By: D. Bennett
How to observe a lunar eclipse Have you ever watched a lunar eclipse? If, not you have missed a real treat! A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow. This happens when the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of...
Why objects float
By: Paul Morley
Understanding density is the key to understanding why objects float on water. If the weight of water displaced by a submerged object is less than the weight of the water displaced, then it will float.If you don't understand this then read on. By the...
By: JS Daniel
Sunspots are large dark spots that appear on the sun's surface due to reduced temperature in that area. They move across the surface of the sun and appear near the equator. High magnetic activity present temporarily in an area on the sun's surface inhibits convective...
By: Kyle Everett
Chemistry as we know it today originated from early studies of alchemy and magic. Similar to modern day chemists, alchemists tried to change a certain substance into another; in this case it is gold. Alchemists also searched for secrets to eternal life. Alchemy slowly started...
By: Alison Bowler
The periodic table is a way of organising the chemical elements according to their atomic number and properties. With over 110 elements currently reconized a logical system for the classification of these elements is required. Until the seventeenth century, the views of Aristotle held sway...
Legends about Mars
By: Bob Vince
In this legend, Mars plays a major role on how Rome came to be, according to Roman mythology the founders of Rome were Romulus and Remus. The twin brothers parents again according to mythology was the god Mars and the priestess Rhea Silvia. Rhea's father...
Could there be life on other planets?
By: Irrira Rikki
Ancient historical text books and even Indigenous folk have declared there is life out there which - in the form of human - came to earth. Facts are, they had to come from somewhere, and that would be other planets. They are described as beings...
Should People be Allowed to Live on Mars
By: Morgan Carlson
People should definitely be allowed to live on Mars and anywhere else they can get established and survive simply because that encourages exploration throughout the solar system and hopefully beyond. Should people be sent there to live before initial explorers arrive and work the place...
A look at the Russian space shuttle Buran
By: Kevin Grieves
In 1974 engineers of the Soviet Union began work on the Buran ("Blizzard") project, which was a response to NASA's Space Shuttle programme. The goals of the programme were wholly military as opposed to the Shuttle which was also used for commercial and scientific missions...
An overview about the chemical element Aluminum
By: Jon Clark
Aluminium is a metal that is placed in group 3 of the periodic table - which means that it has 3 electrons in its outer shell. It has a fairly low atomic mass of 27 - resulting in it being a low density metal. It...

 

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