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    Basically it’s what the name implies: looking at the universe with the use of radio waves. We have the ability to determine what’s out there and where it is by using radio waves. It’s basically just a bigger radar system. We aim our satellite style dish out towards an area in the sky and shoot out radio waves. These waves will launch all the way out until they hit whatever our target is and then bounce off of it and back to the dish. (Lakdawalla) This way we can get the distance and shape of the object. Also, by changing the wavelength of the radio waves we can make it so that we only detect certain objects or materials. If we choose our desired objects or materials to things like water or certain atmosphere levels then we can find systems that are able to support life and get a better estimate of where life may…

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    Are women treated fairly and equally with men in the field of science? Throughout the last century, women have had to deal with biases against them. Are women still dealing with this issue? The answer is yes. However, it is not as big of an issue today as it had been in the past. There are many women in history that did not get recognized for their hard work and discovery. You might not be familiar with Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Esther Lederberg, and Chien-Shiung Wu. These are women who helped with…

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    Telescopes

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    the development of single dish radio telescopes and advantages of radio interferometers. Discuss major discoveries that were possible after detection of radio waves from space and how they changed our understanding of Universe. Astronomy is all about increasing our understandings about our Universe through observing objects like stars, galaxies and other bodies which exist outside Earth’s atmosphere. Astronomers make observations of these celestial phenomena by collecting electromagnetic…

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    Telescopes

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    Describe the development of single dish radio telescopes and advantages of radio interferometers. Discuss major discoveries that were possible after detection of radio waves from space and how they changed our understanding of Universe. Astronomy is all about increasing our understandings about our Universe through observing objects like stars, galaxies and other bodies which exist outside Earth’s atmosphere. Astronomers make observations of these celestial phenomena by collecting…

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    Mauna Kea Research Paper

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    Mauna Kea is a volcano that is dormant that is located on the Big Island of Hawai’i and its name means “White Mountain”. Mauna Kea is known for having the world’s largest astronomical observatory. Currently there are thirteen telescopes that are located near the summit of Mauna Kea, nine of the telescopes are for optical and infrared astronomy, three of them are for submilllimeter wavelength astronomy and one is for radio astronomy. Mauna Kea is a unique site for astronomy because of the…

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    through classes. An astronomer’s job is to analyze data about planets, stars, and the universe. Astronomers study celestial phenomena using a variety of scientific instruments and telescopes. They record the information they discovered in scientific journals to later be presented in meetings and conferences. According to College in Colorado, they commence studies such as measuring radio, infrared, gamma, and x-ray emissions from extraterrestrial sources and use these to increase Ulrich 2 basic…

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    Hst Observation

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    In this lab, the objective is to research astronomical devices through the provided respective links. After choosing one of the devices used to study Astronomy, the researcher must then begin to delve into information about the device and its current location and providers. Through research an understanding is gained, and the researcher is able to better comprehend the capabilities of their decided to device. Once this step is achieved, it is next part of the process to review images produce by…

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    Galileo Galilei Have you ever wondered what Galileo Galilei did in his life?. Galileo Galilei made astonishing and world changing inventions and improvements to other inventions. His inventions and improvements to other inventions were made in the topics of math, astronomy, and cosmology. Galileo Galilei made significant change in the history of science. Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564, in Pisa, Italy. After he was born he moved and lived in a town close to Florence, Italy.…

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    Brahmagupta Research Paper

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    Brahmagupta and His Significant Discovery Brahmagupta was born in 598 in Rajasthan, India and he was an Indian astronomer that may not get all the credit he deserves. Being an orthodox Hindu, he was very interested in the Hindu yuga system that focused on the measurement of the ages of mankind. Even though he mostly devoted his time to Indian astronomy, Brahmagupta when writing his books implemented a great amount of mathematics. This was seen especially in his most famous work…

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    As Banneker grew into a man, with the farm he inherited he became a successful farmer of tobacco. In 1788 this man named George Ellicott loaned Banneker a book and equipment to begin a more formal study of astronomy. During the following year Banneker sent George his work calculating a solar eclipse. At some point Thomas Jefferson became aware of the views of slavery from Banneker by a letter that was written to him. Banneker and Jefferson had different views, Banneker thought that the slavery…

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