AUG 21, 2015 2:33 PM PDT

Is There Life In The Universe?

WRITTEN BY: Akshay Masand
Astronomy has been very important to humans for thousands of years. Many ancient civilizations would look to the stars and planets to create star charts. These were then used for directions when navigating a ship or used to predict solar and lunar eclipses. Over the course of thousands of years, astronomers have learned a lot about the universe, sometimes even causing dissent in the scientific community as commonly accepted theories were challenged. The development of different tools has greatly contributed to some of these discoveries.

One of the greatest inventions for astronomers was the development of the telescope. The first actual telescope had a magnification capability of 3x, later developing to a stronger 30x magnification. With the use of these tools, astronomers have been able to study even more of the night sky, discovering new planets and celestial objects.

Modern scientific tools allow astronomers to study even further into the universe. One famous telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope, is located in space and has been revolving around the earth for over 20 years. This telescope allows astronomers to see past our solar system into distant galaxies. Astronomers have even been able to identify other planets that could possibly be inhabitable due to estimates on the planet’s size and location to the nearest sun.

"Copy + Paste" the code below to embed this infographic into your website.

About the Author
  • As an experienced marketer who has learned the ropes from the ground up, I now lead the marketing for LabRoots and am constantly looking for new ways to reach a wider audience!
You May Also Like
APR 13, 2017
Infographics
APR 13, 2017
The Clean Energy Revolution
When you consider global temperatures, extreme weather patterns, or de-habitation, it’s clear that climate change is one of the most pressing global ...
MAR 29, 2018
Infographics
MAR 29, 2018
Taking a closer look at medical cannabis
Medical marijuana is making its way to a state near you. While it is still illegal in many states, legalization of marijuana is increasing across the count...
JAN 05, 2019
Health & Medicine
JAN 05, 2019
The CRISPR Craze - New Frontiers in Gene Editing
The CRISPR/Cas system is an adaptive prokaryotic immune system which allows bacteria to inhibit viral infection. In 2012, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier were...
FEB 03, 2019
Infographics
FEB 03, 2019
How To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions According To Science
We start the new year with good intentions. We promise ourselves we will be better this year, eat healthier, be more fit, lose weight and maybe even learn a new language. 45% of Americans wi...
JUN 24, 2019
Health & Medicine
JUN 24, 2019
Vaping: Facts, Stats and Risks
Vaping is becoming a growing epidemic among teens. According to a recent FDA survey, the number of high school students using e-cigarettes had skyrocketed by 78 percent between 2017 and 2018...
NOV 20, 2019
Infographics
NOV 20, 2019
Black Friday: The numbers behind the biggest shopping day in the world
The holiday season is upon us. As we are gearing up for Thanksgiving dinner, most Americans are already starting to plan their holiday shopping. Black Friday is the official kickoff of the sh...
Loading Comments...