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A Study of the Pictures From Palomar Observatory
Palomar Sky Survey The purpose of this lab was to look at prints of photographs from the Palomar Observatory and be able to identify certain stars, star clusters, and galaxies. The photographic prints we used to observe are negatives, so the background sky appeared whit and the stars looked black. Each region was photogra...
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An Analyisis of the Carl Segan, U.S. Scientist
Carl Sagan. Years ago majority of Americans would have known that
name. Yet, now a days, that name means nothing to us, which is
disappointing. I am so glad that I have yet to say that I've had the
opportunity to read one of his writings, "Can We Know the Universe"? His
goal of his writings is to educate the public about sc...
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A Report on William Herschel's Discovery of Uranus, the Seventh Planet of the Solar System
The area I chose to study more about is Astronomy and particularly I chose to study about the Discovery of Uranus. Uranus was identified for the first time on March 13, 1781 by William Herschel. How it all started? Herschel was interested in observing the stars and built his own telescope. He was observing the night sky to...
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NASA's Discovery of the Life on Other Planets
Does Aliens Exist? We live in a big universe, and to think that there is not life in other planets sounds ignorant. With the technology that we have now it is easier for us to discover more than before. Last summer, NASA announced in a conference that there is life outside of earth. This was a big discovery, but there is m...
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Observing Star HD 69830 and Its Two Inner and One Outer Planets
Through the use of the HARPS instrument on the European Southern Observatory telescope in La Silla Observatory, Chile, three Neptune-mass planets were discovered orbiting a nearby star, HD 69830. Prior to this find, the star was suspected to have a number of celestial bodies orbiting it due to traces of infrared excess, but...
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The Reactions to the Devastating Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion
Space Exploration for the Challenger Explosion How different would our universe be today if we would have never traveled into space? Everyday people risk their lives, Some of these people were part of the NASA crew that went up into the Challenger Explosion. The Challenger Explosion...
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The Solar System in the Milky Way
The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy, around the same age as the universe itself, which is around 13.2 billion years old. This galaxy happens to contain the solar system. It is a Latin translation of Milky Road. The galaxy has this appearance of a milky road because of the Earth's position within the galactic plane arou...
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The Observational Confirmation by Sir Arthur Eddington and the Astronomer Royal, Sir Frank Dyson on the The Theory of General Relativity of Einstein
The word ‘science’ is derived from the Latin scientia meaning ‘knowledge’. In its modern usage science is a quest for knowledge and an understanding of the Universe and all that is within it. Knowledge grows with time; individual scientists learn from their predecessors and their work guides those that follow. Arguably the...
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A Cosmological Researchon the Model of the Universe
Precision research in cosmology The current model of the Universe includes critical assumptions, such as an inflationary epoch in primordial times, and peculiar settings, such as the fine-tuning in the hierarchy problem, which call for a deeper theoretical framework. In addition, the very serious vacuum and/or dark energy...
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The Origin of the Universe and Its Matter
STAR AND PLANET Star It is the name given to a fixed celestial body which has its own light whereas Planet is the name given to a celestial body which revolves round the sun in elliptical (regular oval shape) orbit. A planet has no light of its own but reflects the light of the Sun. Star Brightness The brightness of a...
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Scientists Should Keep on Exploring the Vastness of Space
Should Scientists Continue Exploring Space? Space exploration has been a part of American history since the 1950’s. It all began with the first U.S satellite, Explorer I, which went into orbit on January 1st, 1958. Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin became the first men to land on the moon on July 20th, 1969. Armstrong remark...
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The Big Bang Theory: A Study on the Controversial Explanation for the Start of the Universe
The Big Bang Theory The origin of the universe is a widely debated topic still baffling scientists today. The most promising yet controversial explanation for the start of the universe as we know it is known as the Big Bang theory. Peoples' constant wondering caused so many questions to arise. Scientist can only think of o...
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The Importance of Science from Everyday Life to Space Missions
The One Thing You Can’t You Live Without and You May Not Even Realize You Lived With Science. One word that everyone knows, but yet no one really quite understands its exact definition. Science is absolutely everywhere and there’s no way of denying it. The smallest aspects of life completely revolved around science, and e...
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Thomas Aquinas View on the Cosmological Argument
The cosmological argument from the Greek word ‘cosmos’, meaning universe, is a posteriori and inductive argument, because it is formed by the observations and experiences of probable causes for the universe first presented by ancient Greek philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato. The cosmological argument says that the uni...
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The Process of Birth and Life of Stars
The Birth and Life of Stars A star is born from the interstellar gas and dust clouds along the
outskirts of the galaxy. In order to create a new star, a cloud must be
compressed in order to strengthen the effect of gravity so that the cloud
material can contract and break into smaller units that ultimately collapse
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The Trials and Tribulations of the Men in Apollo 13
Traits of Survival The men of Apollo 13 were faced with immense trials and tribulations in space. They surely would have died without the total cooperation of the teams at home, and those in space. A few key qualities that are possessed by these members are what gives them the edge in survival. Before the mission even b...
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The Economic, Health, and International Agreement Issues of Space Exploration
In our human history, many explorations have taken place. One of the most recent exploration that took place is the space exploration itself. Like all explorations, it is very important to recognize the conflicts that many will face. It is very useful for one to plan out his/her decisions when he/she is to go on a trip. Som...
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The Factors to Consider in the Space Exploration Project
Space exploration is a big step to take. Exploring something that seems to have no boundaries is exciting, but at the same time frightening. If the government is planning to launch a rocket off its post, they must take into consideration whether it is ethical, if it’ll benefit society, and if they even have the financial s...
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A Discussion on Space Exploration - Is It Profitable or Not?
Space exploration has been, throughout the years, an exciting subject to work with in our society. We human beings have been using millions of dollars on projects to shoot manned rockets into space so that we can observe the unknown universe. However, there are issues that conflict the people on whether space exploration is...
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A Report on Observations of NGC-7342 and M67 Clusters Made by the University of Maryland Observatory
Abstract     With observations taken of NGC-7243 at the University of Maryland Observatory, along with past observations of M67, this team produced Color Magnitude Diagrams of each open cluster by isolating each star within the cluster through aperture photometry. These diagrams were then examined so that the fundamental p...
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An Examination of Three Papers Inspecting the Surface and Volcanism of Io
Abstract In this report, three different papers that inspect the surface and volcanism of Io will be studied, each one expanding on the previous in order to build up a more complete picture of the composition and internal dynamics of the moon. The papers examine surface processes, global patterns, and the particulars of Io...
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Bobak Ferdowsi, a Man Successful in the NASA Business
Economic Naturalist- Human Capital Bobak Ferdowsi is a NASA science officer, who participated in the Curiosity rover launch. In the Curiosity team, Bobak is one of hundreds of employees, and what sets him apart from the rest is his image, and how he uses it to his advantage. Ferdowsi understands that only astronauts and no...
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The Different Factors to Consider in Building a Rocket
The first order of business is the fuel, which I have chosen purely for its accessibility, not because it has any optimum qualities. The fuel will consist of potassium nitrate and sucrose in the following reaction: 48KNO3 5C12H22Oii → 24K2CO3 36CO2 55H2O 24N2 In order to keep the rocket smaller, the ideal r...
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Dilemmas and Challenges of the Space Age: Are We Ready to Explore the Universe?
Ever since 1957, the United State’s interest in space has slowly declined. 1972 was the last year our nation put a being on the moon, and afterwards, we slowly withdrew our presence in space. However, many satellites and exploration vehicles were rocketed off into the vast unknown, and in 1998 the International Space Statio...
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A New Hope for a Renewable Source of Energy Found by NASA Scientists
A New Hope In a recent article published by Science Daily, I learned that NASA funded scientists recently have found “planets orbiting sun-like stars in a crowded cluster of stars”. This is an extraordinary find that could lead to earth like planets in other galaxies. This also shows that planets can survive in densely p...
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