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The recently revealed highly inhomogeneous distribution of lunar resources changes the context of these issues. We illustrate this altered situation by considering the Peaks of Eternal Light. They occupy about one square kilometer of the lunar surface. We consider a thought experiment in which a Solar…

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Who was Galileo?

Who was Galileo?


Galileo returns to the Catholic Church By James Dacey Last week I found myself travelling through Rome, when I stumbled across a remider that science and religion are still battling it out in some quarters. A new exhibition at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli celebrates Galileo Galilei’s unerring faith in the Catholic Church, despite the ongoing debate surrounding this…


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Who discovered the Earth was round Galileo?

Who discovered the Earth was round Galileo?


Copernicus (1473-1543) was not the first person to claim that the Earth rotates around the Sun. In Western civilization, ancient Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos is generally credited with being the first person to propose a Sun-centred astronomical hypothesis of the universe. At that time, however, Aristarchus’s heliocentrism gained few supporters and 18 centuries would…


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Earth in 2014

Earth in 2014


Super Typhoon Vongfong has rapidly intensified over the past 24 hours, from the equivalent of a category two hurricane to a monster typhoon with 155 mph wind speeds, and an estimated central pressure of 908 millibars. Based on satellite estimates of central pressure, Vongfong is now the most intense storm on Earth so far in 2014, and forecast models suggest it could rival the…


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Major achievements of Galileo Galilei

Major achievements of Galileo Galilei


Reading the works of these great scientists, Newton grew more ambitious about making discoveries himself. While still working part-time as a servant, he wrote a note to himself. In it he posed questions which had not yet been answered by science. These included questions about gravity, the nature of light, the nature of color and vision, and atoms. After three years at Cambridge…


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Heliocentric Model facts

Heliocentric Model facts


Andreas Cellarius s illustration of the Copernican system, from the Harmonia Macrocosmica (1708). Credit: Public Domain The Scientific Revolution, which took in the 16th and 17th centuries, was a time of unprecedented learning and discovery. During this period, the foundations of modern science were laid, thanks to breakthroughs in the fields of physics, mathematics, chemistry…


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Latest Telescope

Latest Telescope


A new type of orbiting telescope could take images more than 1, times sharper than those snapped by NASA s famous Hubble Space Telescope, the technology s developers say. Researchers have dubbed their concept the Aragoscope,after French scientist Francois Arago, who was the first to discover that light waves diffract around a disk. The Aragoscope would consist of an orbiting…


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Theories of Astronomy

Theories of Astronomy


History of Astronomy — Modern Theories NASA/JPL ephemeris - Latin, originally from the Greek ephémeros, -on,daily. An almanac of the daily motions of the planets and stars. ephemeris.com - A website devoted to information about time and motion in the universe. History of Astronomy — The Modern Theories Planetary Theories: Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, Kepler, Newton, and Einstein…


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