Articles (Astronomy)

Make Your Own Telescope
(The Scientist Inside You)

The holy month of Ramadan will start in few days, bringing its blessings along. Make your own telescope to be able to observe Ramdan's crescent moon by yourself.


Sally Ride: A Space Pioneer
(Women and Science)

We are all familiar with Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gagarin. However, few of us know about female astronauts, one of whom is Sally Ride, the first female to orbit the Earth.


Could A Black Hole Bring the End of the World?
(Earth and Sky)

Black holes are a big concern; not just for NASA scientists, but for the whole world. The biggest question is: What would happen if a black hole reached us? Would it be our doom?


The Sky and Earth from an Artist’s Point of View
(Earth and Sky)

Since the beginning of time, the relationship between Sky and Earth has occupied human thought and imagination; it has always been a topic for various artistic works that express the artist's interpretation of this relationship.


Nocturnal Animals: When Stars Guide the Way
(Earth and Sky)

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you got lost in the desert? Well, that will not be a problem if you were a dung beetle, a bird, or a seal.

Earth’s Cousin
(Earth and Sky)

Each discovery is a significant milestone in humanity’s efforts to find evidence of life elsewhere in our galaxy; astronomers are looking for a planet that mimics the Earth’s characteristics to be able to support life.


Gravitational Waves
(Earth and Sky)

In 1950, German physicist Albert Einstein developed a theory known as the General Theory of Relativity, in which he looked at gravity from a different perspective.


Earth from Another Perspective
(Earth and Sky)

Is it possible to learn more about our life on Earth by reading in astronomy? It seems that the correct answer is “No”; however, astronauts can change that to a big “Yes”.


Is the Sun going on Lockdown too?
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Recent reports state that the activity on the Sun’s surface has fallen dramatically, promoting a period of solar minimum that might cause droughts and famine on Earth.


Head Transplant
(Science Policy and Ethics)

Different organs can be removed from a human body and transplanted into another body, but have you ever heared of "head transplant”?

The Dawn of Time: A Tale of Egyptian Astronomy
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

The Egyptians, they said, were the first to discover the solar year. They obtained this knowledge from the stars.


Anatomy of Myth (2)
(The Big Questions)

What makes myths dangerous is that they are developed through verbal tradition, ironically, commonly believed myths are scientific.


Interstellar: A Journey into Knowledge
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Although Interstellar is a science-fiction movie, it does not depart from reality entirely; it introduces people to Theoretical Physics.


Anatomy of Myth (1)
(The Big Questions)

In ancient times, humans did not have the technology to explain ideas scientifically so they created fictional stories to explain the mysteries of life.

Do Not Let the Sky Fall!
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Predictions that the world is about to end have been going on for centuries based upon the estimated effects of several long-term influences.

Mining the Sky II
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

What if the greatest discovery of natural resources did not take place here on Earth, but in the sky?


Heavenly Kaleidoscope
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Observing the heavenly sphere, astronomers witness a kaleidoscope of colors, each color having its own significant meaning.

Why the Image of the Black Hole is a Big Deal?
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

If you are wondering why the image of the black hole is a big deal, do not worry, we have got you covered.


What Do You Know About Nebulae?
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Nebulae are known for their attractive colors and breathtaking views all over space.

Red Planet Mission: Women Onboard
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Working at NASA is a dream for many people. Women are part of this great human endeavor; it was in 1978 that NASA hired its very first female astronauts.

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