Just a year and a half into Kepler's planet-hunting mission, there are 28 confirmed planets and 2,326 candidate planets -- of which a stunning 1,000 have been found since February. Of the 54 "habitable" zone planet candidates seen so far, Kepler-22b is the first to be confirmed. This milestone will be published in The Astrophysical Journal. Earth-like candidates The powerful telescopes are finding other things, too. In another big announcement on Monday, using telescopes at the Hawaii-based Keck Observatory and the McDonald Observatory in Texas, astronomers at UC-Berkeley announced the discovery of the largest black holes to date -- two monsters with masses equivalent to 10 billion suns that are capable of consuming anything, even light, within a region five times the size of our solar system.
All of Saturns moons were named after Greek Mythological figures. These moons of Saturn are very important to astronomers because it may be some object on one of these satellites that might open the door to the answers of some of biggest questions in space science today. Titan is the biggest and most interesting of all of Saturns moons. Titan is the largest of Saturns moon with a diameter of 5,150 kilometers and is 1,221,850 kilometers from the surface of Saturn. It takes nearly 16 days for Titan to orbit all the way around Saturn.
It seems highly unlikely that those thousands of people would have kept it a secret for so long. The Apollo Moon landings were among the most documented and observed events in history. The conspiracy "theories" that claim otherwise are really of nonsense without even a single convincing piece of evidence. Most of the questions raised are based on ignorance of basic physics and optics. Video special effects were in their infancy in the late 60's so; faking a landing on the Moon would probably have been more difficult than actually going there.
The four largest of these were seen by Galileo when he made one of the first telescopes. The way they moved round the planet convinced him that the old idea, that everything moves round the Earth, must be wrong. The following was kindly contributed by Russell Odell The sun contains 99.9 percent of the mass in the solar system. The remaining 0.1 percent make up the other planets and their moons, and Jupiter took most of that mass. If Jupiter were a shell, all the other planets and their moons could fit inside with room to spare.
It is expected to be in a better position for observation than in 1986 as the earth and the comet will be on the same side of the earth and is expected to have a magnitude of -0.3 compared with only +2.1 in 1986. Halley’s comet has been sighted many times in many generations and actually had an impact on history. It was sighted in the year 1066AD prior to the famous battle of Hastings, when the forces of England were defeated by the Norman invader William the Conqueror. Comet Halley is featured in a famous portion of the
Basically their whole life depended on the stars. The Mayans used the stars to tell them when to go to war, harvest crops and other events of life. Astronomy is still in its use today especially because of the invention of the telescope by Galileo. Star spectrum is light coming from a star that is broken down into a rainbow. Spectra can tell us what makes up a star just by analyzing it.
Telescopes were the first valid measurement of the speed of light (NASA, 2009). * NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, help provide evidence of other galaxies, all having billions of stars. Newer telescopes permit us to learn about objects in the universe by identifying the heat, radio waves or X-rays they emit. Telescopes help us discover planets around other stars. The hopes with some of the future telescopes are to answer the question that many ask, "Are we alone in the universe" (NASA, 2009).
During this revolution, there were many great philosophers who made incredible contributions to science and changed the way people look at the world around them. Polish priest and astronomer Nicloaus Copernicus published his book On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres which assumed that the earth and other planets revolved around the sun instead of the previous belief which said all the planets and the sun revolved around the earth. Galileo Galilei used the first telescope and concluded that the “heavens” were more complex than anyone had suspected. He saw mountains
Whitney Kline Apollo 11 Newspaper Analysis “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” This famous quote by Neil Armstrong has become a staple in our world’s history of scientific achievements. On July 21st, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin were the first 2 men to step foot on the moon. This historical event put the American people, as well as most of the World, at a standstill. The media coverage was astronomical throughout the entire event, reporting on everything from the actual space achievement, the events logistics, and the people’s reactions back on earth. Researching this event, since it was so monumental, I wanted to see how the bigger cities reported on the event.
November 26, 2012 A Quick History of the Telescope Since the dawn of the era of mankind, we have looked to the sky in awe and wonder. Even then, the earliest civilizations had a basic understanding of the importance of the sun’s affect on the earth, which is most likely the cause of the majority of early religions being not-so-loosely based around the life giving sun. It wasn’t until the early 17th century that man would see the skies in a whole new light, with the invention of the telescope. The invention of the telescope allowed man to finally observe the sky in a way that the early Greek philosophers could only dream of. Although the telescope was an extremely important invention for the study of the skies, it never could have been done without the invention of the lens.