Asteroid facts: 2012 DA14
By: Steven Mars
The asteroid 2012 DA14 was sighted February 2012 when Granada, Spain astronomers in La Sagra Sky Survey Observatory were searching areas where asteroids had not usually been seen. Since it will be only 14,913 miles from the Earth (24000 kilometers) February 15, 2013, it...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The Earth's magnetic field (magnetosphere) is a gigantic invisible shield surrounding the Earth, which protects the planet from solar radiation. The invisible forces extend from the Earth;s poles for thousands of kilometers into space (magnetosphere). The Earth's magnetic field is generated in the interior...
By: Mac Pike
What is one and one half football fields in diameter and is hurtling in from the outer void to smash the world to bits on the 15th of February, 2013? Nothing that is currently known about, but on that particular day asteroid 2012 DA14 is...
How the earth's magnetic field protects against solar radiation
By: Rex Trulove
The sun produces a continual stream of radiation which flows outward in all directions, some of it hitting the earth. This is a good thing because without the solar radiation, Earth would be a frozen ball of ice or a lifeless hunk of rock like...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Among those who are interested in contacting alien civilizations, who would not like to be the first person to identify a contact? Plenty of interested parties are volunteering at SETI Live to monitor the space waves for any sign of intelligent life outside of the...
An introduction to the landforms of Mars
By: Elizabeth M Young
The basic and prominent land forms of Mars are powerful and significant reminders that each planet in our solar system is a unique and incredible place. The most important fact about the major landforms on Mars is their size. Most of the Martian land forms...
Would aliens look like us?
By: T. Scott Randolph
Would aliens look like us? By "us" we mean humans on the planet Earth. By "aliens" we mean life forms from another planet. While statistics vary, many, many people believe that there is life in the cosmos. We are not alone. Just because we have...
New study suggests there is life on mars
By: Terrence Aym
A fascinating new study confirms what many scientists have claimed since 1976: NASA's Viking space probes found life on Mars.The astonishing study, "Complexity Analysis of the Viking Labeled Release Experiments," published in the International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, analyzed and re-assessed...
By: Terrence Aym
A powerful solar flare likely caused the spectacular failure of the Russian Federation's bold space mission Fobos-Grunt (in English, "Phobos-Soil").That's the conclusion of a panel of space scientists working with an interministerial committee charged with determining why the spacecraft failed in Earth orbit before...
Evidence supporting the big bang theory
By: Michael Prather - 660563
Was the universe created at a specific time in the past, or has it always existed? That is the question that astronomers try to answer when they study the cosmos. If the universe came into existence at some time long ago, there should be evidence...

 

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