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The Scope of the Universe

Although we talked about the scale of the Sun, the galaxy, and the rest of the universe, it didn’t really …

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Sending Chuck Berry to Space

In 1977, NASA launched the spacecraft Voyager 1 into space to observe Jupiter and Saturn and, eventually, to travel outside …

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The Toughest Creature in the World

In the early 1700s, several different scientists examining the components of water and water habitats came across a miniscule creature …

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New Horizons

Exploring Pluto Pluto, the small icy body at the edge of our planetary system, has been under scrutiny in scientific …

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An Ocean on a Moon?

One of the largest satellites in the solar system is Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. Though Ganymede is classified as a moon …

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The Biggest Volcano in the Solar System

The biggest volcano in the solar system was discovered in 1971 by the space probe Mariner 9, though it is …

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Mars One Mission

In our society, the career of an astronaut has been painted as an idealistic childhood dream job or the mythical …

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It’s About Time

Most of us have calendars hung in our kitchens or virtual apps constantly berating us with times, dates, and upcoming …

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Astronomy and Religion in Germany: The Story of Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) Johannes Kepler’s work began when he apprenticed for Tycho Brahe in the year preceding Tycho’s death. Kepler …

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What Does It Mean to Have a Zodiac Sign?

Lots of people are aware that they have a Zodiac sign – a symbol associated with the time of year …

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