Port Dickson, Malaysia

Author: Internship Student

BEHIND THE NAME: Planets & Roman Mythology

Nurul Syuhada Aris (UM Internship Student 2020)   All of the planets including Pluto (dwarf planet) in our Solar System, except for Earth, were named after Roman gods and goddesses. The planets that the ancient Romans could see in the sky without using a telescope which are Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus and Mercury, were given…
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BEHIND THE NAME : Constellation & Greek Mythology

Nurul Syuhada (UM Internship Student 2020)   In the past, people had an outstanding observation of the night sky. They were able to tell when to plant and when to harvest, and later they navigated the seas with the stars’ help. Characters of myth and legend were used to name and tell the stories of…
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Apollo Mission – Journey to Explore the Moon

“That’s one small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind.” The above phrase is indeed very familiar as it was said by Neil Armstrong, the first ever human to step on the surface of the moon. But little did people know, Armstrong rode Apollo 11 alongside with two of his friends who are…
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Astronomy and Human Life : A Never Ending Connection

Nurul Basyirah (USIM Internship Student 2020)   “Astronomy constantly reminds people of two seemingly contradictory things. First that the universe is infinite and we are of but the tiniest fraction of importance. And second that life is rare and precious. A home as beautiful and unique as earth does not come often. We must protect…
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