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...Astronomers are able to use the scientific method and the study of light in astronomy. First of all, distance is important in astronomy. These astronomers have to know the distance of the star to identify its powerfulness. A star that is farther than the astronomers thought often emits twice more light than the astronomers thought. The astronomers also observe the parallax to measure the distance of the stellar (Croswell, 2014). This is a small movement that is exhibited by a star every year since observers often look at it in another perspective when planet earth revolves around the sun. The further the distance of the star, the smaller the size of the parallax. Astronomy... Astronomy Astronomy...
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Research and prepare a report about how the application of gravitational concepts has helped astronomers
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...Astronomers. How the Application of Gravitational Concepts has helped Astronomers Introduction Gravity is the universe force of attraction that pulls all objects towards the center of the earth, and whose strength depends on the mass of the object and the distance of the object from the earth’s surface. Astronomers depend heavily on the gravitation concepts in their research since the gravity determines the movement and the structure of all objects that the universe holds (Topper, 2012).The application of gravitation concepts have helped astronomers to understand the planets, the theory of dark matter, distance to the stars, the Big... How the Application of Gravitational Concepts has helped...
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Project: Cosmology In The News
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...astronomers... Cosmology in the News This paper analyzes the article, “Starburst Galaxy Could Illuminate Early Universe” by Andrew Fazekas taking the perspective of an editor’s perspective with an aim of determining if the article is well written and appropriate for the audience. To achieve this, this paper will also refer to additional information sources. Paragraph #1: I summarize the article as stating that a new study has found a new primordial galaxy nearly 13 billion light-years away, which may reveal how and when some of the most massive star factories came up in the early universe (Fazekas 1). The article states that the new galaxy known, as HFLS3 is the farthest starburst galaxy known. The...
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Astronomy
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...Astronomical artifacts including the Egyptian monument have been lefty by the prehistoric cultures to performed night sky observation (Renner et al., pg. 617). Astrometry is the term used to refer to the most ancient form of astronomy. It includes the measure of the moon, planets and sun. There are calculations that are linked to the motions that allow the astronomers... Astronomy Astronomy is ified as a natural science that included the study of celestial objects such as stars, moon, planets, galaxies and nebulae. In addition, it also deals with the physics, chemistry, and the objects evolution, and phenomena that originate outside the earth’s atmosphere. Astronomy is among the oldest science....
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...astronomical experiment. Shapley and Curtis are astronomers who spent their entire career studying the Milky Way in the early 1900s. They unleashed much information that was not known to astronomers of their time. Shapley thought that the content of the universe was found inside our own galaxy. In his opinion, the galaxy was huge and he estimated it to be 300000 light-years in diameter (Melia 27). Further, for him, the sun never was in the center and that the spiral nebulae were clouds found in the Milky Way. In support of his opinion on the size of the Milky Way, Shapley referred to the globular cluster star he... Astronomy assignment Fig above shows a screen shot of the graphical representation on...
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Astronomy of history
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...astronomers reported a ball of ice and dust discovered last year in the outlying areas of the solar system which is thirty percent wider than Pluto. The astronomers’ main object of concern was the solar system. Furthermore, they concentrated on Pluto and icy ball around it. This icy ball is a kuiper Belt member; an icy debris ring that orbits beyond Neptune. Moreover, a combination of both present and previous optical observations methods was used in the research. Dr. Bertoldi and his colleagues at Max Planck Institute for radio Astronomy determined... the size of the object by measuring the heat getting out of it. Consequently, this gave them the capability to compute the surface temperature of about minus-418 degrees Fahrenheit. The findings...
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Astronomy Frontier paper
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...astronomers that either black hole has expanded galaxies or vice versa. In recent years, the researchers have found out that every galaxy contains very dark aperture in the core of its structure. Besides, a galactic centered swell of known and researched old stars, either big or small, is normally hundreds (nearly 700) times the mass of the hole in the center. A. Cattaneo, et al express that it seems that galaxies pattern and their apertures (Black Holes) have a firm association. In this paper, it is to observe that what kind of impacts a black hole can have on galaxy. Recent discoveries... Teachers [Institute The impacts of Black Holes on Galaxy Introduction (Background) There has been confusion among...
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Orion Nebula
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...astronomers. Orion Nebula exists almost 1500 light years from the surface of Earth. It is difficult to measure the distances precisely in the space particularly when they have to be measured within the Galaxy’s relatively local regions. “It was discovered in 1610 by the French scholar Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc and independently in 1618 by the Swiss astronomer Johann Cysat. It was the first nebula... to be photographed (1880), by Henry Draper in the United States” (Encyclop?dia Britannica, 2013). Orion is amongst the simplest to be found patters of star in the sky on the evenings of the winter season. The feature that defines Orion is a three stars’ row that constitutes Orion’s belt. The...
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What evidences supports the idea that a relatively recent catastrophic event was responsible for Saturn's rings
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...astronomers have believed that Saturn’s rings were created when a comet or moon that was approximately 200kms across was crushed by an impact close to the surface... Insert Insert of the supervisor Insert of the Insert assignment is due Saturn’s ring Different theories have been put forward to explain the catastrophic events that are responsible for Saturn’s ring. Creationists have argued that Saturn’s rings are less than 1 million years old but evolutionists claim that it is 4-5 billion years old hence leaving it a center of arguments and controversies. Saturn’s rings consist of ice and rock fragments, which are drawn closer to the surface by Saturn’s gravitational pull (Hetcht 18). For many years astron...
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...astronomers who debated on the structure and form of the universe, in relation to our galaxy. They based their argument on the study of a galaxy known as the Milky Way. The latter argument known as the great debate brought out a number of issues about the universe, which Shapley and Curtis held different ideas or assumptions on their relation to our galaxy. Hence, Curtis and Shapley disagreed on issues such as the diameter of our galaxy, the distance of the sun in relation to our galaxy, and finally the description of the spiral nebulae in the sky. Curtis held his argument that our galaxy bares a diameter of 30,000 light years... Question Question 2 Harlow Shapley and Haber Curtis are two well-known...
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Astronomy2
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...astronomers and to the entire universe. This had a special study of the Milky Way where two astronomers namely Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis. Harlow Shapley believed that the universe is quite large having around 300,000 years. On top he believed that the sun was located at the center and the universe was at the inside part of our own galaxy. The arguments were based... Astronomy Questions al Affiliation A) B) Hubble introduced the standard ruler assumption which s that the galaxies in the universe are in the same type and they have the same size physically irrespective of their positions. 2. The cosmology continuing the Shapley Curtis Debate was about the universe creating a controversy among the astro...
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Astronomy
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...Astronomers observe and utilize all kinds of rays. 1 B. On earth Astronomers utilize radio telescopes and visible light telescopes whereas in orbits depending upon the reality and need astronomers utilize IR, UV, X-ray and Gamma ray "telescopes" or detectors. The human eye is responsive to an incredibly small range of wavelengths known as visible light. Though, the majority objects in the universe radiate at wavelengths dissimilar to the visible one. Therefore Astronomers utilize telescopes with recognition accessories that are receptive to other wavelengths. This enables them to learn objects... that release this radiation. 1 C. Astronomers can examine much about stars,...
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Reaction Paper
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...astronomers, for it displays characteristics of both a planet and an asteroid. Similar in size to that of Pluto, possessing a proper spherical shape and majorly comprised of rock, it qualifies to be a planet. On the other hand, its placement within the Kyper belt makes it part of other debris floating in this space. Its... ? Reaction to the lecture: Dr. Michael Brown’s illuminating lecture on new explorations in the outer solar system has really captured my imagination.His interesting and humor-filled account of the discovery of ‘Eris’ – a planet-like object orbiting the sun in an extremely elliptical pattern – has been a pleasure to listen to. In the lecture, Brown talks of how Eris is a conundrum to...
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Dark Energy
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...Astronomers have proposed three principal ideas that attempt to explain dark energy. The proposed ideas include; cosmological constant, quintessence, and moduli. Cosmological constant refers to a constant energy density that fills empty space in a uniform manner. Ideally, it is the volume of space that consists intrinsic basic energy. It is equivalent to vacuum... Dark Energy Dark energy is a form of energy that occupies 73% of the total mass energy found in the universe. It saturatesspace and attempts to increase the rate at which the universe expands. It serves as the most appropriate hypothesis used to explain the observation made of an expanding universe at a rate that accelerates (Wang 20). ...
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Aristarchus and Ptolemy
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...astronomer (V Archive, 2012). Ptolemy... Aristarchus and Ptolemy of the Physics of the Concerned June 16, Aristarchus and Ptolemy There is no denying the fact that Aristarchus and Ptolemy tend to be two historical personalities who had made an immense contribution to the field of science and astronomy, when considered in the context of their age an times. Aristarchus succeeded the noteworthy geometers like Archimedes and Euclid and lived at sometime in the time period between 230BC and 310BC (V Archive, 2012). It is said that he replaced Theophrastus, to lead the Peripatetic School founded by Aristotle. Besides being a philosopher, Aristarchus also happened to be an accomplished mathematician and astrono...
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...Astronomical Accomplishments of Greece People from diverse cultures have been intrigued by concepts of the universe: the earth in relation to the sky and space. Most scholars all over the world aver that some events in outer space do affect the earth. The gravitational pull of the moon influences the tides, and meteorites fall from their natural orbits. The celestial influence of heavenly bodies on the earth have astounded philosophers, astronomers, and other scholars that researches spanning centuries have been conducted to search for the truth. The objective of this essay is to proffer on the astronomical accomplishments of a particular...
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The frontier of modern astronomy
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...astronomical insight, concerns over the frontier of modern astronomy take on a crucial area of importance for even the lay observer. With this understanding in mind, this essay considers the frontiers of modern astronomy through an investigation into current cosmological principles, frontier areas of investigation, and finally crucial areas of technological advancement. One of the primary concerns of modern astronomy are insights... ?Frontiers of Modern Astronomy While astronomy represents perhaps the most complex and intimidating of modern sciences, it is also the most intriguing as each new discovery reveals a long concealed secret about the nature of existence. With such crucial importance on new...
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Culture
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...astronomical observations. Observing the Heavenly Bodies: The Stars, the Moon and the Sun It is believed that astronomy in China began with the observation of the sun and the stars during the Neolithic Age when the ancient Chinese have learned to live in settlements and tried to record their everyday living. Recovered pots which were found to be 5000 years old have... Ancient Chinese Astronomy Introduction When we talk of the heavenly bodies and the Chinese culture, the first that comes into mind is astrology, a study of the association of patterns of heavenly bodies with human living and luck. However, only few people know that the Chinese people are the first to write spectacular and significant...
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The Solar System and Moon Landing
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...astronomers discovered that the sun is the universe’s center around which all planets revolved including the earth. The discovery also showed that the Moon is not a planet, rather a satellite of the Earth. Few years later, astronauts added Uranus and Neptune as planets. As a result, people were made to believe that only eight planets exist that revolves around the sun (Bond, 2012). Pluto was discovered... ? The Solar System and Moon Landing The Solar System and Moon Landing Introduction It is doubtless that the world is changing, and new things keep coming up. The same applies to the scientific knowledge and understanding that constantly keeps changing. Historical events and scientific discoveries are...
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Astronamy
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...Astronomers Introduction Astronomy consists of the study the universe’s celestial objects; such as stars, planets, comets, galaxies or star systems, and meteors. A number of benefits are derived from astronomy, including an understanding regarding the stars, day and night, phases of the Moon and the seasons. Astronomy has evolved from the study of the movements of the Sun and Moon, into complex theories regarding the origin and composition of the cosmos (History of Astronomy). Figure 1. People have looked up at objects in the sky with fascination since ancient times. That fascination gave birth to the science of astronomy. SOURCE: http://encarta.msn.com... ...
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Astronomy and astrological studies
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...astronomers. The first theory developed was the Ptolemaic Universe. This describes a motionless earth surrounded by nine spherical containers of a sort. The seven closest ones were seen as different heavenly bodies which were observable to humans. The eighth was thought... There is a constant eternal battle between scientific and religious beliefs. Christianity teaches that the heavens are in the sky, and with modernity people were seeing themselves as separate from the heavens and their past. Many were valuing an unknown future over facts of the past, and becoming more and more questioning. This curiosity led to wanting to understand the heavens and the stars more, which is why they developed...
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In what respects is Pluto more like a moon than a Jovian or terrestrial planet
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...astronomers. In late 1950s it was suggested this planet was an escaped Neptune moon, knocked by its biggest current moon, Triton out of the orbit (Weintraub 13). However this theory is heavily criticized since Pluto never actually originates near Neptune. A Jovian planet is a real planet, which Pluto is not currently. Jovian planet is Jupiter like and possesses low density and a large diameter. Since Pluto is dissimilar to Jupiter and has a small diameter it is not recognized as a Jovian planet. A terrestrial planet in the other hand is the one that resembles the earth being rocky, small, and dense. Since Pluto is a small ice chunk, it does... Pluto Plutos identity and origin have long baffled...
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Answer the question
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...astronomers. In my opinion, it should be regarded as an alternative to the Dark Matter because more is known about it. It has evidences which have been devised by researchers to explain exactly what it is.... Astronomy Astronomy Galaxy Hydrogen Line Wavelength= 8204 Radical Velo 8204+6563 =14,767 Galaxy 2 Hydrogen Line Wavelength=6,549 Radical Velocity= 6,563+6,549 =13,112 2. Proton + electron  neutron + neutron C, B and L are the same 3. It is scientifically proven that the universe is actually filled with a dark energy whose likelihood of existence is 99.996%. This can be evidenced by the supernovae project which states that the universe’s expansion is accelerating; Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) whi...
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Astoronomy
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...Astronomical Philosophy Ancient Chinese thought Heaven to be of a round... Overview of Astronomy in China Introduction Whenever we think of Astronomy, the s of Galileo, Kepler, and other Europeans always come up in mind. This is understandable since these men indeed have contributed immensely in this field. However, we ought to acknowledge also the contributions by other non-European cultures. In this paper, we shall survey some important contributions of ancient China to Astronomy. I acknowledge that the content and material presented herein are by no means exhaustive, but I do hope that they provide enough motivation for the average reader to read and explore ancient astronomy across all cultures. Ast...
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Sun and earth
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...astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. This was further sustained, intricate and lengthened by J. Kepler and Galilio Galilei who discovered telescope to prove that Earth and other planets revolve round the Sun. The theory was supported across the world from Greeks... Heliocentrism & Geocentrism” Heliocentric theory: According to this theory of astronomy, the Sun is fixed in the center of the universe. All the planets and other heavenly bodies revolve around the sun. The theory is in contrast to earlier fixed views depicting the Earth to be in the center, the geocentric theory. In 3rd century BC, Aristarchus of Samos anticipated this and later it was supported with mathematical model by great mathematician and...
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Astronomy - Black Holes
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...astronomers recently observed a black hole swallowing a star that was wandering near it in the space, which is prevalently known as the stellar homicides. In this essay, what black holes are, how they are formed and observed, the theory and astronomy of black holes are critically discussed. What they are A black hole is a section in the space-time that traps everything passing across... Task Astronomy - Black Holes Introduction A black hole can be related to a vacuum cleaner machine because of it cleans the galaxy by absorbing materials passing in the space, a function similar to a vacuum cleaner’s role. This is because of the superbly strong gravity force they possess (Melia, 94). For example,...
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Astronomy
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...astronomers to stud galaxies, infrared waves emitted by our skins... Qn The world view according to Richard Feynman before the development of quantum theory began with the theory of atoms. Most scientists believed that atoms could emit light and release energy but did not how this energy was released and therefore avoided the topic. Based on the above argument, the theory has changed adversely from molecular to atomic nature, from low to high acceptance, from knowledge to better information on the nature of the atoms. Evolution theory has been known to address the changes in the world systems over time. Observations have been made to indicate a micro world underneath all matter, a world of components o...
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Charles Messier's Butterfly Cluster
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...astronomers confused them with comets; however, Charles Messier (a French scientist) observed them very carefully throughout his life and discovered 15 comets along with 103 other celestial objects which were later named Messier objects. He actually searched for comets and to avoid confusion between comets and Messier objects, he and his colleagues compiled them in a list in 1771. It was a remarkable achievement. The list is known as the Messier Catalog or Messier... Charles Messier's Butterfly Cluster Introduction Our galaxy contains nearly 400 billion stars including many comets, nebulas and star clusters. Star clusters, or Messier objects, are collections of many stars in our galaxy. In the past...
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Exploration of Planet Mercury
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...Astronomers Elian the formation of mercury to involve nebula that was condensed into the planet. As gravitational force increased in planet mercury, remaining dust and matter completed forming the mercury’s planetary surface and bodies. Mercury formation commenced after the nebula sectionthat created mercury formed a silicate crust after which asteroids bombarded the surface resulting to out-flow of internal lava forming a new crust. The core of mercury cooled over... ? Exploration of Planet Mercury Introduction Planet mercury is the nearest planet to the sun with estimatedseparation distance of 0.387 A.U. The scientists have determined that mercury is the fastest planet revolving around the sun in the...
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Astronomy in Japan
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...astronomical knowledge particularly with astrology and calendar-making. To demonstrate this, China developed a large and and elaborate governmental organization in the second century, the Office of the Grand Astrologer, where astronomical, astrological and chronometric tasks were performed... and their techniques were taught to students. (Lankford 283) Japan’s contacts with China and the arrival of Koreans who brought with them the Chinese calendrical knowledge started astronomical practices. Astronomy would be instituted in Japan after the immigration of peoples from Korea in the sixth, seventh and eighth centuries and that during the Sui dynasty in China, the Japanese...
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Astronomy
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...Astronomers believe that planetary systems are formed of materials that were created in the interiors of giant stars and then blasted into space when the stars exploded. By studying our own planetary system, planetary scientists gain insight into the general mechanisms that determine the structure of planetary systems. A theory called Solar Nebular Theory states that rings of gas around the sun formed the planets... ASTRONOMY Solar Nebular Theory The Moon vs. Earth ____________________________________ Introduction The solar system of which our earth is a part has always presented mysteries. Though the ancients had some knowledge of the motions of the heavenly bodies, many theories have changed....
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Hubble space telescope
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...astronomer, the telescope was finally launched in 1990; after years of delays and forced cancellations due to issues such as the Challenger disaster of 1986. Although the technology used within the Hubble telescope was and remains some of the most advanced optics that have yet been developed, the idea for a space based telescope was planned long before the telescope itself was officially designed or launched. As such, this brief analysis will consider the initial need and desire for such an instrument, development... of the telescope, launch and operation use, breakthroughs in astrophysics and astronomy that have since been able to be uncovered by means of the Hubble Space Telescope, and...
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Assignment 3
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...Astronomers can notice the changes of the rate of expansion of the universe through measurements of the recession speeds and distances of very distant galaxies (Materrese & Sabino 2010). The assumption of the dark energy is that it is a gravitationally repulsive force which does not appear to cluster in galaxies. It has last been seen to stretch the space–time apart and certainly fits the accelerating-expansion scenario. Therefore acceleration of the expansion implies clearly the existence of some force that acts to push galaxies apart, and the source of this force is the dark energy. 4.) Scenarios... that was proposed by mordehai milgrom and it attempts to explain the galaxy rotation...
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Modern Astronomy Frontier
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...astronomers to understand that a mass of energy is present and yet unobservable by sight. The presence of so much energy led astronomers and physicists to speculate that a highly concentrated mass existed, but could not be seen... 25 May Modern Astronomy Frontier: Black Holes The word “frontier” evokes pictures of wide, open spaces or rough mountains and woods. However, the frontier also refers to such places as Antarctica, the moon and even beyond our very universe to space itself. Astronomy is “the science that deals with the material universe beyond the earths atmosphere” (dictionary.com). From the study of astronomy emerges the study of black holes, a major frontier about which much has been...
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Reading Activity
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...astronomers, entomologists and great scientists, proving beyond reasonable doubt that women can do better in what previously was male dominated fields. Women like Margaret Cavendish, Mari Merian and Maria Winkelman are classic reference to the importance of educating a woman in the society today (Spielvogel). Despite the difficulties women go through as they try to access education and pursue their careers, women have emerged to be successful and have even excelled more than their male counterparts. It is important for a society to put the girl child on the spotlight in terms of education and career opportunities so that women are empowered to bring about gender parity as...
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Camera Obscure Essay
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...astronomer Kepler. Usually, the typical image of the camera obscura is very thin... ? CAMERA OBSCURE Task: Camera obscure Introduction What is it? Camera obscura is an enclosed place with a diminutive hole that permits light to go through it. If the wall, of a dark room has a diminutive hole, the light rays from outside create images of things that are outside. The outside image undergoes formation on the surface that is opposite the small hole (Wlgus & Jack 2004). The images can also be constituted on a slip of the article or any surfaces that are facing the hole. The hole can be in a door or any solid surface. According to Steadman 2001(4), this is the connotation of camera obscura according to the...
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Modern Astronomy Frontier
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...astronomers to understand that a mass of energy is present and yet unobservable by sight. The presence of so much energy led astronomers and physicists to speculate that a highly concentrated mass existed, but could not be seen... 25 May Modern Astronomy Frontier: Black Holes The word “frontier” evokes pictures of wide, open spaces or rough mountains and woods. However, the frontier also refers to such places as Antarctica, the moon and even beyond our very universe to space itself. Astronomy is “the science that deals with the material universe beyond the earth's atmosphere” (dictionary.com). From the study of astronomy emerges the study of black holes, a major frontier about which much has been...
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Microscopes and telescopes. Our center of reality etc
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...astronomers believe was formed 15 billion years ago with the initial establishment of hydrogen and helium elements is nearing its end. Forces of gravity collapsed the clouds of hydrogen and helium to create stars. Astronomers believe the reverse process will see the end of the world... Ouroboros, Our Center of Reality Ouroboros is a mythical tail-eating dragon of Greek mythology. It is a symbol of eternal cycle of the universe. There is a growing worry and concern on the reliability of this myth as survival of the universe is at stake due to surveys that hint the possibility of a “black hole” situation. Eternity of the universe that has long been associated with ourobosis is in doubt. The universe that...
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A Short Paper on the Inside the Solar System
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...astronomers count (Tate, 2011). Some of the terrestrial planets include Mars, Neptune and the inner planets also called the Jovian planets. Dwarf planets are small in size. The sun is the closest planet to planet earth and the largest object in the solar system. The sun is orbited by eight planets. Meteors and meteoroids are strip of lights commonly referred to as falling or shooting stars although they are not stars. They consist of small pieces of rocks or metals that come from space into the sky and move... Inside the Solar System Inside the Solar System The solar system development started billions of years ago. The formation began after a giant rotating cloud of gas and dust called solar nebular...
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Nicolaus Copernicus
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...astronomer, mathematician and economist who developed the heliocentric (Sun-centered) theory of the solar system in a form detailed enough to make it scientifically useful. His theory about the Sun as the center of the Universe, opposed to the traditional geocentric theory that placed Earth at the center, is considered one of the most important discoveries ever, and is the fundamental starting point of modern astronomy and modern science itself (it inaugurated a scientific revolution). His theory affected many aspects of human life, opening the door for young astronomers, scientists and scholars to take a skeptical attitude toward established dogma (Armitage, 1951... Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish...
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Should Pluto be considered as a Planet
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...astronomers during 14-25 August, 2006. Arguments and counter arguments, for and against were all there to decide the appropriate nomenclature for Pluto. Owen Gingerich, chairman of the International Astronomical Union's Planet Definition Committee had himself undergone through a difficult time as both the lobbies tried to register their side of the logical statements. In the end around 2700 astronomers agreed... of planets. When Pluto was discovered, in 1930 astronomers assumed that it had a mass comparable to Earth's. Only gradually, in the ensuing decades, did celestial mechanicals come to realize that this grossly overestimated. Pluto turned out to be less than 1% of...
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Comets, Astroids and other junk in space
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...astronomers refer to them as "dirty snowballs" or "icy mudballs" because that is exactly... Comets, Asteroid and Other Junks in Space Introduction Scientists around the globe have been intrigued by space since time immemorial. Ever since man begun exploring his environment, natural reflexes lead him to look beyond what he can do with this senses and reach out to speculate on what is there in space. Children from previous generation were taught that the solar system is primarily composed of the sun and the planets with their moons. But technological advancement and development in knowledge and scientific instruments enabled man to explore beyond Earth and our moon. What was perceived by early men as omens ...
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Mechanism of Black Holes
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...Astronomers have reached a general consensus that nearly all galaxies have supermassive black holes at their centres (Cattaneo, Faber, Binney, Dekel, et al., 2009). Detection of black holes Detection of black holes was initially thought to be impossible, particularly because they do not emit any radiation (Hooft, 2009); however, this only holds true for isolated cases of black holes since studies have discovered... Mechanism of Black Holes Introduction According to the general relativity theory, a sufficiently compact mass has the capacity to deform spacetime thereby forming what is commonly known as a black hole, a point around which the gravitational force is too strong. For nearly 200 years now,...
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Mintaka Star
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...astronomers regarded all heavenly bodies such as planets, stars, meteors, comets among others as stars... This paper will discuss Mintaka star, which is among the stars of the Northern Hemisphere. It is a huge starthat emits blue light and it is situated in the Orion constellation. It is ranked as the 74th brightest star in the universe, and it is positioned approximately 900 light years away from the earth. It shines at a visual magnitude of 2.25, and it is a constituent of a multiple-star system. Also, while compared to the sun, it travels at a speed of 18.6 km/s through the galaxy, and it is situated on the central part of the molecular cloud of Orion constellation. Mintaka Star Traditionally, ast...
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The Myth of Horoscope Is Not True
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...astronomers to name each group of stars. Astronomers can simply assign a number to stars, but it will make astronomy somewhat boring for people. Therefore, in order to make it interesting and easy to remember, Greeks associated constellations with fairy tales. Astronomy is art of science... Horoscope: A Myth, not Truth! A myth can always attract people because of the fantasy it holds. Usually, people are ready to believe in such fantasies. It becomes something that people rely on; to release their stress and to explore their future. Horoscope is one of most popular myths in today’s world. It not only claims to determine a person’s traits but also to predict future. Therefore, it is widely used by people...
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Procedures in the Physical Sciences
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...astronomical objects to figure out their distance from the earth. Luminosity is a way of measuring the amount of brightness or energy emitted by any form of matter... when due: Procedures in Physical Sciences Introduction It’s the nature of human beings to question every aspect of their lives since ancient times .people want to understand why thins and structures are the way they are. An interesting curiosity has grown over the unknown, for instance the size of the earth, the depth of the seas, the size and capacity of the universe. Questions have been developed over his strange issues, and humans have forcefully involved their minds into trying to figure them out. Science can be defined to be a...
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[Astronomy subject] Assignment
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...astronomers to gauge the criticality of collision predictions of any close encounters by the NEOs during the 21st century. The single threat value of collision predictions can be ascertained by combining known kinetic damage potentials and probability statistics. According to Russ Rowlett of the University of North Carolina, 99942 Apophis Asteroid has reached the highest level on this scale with level... John A Astronomy Assignment 11 July Near-Earth Asteroids The impact hazard linked to newly discovered Near-Earth objects (NEOs) like comets and asteroids can be categorized by the use of Torino scale. According to Yeomans and Chodas of NASA, Torino scale serves as a communication tool for the public and...
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Astronomy 123 Homework Assignment
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...astronomer, who studied physics and mathematics in the University of British Columbia. He showed his first observations to astronomers in 1930 and early 1940s. He suffered a number of setbacks that made him not to realize it. One of the setbacks was non-uniformity in observations. This was due to coherent fluctuations on angular scales that were larger than cosmological horizon at combination. Instrumental errors due to the use of different instruments were another major cause of difficulty in data collection. Planck telescope which was more sensitive and had larger angular resolution confirmed the axis of evil observation. Non- equivalent dependent...
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Life Cycle of Stars
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...astronomers are still on the lookout for more. Stars are an integral part of the Universe system. Other components of universe include planets, black holes, galaxies etc. Universe is everything that we can perceive and much more that is beyond our perception. Astronomers predict that there are zillions of stars in the universe. Some of them are red stars, some yellow stars while some other are known as blue giant stars. Their life time varies from millions of years... Life Cycle of Stars The shining twinkle-twinkle little or big stars are all composed of enormous clouds of dust and gas. Stars too have a life of their own. These formations appear as twinkling to us because they are at a far off place...
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...astronomical observation tower. On the contrary, another principal group of British researchers, examining the Stonehenge site believes that, it served as an ancient spa or Lourdes. In regard to the Stonehenge being an astronomical observatory, researchers supporting this theory have drawn the conclusion that this megalithic shrine was constructed to draw attention to the solstices1. This theory is supported by the observation that the stones are crafted and shaped differently throughout the circle... ? HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE GLOBAL CULTURES Located in southern England on Salisbury Plain, the Stonehenge is a renowned megalithicstone monument. The famous monument comprises of 150 huge stones arranged...
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