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Traveling Tips: The Cost of Ireland

The island nation of Ireland is a magical land of castles, green rolling hills, and picturesque coastal towns. The salt air pours in and the sea churns to create unforgettable times spent in these seaside towns. A visit to one will beckon to visit another. Need some suggestions? Start with this list of beautiful Irish coastal [...]

By |2019-05-08T13:10:25+00:00May 8th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on Traveling Tips: The Cost of Ireland

How Close Will This Asteroid Come to Earth? Close Enough to See With the Naked Eye

According to NASA, an asteroid denoted as 99942 Apophis will make a rare pass incredibly close to the Earth during its next flyby in 2029. The asteroid, which was first discovered in 2004, was initially rated as a level 4 on the 10-point Torino scale, which measures the impact hazard of near-Earth objects. On April 13th, [...]

By |2019-05-08T12:51:56+00:00May 8th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on How Close Will This Asteroid Come to Earth? Close Enough to See With the Naked Eye

Advances In Astronomy

Everyone knows about our solar system. Earth and its neighbors orbit the sun. Exoplanets exist outside of our solar system. They're hard to detect. It wasn't until the 1980s that exoplanets were scientifically confirmed to exist. Even today, it can be hard to see exoplanets. Recently, scientists developed a new way of viewing exoplanets directly. The [...]

By |2019-05-02T17:25:10+00:00April 11th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on Advances In Astronomy

Cosmic Phenomena Explained!

Humans’ understanding of the cosmos is expanding exponentially, yet it’s a drop in the ocean of the wonders yet to be discovered. As the first-ever images of a black hole are released, other newly discovered phenomena are taking a back seat, but are no less thrilling to physicists and astronomers. These four are worth everyone’s [...]

By |2019-05-06T14:02:15+00:00April 11th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on Cosmic Phenomena Explained!

What Black Holes Can Teach Us

With the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) focusing on two supermassive black holes, the Milky Way's own Sagittarius A*, and a larger one at the center of M87 53.5 million light-years away, the question arises as to what these objects can teach us. Researchers gathered in April 2017 and have come up with these observations and [...]

By |2019-04-11T19:42:54+00:00April 11th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on What Black Holes Can Teach Us

New Advances in the Detection of Gravitational Waves

Just a few days ago scientists have begun using some heavy machinery in an attempt to detect ripples known as gravitational waves. On April 1st, three machines were turned on. These were the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatories in Louisiana and Washington, and the Virgo Interferometer in Italy. All of these facilities had recent upgrades that have [...]

By |2019-05-06T14:02:15+00:00April 4th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on New Advances in the Detection of Gravitational Waves

300,00 New Galaxies Discovered

It looks like space is indeed "the final frontier." Thanks to a special telescope from the Netherlands, the world appears to have suddenly gotten a lot larger and more cosmically complex. Scientists have recently discovered a new window on the universe, spotting 300,000 previously unknown galaxies. An international team of 200 scientists from 18 countries [...]

By |2019-05-06T14:02:15+00:00March 25th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on 300,00 New Galaxies Discovered

Can These Galactic Winds Solve Our Largest Mysteries?

Many scientists believe the Universe began with a big bang. However, they have never been sure as to how the radiated and subatomic particles joined together to form the planets and stars seen today. Recently, information obtained from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, provided a glimpse into how galaxies form and evolve. SOFIA's Unique Ability [...]

By |2019-03-25T13:13:10+00:00March 20th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on Can These Galactic Winds Solve Our Largest Mysteries?

Asteroid Hitting Your Planet Soon? Try These Security Measures

Our solar system is the product of impact events, but while asteroid strikes with major consequences like the dinosaur extinction have decreased significantly in the last hundred million years, this era of relative calm is just an illusion. A catastrophic asteroid strike will occur in the future. The question is — what is science prepared [...]

By |2019-03-25T13:13:02+00:00March 19th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on Asteroid Hitting Your Planet Soon? Try These Security Measures

The Possibility of Another Planet

The debate over the possibility of an additional planet in our solar system has gone on for years. Most recently, Pluto was demoted from a planet to a dwarf planet. That means we're now looking for a Planet Nine, not an elusive Planet X. While controversial with the general public, Pluto's demotion was widely agreed upon by [...]

By |2019-03-25T13:12:52+00:00March 19th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on The Possibility of Another Planet