Astronomy Articles

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Why Do You Want a Telescope?

1st Nov, 2006 - 7255 views

If you're in the market for a telescope, I want to make sure you have the best possible experience with it under the stars.

Apophis: The Asteroid That Could Smash Into the Earth on April 13th, 2036

25th Oct, 2006 - 19.8k views

Will Apophis hit us in 2036? That depends on its trajectory as it passes overhead in 2029!

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Telescope

25th Oct, 2006 - 8851 views

Here is some stuff I think every person should think about before buying their very first telescope.

How to Destroy the Earth with a Coffee Can

20th Sep, 2006 - 9880 views

It's not as easy to destroy the Earth as you might think; evil geniuses everywhere have been trying for years. The problem lies with the fact that the Earth is pretty big (at least compared to you and me) and it takes quite a bit of energy.

The Hubble Deep Field: The Most Important Image Ever Taken

6th Sep, 2006 - 18.7k views

Probably more than any other image I've ever seen, the Hubble Deep Field has profoundly changed my perspective on the universe and our place in it.

Why Astronomy Matters

10th Jul, 2006 - 5296 views

I was recently asked the question, "Why does knowing about astronomy matter?"