Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Astronomy: The Study of Space

Astronomy; the study of the universe, space and celestial objects.

Astro - star (Greek origin)  ~ Nomy - laws and rules (Greek origin)
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Astronomy applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry to effectively study and understand celestial objects and how they evolve. There are many topics that are covered in the vast study of astronomy, these may include, moons, suns, stars, comets, and even galaxies. Some more advanced topics may be supernovae explosions and cosmic microwave background radiation. Astronomy is directly related to astrology. Though astronomy is a fairly old phenomenon there are still many unsolved questions, one of the most common relating to the topic other other life. Astrologists often ponder on the fact of whether or not there is life beyond our Earth. Another seemingly unsolvable question has to do with the fate of the universe, what is the ultimate fate of the universe? There are many other questions that astrologists and other scientists have that there seems to be no answer to, but there is also so many questions that have been answered. As Plato once said, "It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other."

Below is a website that updates daily, posting a new astronomical picture every day:\

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  1. Very well written and informative, it was also very easy to read. I enjoyed the quote. H.P

  2. I like that you included the greek meanings of the prefix and suffix! 9/10 IGN. GAP

  3. Wait is this suppose to be like fake facts? Heard you guys talking about it in class and wasn't sure if you are still gonna do it or not