Articles (Astronomy)

Mind-Blowing Space Facts (1)
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Are we alone in the Universe? What exactly is dark matter? How did our solar system form initially? Endless unanswered questions about space; it is practically a wonderland of mystery.

The Martian: A Reality?
(Science in Arts and Culture)

With all the attention Mars has been getting lately, and the great scientific work that is helping us understand more about the cold deserted Red Planet, more and more people are learning about the exciting discoveries taking place.

Mini Biographies
(Inventions and Innovations)

Meet the inspirational polymath Mae Jemison (born 17 October 1956, Alabama, USA): doctor, chemical engineer, professional dancer, Peace Corps volunteer, teacher, and renowned NASA astronaut. She also happens to be the first African American woman to travel in space.

Mary Somerville: Unraveling the Universe
(Inventions and Innovations)

Mary Somerville is a female astronomer and mathematician who played a vital role in the discovery of the planet Neptune, at a time when women’s participation in science was discouraged.

The Arabs and the Advancement of Astrolabes
(Inventions and Innovations)

One of the Arab scientists’ major contributions was in astrolabes. Astrolabes were primarily invented by the ancient Greeks in 225 BCE by Apollonius based on the theories and the findings of Hipparchus. The main uses of astrolabes were to tell time during day or night, to identify the time of sunrise and sunset, and the length of the day, and to locate celestial objects in the sky. These uses were essential for astronomers, astrologers, and of course navigators.

Why Space is Black?
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

When we search for pictures of the outer space, we find them all black, and we do not know why? The answer to this question might be a little bit difficult, but we can simplify it.

Inventions that Changed the Course of History: The Rocket
(Inventions and Innovations)

Throughout history, there has been confusion between the words rocket and missile. A rocket generally refers to a device, which after launch, is recovered using a parachute or streamer. A missile is defined as a flying device which is not recovered.

Launching a Satellite
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Although sophisticated technologies are involved in the process of launching a satellite, the principle it is built on is pretty simple.

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