Planet facts: Uranus
By: D. Vogt
Uranus is the third-largest planet in the solar system, and the seventh-farthest away from the Sun. This large, pale blue planet orbits between Saturn and more distant Neptune. Discovered by astronomers in 1781, this planet, along with its neighbour Neptune, is still a relative mystery...
Astronomy: The Big Dipper
By: D. Vogt
The Big Dipper is one of the most recognizable and easily located of the major star constellations. Also known in Britain as the Plough (and less commonly the Cleaver), the Dipper has been given a variety of names in non-English-speaking countries, even within Europe, where...
By: John Traveler
Since the 16th century, when Franciscan monk Giordano Bruno, outspoken and enamored disciple of Copernican heliocentricity, first hypothesized that there had to be life out there somewhere, a menagerie of believers and enthusiasts have tried to use speculation, associative reasoning, conjectural thesis and the wildest...
Difference between voltage and current
By: Lime Red Tetrahedron
Voltage and current: two fundamental principles of the physics of electricity. Since the fathers of electrical science discovered current electricity, man has sought ways to explain its properties. In this article, we will explore the concepts of electric current and electric potential (voltage), as well...
By: Barry Williams
There is a theory that a black hole is a place in space where the force of gravity is so strong that not even light can escape from it. Most of the articles you read about black holes are written by people who haven't actually...
The existence of space and time warps
By: Ian Wayne Grant Sparkman
To begin this report on space and time I will start by saying that human beings, as a species, have so little knowledge of ourselves and the world around us. Understanding this will assist you in keeping up with the facts and theories I am...
Characteristics of a blue moon
By: Nick Ford
Although the phrase “once in a blue moon” is often used to describe an extremely rare event the origin of the phrase is less widely known. In fact few people know what is meant by a blue moon. The blue moon in this phrase...
Element facts: Argon
By: D. Vogt
Argon (atomic number 18; abbreviation Ar) is a colourless, oudorless gas which is classified as one of the noble gases (also known as inert gases). It is commonly found in certain industrial activities and in certain types of electric lighting, and is also used in...
Defining outer space
By: D. Vogt
Outer space is the space which lies outside of the Earth's atmosphere (and, in the same way, all other planets' atmospheres). Of course, this is a rather simplistic definition: It incorporates some popular myths, and overlooks a few minor nuances. DEFINITION OF OUTER SPACE Essentially...
Future missions destined to explore Jupiter
By: D. Vogt
Since the Voyager probes sped by in the 1980s, Jupiter has been visited by several human probes - most significant among them Galileo, which was specifically sent to the giant planet and conducted six years of research there been 1995 and 2003. Galileo ended its...

 

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