Celestial objects and the phenomena that surrounds them. What lies above the earth forever out of reach. From moons, to stars, galaxies, and beyond.
Heaviest Chemical Elements Created by Ancient Stars
Like most people, all my high school science classrooms had one wall papered with a huge, multi-coloured chart. It was, of course, the Periodic Table of the Elements.
It would be difficult for light-speed spacecraft to communicate, which would be bad news for interstellar travel.
It would be difficult for light-speed spacecraft to communicate, which would be bad news for interstellar travel. We may have been spoilt by science fiction when it came to space communication. Even if we could build a spacecraft that traveled at almost the speed of light, we would struggle to keep in touch with it.
The finding: Six planets orbit their central star in a steady beat, a unique instance of gravitational lockstep that is "in sync" and may provide important new information on the origin and development of planets.
Record #05: Age // Compendium of Humanity's End
“Hello my celestial friends,” the energetic young man being represented by a low frame-rate avatar greeted, “and welcome to another episode of Cosmological Quandaries! Today, we’re going to answer the most difficult question in the galaxy... just how old is Marco Chung?”
Emissary of the Celestial Conclave
Title: "Emissary of the Celestial Conclave" In the small, unassuming town of Millville, nestled between rolling hills and shimmering lakes, life unfolded in a predictable pattern. That was until the night the sky lit up with an otherworldly glow, and an emissary from the Celestial Conclave descended upon Earth.
When Can We Make Space Our Own?
According to one of the pioneers of rocket science, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, "Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." Humanity has been venturing into space with tentative steps since the late 1950s. Humans have been living in orbit for the entirety of this century, and we anticipate that this will continue. Can humans, however, settle in space?
Living On Mars
Mars is the next great adventure. It is the fourth planet from the sun. Due to the finely-grained iron oxide dust covering the planet giving it a reddish color, it has earned the nickname “The Red Planet”. It is one of the most explored planets in our solar system with NASA making plans to use it to replace Earth one day. It has two moons, Phobos and Deimos. Its thin atmosphere is made up of carbon dioxide, argon, nitrogen, oxygen, and very small amounts of water vapor. A year on Mars is 687 Earth days, while each day is 24.6 hours. Here is what we need to do in order to colonize Mars.
Record #04: Children // Compendium of Humanity's End
Schoolchildren at Tyson Kindergarten got a surprise treat when famous Quantum Ship Captain Marco Chung visited their classroom. Marco is most well known for being the oldest person in existence after having been displaced in time due to his career spent traveling the galaxy.
5 SEC'S ON MARS
Ah, Mars, the red planet, and our potential new home. However, the allure of Mars is tainted by its inhospitable conditions. While it may reach a seemingly balmy 20°C during the day, the nighttime temperatures plummet to a bone-chilling -13°C or, in more universal terms, -243°F – a realm of cold that could induce frostbite in seconds and hypothermia within minutes.
MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE
In the vast cosmic tapestry of the universe, Earth has long been celebrated as the optimal haven for life. However, scientific exploration has unveiled a realm of possibilities beyond our home planet. While Earth undeniably holds its own greatness, a pantheon of exoplanets beckons, and one such celestial marvel demands our attention – Koi 5715.01.
No, Mercury Retrograde Does Not Mean Pending Doom
If you’re a spiritual head like me, the words ‘Mercury retrograde’ will send you into a panic and have you preparing to go to spiritual war.
Record #03: Distance // Compendium of Humanity's End
You are mostly empty space. Oh, you may feel like you are a semi-solid, if not squishy object, but that could not be further from the truth. If you start to zoom in, you’ll see that you are made of trillions of tiny cells. But those cells are just gooey packages for various tiny organelles and even your DNA. DNA, though, is made up of long, complex sugars. Those sugars themselves actually consist of just five elements—hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and phosphorous—in various configurations.