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by GraphicsMan
2 years ago
Science Fiction: Myths for the Modern Human

Are science fiction writers the prophets of today?

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by Alex Gopson
2 years ago
Venus- Our Sister Planet

The Earth's strikingly similar neighbor.

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by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
April Means It's Time for the Lyrid Meteor Showers

The Lyrid meteor showers appear each April. These showers originate from the Comet Thatcher, and are named after the constellation Lyra the Harp. Comet Thatcher is not well-documented, as it takes 415 years to orbit the sun, so only rarely appears. 

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by TanoCalvenoa
2 years ago
Odd Planet: The Weirdness of Venus

Venus is the closest planet to Earth, and the most like Earth of any of the other planets in our solar system. However, it is still a very strange world, and there is currently no known way for us to ever land humans there.

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by javrsmith
2 years ago
Facts About the 2017 USA Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse is visible in the United States. A number of interesting facts pertain to this event.

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by javrsmith
2 years ago
Ways to Experience the Next Total Solar Eclipse 2017 in the United States

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible for many Americans. Tracking from Oregon to South Carolina, the moon's shadow will put on an amazing show for millions of people. Find out how!

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by TanoCalvenoa
2 years ago
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How Large Is the Planet Neptune?

Neptune is the furthest from the sun of the eight major planets. It is one of four gas giants that orbit beyond the asteroid belt, and after Jupiter and Saturn, is the third-most massive planet in our solar system.

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by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
Get Ready for the Geminid Meteor Showers in December

Geminids are often described as one of the best meteor showings each year. The meteors generally appear in the first two to three weeks of December with peak showings about mid-month, usually around Dec. 13 and Dec. 14. 

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by TanoCalvenoa
2 years ago
Distance of the Nearest Galaxy to Our Own Milky Way

The answer to the question of how far away the nearest galaxy is to our own Milky Way Galaxy is not so simple to answer.  The Milky Way is, relative to the vastness of space, near two other large spiral galaxies, although each is also surrounded by smaller galaxies which orbit the main ones.

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by PensiveScholar
2 years ago
Black Holes: Humankind's Answer to Time Travel? (In Layman's Terms)

Black holes have been a notable phenomenon by astrophysicists for their intense gravitational pull and the possibility of time travel. Black holes and time travel are broken down into layman's terms.

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by TanoCalvenoa
2 years ago
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Facts about Earth's Orbit around the Sun

The Earth's orbit around the sun is not a perfect circle. Perihelion is the point in the orbit in which our planet is closest to the sun, and aphelion is when it is furthest away. Earth's elliptical orbit, and the timing of perihelion and aphelion, have significant effects on our planet's seasons and climate.

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by DazzimusP
2 years ago
Visual Deep Sky Observing: Galaxies

In the final installment of my visual deep sky series, I touch on a class of objects most deep sky astronomer enthusiast spend their time on. These objects are so numerous, you could spend an entire lifetime seeking them out and observing them, even in the smallest of telescopes. One catch though is that they are mostly faint and require dark skies, something which is hard to come by these days. I will discuss the brighter examples and what to expect from them.

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by DazzimusP
2 years ago
Visual Deep Sky Observing: Star Clusters

Part two of my visual deep sky observing guide looks at some of the prettier celestial bodies in the sky. Star clusters are bright and can punch through light polluted skies and are therefore the staple of many deep sky afficionados who observe from urban and suburban locales.

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by DazzimusP
2 years ago
Tips On Improving Your Small Departmental Store Telescope

Tips on improving that departmental store small telescope that is just gathering dust in your closet, and how this telescope can be put to work by even the most novice of astronomers.

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by DazzimusP
2 years ago
Visual Deep Sky Observing: Nebulae

I have compiled a short list of the best and brightest nebulae in the heavens, complete with what you can realistically expect to see in a small telescope. I will cover nebulae from both northern and southern hemisphere seeing that that this article will be accessible all over the world.

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by DazzimusP
3 years ago
Visual Deep Sky Observing Part 2

Tip and tricks of the trade. In this article I will discuss what is required to start doing visual deep sky observing, as well as reveal some tricks of the trade.

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by DazzimusP
3 years ago
Visual Deep Sky Observing Part 1

We are facing a golden age of amateur astronomy where there is a plethora of equipment even for the most novice of astronomers. My series of articles cover the subject that is closest to most practicing amateur astronomer hearts..how to observe the deep sky. In these series of articles I will cover observing techniques, recommend books on the subject and cover every major class of deep sky object.

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by Shar On
3 years ago
Photos and Interesting Facts About the Moon

I have been fascinated with the moon for years. When I bought a new camera I was finally able to capture images of the moon. Therefore we have spent more and more time taking thousands of different photos.

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by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Guide to the Orionids Meteor Shower

Every year the Orionids Meteor Shower makes its appearance in October during the second half of the month. This cosmic illumination, which stems from Halley's Comet, is expected to peak this year between Oct. 20 and Oct. 21, which is similar to previous recent years.

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by Carl Harker
3 years ago
The Marvelous Hubble Telescope

The Hubble Telescope has expanded our ability to view and understand the universe around us.

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