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Earth Centered theory

Earth Centered theory


Photo by: rgbspace Viewpoint: Yes, early scientists believed that what appeared to be movement around Earth by the Sun and other entities was, in fact, just that. Viewpoint: No, later scientists such as Nicolaus Copernicus and Galileo correctly realized that Earth moves around the Sun, not vice versa, and thus cannot be the center of the universe. It is easy in our human nature…


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Ancient Astronomers

Ancient Astronomers


One of the earliest advanced civilizations, Ancient Egypt, had a rich religious tradition which permeated every aspect of society. As in most early cultures, the patterns and behaviors of the sky led to the creation of a number of myths to explain the astronomical phenomena. For the Egyptians, the practice of astronomy went beyond legend: huge temples and pyramids were built…


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New Outer space discoveries

New Outer space discoveries


Pluto now has four known moons. Charon was discovered in 1978, and is the largest of Pluto’s moons. It is 648 miles across, causing many people to consider it and Pluto a “double dwarf planet”. Nothing new was learned of icy bodies orbiting Pluto until 2005, when the Hubble Space Telescope discovered Nix and Hydra. They are both in the range of 20 – 70 miles in diameter. The…


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Galaxies from Earth

Galaxies from Earth


NASA has just discovered a group of galaxies far, far away — so far, in fact, that it set a new record for the most distant ever discovered. The cluster of galaxies, named CL J1001+0220 (or CL J1001 for short), resides a whopping 11.1 billion light-years from Earth. Astronomers found the distant cluster of galaxies using a combination of observations from NASA s Chandra X-ray…


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Astronomers in History

Astronomers in History


What these sketches have in common is that each represents, intentionally or not, the very edge of the dark portion of the moon as being brighter than the center of that dark portion. I thought that in the case of the Erika Rix sketch the light edge might just be a left-over mark from an initial circle made for the moon drawing, and so I e-mailed her about this. While some…


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Galileo theories

Galileo theories


> Editor’s note: As Creation magazine has been continuously published since 1978, we are publishing some of the articles from the archives for historical interest, such as this. For teaching and sharing purposes, readers are advised to supplement these historic articles with more up-to-date ones suggested in the Related Articles and Further Reading below. Wikipedia…


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Who discovered Saturn?

Who discovered Saturn?


This view shows a close up of toward the south polar region of Saturn s largest moon, Titan, and show a depression within the moon s orange and blue haze layers near the south pole. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft snapped the image on Sept. 11, 2011 and it was released on Dec. 22. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute Scientists believe that conditions on Titan are similar…


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Latest discovery of NASA

Latest discovery of NASA


Story highlights 104 planets have been discovered through NASA s K2 mission using the Kepler Space Telescope Two are in the habitable zone, meaning they could have liquid water and potentially support life More than 100 new exoplanets have been found by an international team of astronomers using the Kepler Space Telescope on its K2 mission, according to NASA. Out of the 104…


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