Articles (Astronomy)

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
(Safe Summer)

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.


Spacecrafts’ Final Destination
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Have you ever wondered where do spacecrafts and satellites go after they complete their mission in space?


The Golden Age of Islam: Glimpses of Scientific Discovery and Invention (Khwarazm – Baghdad – Kufa)
(Scientists and Inventors)

The article gives glimpses of scientific discoveries and inventions of Khwarazm, Baghdad and Kufa's scientists during the Golden Age of Islam.


The Biggest Health Risks in Space
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Since people began travelling in space, many people have been dreaming about it; however, it have negative effects on the human body.

Astronomy of the Arabs
(Scientists and Inventors)

With the dawn of Islam and the commandment of prayer and fasting, it became a necessity to determine the directions and the new moons.


Princess Andromeda’s Story: The Iconic Victory of Good over Evil
(Science and Art)

Hollywood produced twice the Greek myth of "Princess Andromeda", which every astronomer, amateur astronomer, or sky observer recalls while looking at the Andromeda Constellation.


Hubble’s Successor: James Webb Space Telescope
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

James Webb Space Telescope (Webb or JSWT), the largest and most complex telescope, is finally going to launch in December 2021.

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
(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
(Animal and Plant Life)

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”.


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