Category Posts : Astronomy

Supernovae – Their Origins, Deaths, and Effects

Astronomy / April 23, 2015 / No Comments

This paper covers the following topics: what are supernovae; the history of the supernovae; supernovae in our Galaxy: how they are formed; nomenclature; how they affect us. ” A supernova is the cataclysmic explosion of a big mass star, which releases a huge quantity of light instantaneously, occurring approximately twice per century. Astronomers have been observing supernovae in our skies since the times of Christian Huygens, Simon Marius, Messier, Brache and Kepler. Fritz Zwicky was the first to use the term supernova to describe lights that were much brighter than any other star or planetary body visible in the sky. ”

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Galileo

Astronomy / April 23, 2015 / No Comments

A look at the contributions of the revolutionary astronomer, scientist and mathematician.

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