“Over the past few years, astronomers have observed a new phenomenon, a brief burst of radio waves, lasting only a few milliseconds. It was first seen by chance in 2007, when astronomers went through archival data from the Parkes Radio Telescope in Eastern Australia. 49 more words
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Astro-Navigation: Muslim contribution
Animation of the use of a marine sextant to measure the altitude of the sun.
Arab Muslim scientists had a rich history in Astrology and Navigation, Till date Arabic names of many stars is the proof of their contributions. 655 more words
(WTNH) — A Yale University professor, citing the discoveries of more Earth-like planets around nearby stars, says the next step is finding out which ones could harbor life. 188 more words
Making his first and last appearance in the field of asteroid discovery today is German astronomer Friedrich Tietjen. On January 4th 1866, from the New Berlin Observatory (the place where Neptune was discovered) he found asteroid 86 Semele, a large, dark, C-type body of about 120 km wide, in the main belt. 229 more words