By: Vicki Phipps
It was June 30, 1908 and at exactly 7:17 am when a huge explosion shook the Earth from several miles in the air above the Tunguska region of Siberia. It has the force of a large nuclear bomb and was probably a small asteroid or...
By: David Koehler
In terms of time, a lightyear is, well, just one year. It's a little more than a major league baseball season if you include spring training and post season games. One year is not much time; at least it's not much time at my advanced...
Jupiter: largest planet in the solar system
By: Kate Manning - 435267
Jupiter Named by the Romans after their God and translating as God-father, and now commonly known asThe Red Giant'. The largest and most mysterious planet in the Solar System. It has some amazing features that no other planet comes close toFirstly, here are some interesting...
By: Vicki Phipps
The Cetus Constellation is a scientific term which refers to the constellation star, Cetus which was long ago translated to Latin from the Greek language where the word, "Cetus," could be defined as a sea monster of some kind, like a whale. Later the...
By: Cicely Richard
Before explorers began sailing around the world, many people thought that the Earth was flat. Even scientists were ridiculed or killed because this, despite the fact that when looking up into the night's sky, the round moon could be seen on numerous occasions. When the...
The latest discoveries about the sun
By: Effie Moore Salem
Each new mission brings new discoveries about the sun and the most recent are the boldest ever. On June 16, NASA scientist actually visited the sun. Well, not actually but a newer more efficient Solar Probe did snoop and it sent back at least one...
Why the planets are round
By: Diane Walsh
Why the planets are round The simply answer is gravity. Gravity is the force that pulls every object in the universe towards every other object in the universe. There is gravity on or in every object that exists in the universe. Think of making a...
Lightyears: An overview
By: Lydia Black
The Universe is immense. So immense, in fact, that astronomers had to come up with a new unit of distance to measure it with. Miles and kilometers were just too small. The unit that astronomers use to measure distances in the Universe is the light-year...
By: Vicki Phipps
Although I know I don't need to repeat what the title already explained, but a planet as huge as Jupiter deserves to be described repeatedly as by far the largest planet in the entire solar system. The fifth planet from the Sun, Jupiter is two...
By: Vicki Phipps
An impact event is what happens when a meteor is on a collision course with earth, and impact events can cause massive loss of life. That's why scientist study and research small objects that hit the earth all the time, because a collision with Earth...

 

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