All you want to know about sun dogs
By: Susan Smalls
Mother Nature has the ability to create masterpieces in both the sky and on land, and the way that the different features of Earth lay against each other is more than breathtaking. Add the sun to any of her natural creations and its beauty will...
The characteristics of an atom
By: Dave Simmons
Atoms are about as small as anything gets, at least in any terms the average person can comprehend. Any smaller, and you're looking at a particle that no longer retains any of its chemical properties: You can't have, for instance, half an oxygen atom, without...
All you want to know about sun dogs
By: Diane Walsh
Mother Nature's Dogs Combining the sun with ice crystals seems like an impossible task, but leaves it to Mother Nature to produce yet another beautiful image on her atmospheric canvas. One of these images is called a "sun dog" or "mock suns." Sun dogs...
The facts about cosmic rays
By: Effie Moore Salem
Cosmic rays are a never ending source of wonder, comfort, experimentation and debate. They are charged particles from outer space that move at the speed of light. Each new fact discovered brings on new questions and new searches and new missions to learn more about...
By: Ernest Capraro
Like anything that floats on water, ice floats because it has a lower density than water. This seems strange to most people (myself included at times) for a couple reasons. In most of our experiences, solids are supposed to sink. And then, ice IS water...
Reflections on Einstein
By: Steve Marshall
I recently wrote an article on Albert Einstein's religious views, and I submitted it as an historical article. My article was rejected because the editor was of the opinion that creativity in writing should not be a part of an historical article. Views are not...
By: Nancy Houser
The 1908 Tunguska Asteroid Impact Event, near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Tunguska, has been reconstructed several times over the years with no actual proven impact crater ever to be found - confusion reigning whether or not it was even a comet or asteroid that...
An overview about the chemical element Samarium
By: Alison Bowler
Samarium Symbol: Sm Atomic Number: 62 Atomic Mass: 150.36 amu (atomic mass units) Melting Point: 1072.0°C (1345.15 K, 1961.6°F) Boiling Point: 1900.0°C (2173.15 K, 3452.0°F) Number of Protons: 62 Number of Electrons: 62 Number...
By: Susan Smalls
We all knew that planets are round since we starting learning about them back in elementary school. It's a basic well-known fact of today, and because it's such a basic fact, it is rarely questioned. Planets are round because they are. Period. But inquisitive little...
An overview about the chemical element Praseodymium
By: Alison Bowler
PraseodymiumChemical Symbol: PrAtomic Number: 59Atomic Mass: 140.90765 amu (atomic mass units)Melting Point: 935.0 C (1208.15 K, 1715.0 F)Boiling Point: 3127.0 C (3400.15 K, 5660.6 F)Number of Protons/Electrons: 59Number of Neutrons: 82Classification: Rare Earth MetalCrystal Structure: HexagonalDensity @ 293...

 

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