Essays and Research Papers on Astronomy

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Neil Armstrong

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page biography of astronaut Neil Armstrong-- most commonly known as the first man to walk on the moon. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 6 page paper is a critical discussion of Stephen Hawkings ideas and how they have made a personal impact on the paper’s author. No additional sources are listed.

Gravitation

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper on the history of gravity as a known aspect of science. The writer describes the significance of the discovery of gravity using a historical overview. Kepler, Galileo, & Newton are among the many names discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

5 pages in length. A comprehensive research paper-- explaining our galaxy (The "Milky Way") in great detail. The writer describes the history of man's early exploration via telescope, the distance and brightness of stars, attempts to assess The Milky Way's age, problems with matter, and the size/relevance relationship between our own solar system and others. ...

A 15 page research paper that first explores commercialization of space and the space industry then focuses on SPACEHAB, Inc., the sole producer and provider habitable space modules. A brief history of SPACEHAB, acquisitions, contracts and financial data is provided. For clarity and comparison, 5 tables are presented reflecting the financial health of the company. ...

A 6 page research paper that traces the life and contributions of the famous Sixteenth Century Astronomer. Brahe's scientific works gained him recognition in his own time as well as a permanent place in history. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 9 page history of the turmoil created by the revelation of the heliocentric theory by Copernicus, Keppler and Galileo in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Bibliography lists nine sources.

This 6 page report discusses the options available to the governments of Earth if a meteor on a collision course was cited. Earth's atmosphere is literally besieged with as much as 50,000 tons of interplanetary rubble annually. There is a scientific consensus agrees that cosmic impacts have played a major role in Earth history and ...

This 15 page paper provides an overview of the phenomenon called the aurorae. This paper outlines the history of the discovery, the basic elements involved in the formation, the different types, and the nature of the aurora borealis, or northern lights. This paper also considers recent discoveries and the rationale behind emerging interest ...

Satellite Communications

  • 12 page paper

A 12 page paper that provides an overview of the development of satellite communications since Sputnik. The writer also outlines the issues and international impacts of this type of technology. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 11 page report discusses the gaps between the theories related to satellite communications and their applications as compared with the actual practice being utilized or expanded upon. An ever-increasing number of applications of international communications satellite technology have developed in the past forty years but many of those applications are still variations on the ...

A 5 page paper which discusses the relationship between astronomy and telecommunications today. Without an adequate knowledge of astronomy, we would certainly not be in a position to even possess the capability to communicate using satellites and such. This reality is discussed, as well as the reality that illustrates the conflict between the two fields of study. Bibliography lists ...

A 10 page research paper discussing the increasing use of satellite technology in the wireless communication industry. This paper discusses a description of the subject matter, the current state of technology in this field, and then presents the advantages, disadvantages and present and future trends in the use of satellites in wireless communications systems. ...

A 5 page examination of the Roswell incident which involved government investigation of what is presumed to be a UFO crash. The writer examines the eye-witness testimony, reports about government documents, and press releases. It is argued and concluded that this crash was indeed a bonafide UFO and that fact has been intentionally suppressed by ...

An 11 page look at the life, works, & contributions of German astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) who (among other things)-- studied ellipses and created the self-named "Kepler's Laws." The writer presents an excellent overview of numerous writings by Kepler and elaborates a detailed explanation of the laws he posited. A "working" (annotated) bibliography of approximately ...

A 5 page discussion of the heliocentric theory verses the geocentric theory in astronomy. Compares the early attempts at mathematical modeling and explains how the heliocentric theory is supported by such modeling while early attempts at modeling the geocentric theory were flawed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 9 page overview of the method of energy generation by the Sun, specifically the nuclear aspects of this generation. Discussed are the basic processes that lead to energy generation, the reactions that take place, and the mathematical and astronomical theories which apply to these reactions and processes. Terminology covered includes, in part, ...

The question of life existing beyond the confines of our own planet and the visitations that such beings might make to our world, is one that pre-dates the twentieth century. In this 10 page research paper, the writer explores the mystery of U.F.O.s, historical "sightings," government reports, and the ensuing controversy today. Statistics concerning the ...

A 5 page overview of the life & contributions of astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Ride's work in the field, space missions and scientific research are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Yuri Gagarin

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page research paper outlining the life of Yuri Gagarin. The writer describes the life of Yuri Gagarin, first human in space (Russian), traces his historic space flight and his life following that event. Bibliography lists 7 references.

An 11 page case study examining the events and findings regarding a booster rocket design flaw in the space shuttle series of which Challenger was part. Roger Boisjoly was a red-flag-waving engineer who was regarded as the country's leading expert in the area, yet his company, Morton Thiolkol, refused to listen to his concerns ...

25 pages worth of extensively detailed discussion relevant to how the stars and constellations derived their name from Greek mythology/stories. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Cosmology

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. The concept of human beings understanding everything about their universe is preposterous and arrogant. We truly do not have any idea what has transpired, is occurring or will happen within the cosmos, even with the aid of scientific data. There are just some things that cannot be obtained ...

Cosmogony / An Overview

  • 12 page paper

A 12 page exploration of Astronomical Cosmology or Cosmogony, the branch of astrology and astrophysics which studies the origin of the universe. Includes an explanation of the Big Bang theory, the nature of light, gravity, the Doppler effect, dark matter, Olber's paradox, background radiation, the theory of relativity, and inflation. Bibliography lists nine ...

Primordial Black Holes

  • 6 page paper

A good, 6 page overview of the phenomena of primordial black holes. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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