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  1. A Measure of Wheat

    Light Is Affected by Gravity

    In May of 1919, the English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician Sir Arthur Eddington traveled to the island of Príncipe, off the west coast of Africa, to observe a solar eclipse which occurred on May 29, 1919. During the eclipse, he took pictures of far-away stars, which to an observer on...
  2. Prophetess

    Solar Eclipse Prediction of 585 BC

    On May 28, 585 BC, a solar eclipse occurred, which was accurately predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales of Miletus. The prediction was recorded in The Histories by Herodotus. This solar event took place during the Battle of Halys while Alyattes, king of Lydia was engaged in war...
  3. The Archetype

    Were the Nazis on the Moon?

    It's no secret that the origins of NASA can be traced back to the advanced rocket program of the Third Reich. We now know about Operation Paperclip and the transfer of Nazi rocket scientists to the United States following World War II. In fact, many of the rockets developed by Werner von Braun...
  4. The Archetype

    "Houston, We've Had a Problem"

    On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 mission to the moon was launched from Kennedy Space Center. The lunar landing mission was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days after launch, on April 13. The lunar mission was immediately transformed into a rescue mission, with NASA engineers struggling...
  5. Prophetess

    Are Rocks Balancing on a Comet?

    Scientists think they may have found rocks "balancing" on the surface of Comet 67P. The phenomenon is strange enough when it's seen on earth, but now, because of the observation, scientists are wondering if blanacing rocks are a phenomenon that occours throughout the solar system. Balancing...
  6. Cosmos

    Is the Moon Inside Earth's Atmosphere?

    According to decades-old data that was collected by scientists at Russia’s Space Research Institute, the atmosphere of Earth extends further out into space than we realize. In fact, according to this research, the atmosphere extends so far out into space that our moon is orbiting our planet from...
  7. Prophetess

    The Discovery of Titan

    On March 25, 1655, Saturn's largest moon, Titan, was discovered by Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch mathematician and scientist. Later observations by other astronomers revealed that there are a total of 61 additional moons orbiting Saturn. Huygens was fascinated with the science of optics and he...
  8. Anomaly

    Comet Hale-Bopp

    On March 22, 1997, Comet Hale–Bopp made its closest approach to Earth. Hale–Bopp was discovered in 1995 by two different astronomers, Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp, on separate occasions. When the comet became visible to the naked eye on Earth, it hung in the sky for 18 entire months. In November...
  9. Prophetess

    The Theory of General Relativity

    On March 20, 1915, Albert Einstein published his famous theory of general relativity. Prior to Einstein's theory, the scienfitic community had been living for over 250 years under the laws of gravity as proposed by Sir Issac Newton. The fact is, Newton's equations that describe the force of...
  10. Cosmos

    Organic Compounds on Mars

    For several years now, NASA's Curiocity Rover has been probing around looking for signs of life on Mars. While it still has not found any evidence of past or present life on Mars (that we know of), the big announcement that came from NASA was that organic compounds have been found that could...
  11. The Archetype

    This Is What 47 Billion Light Years Looks Like

    Astronomers often use very large numbers, and it is often difficult to imagine, let alone visualize, what 47 billion light years might look like. In the year 2003, the Hubble Space Telescope focused in and looked at a rather boring and seemingly empty stretch of deep space for eleven days...
  12. Cosmos

    The Eridanus Supervoid: Gateway to Another Dimension?

    It’s the largest known structure in the universe. It baffles cosmologists and catches the imagination of quantum physicists. It defies known patterns and statistical probability. And it’s a giant stretch of nothing. Could it be the point at which another universe bumps into our own? The Eridanus...