Why Is the Solar System Flat?

by Jason Major January 21, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter It’s no mystery that the planets, moons, asteroids, etc. in the Solar System are arranged in a more-or-less flat, plate-like alignment in their orbits around the Sun.* But why is that? In a three-dimensional Universe, why should anything have a particular […]

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New Online Classes to Help You Learn More about the Universe

by Matthew Francis January 16, 2014

Roughly eighty percent of all the mass in the Universe is made of dark matter – a mysterious invisible substance responsible for the structure of galaxies and the patterns of the cosmos on the very largest scales. But how do we know that? Astronomical images are beautiful, but that’s not their primary purpose from a […]

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New Online Astronomy Course from CosmoQuest

by Ray Sanders November 21, 2012

For those of you who’d like to brush up on your Astronomy knowledge, or never took Astronomy 102, CosmoQuest has a new online course offering for you! Following the success of the initial 101-level course (CQX 001: Solar System Science), the newest course offering is “CQX 003: Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters”. Just like the previous […]

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CosmoQuest Offering Online Astronomy Course

by Nancy Atkinson July 17, 2012

Want to brush up on your astro-knowledge? Wishing you had taken that Astronomy 101 course in college? CosmoQuest – the citizen science and web-based astronomy community — is offering online astronomy courses, and their first offering is now open for signups! “CQX 001: Solar System Science” is an 8-session, 4-week course, exploring the solar system, […]

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ERGO – Students Sign up to Build the World’s Largest Telescope!

by Jenny Winder June 28, 2012

Inspired by SETI Chief, Jill Tarter’s 2009 TED ‘Prize Wish’ to “Empower Earthlings everywhere to become active participants in the ultimate search for cosmic company” the Energetic Ray Global Observatory or ERGO is an exciting new to project that aims to enlist students around the world to turn our whole planet into one massive cosmic-ray […]

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