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Apollo 13 Questions
Apollo 13 Questions

1.I’d first have to say that the head of mission control on the ground was definitely
important in the salvaging of Apollo 13. He was faced with problem after problem yet he
kept a somewhat level head through all of it and managed the engineers and other people
involved back at Houston very we

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Aries
The dim constellation Aries, known commonly as the ram, also represents a sign of the zodiac and can be seen in the Northern Hemisphere during the late winter and early spring. Aries is a small constellation which is bounded by Taurus (to the East), Pisces (to the West), and Cetus (to the South). Ancient peoples used this constellation to mark the

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Astrology
Did you know that astrology was considered science in man’s early history? And some still do with good reason. Also until just a short time ago it was considered the same as astronomy, an extension of it. Astrology is the study of the planets position and direction relative to a certain celestial body such as the sun and its potential influence on

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Big Bang
Fifteen billion years ago, the entirety of our universe was compressed into the confines of an atomic nucleus. This is the moment before creation when space and time did not exist. According to the prevailing cosmological models that explain our universe, a biggest explosion ever made trillions of degrees in temperature on any measurement scale, wh

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Black Holes
There are two puzzling questions that astronomers are trying to answer. The black hole is fueled by the
galaxy and its 800 light-year-wide spiral disk of dust. Before the discovery of this black hole, astronomers
did not think that there was any dust in elliptical galaxies like NGC 4261. Currently they believe that the
di

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Black Holes
I. What are black holes?
II. Where do they come from?
III. Interesting facts about black holes.
IV. How are they discovered?
A. X-ray Emissions
B. Exotic Energy Sources
C. Star speeds
D. Masers
E. The Baseline Array
F. Hubble Telesc

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Black Holes in Space
Everyday we look out upon the night sky, wondering and dreaming of what lies beyond our planet. The universe that we live in is so diverse and unique, and it interests us to learn about all the variance that lies beyond our grasp. Within this marvel of wonders our universe holds mysteries that are very difficult to understand because of the complic

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Characters in Astronomy
In over two thousand years, there have been many characters that have played a part in the scientific research of our universe. One of many was a man named Aristotle, who was one of the first astronomers to believe that the earth was actually a sphere, instead of the uneducated theory of the earth being flat. One man, named Tycho Brahe helped to pr

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Darwin
Darwin states that that the law around us is life growing on this planet for example plants and animals and how we are almost alike in our own way. Darwin quotes; “It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawlin

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Giant Radio Galaxies
University of California scientists working at Los Alamos National Laboratory have proposed a new theory to explain the movement of vast energy fields in giant radio galaxies (GRGs). The theory could be the basis for a whole new understanding of the ways in which cosmic rays — and their signature radio waves — propagate and travel through interga

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Images of Alexander
The Persistence of the Image of Alexander the Great in Sculpture and Art

Alexander the Great left behind a legacy that gave his name nothing short of its deserved praise. Even after his death, the attributes and accolades of Alexander continued to creep into folklore, sculpture, and architecture, with many leaders using the likeness

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Orion
Orion has been recognized as distinct group of stars for thousands of years. The Chaldeans knew it as Tammuz, named after the month that the familiar belt of stars first rose before sunrise. The Syrians called it Al Jabbar, the Giant. To the ancient Egyptians it was Sahu, the soul of Osiris. However in Greek mythology, Orion was a beautiful giant h

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Radio Telescopes
Why are astronomers using radio telescopes looking for far stars instead of a telescope?
First of all, what is a radio telescope? The first non-visual spectral region that was used extensively for astronomical observations was the radio frequency band. Telescopes observing at these wavelengths are commonly called radio telescopes. Radio

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Religion vs astronomy
Religion and science have always been in direct competition with one another. The ultimate goal of science is to prove the inexistence of God with facts, while the existence in God is simply based on belief and faith. While 95% of the people living on Earth believe in a superior being of some sort, some might say that religion clouds the minds of o

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Solar System
The Solar System The solar system consists of the Sun; the nine planets, 67 satellites of the planets and a large number of small bodies (comets and asteroids). The inner solar system contains the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars: The planets of the outer solar system are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto: The orbits of the planets are

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The Fear and Acceptance of the Solar Eclipse
Before the understanding of the solar eclipse, the responses from this occurrence has been mostly negative. It is because the human race attaches so much importance to the light of the sun that cutting the sunlight for a minute or two, as it happens during an eclipse, has been given rise to myths and superstitions. Amidst the mythical causes and ef

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The size and age of planetary nebulae
Purpose: to become familiar with the image analysis program and to develop an understanding to the size and age of planetary nebulae

Procedure

The first part of the experiment involved using a picture of a church and back round to understand different pixels, ADU, zoom, and how to get the (x,y) coordinates. We then to

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The Telescope
The telescope has changed the world greatly by being able to make distant objects appear closer and more distinct. It helped scientists to discover things that could not be seen by the naked eye. For example, a lot of things in space would have not been discovered if it were not for the telescope. Also, it helped the world of eyesight. It would not

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Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun and is the third largest in the solar system. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1781. It has an equatorial diameter of 51,800 kilometers (32,190 miles) and orbits the Sun once every 84.01 Earth years. It has a mean distance from the Sun of 2.87 billion kilometers (1.78 billion miles). The length of a

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