Author Archives: The Cosmic Traveler

The Eclipse Almost Stole My Sight

by Marca On Monday, April 8, 2024, North America witnessed a solar eclipse, and it almost blinded me. But before I talk about that, what is a solar eclipse? A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves between the Sun and the Earth, which blocks the Sun totally or partially and casts a shadow on […] Continue reading

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So what is a Black Hole?

by me A black hole is an astronomical object in space where the gravitational pull is so strong that nothing can escape from it, including light. The “surface” of a black hole is known as the event horizon. Black holes are undetectable by telescopes because no light can escape from them; However, they can be […] Continue reading

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What color is the Sun? (not yellow)

by me The Sun is the brightest and biggest celestial body in our solar system. Its diameter is 865,000 miles, which is about 110 Earths long. Without the Sun’s light, there would be no life on Earth. The Sun is so important to us humans, yet some people don’t take the time to appreciate its […] Continue reading

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Gravitational Mysteries

by me The idea of gravity, the fundamental force that controls how objects move in the universe, is both intriguing and mysterious. Gravity is a force that pulls objects toward each other; it controls everything from an apple falling from a tree to a planet’s orbit around a star. It’s a force that operates over […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

by me Galileo Galilei: Born on February 15, 1564, Died on January 8, 1642 Two major historical events during Galileo’s lifetime: A famous historical figure during Galileo’s lifetime:  Queen Elizabeth I: Born on September 7, 1533, Died on March 24, 1603. Queen Elizabeth I established a secure Church of England and laid out a compromise […] Continue reading

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Humans and Light Speed

by me The speed of light is around 300,000,000 meters per second. It’s so fast that it can circle the Earth 7.5 times in one second. I always wondered if humans can ever achieve speeds the same as light, but we’ve only managed to go 176,462 meters per second with the Nasa Parker Solar Probe. […] Continue reading

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Welcome

by me Hello and Welcome to my Blog. The picture above is one I took while In Kurdistan, which is a region in the Middle East. Some people have the misconception that the Middle East is all desert, but this shows otherwise! To learn more about Kurdistan, click here. Continue reading

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