Astronomy is a natural science which studies celestial objects and their relation to the universe.

We Know How Many Galaxies There Are

Do We Know How Many Galaxies There Are?

We don’t know exactly how many galaxies there are in the visible universe, but low estimates based on Hubble data start at 100 billion.

Astrology is Based on Science

western astrology for dummies

Aspects of astrology are rooted in the science of astronomy and the academic tradition, but today astrology is considered a pseudoscience.

Gravitational Waves are Ripples in Spacetime

Gravitational Waves are real

Gravity is the result of the curvature of spacetime by matter. Non-symmetric acceleration of matter produces gravitational waves that ripple across the universe at light speed.

The Dark Side of the Moon Is Always Dark

Is the Dark Side of the Moon Always Dark?

The “Dark Side” of the moon is not actually dark. Every month, it gets two weeks of sunlight and two weeks of darkness, just like the rest of the moon.

The Earth Isn’t Flat

The Earth isn’t Flat

The Earth is not flat; the Earth is an oblate spheroid (a bumpy sphere with a fat equator and skinny poles). There are many ways to prove the earth’s geometry.

Everything is Made of “Star Stuff”

We are made of star stuff.

As Carl Sagan correctly stated, “we are made from star stuff”. The elements in our body, and everywhere else were transformed by nucleosynthesis in stars.

The Universe is Mostly Empty Space

Is The Universe Mostly Empty Space?

The universe and everything in it, including humans, is mostly “empty space.” However, space is not actually “empty,” it’s filled with quantum fields and dark energy.

Astrology and Astronomy are the Same

Are Astrology and Astronomy the Same?

Astronomy is a science that studies celestial objects and the physical universe. Astrology is a pseudoscience that studies celestial objects to predict events.

Galileo Invented the Telescope

Did Galileo Invent the Telescope?

The telescope is credited to Hans Lippershey in 1608. The following year Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei began making improvements to its design.