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It's Been 31 Years Since We Last Visited Uranus

Voyager 2 may have been the second of NASA’s famous twin exploration spacecraft but it launched first, on August 20, 1977. Eight and a half years later it became the first (and last) spacecraft to visit  296 altre parole


What is cosmology? Definition and history

Cosmology is the branch of astronomy involving the origin and evolution of the universe, from the big bang to today and on into the future. According to NASA, the definition of cosmology is “the scientific study of the large-scale properties of the universe as a whole.” 777 altre parole


Theory of Everything

Sounds interesting, right? The Theory of Everything! A single theory that would cover almost all knowledge of the universe that mankind has in a single framework. 454 altre parole


AlchemyAstrology: 24-26 January, 2017

PASSIVE – Moon in Sagittarius, laboratory process of Incinerationemotionally idealistic

Incineration, is the conversion of a substance to ashes by means of a powerful fire. 381 altre parole


Earth-like Planet just 39 light years away with a thick atmosphere, It could mean there's Water

A rocky, oven-hot Earth-sized spotted orbiting a small nearby star just over a year ago is one of the best chances we have of finding alien life outside our solar system. 74 altre parole


God, the expanding universe, and dark energy

J asks:

1.  Could you convert the rate of expansion of the universe in everyday terms?  As an automotive engineer, I am very comfortable with units of ft or miles per second squared…

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The Joy of LRGB (M81)

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Bode’s Nebula is a spiral galaxy around 12m light years from us in the constellation of Ursa Major. It is a target I have tried previously using a DSLR, but at a wider image scale than I can achieve with my newer ATIK camera, and had mixed results. 842 altre parole