Astronomy Articles

The Great Year (documentary)

Posted on 07/27/2011 02:31:18 AM

The Great Year, is the term that some ancient civilizations use to describe the slow precession of the equinox through the twelve houses of the ancient zodiac, a period that takes about 24,000 years. Different cultures refer to this cycle by different names including: the Platonic year, Perfect year, ...

The Solar Tsunami

Posted on 07/19/2011 04:04:57 AM

Last month, a flash of X-rays have been detected coming from the western edge of the solar disk. The blast at first appeared to be a run-of-the-mill eruption, until researchers looked at the movies. “We’d never seen anything like it,” said Alex Young, a solar physicist at the ...

From a Molecule to a Galaxy (video)

Posted on 07/15/2011 02:19:07 PM

From Create and Share we recommend the following clip.  This amazing video offers an incredible size comparison between a molecule and a galaxy in just two minutes. To illustrate the comparison, the size of the items that appear on screen increases exponentially with every slide: beginning ...

Saturn’s White Storm

Posted on 07/08/2011 02:46:49 PM

  Saturn’s Great White Spot, a recurring storm on that planet that has intrigued scientists since it was first observed in 1876, is a windy, towering cloud of ammonia and water spewing out super jolts of thunder and lightning. Now astronomers and NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which ...

How old is the Universe?

Posted on 07/01/2011 04:10:53 PM

The Universe is 13.75 billion years old, primordial helium has been spotted for the first time and key evidence for the inflationary period immediately after the Big Bang has been found. But not all the new discoveries by NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) appear ...

Life only on Earth?

Posted on 06/23/2011 12:19:01 PM

Los estudios astronómicos y las exploraciones llevadas a cabo por vehículos espaciales no tripulados indican hasta el momento que entre los planetas de nuestro sistema solar solo la Tierra tiene vida. Sabemos que las condiciones de la Tierra son ideales para los sistemas vivos basados ...

La astrología y el surgimiento de algunas ciencias

Posted on 06/22/2011 08:44:47 AM

Incluso en las sociedades actuales la astrología tiene sus seguidores. Personalmente no creo en el valor científico de la astrología, pero si que es interesante analizar el papel que ha desarrollado a lo largo de los siglos. Llegó de Oriente por medio de los griegos y posteriomente ...

Los agujeros negros

Posted on 06/18/2011 10:10:31 AM

Si imaginamos una región del espacio en donde sea tan intensa la fuerza de la gravedad que los rayos de luz que se aproximen mucho se desvíen dando lugar a una órbita circular, una región de la cual no puede escapar nunca la materia ni la radiación ni la comunicación ...

One Million Galaxies

Posted on 12/27/2010 01:00:49 PM

Are the nearest galaxies distributed randomly? A plot of over one million of the brightest "extended sources" detected by the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) shows that they are not. The vast majority of these infrared extended sources are galaxies. Visible above is an incredible tapestry of structure ...

Voyager 2 reaches the end of the Universe!

Posted on 05/14/2010 01:06:56 PM

8.6 Billion Miles from Earth: The End of Voyager 2 Mission?Well let me tell ya something bunky!The reason they can't decode any more data from the spacecraft is because it's being BLOCKED!The Perspective Research Department has found out through various channels that Voyager 2 has reached the edge ...

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