Space & Astronomy

Space & Astronomy
The Constellations Piscis Austrinus and Grus

The Constellations Piscis Austrinus and Grus

Piscis Austrinus (occasionally seen spelled as Pisces Austrinus) and Grus are two constellations with a few bright stars and very faint deep-sky...
The Galaxy M87 - Elliptical Galaxy with Pronounced Jet in Virgo

The Galaxy M87 – Elliptical Galaxy with Pronounced Jet in Virgo

The Virgo Cluster of galaxies is home to more than 2,000 galaxies and the nearest galalxy is the giant M87, the heart...
Heat Death of the Universe

Heat Death of the Universe

The idea of the heat death of the universe was proposed following the discovery of the laws of thermodynamics. These laws, in...

Planet Hunting – Search around Other Stars

The first exoplanet, or planet that orbits a star other than our sun, was discovered by Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz in 1995. Since...

Water on the Moon

Back in 1999, the Cassini spacecraft detected what seemed to be water molecules and hydroxyl on the moon. In 2009, data analyzed from NASA's...

Is Time Travel Possible

Is time travel possible? Of course! Time travel is commonplace. On waking, every conscious being is aware of passing through time effortlessly, day after day,...

Black Hole Singularity

Schwarzschild Radius or Event Horizon The Schwarzschild radius or event horizon is the one way boundary from which nothing can escape a black hole. It...

Getting Started In Astronomy: Observing the Moon

The Moon is up there almost every night to observe and yet the comment most heard at any star-night is" That's the first time...

How Places On Earth Seen By Astronauts On Moon

Even the most casual stargazer knows that the Moon goes through phases as seen from Earth. Because only 12 astronauts have stood on the...

NASA Inspires Citizen Scientists For August 21 Eclipse

This August 21 if you are in North America, you will experience an eclipse and with this NASA has come up to encourage all...