Saint Mary's College
ASTRONOMY EXAM - #1
What causes the daily rising in the east and setting in the west of the
sun,moon, planets and stars?
02. What is the local meridian? The Prime Meridian? Cardinal Points?
03. What is the altitude of P
COMSATS INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
COURSE: Research Methodology
CODE: MGT 402
Write a note on importance of Analyzing Quantitative Data.
Quantitative studies result in data that provides
Star Formation Reveals Strange Evolution of Early Galaxies
A new study recently done suggests that the formula that astronomers have long
used to determine how much mass galaxies had at their birth may not be as dependable as
scientists had thought.
Dwarf Planets: Science and Facts about the Solar Systems Smaller Worlds
Dwarf planets are worlds that are too small to be considered full-fledged planets,
but too large to fall into any other smaller category. In most recent years, there has been a
Dark Matter Theories Challenged by Satellite Galaxy Discovered
A spreading collection of galaxies and star clusters surrounding the Milky Way is
now challenging previously believed theories on the existence of dark matter, the
mysterious substance thought
Nearby Dark Matter Mysteriously Missing
Researchers say that a new study has found no trace of the mysterious substance
known as dark matter around the sun. This news definitely adds a twist to the current
theories we have about dark matter. Dark matter i
New Type of alien Planet is a Steamy Waterworld
A new planet unlike any of the other ones discovered previously has been found.
This planet seems to be a waterworld covered by a thick steamy atmosphere. It is said
that it has many similar qualities like o
Moons Reflected Earthshine May Aid Search for Alien Life
Astronomers have now managed to detect the telltale fingerprints of organic life
on Earth by using a new technique that examines sunlight reflected onto the moon by our
planet. This is known as eart
Huge Magnetic Storm May Wreak Havok
On late Tuesday a massive solar flare erupted from the sun and according to this
article it unleashed one of the most powerful solar storms in more than five years.
However, this solar tempest can potentially interfere
The Invisible World
This movie was about the human eye and how it is a limitless device; it is only a
narrow window in our world. Some events are either too slow or too fast to be seen,
while others are too small to notice. Today, cameras expand our knowl
1.What kind of objects are the Magellanic Clouds seen from the southern hemisphere? The
Magellanic Clouds are our two neighboring satellite galaxies that contain Cepheid stars. They
hold Type I Cepheid clouds that are more luminous than Type II
1.What type of galaxy is the Milky Way? It is a barred spiral galaxy with spiral arms How big is
it? 1.0X10^11 How many stars? 400 billion stars
2. What is the mass of the galaxy? 100 thousand light years across How is it estimated? By using
Do Aliens Go Invisible by Going Green?
We have many different theories regarding aliens, yet according to scientists we
still dont have sufficient evidence to confirm that aliens do exist somewhere among us.
The Fermi Paradox, which is the contradiction b
ASTRONOMY Study Guide #3
1. What type of galaxy is the Milky Way?
2. What is the mass of the galaxy?
How big is it?
How many stars?
How is it estimated?
3. Does the solar system move within the galaxy?
4. Where is the center of the galaxy?
Professor Hanson Hicks II
Astronomy Lab 5
The sun seems to be moving to the West as time goes by.