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Discovery of Saturn

Discovery of Saturn


Artist s concept of NASA s Cassini spacecraft at Saturn. Credit: NASA/JPL The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn since 2004. The mission is known for discoveries such as finding jets of water erupting from Enceladus, and tracking down a few new moons for Saturn. Now low on fuel, the…


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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…

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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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Who was Saturn discovered by?

Who was Saturn discovered by?


A still-frame from a movie taken by NASA s Cassini spacecraft of Saturn s newly discovered moon (in red square). Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute A new moon of Saturn has been discovered, bringing the planet s satellite tally to 60. Initial measurements suggest the new moon, which is still unnamed, is about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) wide, and lies between the orbits…


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Who found Saturn?

Who found Saturn?


The trio of ridges on Titan known as Mithrim Montes is home to the hazy Saturnian moon s tallest peak. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI In a nod to extraterrestrial mountaineers of the future, scientists working on NASA s Cassini mission have identified the highest point on Saturn s largest moon, Titan. Titan s tallest peak is 10, 948 feet (3, 337 meters) high and is found within…


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Discovery of Earth

Discovery of Earth


An Artist s concept of the surface of the newfound exoplanet Kepler-452b, a planet about 60 percent wider than Earth that lies 1, 400 light-years away. Kepler-452b is likely rocky, and it orbits its sunlike star at the same distance Earth orbits the sun. Credit: SETI Institute/Danielle Futselaar Credit: Karl Tate, SPACE.com contributor Kepler-452b lies 1, 400 light-years away…


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Historical Astronomy

Historical Astronomy


History is filled with mysteries that can be answered by the position of the moon, the nature of the tides, and the time of year when an event occurred. Here are mysteries of battles, art, and literature, that were solved thanks to astronomical detectives. Top image: Lithograph of the Battle of Chancellorsville, where Stonewall Jackson was wounded. Who uses the skies to solve…


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Earth like planet discovered 2014

Earth like planet discovered 2014


Is reporting that astronomers at the University of New South Wales have discovered an Earthlike planet just 16 light-years away. The planet, dubbed Gliese 832c, is orbiting a red dwarf star half the mass and radius of our own sun. Gliese 832c has an orbital period of about 35 days, and a mass more than five times that of Earth s. More importantly, however, Gliese 832c is orbiting…


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Current Space News

Current Space News


WASHINGTON — An established aerospace company seeks government permission to use retired ballistic motors for commercial satellite launches. It’s opposed by a startup who argues such vehicles constitute unfair competition. A description of the current debate about use of excess intercontinental ballistic missiles? Try 1990 instead. The present-day debate, where Orbital ATK…


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Scientific Astronomy

Scientific Astronomy


Rudolf Steiner Archive and e.Lib [ Buy from: Verlag ] The Relation of the Diverse Branches of Natural Science to Astronomy Lectures Section Eighteen lectures from the lecture-series: The So-Called Astronomy Course. Published in German as: Das Verhaeltnis der Verschiedenen Naturwissenschaftlichen Gebiete zur Astronomie. Dritter naturwissenschaftlicher Kurs. Himmelskunde in Besiehung…


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