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

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?

5 Stunning Facts About Space

Space is such an enigma. There so many aspects of the universe that remain unexplored and offer unlimited potential. As such, it is a source of endless fascination for droves of spectators who are drawn to the complexities that are hidden within the cosmos and throughout its vastness. With that in mind, here are five [...]

By |2019-03-01T21:04:19+00:00March 1st, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on 5 Stunning Facts About Space

The Discovery of a Tiny Galaxy

Of course, when it comes to things like galaxies, the word “tiny” is relative. This heretofore unknown galaxy, christened Bedin I, is 3000 light years across. This means that it takes light 3000 years to cross from one end to the other. As for mileage, consider that one light year is 5.88 trillion miles. But the galaxy [...]

By |2019-02-14T13:27:24+00:00February 14th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on The Discovery of a Tiny Galaxy

China’s Space Program Makes History

The space program belonging to the People's Republic of China began during the 1950s. At that time, the country developed a ballistic missile program when they felt threatened by the United States and Russia. However, space exploration did not begin until 2003 when Yang Liwei entered space aboard the Shenzhou 5. The program continually evolved over the [...]

By |2019-01-04T15:33:49+00:00January 5th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on China’s Space Program Makes History

The Comet Cometh: This Comet Came a Little too Close to Earth

Comet Wirtanen passed extremely close to Earth earlier this month and its approach was observable several days in advance. Up to a week in advance of its arrival, the comet could be observed with the naked eye in parts of Ireland. It was also observed and reported by Astronomy Ireland, a nonprofit educational organization based [...]

By |2019-05-06T14:02:16+00:00January 4th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on The Comet Cometh: This Comet Came a Little too Close to Earth

How Multiple Explosions in Space Causes Binary Stars

It is common knowledge that most of the stars that are detected on the space are binary stars or something close to that. There have been serious questions as to how these types of stars are formed. There have been several methods through which the binary star systems are formed. The problem is brought about by the [...]

By |2019-05-06T14:02:17+00:00October 26th, 2018|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on How Multiple Explosions in Space Causes Binary Stars

The Universe’s Speed Limit

The ultimate speed limit that can be achieved according to physics at this points is the speed of light. As Einstein stated, the speed of light is always the same no matter if the light ray is reaching toward the observer or moving away from them. As long as an object is comprised of matter, [...]

By |2019-05-06T14:02:18+00:00October 25th, 2018|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on The Universe’s Speed Limit

Fun Facts About Space

Space. It’s vast, and, as far as we know, never-ending. Because of this, it technically means that we will always have something new to learn. However, that doesn’t mean that we haven’t learned a great deal already. In fact, we technically know more about our solar system than we do our own oceans. With that [...]

By |2019-05-06T14:02:19+00:00September 12th, 2018|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on Fun Facts About Space

The Greatest Mysteries Of Space

Space has always been, and will always be, a mystery. As humans, we have naturally looked to the skies in hopes of finding the answers to life’s greatest mysteries. While scientists both past and present have worked tirelessly to provide answers, there are still an overwhelming number of questions that we, as a society, have. [...]

By |2019-05-06T14:02:19+00:00September 12th, 2018|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space|Comments Off on The Greatest Mysteries Of Space