It started with a man by the name of Bill Kaysing in. He said that he had a big discovery and proof that we did not land on the moon. He continues on by saying that the moon landing staged and he questioned NASA about a few discrepancies that he found and NASA declined to answer. I think that this is a very reliable source because it gives dates and names and other sources to reference. This will be a very useful source because it does give me other sources that I may use and it raises good questions.
Telescopes in Astronomy Sharla McNees University of Phoenix Astronomy SCI/151 Dr. Olade July 2, 2012 Telescopes in Astronomy Telescopes have changed the way people view the sky and are allowing scientist to find out more about other planets. This paper will cover how the telescope changed our view of the universe, designs of telescopes and about ground-based and space-based observatories. * How the telescope changed our view of the universe and our place in it * Telescopes opened our eyes to the universe by showing us that Earth is not the center of the universe. Telescopes also show the mountains and craters on the moon and telescopes have exposed characteristics and weather on the planets in our solar system and revealed new planets and asteroids. Telescopes were the first valid measurement of the speed of light (NASA, 2009).
Why did Copernicus and Galilei change their views of the universe? Galileo Galilei and Nicolaus Copernicus were influential European scientists in the 15th and 16th centuries. They proved that Ptolemy's theory, The Geocentric Model, the theory that the Earth is stationary and all astronomical mass revolves around it, is incorrect. Copernicus used his logic and evidence to come up with the Heliocentric Model, which is the theory that all astronomical mass, surrounded by motionless stars, revolves around a still sun. Galilei became devoted to this idea, and built a telescope to back Copernicus up on his theory.
When Neil Armstrong first touched down on the moon in 1969, millions of people watched him take the first step and create history (Villard). Yet even as we’ve moved on from the moon landings and consider them as a pivotal point for mankind, “Forty years after U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, many conspiracy theorists still insist the Apollo 11 moon landing was an elaborate hoax”(Than). The idea that our voyage to the moon was deliberately staged seems to resurface year after year. While the conspiracy theorists claim the moon landing was a hoax, creating a fake moon landing would have been more expensive and difficult than actually reaching the moon. The race to the moon began on October 5, 1957, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik into orbit around the earth: “When the Soviet Union launched the satellite Sputnik, on October 4, 1957, the United States experienced a technological identity crisis”(Olson).
The most popular of these theories are pointing towards climate change. The idea that aliens invaded the earth and were the cause of the demise of the Maya is an interesting theory. Many believe this theory simply because of their advanced knowledge and interest in astronomy. Their understanding of the repetitive cycles of the moon and planets so to chart their place in the sky on future dates makes you think. The tracking of Venus and a sophisticated number system with a base of 20 are two other areas that the Maya focused on that creates interest to rationalize what their purpose could possibly be?
But can it be accomplished? The Mayans have made numerous predictions based on the stars and alignment of the sun in relation to the rest of the skies. But their most controversial prediction strikes a huge argument among scientists. Is their prediction that the end of the world on December 21st, 2012 true? Is this even possible that they could predict something so catastrophic?
The Zodiac signs and constellations corresponding to them were first used as a marker to recognize the rotation and location of the Earth and for astrologers to point telescopes and create star charts. However, believers in astrology took the Zodiac to the next level. The zodiac, is it fact or fiction? Life is full of challenges, challenges that we often see as defining moments that make us who we are. But how much of those defining moments have to do with astrology and astronomy?
The work of Lomonosov and Bernoulli in this field led him to conclude that the atmosphere on the Earth and on other planets must be considerably more transparent than he had thought. Euler took a very active role in the observation of the movement of Venus across the face of the sun, despite the fact that at this time he was nearly blind. He had already lost one eye in the course of an experiment on light diffraction in 1738, and an eye disease and botched operation in 1771 led to an almost total loss of
Introduction In the article, The Origin of Old-Earth Geology and its Ramifications for Life in the 21st century, Dr. Terry Mortenson tries to explain the relationship between science and Christianity, specifically the idea of an old earth, which developed in the early 19th century. The introduction of the “old earth” has created quite a debate since then, and is a very interesting topic in the history of science. Along with old earth idea is the idea of evolution, which is believed by many scientists and other people. In the article, Dr. Mortenson discusses several theories about the history of creation, four important scriptural geologists, and what impact this 19th century debate has on culture today. Brief Overview & Main Points Dr. Mortenson begins by explaining the dominant view before the 19th century, which was that God had created the earth in six 24-hour days about 400 B.C.
I don't know about you but I would prefer this. That would definitely save a lot of time. Credibility: I have always been very fascinated with space and so I was very interested in researching about wormholes. Thesis: Although wormholes are theoretical, it is very possible that wormholes can exist and that they could lead to space travel in the future. Enumerated Preview: I will talk to you today about what wormholes are, how they exist and what they can do.