meteor showers

Celestial Shows: The 2017 Summer Meteor Showers

As an avid skywatcher, I look forward to the annual summer meteor showers that create mesmerizing displays of light. It’s a nice feeling to leave behind the city lights, lie down in a field with friends, and stare at the sky for hours on end watching for meteors to streak across the sky. So, what meteor showers should you be watching for?
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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

The James Webb Space Telescope: A Deeper Look at the Universe

The age of the universe. Dark matter. Black holes. Galaxies. Stars. Distant planets. For the past twenty years, the Hubble telescope has been orbiting the Earth while taking pictures of what lays deep within our universe. Hubble has provided answers to some of the pressing questions held by astronomers while uncovering new mysteries of our universe. The telescope ushered in a new age of astronomy. Now, after twenty years of construction, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be extending and continuing the discoveries of Hubble.
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TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets

NASA and TRAPPIST-1 Discovered 7 Earth-Size Exoplanets

Answering the question ‘are we alone’ is a priority for many in the science field. The time for that particular answer may not be that far away. It might be that we will soon be able to celebrate that we are not alone in this dark and immense universe. Why? Because the TRAPPIST-1 has discovered seven earth-size exoplanets.
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Planet X: Not a Conspiracy Theory Anymore

People have always been curious about the universe, that is the galaxies and the planets. They simply can’t believe that we are alone in the vastness of it and due to the need to explain the extinction of earlier known life forms, they have discovered a number of dwarf planets and have formed theories that an extraterrestrial element could have extinguished ancient Earth forms.
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Is The Truth Still Out There?

On July 8th 1949, the FBI’s Dallas Field Office sent a teletype regarding the crash of a “flying disc” that resembled a common weather balloon, near Roswell New Mexico. That incident was the beginning of a fascinating tale of government conspiracies, flying saucers, hundreds of ATIA sightings and little green men.
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2015: A Fruitful Year for Science

As 2016 inches closer and closer and we all immerse into the festive spirit, it is time to reflect on the past 12 months and reflect on what we have accomplished, not only as individuals, but also collectively. For scientists, 2015 has been a hopeful and successful year. Here is a preview of 2015’s greatest scientific achievements and discoveries.
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Apocalyptic Scenario: Gamma Ray Bursts

A gamma ray burst (GRB) is a flash of gamma rays that can last between a tiny fraction of a second and a few minutes and it’s the most powerful kind of explosion in the universe. Nobody can tell exactly how the GRBs are created, but scientists have developed a theory that may explain their origin.
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NASA’s Latest Findings on Mars

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) Mission is a NASA space probe orbiting around Mars. As its name suggests, its primary purpose is to study and explore the atmosphere of Mars. This year, NASA revealed two important findings about this planet that proved that Mars once was a habitable world.
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