Category: Astronomy

7 Wonders of the Solar System

Just as ancient historians loved to draw up lists of the Seven Wonders of the World, deep in our modern age of interplanetary exploration, astronomers love to argue over the finest sights our Solar System …
Asteroids

Asteroids – What Are They Made Up Of?

Protecting Earth is one of the main reasons why scientists keep a close eye on asteroids, which are space rocks of all shapes and sizes that can be found scattered throughout the Solar System. It’s …
Earth

Have we finally discovered a new Earth?

Planet hunting is a new and exciting area of astronomy barely two decades old that, thanks to missions such as NASA’s Kepler telescope, is revealing more and more data about intriguing new worlds outside of …
ice

What if all ice on earth melted?

If all ice on Earth melted, the sea level would rise by about 80 m. A complete deglaciation would, however, require a warmer world than the present one. In addition to the 80 m, we …
Asteroid Mining

What is Asteroid Mining?

James Cameron and Google’s Eric Schmidt and Larry Page establish the first Asteroid Mining company. It might sound and look like something out of a sci-fi film, but asteroid mining is very much a reality. …