BlogArena

General blog about anything and everything of everyday's life.

22. Sep 2019

September 6, 2014
by Guest Post
0 comments

Hidden Florence revealed through new history tour App

An opportunity to experience an unseen side of Florence is now possible via a new smartphone App which brings the past to life through the eyes of an ordinary 15th century Florentine. In the Italian Renaissance city of Florence, tourists … Continue reading

February 11, 2013
by Guest Post
0 comments

‘Finally American’: Poet Discusses Impact of Inaugural Poem

Is the inaugural poem a new sub-genre of poetry? According to two practitioners of the form, the answer might be “yes.” Poet Richard Blanco and Yale professor Elizabeth Alexander, two of only five poets in history to have created works … Continue reading

November 20, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

Can Life Emerge on Planets Around Cooling Stars?

Astronomers find planets in strange places and wonder if they might support life. One such place would be in orbit around a white or brown dwarf. While neither is a star like the sun, both glow and so could be … Continue reading

June 8, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

A Prime Seat to a Once-in-a-Lifetime Spectacle

Hosted by world-renowned astrophotographer Adam Block at the UA’s Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, a group of sky and astronomy enthusiasts watched Venus cross the sun from the highest vantage point in Southern Arizona. On Nov. 24, 1639, in the tiny village … Continue reading

December 20, 2011
by Guest Post
0 comments

NASA Discovers First Earth-Size Planets Beyond Our Solar System

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system. The planets, called Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, are too close to their star to be in the so-called habitable zone where … Continue reading

December 6, 2011
by Guest Post
0 comments

NASA’s Kepler Confirms Its First Planet in Habitable Zone

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the “habitable zone,” the region around a star where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. Kepler also has discovered more than 1,000 new planet candidates, nearly … Continue reading

November 19, 2011
by Guest Post
0 comments

NASA Develops New Game-Changing Technology

Two NASA California centers have been selected to develop new space-aged technologies that could be game-changers in the way we look at planets from above and how we safely transport robots or humans through space and bring them safely back … Continue reading

June 29, 2011
by Guest Post
0 comments

Clocking Neptune’s Spin

*By tracking atmospheric features on Neptune, a UA planetary scientist has accurately determined the planet’s rotation, a feat that had not been previously achieved for any of the gas planets in our solar system except Jupiter. A day on Neptune … Continue reading