By: Robert Heintzman
Named for the Roman god of war because of its reddish-brown (blood) colour, the planet Mars has been a favourite with science-fiction and fantasy writers. Robert A. Heinlein's "Red Planet" and "Stranger in a Strange Land", the tales of John Carter on Mars by Edgar...
By: Amonite
While 'lunar eclipses' and 'solar' eclipses are the most spectacular form of eclipse mankind sees, there are far more than just two kinds of eclipses. Put simply, an eclipse happens when any object of mass passes through the shadow cast by another object. One person...
By: Alex Yang - 266379
The future of astronomy is brighter than any star in the sky. With technology advancing quickly, the idea of conquering space is coming more and more realistic. As the future of astronomy becomes clearer to us, there are some important goals that NASA and other...
By: Sharon Stellarini
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, How I Wonder What You Are?If you were to go out into space and observe the Sun and one of the nine planets side by side, what differences do you think you would see? Both stars and planets are spherical...
Should People be Allowed to Live on Mars
By: Alexius Tan
Should people be allowed to live on Mars? This question is equivalent to asking, should I be allowed to leave my baby in the microwave? First instinct should tell you it is too dangerous. No other planet in our Solar System is habitable, at least...
Space exploration in the future
By: Pavel Podolyak
The 40th anniversary of the moon landing brings to attention the general macro level technological stagnation that occurred in the West since the 1970s. Lack of further human expansion in deep space corresponds neatly to the lack of new mega projects in United States as...
By: Carrie Eckles
Nebulas (or nebulae) are some of the most exquisite phenomena in space. While the pictures Hubble beams down of them may seem like some sort of astronomical artwork, there's a science behind them. Facts about Nebulas 1. Nebulas are a mixture of the gasses hydrogen...
Getting to Mars
By: Anthony Megna
In the not too distant future, people will be living and working on the red planet Mars! It's not going to happen tomorrow, but people should be allowed to live on Mars. One way or another, it will happen. Just six hundred years ago, Europeans...
Factors to consider in man's desire to explore outer space
By: Rick Badman
The Age of Obama could kill future space exploration and discovery by tying government funds to programs that will bankrupt the nation. That is why he must be stopped and people with more vision for the future must come to power. I could be one...
By: Desmond Birch
An atom consists of protons which hold a positive charge and electrons which hold a negative charge. If an electron is removed from an atom or molecule (a collection of atoms bound together), the resulting ion would hold a positive charge. Likewise, if a proton...

 

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