Articles (Planets)

The Dawn of Time: A Tale of Egyptian Astronomy
(Human Civilization)

The Egyptians, they said, were the first to discover the solar year. They obtained this knowledge from the stars.


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)
(The Big Questions)

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.

Red Planet Mission: Women Onboard
(Women and Science)

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.


Maryam Al-Astrolabiya: Arab Astronomer Pioneer
(Women and Science)

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.


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.

Things We Have Been Taught in School that are Not True (Part Two)
(Education)

In this day and age, any post, link, or photo we see we have to play Sherlock Holmes with, because a lot of the stuff out there is fake. 

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.

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.


The Origins of the Four Elements: Earth and Water
(The Four Elements: The Roots of Life)

From ancient civilizations to modern day, the colors and symbols of the four elements have represented the different aspects of nature and the forces of energy in our world.


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.

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...


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