Learn the basics of astronomy with historical background and an introduction to the basic astronomy concepts, details about planets, satellites, asteroids, comets and meteors. Also learn the history of Astronomy from its origins in the religious, mythological, and astrological practices of prehistory through to modern astronomy.
With Hubble now approaching the end of its scientific life, a new generation of spacecraft are set to blast off in the next few years. These missions may alter the way we see the Universe forever. This article looks at the most exciting prospects of the missions, with easy to understand explanations.
In this article, we take a look at the challenges of interstellar space travel and how current and emerging technologies, as well as those which are still completely hypothetical, might one day be able to take humanity to the stars.
Flight is said to be the safest mode of transportation, but does whizzing around the Earth at 7km/s aboard the International Space station count? Do astronauts living in a 747 size structure with only a few sheets of aluminium for protection stress about the dangers outside?