However, a rotation curve of a rigid body must have a body where the angular speed is the same. As a result, this lab will help me understand how individual stars move in a galaxy spiral. This lab will also help me understand why the stars speed in the inner part is different from the outer part of the galaxy. Procedure
Bright stars fill the Milky Way galaxy with beauty. Many solar systems revolve around the galaxy. The Milky Way is the galaxy we live in. Even though many people only know the Milky Way as the galaxy we live in, there is actually a lot more to it than you may think.
Griffith Observatory Did you know that people have been building observatories since the 200s B.C.? An observatory, by definition, is a place or building equipped and used for making observations of astronomical, meteorological, or other natural phenomena, especially a place equipped with a powerful telescope for observing the planets and stars. Human beings have always been interested in the idea of discovering the unknown, and discovering space is no exception. But only through the last few hundreds of years have we really been able to make advances in astronomy due to large telescopes placed in the observatories. Some of the major observatories in the world are the Mauna Kea Observatory, the Arecibo Observatory, and the Yerkes Observatory.
Did you know that Annie Cannon was able to classify around a thousand stars a day during the peak of her career? This paper will be focusing on the life, career, and legacy of Annie Jump Cannon. Annie Jump Cannon was hired by Edward Pickering, and she worked as “Pickering’s assistant at the Harvard College Observatory” (1). After that, she was credited with coming up with an easy system that divided the stars into seven spectral classes. The spectral classes were as follows: O, B, A, F, G, K, M. Annie Jump Cannon’s career ended after forty years, but her work paved the way for women in the scientific community and continues to inspire fellow female scientists.
Astronomers Using ESO's Telescope have found the biggest and hottest double star that have parts actually overlapping each other. These two stars in the system VFTS 352 might be pummeling to its demise soon, because the two stars could merge and create a colossal star, or form a double black hole. These two stars are about 160,000 light-years from Earth. These stars are so close that the surface of each star are overlapping each other. This double star has a total mass of about fifty-seven times bigger than the Sun, but it also has the hottest surface temperatures rising above 40,000 degrees Celsius.
The Fort Ancients have left a star studded mystory for us to solve, unsure if it’s a comet tribute, was casued by an impact, or was just made to track the stars. Only more time and searching will tell. I can say one thing for sure in this mess of theories, I’m adding this site to my list of places to visit this summer. It’s so close to home and has so much wonder. I would love to get to see it up close and
Space: A final frontier – in such a way starts the opening scene of the science fiction television series Star Trek. The phrase establishes the cosmos as a frontier of human exploration and introduces the main focal point of the whole series, the Starship Enterprise, the spacecraft that accepts the challenge and explores new worlds. Television series and movies such as Star Trek and Star Wars gripped my attention from a young age. I have since then always been fascinated with anything that flies, be it in outer space or in our own atmosphere here on Earth.
Astronomy is an ongoing process because as time goes on, people just keep doing more and more with astronomy. For example, astronomy today is very different from the way some ancient civilizations used it. A lot of ancient civilizations used the stars to help them make calendars, help them know what season it was, help them know which way to go, and more. The stars even affected the ancient Egyptian’s religious beliefs. Some of our astronomy is somewhat based on some old astronomy, there’s even a study for how ancient civilizations use astronomy to maybe help us further advance our knowledge on astronomy.
This could complicate the widespread act of astronomy because of the vastly different sky that people may be viewing in the south as compared to the north. Because of this aspect of Incan astronomy, I will be focusing mainly on the astronomy found in the capital city of Cuzco at a declination of 13 degrees where the emperor, being direct decedents of the sun god Inti, would make their
I researched about William Herschel, who was a conductor, organist, composer and music teacher. William Herschel knew the stars well and was always curious as to what was beyond the Earth. He had built himself a homemade telescope and enjoyed viewing the stars from it. As he was observing the stars one night he noticed an object that he could not clarify what it was. Other astronomers had seen this object, but never really observed how different it was.