Origins: The Hubble Space Telescope

Since the 1920s, astronomers have struggled to deal with the very thing that keeps humanity alive: the atmosphere.  Although it provides a relatively stable and hospitable climate on Earth, it also makes studying the cosmos from Earth challenging.  The atmosphere absorbs ultraviolet light, x-rays, and gamma rays, an important attribute …

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The Search for “Earth Proxima” Inspires Magical Short Documentary

One of the most complex, and often controversial, questions mankind has ever faced: Are we alone? When asking such a question, it may be in reference to spirituality or even theories such as the possibility of ghosts. However, we are discussing the existence of another Earth-like planet, potentially leading to …

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Hello Jupiter! NASA’s Juno Mission to Explore the Planet Soon Begins

Hello Jupiter! This Independence Day not only marks the formation of the United States of America, but also the day NASA’s Juno spacecraft will reach Jupiter.  After nearly five years and 1,740 million miles (20 meters), Juno will be pulled into orbit around the gas giant, beginning its year and …

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Beautifully Destructive Nacreous Clouds

Sightings of colorful nacreous (or polar stratospheric) clouds are well above average in the UK and Ireland.  Common during the winter in northern regions such as Scandinavia and Canada, many who witnessed the phenomena for the first time mistakenly reported the clouds as aurora borealis (the northern lights).  However, the …

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