What i want is around 1900 words indepth report about any astrophysical object/phenomenon. Like there is no restriction to the topic but it should be some how related to astronomy. My instructor gave the following choices if incase we cant come up with something. It can be any other topic too but just for reference if you want to use anything below.
The topic which you choose should address questions which would enable even a noob to astronomy to understand it completely.
I have 3 more small assignments so if you do a good work i would choose you as a writer again.
The list of suggested topic are:
Listed below are a few
possible topics with potential questions you might want
Curtis-Shapley Debate (or the Great Debate):
* What was the topic of the debate?
* Who "won" the debate at the time?
* Who has proven to have been right?
* How does this affect our place in the universe?
* When was Pluto discovered?
* How long was it considered a planet?
* Why was it demoted to "dwarf planet" status?
* What are some of the other "pluto-like" dwarf planets?
* Do the others have moons? Are they round? Are they as big?
The Earth is Round:
* Detail the method Erastothenes used to measure the size of the Earth.
* How close was he? What led to the difference?
* Did the Greek believe him?
* Did people believe the Earth was flat at the time of Columbus?
* Did scientists of Columbus' time know and/or agree with the spherical
Lightning on Jupiter
* How frequent is Jovian lightning?
* How do we observe it?
* How strong is it compared with Earth lightning?
* Does it teach us anything about lightning on Earth?
* How many Rovers landed?
* How many are still operating?
* Where have they been/where are they headed to?
* What have we learned from those missions?
Dark Energy & the accelerating universe:
* What do they mean by these terms?
* What could provide the dark energy?
* What observations suggest that the universe is accelerating?
* Who was famous for including this in his calculations?
Supermassive black holes:
* Where do they exist in galaxies?
* What kinds of galaxies host them?
* What happens to objects the approach them?
* Does the Milky Way have one?
Martian Meteor & Life:
* Describe why the initial announcement created such a commotion?
* Do people still believe that the rock contains evidence of life?
* What further tests can there be for life on Mars?
* How do they know the rock came from Mars?
* Why the name Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB)?
* How were GRBs first discovered?
* Do they occur in the Milky Way Galaxy, or far away in the Universe?
* What is the best suggestion for what they might actually be?
* What is SWIFT doing to help study this question?
Neutrino telescopes and the Sun
Gravitational Wave telescopes
SPITZER and the disks around young stars
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