Trillion to one: Teenager hit by 30,000mph meteorite
By: Terrence Aym
German teenager Gerrit Blank may be the unluckiest person on Earth...or maybe he's the luckiest. What some astronomers claim is a "trillion to one chance" has happened again, a meteorite has hit a human being. Although the odds are certainly against anyone being hit&mdash...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There will actually be a robot on the Moon one day. It will look around as it moves for a short distance and it will send back high definition video if Google has anything to say about it. The exciting news, according to many sources...
By: Terrence Aym
Warnings have been voiced for the last two years: the sun is waking up and it could be very destructive.Recently, the strongest solar flare in four years hit Earth a glancing blow and caused havoc in China, splashed a rare display of the Northern...
By: Bruce Tyson
Power outages lasting for months and disrupted global communications are just part of the forecasted “global Katrina” that could push the limits to our ability to adapt in the age of technology. The U.K. Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1359136/Global-Katrina-Biggest-solar-storm-cause-power-cuts-MONTHS.html) paints a...
By: Janet Grischy
Stars come in many varieties and ages. Red giants, white dwarfs, and the multitude of main sequence stars all have important differences. Anyone who knows how to read a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram can categorize a star by where it falls on the chart, and immediately know...
By: Lawrence George
A Hertzsprung-Russell diagram (sometimes abbreviated to "HR diagram") is essentially a description of the different types of stars. Devised around one hundred years ago by scientists Ejnar Hertzsprung and Henry Norris Russell, it plots the spectral class of numbers of stars along the x-axis and...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The warnings about a solar flare of a particular strength and type have been around for a long time. But now, much of the world's economic structure is built upon fragile and relatively unprotected electronic and electrical systems. The odds of a major flare that...
By: Sylvia Farley
The Planet Neptune is a cold gas giant, in eighth place away from the Sun. It is 17 times bigger then the Earth and 30 times further from the sun. It consists of a rocky core covered by ice, with a very deep atmosphere comprising...
Information on Jupiter's Great Red Spot
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Jupiter's Great Red Spot is an anticyclonic storm. This type of storm is a weather storm where winds around the storm form contrary to the Coriolis effect. It is located at 22 degrees south of Jupiter's equater. This storm is large enough to be seen...
By: Sylvia Farley
The planet Jupiter is a hot gas giant in fifth place out from the sun. It is the largest of the sun’s satellites, being over 300 times larger than Earth. Easily visible from UK, it appears at night as a yellowish star, the 4th...

 

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