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10 Astronomical Targets for Your New Telescope

10 Astronomical Targets for Your New Telescope

Relatively Interesting January 3, 2017 0

Telescopes are an exciting way to view the universe and they are perfect for people of a variety of different ages. Finding a good astronomical target for a new telescope can seem tricky at

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Moon Phases and Phenomena Explained

Moon Phases and Phenomena Explained

Relatively Interesting December 22, 2016 1

What does it mean if the moon is waxing or waning?  What’s a blue moon, red moon, supermoon?  What happens during an eclipse?  The folks over at Futurism have put together a very handy

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What would happen if the sun disappeared?

What would happen if the sun disappeared?

Relatively Interesting November 25, 2016 0

What would happen if – all of a sudden – the Sun just disappeared?  Well, 8 minutes later (the time it takes for light from the Sun to reach the Earth), it would be

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James Webb Telescope:  Prepping for Launch

James Webb Telescope: Prepping for Launch

Relatively Interesting November 21, 2016 0

Remember the Hubble telescope?  NASA launched it in 1990. Since then it’s been orbiting 353 miles above Earth. Hubble transmitted information about the age of the universe and space phenomena, including dark matter and

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How to Take Stunning Photos of Space & Celestial Objects Using Your Smart Phone

How to Take Stunning Photos of Space & Celestial Objects Using Your Smart Phone

Relatively Interesting October 14, 2016 0

These days, smart phones can be used for almost anything – from diagnosing car troubles to taking snapshots of the Moon, planets, constellations, atmospheric phenomena such as auroras, comets, meteor showers, and even the

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Hubble’s Deep Field image in relation to the rest of the night sky

Hubble’s Deep Field image in relation to the rest of the night sky

Relatively Interesting September 15, 2016 0

Taken with the Hubble telescope, the Ultra Deep Field observations represent a narrow, deep view of the cosmos. Peering into the Ultra Deep Field is like looking at the night sky through an eight-foot-long

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Gravitational Waves Explained in a Clever Comic

Gravitational Waves Explained in a Clever Comic

Relatively Interesting September 9, 2016 0

What are Gravitational Waves? Simply put, gravitational waves are a ripple in the fabric of space and time.  That sounds simple, but it implies knowledge of astrophysics, gravitational theory, and Einstein’s work.  PHDComics, as

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These 5 Spaceships Are the Next Frontier of Space Travel

These 5 Spaceships Are the Next Frontier of Space Travel

Relatively Interesting September 5, 2016 0

Since the space shuttle program ended, NASA and several other private companies have been hard at work developing the next generation of spacecraft. While some are designed for nothing more than suborbital tourism, others

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Binocular Tips and Celestial Targets: Using and choosing the right pair for stellar observation

Binocular Tips and Celestial Targets: Using and choosing the right pair for stellar observation

Relatively Interesting August 22, 2016 0

Most people look forward to getting their first telescope when starting out with amateur astronomy. No one can be blamed either – a good telescope can offer you splendid views of the universe, and

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A List of Future Space Missions by NASA, ESA, and JAXA

A List of Future Space Missions by NASA, ESA, and JAXA

Relatively Interesting July 28, 2016 0

From 2017 through till 2025, there are no shortage of exciting space missions lead by NASA, ESA, JPL, and JAXA.  Future space missions will take us to the moon (not “us”, but a a

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