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

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

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

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

What You Need to Take the Perfect Astroscape

Thanks to technological improvements in digital photography, both professionals and amateurs are capable of shooting the stars without specialized equipment or software. Astroscapes, images with foreground landscape elements along with the night sky above, have surged in popularity. With the right equipment, one can capture stunning images of the night sky. CAMERA AND LENSES REQUIRED FOR [...]

By |2019-05-06T14:02:15+00:00February 14th, 2019|AStronomy, Blog, Science, Space, Travel|Comments Off on What You Need to Take the Perfect Astroscape

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