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Four Amazing Astronomical Discoveries from Ancient Greece

Ancient Greek scientists and mathematicians in ancient Greece made some of the most significant astronomical discoveries centuries ago.

How Ancient Greeks Invented the Modern World

Many modern inventions like computers and washing machines actually have their origins in ancient times. By Zena Kamash True innovation is hard to find, as few things come out of nothing. Take the now ubiquitous selfie, for example. The format may...

NASA’s Hubble Spots Farthest Star Ever Seen

NASA said on Wednesday that its Hubble Space Telescope detected the farthest individual star ever seen to date that existed within the first billion years after the universe’s birth in the big bang. The American space agency said that the...

The Ancient Greek Stars Lighting Up Our Night Skies

Since the beginning of time, people have turned their eyes to the sky and discerned the shapes of animals and objects in the stars.

Top Harvard Astronomer Believes Aliens Have Tried to Contact Us

Harvard astronomer Dr. Avi Loeb believes that aliens may have tried to contact us in 2017, when an object called 'Oumuamua flew past Earth. In a book published in early 2021, Loeb, who was the head of Harvard's astronomy department,...

Some of the Most Remarkable Impact Craters on Earth Are in Greece

As seen in impact craters all over our planet, there have been many Earth-shattering hits made by meteorites and comets over the eons -- including two remarkable lakes in Greece which many researchers believe are the result of two...

Starlink Satellites Interfering with Astronomers’ Photographs

One of the world's major ground-based observatories which is tasked with scanning the heavens for exploding stars and threatening asteroids is having its work compromised by light streaks left by SpaceX's Starlink satellites. The California observatory, called the Zwicky Transient...

The Antikythera Mechanism Secret Solved

Scientists discovered that the Antikythera Mechanism was an elaborate construction of gears which controlled dials tracking the planets.

Giant Asteroid to Whizz by Earth at Close Range

A giant asteroid is going to whizz past Earth at a speed of nearly 50,000 miles per hour on January 18. The asteroid's path is the closest to Earth that any space rock will make in the next 200 years....

Scientists Watch Red Giant Star Explode in Real Time–an Astronomy First

Scientists on Thursday published research related to a red giant star explosion they witnessed in real-time-- a first for the history of astronomy. When a star reaches the end of its lifecycle, it explodes and "goes supernova," releasing a burst...