A close up of Horsehead Nebula

The Great Debate on the Nature of Nebulae

November 12, 2021

Nebulae are objects seen as fuzzy masses. Various theories had been put forward, and many debates had taken place about the nebula until Edwin Hubble finally discovered the nature of this phenomenon. […]

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The Golden Age of Astronomy

November 5, 2021

Gone are the days when all we had to observe the heavens above was the naked eye. The development of new telescopes and specialized observatories have ensured that astronomers have access to a range of data. […]

an image of the night sky filled with stars.

Astronomy: Understanding the Characteristics of Stars

November 5, 2021

Astronomy involves collecting, analyzing, and interpreting photons from space. There are six crucial bits of information that we can collect about stars through astronomical observations. They are distance, composition, motion, temperature, brightness, and mass. […]

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Looking for Faraway Exoplanets

January 23, 2021

Detecting exoplanets cannot be done directly, so scientists look for gravitational wobbles and planetary transit clues to find them. […]

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