The Science of the Stars

Have you ever thought of science being fun and interesting. SOmehting that would not just enageg the elders but also the kids.

Recently i came across one such book which made me wonder, why I stumbled upon it so late.

The Boy whose Head was filled with Stars.

Before the Hubble’s Law

Astronomy had always astounded the human imagination with the realisation that the entire drama of life is a miracle of chance, unfolding on a common rocky planet hurled at precisely the right distance from its star to have the ideal temperature and atmosphere for supporting life.

Hubble sent the human psyche into a whirlpool of thankfulness and dread at the realisation that everything is a fleeting wonder.

Hubble’s Law

The Hubble’s Law amazed our imagination, by showing how our closest cosmic partner, the Moon, is progressively moving away from us every day, roughly as quickly as your fingernails grow.

This meant that the beautiful celestial wonders that we witness almost every day from the earth, will someday be gone.

During a solar eclipse, the Moon is at just the right distance from our vantage point for its shadow to cover the entire face of the Sun when passing in front of it — a shadow that will shrink and shrink as our satellite drifts farther and farther away.

Conclusion

The Hubble Space Telescope, named after pioneering astronomer Edwin Hubble, is a gigantic, space-based observatory that has revolutionised astronomy since its launch and deployment by the space shuttle Discovery in 1990. Hubble boasts a crystal-clear perspective of the universe, well above rain clouds, light pollution, and atmospheric aberrations. Hubble has been used by scientists to examine some of the most distant stars and galaxies ever observed, as well as our solar system’s planets.

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Ankita Pathak

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My passion for writing has taken me to different places, but now I have decided to settle with Medium, where I can share and communicate with the world.

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