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One of the fundamental concepts in the study of astronomy is the dependency of Earth and every other planet in the solar system on the characteristics of the Sun. From emissions of hot gas to violent space wind to bursts of extra energy (via solar flares), the behavior of the Sun, dubbed as space weather, […]Continue reading → Continue reading
The Hubble Space Telescope has been delivering high-quality, in-depth images of the universe for almost three decades and has been critical in several astronomy discoveries, such as the rate of expansion of the universe. However, NASA is now planning to fully launch the James Webb Space Telescope in 2018 as the scientific successor to the […]Continue reading → Continue reading
Throughout studies into interactions of various celestial bodies, one constant in putting into scope the mind-bogglingly vast distances has been the speed of light, via the distance unit of a light-year. The concept of the speed of light was first fully suggested when Einstein hypothesized that the speed of light plays the role of infinite speed […]Continue reading → Continue reading