It’s not a “weather” warning we should be concerned about; let me take that back. Well, maybe. “The end of the world” may be coming sooner than you think, perhaps as soon as your generation, all because of the human degradation of the planet. One species, to endanger all of life, in just 250-300 years. […]Read more "My Thoughts on Climate Change (and Everything Else)"
These two planets are so faint in the sky that you can barely see them as a white dot through your telescope. You may know they appear blue, are distant from the Sun, and even have rings, but what is the difference between these two unbearably cold gas-giants? Let’s start with Uranus. Unlike Earth or […]Read more "Two Blue Planets"
I’ve decided that I will keep this Astronomy website on WordPress. As far as Google Sites is concerned, an entirely new subject will be introduced. This will be the third out of 4 topics I will cover online. The 4th one? Wait for it to be revealed!Read more "A Change of Plan"
It’s about time to mention that I own the YouTube channel with Minion Rush and Tri Force Heroes.Read more "A Huge Announcement"
This website will be moving to Google Sites, where I can put more effort into writing more articles. It also allows me more customization for free. Once it’s complete, astrowizkid.com will redirect to astrowizkid.googlesites.com instead of astrowizkid.wordpress.com. Thank you!Read more "A Big Announcement"
Have you ever known of a star to be the size of Jupiter? That’s right, Trappist-1 is a possible brown dwarf that is only about 1.2 times the size of JUPITER and holds a developing mystery of extraterrestrial life: not one, not two, not three, four, five or six, but SEVEN exoplanets that could potentially […]Read more "7 New Super-Earths Discovered by Spitzer Telescope"
Get ready for the biggest supermoon of the decade: the Beaver Moon! For those of you who don’t know what a supermoon is, it’s simply a “bigger” moon in the sky. (The Moon is about 221,000 miles away from Earth in a supermoon, the moon is generally 240,000 miles away from Earth.) Why is this […]Read more "The One Event You Can’t Miss on November 14, 2016"
This solar system is unlike most other star systems, simply because the Sun lives on its own. Many stars live in pairs, called binary stars. But it wasn’t that long ago when scientists predicted another object that orbiting the Sun, taking an ever-lasting 26,000,000 years to orbit once. What could that distant object be? Could […]Read more "Dinosaurs, the Solar System, and a Spell that Happens every 26,000,00 Years"
Here are 2 pictures of the moon that I took with my telescope. The picture in my first post was a picture from the Internet. Can you identify some of these landmarks?Read more "2 Year Special: The Moon (revisited)"
It may be easy to view the moon, but how about objects thousands of times farther away from 240,000 miles? The ones that just look like dots in the sky? Not all of the “dots” you see are actually stars. You can tell whether a “dot” is a star or a planet. If it twinkles, […]Read more "Tips and Tricks for Viewing Night Sky Objects Through your Telescope"