Articles (Astronomy)

Watch out! The Perseids are Coming
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

If you are a sky gazer like me, be prepared for one of the best astronomical events this year.


Where is the Moon?
(Science Story Time!)

"Where is the Moon?” Ahmed wondered as he looked at the dark night sky. The Moon is nowhere to be found. “But, it was there. I saw it.” The sky was clear, so the Moon was not hiding behind the clouds.


Prayer Time Calculation Method
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Praying five times a day is obligatory for Muslims at prescribed times that are related to the Sun's movement. Here comes the role of astronomy in determining prayer times using mathematics-based astronomical calculations.


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
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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?
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

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
(Science and Art)

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
(Life Sciences)

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
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

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
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

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
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

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)
(Fact and Myth)

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)
(Fact and Myth)

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.

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