Articles (Sky)

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.


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”.


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?


The Nazca Lines: A Mysterious Peruvian Treasure
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

The advent of aviation enabled us to discover a long-hidden treasure of ancient civilization; we mean the amazing Nazca Lines.


Heavenly Kaleidoscope
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Observing the heavenly sphere, astronomers witness a kaleidoscope of colors, each color having its own significant meaning.

Why the Image of the Black Hole is a Big Deal?
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

If you are wondering why the image of the black hole is a big deal, do not worry, we have got you covered.


Red Planet Mission: Women Onboard
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Working at NASA is a dream for many people. Women are part of this great human endeavor; it was in 1978 that NASA hired its very first female astronauts.

InSight Lands on Mars
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

If you have looked up at the sky on 31 July 2018, you could have probably seen Mars shining brightly without resorting to any special equipment.


Physical Phenomena and the World of Design
(Science and Art)

Because we are accustomed to live with tools and machines that allow us access to endless information, designers pursue graphs, codes, and software that transforms data and variables into unique shapes.

Maryam Al-Astrolabiya: Arab Astronomer Pioneer
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

The young Maryam was raised amidst a mathematical, astronomical environment. She delved into both sciences to design and build the “complex” astrolabe.


The Story of the Best Astronomical Picture of the 20th Century
(Science and Art)

At the end of 1999, international cultural authorities competed in an open poll on the so-called “Best Thing” of the 20th century. NASA's website asked people to vote for the best astronomical picture captured in the 20th century.


Caroline Herschel: An Iconic Woman Astronomer
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

The German-born English astronomer, Caroline Herschel, was the first woman to discover a comet, to be officially recognized in a scientific position and get paid for her contribution to science.

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