Tycho Brahe’s New Star or “Nova” of 1572
The appearance of the “new star” in November 1572, observed and reported upon by the famed astronomer Tycho Brahe, led to the revision of the ancient models of the heavens. The appearance of the new star challenged the Aristotelian dogma that the realm of the stars was unchanging.
What Are Chondrules and Chondrites?
How the solar system was developed is mysterious and can really only be pieced together by geological evidence and comparisons to other exoplanet systems. But when even the most basic building block is questionable in origin and function, what are we to do?
James Webb Space Telescope: Unravel the Universe
James Webb Telescope, the successor for the Hubble Space Telescope, launched on 22 December 2021 with the goal of explaining the existence of the universe. It is the most powerful telescope ever built by humans and its voyage could last up to 10 years.
Parker Solar Probe the First Spacecraft to Reach the Sun
The first artificial spacecraft reached the outer-most surface of the Sun called the 'Corona' to study solar activity data, predict accurate weather forecasting, and, most importantly, 'Solar Wind.' It is the first NASA mission to be named after a living individual.
What Is Arrokoth and What Has New Horizons Discovered There?
Arrokoth, formerly known as Ultima Thule, was the first Kuiper Belt Object visited by a probe. What did New Horizons find there?
Uranus: The Most Bizarre Planet in the Solar System
Uranus is a very unusual planet with many unique features that set it apart from the rest of the solar system. Here's an answer to many of the questions you may have about Uranus, such as why it's sideways, what it's made of, and how many moons it has.
Galileo Galilei Discovers the Moons of Jupiter and the Phases of Venus
Observations of the moons of Jupiter and the phases of Venus in 1610 made by the Italian inventor and scientist Galileo Galilei using a small telescope brought further evidence of the reality of Nicolaus Copernicus’ sun-centered universe model.
The Top 10 Strangest Objects in the Universe
This work examines the top 10 strangest objects in the universe. It provides an analysis of each scientific anomaly with a focus on current theories and hypotheses regarding these objects' overall existence in the universe at large.
What Is Emergent Gravity and Teleparallel Gravity?
Dark energy is stumping astronomers and attempts to rectify it are numerous. What does this idea bring to the table?
Is the Universe Made of Math? The Mathematical Universe Hypothesis
Is our reality so beautiful as to be made of math?
How the First Corned Beef Sandwich in Space Was Smuggled Aboard a NASA Space Flight
In 1965, an astronaut smuggled a corned beef sandwich onto a space flight. This is the story of what happened and how it ignited a Congressional investigation.
Are Black Holes Atoms? And Other Particle Possibilities
Learning about black holes? There's so much we don't know. Could they be atoms? What else could they be? In another attempt at understanding black holes, we have to travel down an unlikely path...
Unsolved Mysteries of Moon Observations and Transient Lunar Phenomena
That beautiful moon has more going on than meets the eye. Explore some hidden mysteries that you didn't know you knew!
Nicolaus Copernicus: The Astronomer Who Placed the Sun at the Center of the Solar System
Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish priest and astronomer in the 16th century who took the bold step of placing the sun at the center of the solar system instead of the earth. His most famous work is "On the Revolutions of Celestial Spheres" published in 1532.
The Challenge of Living on Mars and Colonizing the Planet
This is a review of what scientists are studying for survival of humans on Mars and a planned colonization of the planet.
How Did the Grand Unified Theory and Inflation Save Cosmology?
At the heart of cosmology is how the Universe started and where is it going, but problems resolving this exist. Those can be answered by the Grand Unified Theory and Inflation.
The James Webb Space Telescope: Its History and Most Recent Photographs From Space
The James Webb Space Telescope is the formal successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. Here are the latest Webb images along with the history, description, capabilities, and launch videos of the Webb telescope
Apollo 11: The Epic Journey to the Moon
In the summer of 1969, the spacecraft Apollo 11 made an epic journey to the moon with three brave astronauts aboard. The space flight culminated when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made an historic walk on the surface of the moon.
The Apollo Program Leading up to the Moon Landing
President Kennedy set a lofty goal of putting a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s. This is the story of the Apollo Program leading up to the moon landing of Apollo 11. During the 1960s, the National Aerunautics and Space Administration (NASA) expanded rapidly to put a man on the moon.
Michael Collins: The Forgotten Apollo 11 Astronaut
Michael Collins was the pilot of the Command Module "Columbia" on the journey of the three-man crew to the moon during the epic 1969 Apollo 11 mission. This is his story.
Top 10 Interesting and Fun Facts About Comets, Meteors, Meteorites, and Asteroids
Chunks of rock and metal, lumps of ice, and clouds of dust float far and wide in the solar system. Scientists classify these wandering objects as comets, meteors, and asteroids. Rocky asteroids sometimes crash into planets or their moons, causing massive craters.
Bucket List for Stargazers and Amateur Astronomers
There are 32 night-sky objects that are worth seeing either with our own eyes or through a telescope. A few items in this list include uncertain events that may never happen in our lifetime like a naked eye comet or a supernova.
Buzz Aldrin: Astronaut and Innovator
Buzz Aldrin is an American U.S. Air Force pilot and astronaut who took part in the historic Apollo 11 mission, during which he became the second person to step onto the lunar surface. Prior to Apollo 11, Aldrin was prime crew of NASA’s Gemini 12 mission.
What Is a Magnetar and Other Extreme Neutron Star Physics Questions?
There are neutron stars which excite us. Then there are pulsars, which take neutron stars to the next level. What comes after that? Magnetars. This and more extreme neutron star questions are tackled here.