Articles (Astronomy)

Before Newton, there was Al-Hazen
(Inventions and Innovations)

Ibn al-Haytham was an Arab scientist who birthed the scientific method; he was a genuine polymath, a controversial figure, and a brilliant mind.

Mars: The Red Shy Neighbor
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Being the closest planet to Earth, Mars has always been looked at as the big red apple in space exploration. 

An Overview of the Solar System
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

The universe is a gigantic place and Earth only makes up a tiny part of it. Let us not go too far, we are only discussing the solar system.


The Human Tendency for Cosmic Tragedy: NEOs
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are comets and asteroids that have been nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth's neighborhood.


Eratosthenes of Cyrene: Beta Teacher!
(Inventions and Innovations)

Eratosthenes of Cyrene was the third librarian of the Ancient Library of Alexandria, and one of the greatest scientists humanity has ever known. Eratosthenes, son of Aglaos, was born in Cyrene, Libya in 276 BCE; he passed away around 195 BCE.

Experimenting in Space: A Brief History
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

The idea of space experiments is far from fictional, with the very first experiments in space carried out as early as 1971.


The Lunar Effect: Fact or Fiction?
(Health and Diseases)

Some legends say that the full Moon brings out the worst in people, causing them to act strangely, but does it have this power?


Mankind and Nature: A Story of Fear and Knowledge
(Inventions and Innovations)

The story of nature and mankind is a long one; it is a story that started with fear and ended with better understanding of nature.


Archeology from Space
(Earth Sciences)

Satellite Archaeology is a method for mapping and monitoring potential archaeological sites using high resolution satellites.


The Suffering of Scientists
(Inventions and Innovations)

The vast body of knowledge we enjoy today was not handed to us on a silver platter; it is the outcome of the suffering of many scientists.


Look Up: Once-in-a-50-Millenia Comet to Appear in the Sky!
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

A green comet will make its closest approach to the Sun and Earth in January and early February 2023; do not miss this awesome opportunity.


The Arab Renaissance
(Inventions and Innovations)

Using the Arabic language, which is without doubt the language of science for the human race, Muslims have achieved the miracle of Arab science.


My Anxiety and the Moon
(Health and Diseases)

Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life; however, our feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect our daily lives.


The Sun: A Profile
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

There are billions of stars in the Milky Way, but the Sun is the most prominent star for us; although it is a common middle-sized yellow star.


Music in Space: The Sound of a Black Hole
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

NASA recently released the sound of a black hole, but we have been told once that sound cannot travel through space; so, what did you just hear?

A One-way or a Round-trip to Mars?
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Since the 1930s, interest in Mars has been increasing, and today, more spacecrafts are sent to the Red Planet than to any other planet.

A Busy Agenda for Mars!
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

We see our Red neighbor glowing in the sky, hoping it would be our safe refuge; this is how decision makers racing to study Mars think.


Is the Sky Really Blue?
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

A frequently asked question by children is: “Why is the sky blue?” Some answer: “because it reflects the color of the ocean”.

The Impact of Solar Flares on Communication Systems
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Although the Sun is about 150 million kilometers away from Earth, it is responsible for life as we know it; yet, can it also be a source of danger?


iTelescopes!
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Many people enjoy watching the night sky or the day sky to observe stars, planets, solar eclipses and sunspots; accordingly, the technology of needed equipement is developing.


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