Determining the speed of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
By: Brian Dodson
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is a robotic spacecraft currently orbiting Mars at an altitude roughly 300 kilometers above the surface of Mars. The initial orbit around Mars was highly elliptical, with a closest approach of 426 kilometers and a furthest distance of about 48000 kilometers...
Mars Space Exploration
By: Micah Putman
Hell yes. If you can afford the trip, then pack your bags. And let's face it, America will pioneer this effort in the future. Sure we will probably ask for additional funding from other countries. We will probably ask for the world to come together...
People should not be Allowed to Live on Mars
By: Suzana Vuksanovic
Whenever we see an environment that is apparently empty of human occupation we treat the area as terra nullus and assume that it is open for exploitation. History demonstrates that along with the expansion of human settlement across the globe there followed mass extinction and...
Bizarre UFO sightings
By: Dyana Hepburn
It's true! I had a close encounter with a mysterious alien spacecraft when I lived in North Hollywood in the California San Fernando Valley. I was a teenager and read the classic science fiction books by Robert Heinlein, The Red Planet Mars and Ray Bradbury's...
Should People be Allowed to Live on Mars
By: Barry Williams
Think back to the days when the United States of America belonged to the Indians. When the white people arrived dd they ask if they should be allowed to live in America? Did all the tribes cast a vote, yes or no? Too bad...
How infinity equals eternity
By: Michael Kerjman
Just released, since 2002 conducted, NASA satellite measurements http://www.universetoday.com/2009/12/17/earths-upper-atmosphere-is-cooling/ indicate the substantial upper atmosphere cooling being directly linked to an “unusual Sun period”. Natural processes occur along the most energetically rational lines that is why a-tax-collecting-friendly-human-made-climate-change-theory assertions should further be substantiated prior...
By: R. M. DOUGLAS
ANCIENT ALIENS, CAM, THE SECRET, and MANMADE GLOBAL WARMING “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” Carl Sagan “COSMOS” 1. Despite the incredible weight of knowledge to the contrary, G. Gordon Liddy was not the badge man hiding beyond the stockade fence on the...
By: N. David
In addition to the planets in our solar system, and the moons which orbit them, a vast number of smaller objects are known to exist. Thousands of comets have been discovered, and the number of asteroids is in the millions. What are these astronomical bodies...
Has science been ignoring the dynamics of the earth/moon relationship?
By: James Bowles - 448482
Author’s note: All credited material herein is in the public domain. A sincere attempt has been made to represent it accurately while integrating it into the overall theme. All uncredited work is from my own experiences as a graduate engineer and night college physics...
The difference between stars and planets
By: David Cardoso
The massive cloud of gas and dust that formed our solar system coalesced over hundreds of millions of years. The majority of matter was attracted towards the center thanks to gravity. This matter (mostly hydrogen and helium) gathered and eventually formed the sun. All the...

 

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