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A Throwback to ASTR 201

From this class, I learned about many things that I never knew about that. I learned about the formation of our solar system and many others. I learned about each planet specifically and what makes each one unique and bizarre in their own ways. The one thing that I especially enjoyed learning about was talking […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Has NASA Discovered the SECRET to Interstellar Travel?

The following quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson captures the importance of discovering new technologies that will aid us in interstellar travel: “Routine travel among the stars is impossible without new discoveries regarding the fabric of space and time, or capability to manipulate it for our needs. By my read, the idea of a functioning warp […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse Creates an Apocalyptic View

Last weekend, one of the first two lunar eclipses of 2015 occurred and left a great view. The moon dimmed and turned red giving it an eerie and dark feeling, leading some people to dub it as a blood moon. As we have learned already, eclipses consist of two parts. The penumbra is when the […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Potential Ocean Underneath Jupiter’s Surface

Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found out that there is an ocean beneath the surface of Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede. According to NASA officials, this ocean that is buried under a thick crust of ice may hold more water than the collective amount of water on Earth. Scientists think the ocean is 10 […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Signs of Warm Water Found on Enceladus

NASA’s spacecraft, Cassini, has made an astonishing discovery about one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus. This spacecraft has entered Saturn’s orbit and is sending information to the space center about Saturn and its moons. The purpose of sending this spacecraft was to make an effort of finding another celestial body that have habitable traits similar to […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Was Life on Earth Planted by Aliens?!?!

Scientists in the United Kingdom have discovered something astonishing: a tiny, metal globular object the width of a human hair captured by a team of researchers using a high-flying balloon in Earth’s stratosphere. According to University of Buckingham’s astrobiologist Milton Wainwright, the globular object “has filamentous life on the outside and a gooey biological material […] Continue reading Continue reading

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A Smiley Face in Space :)

A picture taken by Hubble shows what appears to be a face complete with two eyes, a nose, and a smile. The two eyes are actually galaxies while the smile is made up of curving light that forms a partial circle around the figure. However, the smile doesn’t exist. There is lots of immeasurable and […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context: Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei was born on December 27, 1571 and died on November 15, 1630. Galileo Galilei made multiple achievements. He has been called the father of modern observational astronomy and played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. Galileo came up with the concept of heliocentrism which was viewed with much controversy […] Continue reading Continue reading

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A Ghostly Eclispse?

This week, people have noticed that there was a very odd appearance that made the moon look different. They noticed that there was a very slim crescent moon that also shows the black silhouette of the rest of the moon. Although it does look like a eclipse, experts have weighed in and determined this phenomenon […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Scottish Scientists Slow Down Light :O

Although the speed of light has been taught to be a constant value in a vacuum setting like the universe, however a team of Scottish scientists have valid proof that this might not always be the case. The Scottish researchers from the University of Glasgow and Heriot-Watt University made this amazing discovery by firing two […] Continue reading Continue reading

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