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19 08, 2017

What’s the sun made of? – Astronomy – Science

By |2018-04-24T14:46:25-07:00August 19th, 2017|Physics|0 Comments

The sun from space The Sun is a star, just like billions of other stars in the universe. Our Sun probably formed a little more than four and a half billion years ago, just a little bit before the planets formed around it. It's not one of the older stars in the Universe. Probably some of [...]

19 08, 2017

What are stars made of? Astronomy, physics

By |2018-05-31T11:49:32-07:00August 19th, 2017|Physics|0 Comments

What are stars made of? This is just one of the stars: the sun from space The first stars The earliest stars probably formed only a few hundred thousand years after the Big Bang that started the universe - maybe about 13.5 billion years ago. Stars are the oldest big objects in the Universe. (More [...]

18 08, 2017

Main sequence stars – Astronomy

By |2018-05-31T11:49:32-07:00August 18th, 2017|Physics|0 Comments

Main sequence stars: A starry sky with the Milky Way galaxy (thanks to Bernd Nies) What is a main sequence star? Nine out of ten stars that you see in the sky are main-sequence stars, and our sun is one of them. (More about the sun) Most main-sequence stars probably started out as brown dwarfs, and then succeeded [...]

18 08, 2017

What is a galaxy? – Astronomy – Space science

By |2019-06-29T09:19:08-07:00August 18th, 2017|Physics|0 Comments

The galaxy M 100, seen through the Hubble telescope What is a galaxy? A galaxy is a group of millions of stars that are relatively near each other. Most stars seem to be in one or another galaxy. Earth's own star, the Sun, is in the Milky Way galaxy. What is the sun made of? What are [...]

17 08, 2017

Black holes – Space science – Physics

By |2019-02-20T19:38:04-07:00August 17th, 2017|Physics|0 Comments

A starry sky with the Milky Way galaxy (thanks to Bernd Nies) - there are probably black holes in there somewhere! What is a black hole? A black hole is a place in space where there is a huge amount of mass in a very small area. More about space What is mass? All our physics articles Why [...]

7 08, 2017

Enlightenment Science in Europe

By |2019-05-29T07:46:59-07:00August 7th, 2017|Math, Modern Europe, Physics, Science|0 Comments

Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician - Enlightenment science What set off the Enlightenment? By 1650 AD, Europeans understood Islamic algebra and trigonometry better. Then they combined that with the exciting invention of the telescope and microscope (thanks to earlier Islamic work on glass). Together, these two new things led to a lot more new scientific discoveries. Medieval and modern glass Medieval [...]

27 07, 2017

Medieval Islamic science

By |2019-10-07T07:26:55-07:00July 27th, 2017|Islam|0 Comments

Medieval Islamic science: Al Tusi's diagram of linear motion from circular motion Indian and African science In the Early Middle Ages, before the formation of the Islamic Empire, Buddhists ran the world's biggest universities. One was in India, at Nalanda. Another was in what is now Pakistan, at Taxila. Medieval Islamic science built on this Indian scientific tradition. [...]