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John Napier Inventor

- 17 November 2017

The study of astronomy requires labor-intensive calculations that today are accomplished primarily with calculator and computers. During the 1600’s a Scotsman named John Napier created math tables to speed up the calculating process. It changed the world. Read on to learn more about Napier’s invention.

Dinosaur Extinction Theory

- 17 November 2017

How did the dinosaurs become extinct? Most believe that a meteor crashed into the Earth and caused them to die. What if the meteor did not strike the Earth in Mexico? Read on to find out what would have happened if the meteor missed Mexico.

Can a Star Explode Twice?

- 10 November 2017

For years astronomers believed that a violent explosion ended the life of a star. What happens though when they catch the same star exploding twice? Read on to find out more about the star that exploded twice.

Cecilia Payne Composition of the Sun

- 10 November 2017

During the early 20th century women worked in the astronomy field making huge discoveries with regards to our understanding of the universe. One noted astronomer, Cecilia Payne, invented the method of detecting spectra in the Sun. Read on to learn more about this remarkable woman’s discovery and life.