Category: Astronomical

  • Aztec Pyramid of the Sun

    About 35 miles north and east of Mexico City are the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. The Sun Pyramid is over 200 ft tall,

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  • Ottoman Empire

    The Ottoman Empire decline started early to mid 19th century, but World War One and its aftermath saw its complete dissolution. The empire began to

  • Brown Dwarf Stars

    The planet Jupiter is a large mass of gasses, and brown dwarf stars are a large mass of gasses. But the difference lies a little bit in the diameter and a lot in the mass. Jupiter is a massive planet, 10 times as thick and a thousand times heavier than Earth. Mercury is the smallest […]

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  • Kepler-186f

    500 light years from earth, much further than Tau-Ceti at 12 light years, Kepler-186f orbits red dwarf Kepler-186 with a radius similar to Earth. Discovered and documented by the Kepler space telescope, it is accompanied by four other planets orbiting much closer to the star. The planet 186f would seem to orbit it’s ‘sun’ in just over […]

  • Outernet speeds

    The Outernet folks have announced speeds of 2400 baud for a worldwide internet free for anyone using satellite coverage much like today’s GPS systems run 24/7 without subscription helping millions of people and businesses too. But Outernet doesn’t really operate like an internet wi-fi connection, it is primarily a broadcast only application. Much as GPS […]

  • Fomalhaut

    Fomalhaut is a Class A main sequence star, much brighter and about twice the size of our G-Type Sun. A bright star in the night sky, Fomalhaut is in the constellation Pisces Australis in the southern sky and is around 25 light years from Earth. Fomalhaut exhibits a ring of dust and debris like the […]

  • Cepheid variable pulsating stars and light years distance

    Standard Candles, Cepheid Variables and the expanding universe The correlation between a Cepheid variable’s brightness and the period of its peak and trough of brightness makes this kind of star a standard candle for distance approximation in the universe.Types of Cepheids include Classical Cepheids (Population I Cepheids, Type I Cepheids, or Delta Cephei variables), Type […]

  • Altair

    A member of the top 20 club, the twelfth brightest star in the night sky, Altair is a mere 17 light years from earth. Supposing mankind can someday travel near the speed of light, adding 2 years for acceleration and deceleration, it is a reachable star, but it is much more tumultuous than our Sun. […]