By: Friar Monkey
Jupiter is the king of the solar system. The largest planet in our family of worlds, Jupiter is three times brighter than Sirius, the brightest star. Jupiter's prominence in our night sky led the Romans to name it after their chief god. It orbits the...
Why stars twinkle
By: Effie Moore Salem
Stars don't actually twinkle although they appear to as their light is changed by the swishing of the wind and other atmospheric object on their way to us. Farther away they twinkle more because there is more distance between their mass of particles and us...
By: Diane Walsh
Why Stars TwinkleThe sun is the nearest star to earth and it does not twinkle. Stars only appear to twinkle. The stars that shine at night and the sun that shines in the day are the same kind of objects. A star is a ball...
Lightyears: An overview
By: Susan Smalls
A light year is a unit of length. It is most often used in astronomy to measure distances in outer space. The definition of a light year is exactly that, the distance that light travels in one year. But it is important to realize that...
An overview about the chemical element Cobalt
By: Tasha Raymond
Atomic Symbol: CoAtomic Number: 27Atomic Weight: 58.9332Atomic Category: Transition metalsMelting Point: 1495 degrees CelsiusBoiling Point: 2927 degrees CelsiusAppearance: Metallic with gray tingeOne of the oldest known transition metals, Cobalt has been around for centuries. Sculptures and jewelry from the ruins of Pompeii (destroyed 79...
The facts about cosmic rays
By: Nish Laverz
What is a Cosmic Ray?Cosmic Rays are actually individual energized particles that originate from space, not rays as the name would suggest. These particles essentially include all of the elements in the periodic table.Almost 90% of the particles are Protons (hydrogen), about 9%...
The tenth planet
By: Tasha Raymond
Traditionally we are taught in school that there are nine planets. Now, Pluto has been classified as a dwarf planet and is no longer considered as one of the "big boys." Down graded along with Pluto is the tenth planet of the solar system...
By: Adewale Olowode
The Earth is the only gift the universe has given to man.Dated back to about 4.5 billion years ago,it has a shape,described as geoid,as distinct from a sphere,but have a much more closer resemblance to what is called "an...
An overview about the chemical element Boron
By: Tasha Raymond
Atomic Number: 5Atomic Symbol: BAtomic Category: metalloidAtomic Mass: 10.81 Boiling Point: 4000 degrees CelsiusMelting Point: 2075 degrees CelsiusAppearance: Black/brownBoron, and it's numerous compounds, have been to some extent since the times of early Egypt. Egyptians relied on an ore known as natron, which is...
By: Vicki Phipps
Mankind tried to deny that even the Earth was round until an explorer went out on a limb to sail around the world and prove the Earth was, is and will always be as round as it can be. Even so and although Columbus sailed...

 

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