Tag Archives: Mars

Read SkyNews To Understand The Wonders Of The Night Sky

For most of us, astronomy is a fascinating — but far-off — field of knowledge. We may look up at the night sky before we go to sleep, but few possess an actual in-depth understanding of what we are seeing. Sure, we can name the planets, but astronomical details and developments remain a mystery to most. But for those that are hoping to broaden their horizons and expand their knowledge of the intricacies of the night sky, an astronomy magazine like SkyNews — Canada’s magazine…

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What Mars Looks Like To A “Viking”

Looking to the skies for guidance, the ancient Nordic Vikings were rather accomplished seafarers through their knowledge of the sun and stars. But as surprisingly well-versed in astronomy as the Vikings were, they were never able to gaze upon celestial bodies quite like another set of “Vikings” did. No, I don’t mean another civilization of Vikings from humanity’s past, I am, of course, referring to the Viking program, a NASA initiative from the 1970s aimed at documenting Mars. Enacted in 1975, the Viking program consisted…

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