escape velocity? In this article we will explore what this concept is, how to calculate this velocity for an object and also look at how this velocity varies for different celestial objects.
As the Earth and the other planets of our Solar System orbit around the Sun, they are forcibly confronted with the effects – mild or severe – of their elliptical paths. Read about what happens at perihelion and aphelion and whether these two points are related to the succession of seasons.
Are you familiar with the terms apogee and perigee? Read the article for a simple explanation on the two terms and what happens when the Moon passes from one point to the other. Are there any effects on Earth? Follow the article to find out.