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  • Last The Question Concerning New Stars Being
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    On a clear night, only a few hundred stars can be seen without the use of any astronomical instruments. The Milky Way Galaxy consists of at least 200 billion stars. Stars are huge balls of hot gases. The sun is a star, but it is not the largest star; it is only the nearest star. A star has three recognizable stages: its birth; the years in which it exists; and its death. Its formation and its life expectancy have captured the curiosity of astronomers for centuries. Astronomers from the past have...
  • Dead Stars
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    Critical Review In November of 1999 an article about cosmic cataclysms appeared in Time magazine. A cosmic cataclysm is also known as a gamma-ray burst. These gamma bursts cant be seen with the naked eye and they release more energy than our sun releases in its whole lifetime. As of now, no one is really sure whats causing these large blasts. Hopefully this will change as astrophysicists meet to discuss the blasts and as satellites are launched into space to capture the phenomenon. Even though n...
  • Universal Film Manufacturing Company
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    The story of Universal studios begins with Carl Laemmle, who immigrated to America from his native Germany in 1884 at age 17. He traveled around the country, taking various jobs, until he opened his first nickelodeon in Chicago in 1906. A second operation quickly followed, and the following year he started the Laemmle Film Exchange, which he soon developed into one of the major film distributors in the country. In 1909 he began producing films with his Independent Motion Picture Company of Ameri...
  • Age Of Many Stars
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    I found this article to be very interesting it ties very well into what we have been learning about with the universe. The article talks about how astronomers have used old stars to determine the age of the universe. The article tells how Timothy Beers and his associates have discovered a radioactive isotope, uranium-238, in a metal-poor star located on the outskirts of the milky way. I suppose I should give a little back that the article talked about first. Astronomers have found the age of man...
  • Light From Distant Stars
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    "Why is the night sky dark?" (Hi enrich) For thousands of years this question, also known as Olber's paradox, has been asked. Astronomers are constantly growing closer to the answer but still no one has yet found a finite answer. As scientists relentlessly collect data hoping to find some clue as to the answer to this riddle we seem to realize that the answer may be because of something that is too mind blowing for us to comprehend. Several explanations have been considered over the years. But a...
  • Stars In The Clusters
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    Blue Stragglers Scientists have recently found that odd stars known, as "blue stragglers" may be the product of collision between two, and possibly more, older stars. This may result in finding out a 50 year-old mystery of the blue stragglers. Even in "dense" areas stars a typically billions, if not, trillions, of miles apart. But stars may have the occasional chance to collide in global clusters, which are dense groupings of up to a million stars wit tightly packed cores. Some global clusters a...
  • 10 Trillion Stars With Earth Like Planets
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    When considering the likeliness of life arising repeatedly throughout our universe, the first three terms of the Drake Equation immediately come to mind. Since life needs a place to arise, the availability of such places becomes one of the most important considerations. Even though the rate of star formation is currently not determined exactly, based on evidence, it could be estimated to be relatively high. In our own galaxy, star formation can be observed in the frontal areas of the spiraling a...
  • Possible Future Of The Universe
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    Patrick Sullivan 2nd hour Astronomy Mr. Wes sling Magazine Report Sky & Telescope The Future of the Universe The magazine Sky & Telescope is a very helpful magazine for beginning and amateur astronomers. The magazine contains information on new star clusters, constellations, galaxies, and even possible new planets. It gives a more in-depth look at whats going on outside our galaxy. This magazine is also helpful in showing astronomers new ways to look at stars. Certain articles can help with find...
  • Orion Nebula
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    The Orion Nebula contains one of the brightest star clusters in the night sky. With a magnitude of 4, this nebula is easily visible from the Northern Hemisphere during the winter months. It is surprising, therefore, that this region was not documented until 1610 by a French lawyer named Nicholas-Claude Fabric de Peiresc. On March 4, 1769, Charles Messier inducted the Orion Nebula, M 42, into his list of stellar objects. Then, in 1771, Messier released his list of objects for its first publicatio...
  • Supernova Cosmology Project
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    "There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be". -Charles Sanders Pierce When it comes to science, there are many questions and few answers. Finding those few answers is what makes science interesting. One big question is science is whether or not the Universe is expanding. By observing and researching supernovas, one can decide that the Universe is expanding. The word nova means new star (Ferris ...
  • True Accounts In The Bible
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    Galileo took one of the first steps leading toward the death of biblical belief of the universe by mounting a systematic challenge to the biblical notion that the earth was the center of the universe. The centrality of Earth had long been associated with the beliefs of Aristotle and Ptolemy that had been adopted as the official teaching of the church. Aristotle and Ptolemy believed that the Earth was immovable and was orbited by concentric spheres in which the various planets and stars were root...
  • Stars In The Universe
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    Astronomy 20 Essay: Comparison of Astronomy Videos The Scale of the Cosmos, The Infinite Frontiers, Tools of Astronomy, The Sun, and Heaven and Hell Reviewed by Bobby Babaknia and Astronomy 20 (2: 00-3: 30 M-W) The following video tapes contain interesting facts about the universe and how it came about. In Cosmos, the Greeks studied and analyzed the skies in their own way. They discovered that the moon is a quarter of the size of the earths mass. The Greeks also found out that Neptune has eight ...
  • From The Big Bang To Black Holes
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    According to Stephen W. Hawking, Black holes are rips in the fabric of space of the universe. They can be neither be visible to our eyes nor are they detectable by even the most powerful telescope -- the Hubble Telescope -- so far created by man. According to Hawking also, the Black hole are nothing but dead stars. The collapse of the star leads to singularity. The black hole may be described as the final stage in the death of a star before the point of singularity is reached. For Roger Penrose,...

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