Category: Astronomy & the Sciences

Incredible discoveries in the Universe

1835 – The Great Moon Hoax

Great-Moon-Hoax-1835-New-York-Sun-lithograph Beginning August 25, 1835 news of sensational discoveries rocked both the general population and the scientific world. Prominent astronomer John Herschel was reported to have built the largest telescope of the day with a lens measuring 24 feet in diameter and weighting nearly 7 tons. The...

Earth Like Planet Found orbiting Proxima Centauri

  Telescopes at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have announced the discovery of a planet located within the “habitable zone”of the closest star to our solar system – Proxima Centuri. The findings were presented in a paper published August 25, 2016 in the Journal of Nature. Excitement...