Articles (Astronomy)

Hypatia: The Bride and Martyr of Science
(Women and Science)

Human history has witnessed tragedies and horrors that the people of science have endured confronting extremism and intolerance.


The Planet with Diamond Rain
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Have you ever imagined that the sky can rain something other than water? To rain diamonds for example? 

The Rite of Spring
(Science and Art)

Fantasia has held a special place in my heart. I remember watching it as a little kid, and still vividly recall its segments.

Extraterrestrial Farming
(Food and Agriculture)

With ongoing man-made and natural calamities hitting Earth, scientists are working on several projects that aim to find other planets suitable for life. 

Stephen Hawking: A Legacy of Hope
(Education)

A disease as grave as ALS could have broken any spirit; however, some people’s strength and determination are stronger than any disease; Stephen Hawking is one of those towering figures.

Solar Eclipses: When the Sun Hides and We Seek!
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

A total solar eclipse is a lifetime experience; the air temperature falls; the sky darkens; even stars and planets appear in daytime; animals get confused: in the darkness of totality bats fly and birds sleep!

Rare Astronomical Phenomena
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

The skies never stop amazing us with numerous, fascinating, and often rare astronomical phenomena.

It Is Not Always About Food: Ramadan
(The Scientist Inside You)

This Ramadan, why not make the month-long fast more fun and carry out one or more science activities with your children? 


The Sky of May 2018 has Astronomical Phenomena other than Ramadan Crescent
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

By mid-May 2018, people will be observing the sky for the crescent of the holy month of Ramadan and the beginning of fasting rituals. 

Psychological Health of Astronauts
(Behavioral Sciences)

Astronauts a are selected carefully, after grueling scientific, cultural, physical, and mental tests, with psychological health testing being of utmost importance.


Journey to the Moon
(The Four Elements: The Roots of Life)

Being our nearest neighbor, the Moon has always found its way into the realms of human curiosity; its desolate beauty has been the source of fascination, inspiring a rich cultural and symbolic tradition.


Mining the Sky
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

The plans of the Planetary Resources company to launch a privatized space mining operation is definitely the stuff of science fiction made reality. 

Colorful Solar System
(The Colors of Life)

In our Solar System, we can see planets with remarkable colors which, when studied, tells scientists a lot about their origins and formation.

Cosmic Colors
(The Colors of Life)

Color remains among the major defining features of any object, contributing in determining our perception of everything we behold. 


The Evolution of Earth’s Atmosphere
(Earth Sciences)

Earth’s atmosphere has been subject to continuous change since its formation. Earth’s primordial atmosphere started 4 billion years ago when the material forming Earth coalesced and melted.

The Ferryman of Hades
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Charon is the largest satellite of the five known satellites of the dwarf planet Pluto; it is more than half Pluto’s size. Even though Pluto was...


Priyamvada Natarajan: The Map Maker of the Cosmos
(Women and Science)

Our universe is enormous and full of wonders. Some people look at the sky and see the flickering of faraway stars in the night sky and write...


Why is the Sky Dark at Night?
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Have you ever wondered why you look up and see a dark sky at night? That question is not as simple as it may sound. 


Water on Mars
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Scientists have sent a robotic rover named Curiosity to Mars in 2012. It is fitted with cameras, as well as a laboratory within it, allowing it to carry out some analysis of soil and rocks found on the surface of Mars. 


Katherine Johnson: NASA’s Human Computer
(Women and Science)

The African–American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician Katherine Johnson was born in 1918 in a small town in West Virginia, USA.


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