Jupiter: largest planet in the solar system
By: Effie Moore Salem
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It measures 88,846 miles across. It is so massive the earth could fit itself into this giant swirling mass of low density atmospheric gaseous clouds 1,000 times. It is so large in fact it...
By: Cicely Richard
One hundred years ago, the Tunguska event, a massive explosion, occurred on June 30, 1908 in a sparsely populated area near the Podkamennaya Tuguska River of Siberia. On that day, a ball of fire exploded 6 miles above the ground, releasing 15 megatons of energy...
By: Lynette Alice
The chemical element tungsten carrying the chemical symbol of "W" is taken from a Swedish phrase which means "heavy stone." It is one ot the metals known as a transition metal with the highest melting point of any metal which is 6,170 degrees...
Identifying and understanding the North Star
By: Effie Moore Salem
Locate the the big dipper and it will lead you to the north star. Knowing about the North Star and how to locate it is useful information for sailors or mountain hikers; for the rest of us locating it and being able to point to...
By: Cicely Richard
"Twinkle, twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are? Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky." Many children have been lulled to sleep by the simple lyrics of this song about the beauty of the stars winking at...
An overview about the chemical element Lawrencium
By: Alison Bowler
Lawrencium Symbol: Lr Atomic Number: 103 Atomic Mass: (262.0) amu (atomic mass unit) Melting point: 1627°C (1900 K or 2961°F) Boiling Point: Unknown Number of Protons: 103 Number of Electrons: 103 Number of Neutrons: 159 This element, which was first detected by...
Lightyears: An overview
By: Cicely Richard
Fans of science fiction may be familiar with the term light years by watching any incarnation of the Star Trek franchise. They commonly talk about planets and star systems being so many light years away. However, the word may have had little meaning at the...
By: Vicki Phipps
A new discovery in the depths of our solar system raised questions about what makes a planet a planet, so it might be true that we do have a tenth planet, but then again, maybe it isn't. Ever since the discovery of Neptune in 1845...
By: Hannah Rice Myers
You do not have to be an astronomy buff to bask in the glorious beauty of the night sky. Its mysterious realm of darkness is blanketed with the speckled lights of the stars that we wish upon before we lay our heads down to dream...
By: Lynette Alice
The chemical element boron is the first element of the IIIA group on the periodic table of elements commonly known as the aluminum family. What distinguishes boron from it's sister elements in the aluminum family is that it is not a metal at all. Following...

 

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