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8 results for "Stephen P. Maran"

  • Astronomy For Dummies Cheat Sheet

    Astronomy is fascinating, and people have been looking at the stars since the dawn of humanity. Start your study of astronomy by reviewing the accomplishments of the very first astronomers, and then continue [more…]

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  • Famous Women in Astronomy

    When you’re studying astronomy don’t forget the women that made an impact in the field. Check out this list of amazing achievements by women astronomers and astrophysicists: [more…]

    Found in: Astronomy
  • An Astronomical Timeline

    The study of astronomy is vast and encompasses a huge amount of information. This chart represents important events in astronomy, like discoveries and inventions that have impacted astronomy through the [more…]

    Found in: Astronomy
  • The Space Age

    The Space Age, generally considered started by the launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik, is defined by the events surrounding space exploration and development of space technology. This list maps out [more…]

    Found in: Astronomy
  • Solar Activity: What's Going On Out There?

    The term solar activity refers to all kinds of disturbances that take place on the sun from moment to moment and from one day to the next. All forms of solar activity, including the 11-year sunspot cycle [more…]

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  • Finding Extrasolar Planets

    Astronomers have believed for decades that planets are plentiful, simply because the birth of a star is inevitably accompanied by leftover material — a messy residue of gas and dust that can turn into [more…]

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  • Taking a Shine to Nebulae

    A nebula is a cloud of gas and dust in space ("dust" meaning microscopic solid particles, which may be made of silicate rock, carbon, ice, or various combinations of those substances; [more…]

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  • Viewing the Moon's Geology

    The entire moon is pockmarked with craters of every size, from microscopic pits to basins hundreds of miles in diameter. The largest is the South Pole-Aitken Basin, which is about 1,600 miles [more…]

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