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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are probably one of the most complicated names in chemistry. But despite the difficulty encountered with this term, these PAHs are common in our daily experience and are present as pollutants produced by the burning of fuels like oil and coal. In addition, PAHs can be found in our closets in […]

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Photometer

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The night sky is illuminated by billions and billions of stars found in the Milky Way galaxy. Other celestial objects become very brilliant because of the presence of the Sun, which allows celestial bodies like the Moon look very bright in the dark skies. Light is our only guide to seeing the stunning brilliance of […]

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Photometry

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The sky is constantly illuminated by stars and other bright astronomical objects. Without the light emitted by the stars, particularly by the Sun, our world will become pitch dark and our visions will be impaired. With these celestial bodies continuously emitting electromagnetic radiation, we can see the world in a more vivid perspective. Astronomers use […]

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Obliquity

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There are many terms in astronomy, and there is no doubt about that. One of which is the concept of Obliquity, more commonly known as the axial tilt. The angle between a certain rotational axis of an object and the specific perpendicular line in regards to the object’s orbital plane is better known as its […]

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Neutrino

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A neutrino is a little-understood, mysterious particle smaller than an atom. It is considered as one of the most important particles that our world is composed of. Neutrinos have only been recently discovered (or deduced to exist). They are thought of as similar to electrons, except that they don’t carry an electric charge.

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Nucleosynthesis

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Apart from Nuclear Fusion in stars, there is also what is called as Nucleosynthesis. This is defined as the production or creation of new elements through the process of nuclear reactions. In this process, as more and more particles fuse together, such as the atoms of hydrogen and helium in stars, the new product of […]

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Optical Double

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Stars are decorative fixtures in the night sky. Constellations make great wallpaper as it resembles an artwork crafted in the vast universe. But within these bodies are revelations of mystery, beauty and creativity. The vast number of stars in the universe, there are binary or multiple systems. These are essential for astronomers to be able […]

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Optics

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Optics is the scientific study of light. It is a branch of physics that covers the behavior and properties of light. History is witness to how light has become an object of interest for humans due to its complicated nature. The study of optics dates back from the development of lenses in Ancient Egypt.

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