Astronomy

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When Will Man Go to Mars?

Since the early days of space exploration, people have been dreaming of going to Mars. It took only 12 years from Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, until the first moon landing of Apollo 11. Yet 50 years on Mars is still a huge challenge. Will we eventually take off for the red planet?

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What Are Black Holes?

This article explores the scientific principles and theories pertaining to black holes. What are black holes? Where do they come from? Finally, and most importantly, what can they tell us about the universe at large?

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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.

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Mars: Quick Facts

This article explores the planetary properties of Mars, and examines the planet's unique set of characteristics through an analysis of observations made by astronomers and scientists, alike.

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Venus: Quick Facts

This article explores the planetary properties of Venus, and examines its characteristics through an analysis of observations made by astronomers and scientists, alike.

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Jupiter: Quick Facts

This article explores the planetary properties of Jupiter, and provides an examination of the planet's natural characteristics, as observed by astronomers in the past and present.

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Comet Watching

Comets are astronomical phenomena that can both bedazzle and frustrate would-be viewers. Outside of the professional observatories, most people pay little attention. Amateur enthusiasts are a small part of the population.

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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.