Astronomy Articles

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Found 18 articles

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

25th Oct, 2006 - 5.1k views

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

Asteroid Facts

11th Feb, 2012 - 2.7k views

The solar system is actually a pretty scary place. Right now, NASA is tracking almost 15,000 near Earth objects that include both asteroids and comets, and there are an unknown number of these objects circling the Sun.

Cool Astronomy Gifts for Christmas

22nd Nov, 2017 - 2.6k views

Are you looking for a cool gift this year for the astronomy enthusiast in your life? Check out our suggestions.

How I Overcame My Math Blocks

31st Dec, 2006 - 20.5k views

What do you do when you can’t do the thing you want most in life? And I don’t mean “can’t” in a I-have-other-things-to-do kind of way. I mean can’t do it even though it’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do kind of way.

How to Destroy the Earth with a Coffee Can

20th Sep, 2006 - 4.8k 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 energ

How to Get A Job in Astronomy

24th Jan, 2017 - 3.6k views

Job in astronomy | Get a job as an astronomer | A scientific career in deep astronomy is not all about getting a PhD | Support or project scientist?

Looking Up

5th Mar, 2018 - 733 views

Our predilection to look to the sky, to feel what we feel and to find fascination where we treasure it, is a curiosity.

Submission Guidelines for Space Fan News

7th Apr, 2017 - 2.5k views

Want to submit a story for Space Fan News? Here are the guidelines to follow.

Telescopes for Viewing Deep Space Objects: Nebulae, Star Clusters, and Galaxies

13th Sep, 2018 - 329 views

The most common mistake among beginners is choosing a telescope that is suitable for bright sky objects thinking that they can also peer into deep space. In this article, we will talk about the gear you'll need in order to observe deep sky objects.

The Hubble Deep Field: The Most Important Image Ever Taken

6th Sep, 2006 - 11.6k 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.

The March of TESS

2nd Mar, 2018 - 2.7k views

The Transiting Exoplanet Serve Satellite (TESS) is slated on the launch from Earth, no earlier than mid-April 2018, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. From this amazing mission, we hope to find thousands or Earth-sized worlds.

The Redneck Astronomer

15th Aug, 2007 - 1k views

My life has always been a collision of worlds that never seemed to fit together. This article explains, in part, what I mean.