What to do if a comet was about to hit the earth
By: Rick Badman
Scientists claim that the Tanguska explosion was a comet hitting the earth. Many claim it was actually a UFO since they say the craft made a turn before exploding. But if it actually was a comet, we know the destructive power of comets. The...
Book reviews: The Overview Effect, by Frank White
By: Sally Morem
What is the fundamental purpose of space exploration? Frank White attempts to answer that question in "The Overview Effect" consisted of developing a philosophy of space and describing what future human civilizations in space might be like. This was a very ambitious undertaking. White succeeds...
By: Alison Bowler
Ununtrium (Uut) is one of the most recently discovered of the elements making up the periodic table. It is one of the radioactive, man-made, super-heavy elements produced by the forcing together of two smaller atoms to form a large short lived atom. This particular element...
Is Time Real or Relative
By: Erik Setser
To begin, I would like to point out the faulty labeling of the two sides of this argument. As it is stated, it implies that believing in the relativity of time denotes a disbelief in time being real. A better argument would be between time...
Legends about the Moon
By: Louise Frank
It's believed that Christ was crucified and that Julius Caesar was assassinated under full moons. Men turn into werewolves, people go mad and witches ride when the moon is full. It's unlucky to look at a new moon through glass, chickens lay more eggs when...
By: Patrick Sills
When compared to that hypothetical road trip your family may take across ten states to the Grand Canyon, Mars is considerably further away. Let's put this into perspective: If you happen to be standing in your back yard some night, chances are that you...
Alchemy: The science before science
By: Frances Stanford
Alchemy is an ancient science system and magic devoted to finding a way to transmute, or change, substances from one form into another. In their searches for the secret of transmutation, ancient alchemists made important discoveries that helped lay the foundations for the modern science...
Astronaut biographies
By: Ray Burke
British Astronauts: Britain's newest astronaut was announced recently, as Major Timothy Peake, a veteran helicopter test pilot in the British Army. The 37-year-old was chosen for ESA's Astronaut Corps, along with two Italians, a Frenchman, a German, and a Dane. Peake is not the...
By: Darien Santmyer
Isaac Newton's laws of motion might be difficult to understand, but hopefully after reading my article, you will have a clearer understanding of Newton's laws. The first law is: A body persists its state of rest or of uniform motion unless acted upon by an...
The Vernal Equinox explained
By: T Marie Allman
Deep in late winter's Stygian days, we begin to yearn for the lambent warmth of spring. The vernal equinox on the Gregorian calendar is also the first day of spring and is known as the spring equinox. Nearly all human societies have celebrated the coming...

 

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