By: Lawrence George
A shooting star is just rock, ice or dust. A small, unremarkable bit of debris. From the original, swirling plane of dust and gas that orbited the young, forming Sun, and the aeons of impacts between large bodies, there are now the planets and their...
By: Bruce Tyson
America’s mainstay space transport, the space shuttle, will be retired later this year with no substitute ready to go online, leaving the United States without the capability to perform manned space flight. Because the United States continues to hold responsibilities to furnish crew and...
What should be the next destination for NASA astronauts?
By: D. Vogt
Obama's revised plan for NASA eliminated all plans for the next trip to the moon, while preserving the future of Orion as an escape vehicle in low-Earth orbit. In a sense, this was the worst of all "ambitious" plans: most veteran space program watchers had...
By: Marilyn Martin
Throughout Nature, there are "cycles". Some cycles are short enough to be observed personally. (Like that bouncy puppy who grows up, ages, and dies before you head to college). Some cycles are longer than a lifetime, and have to be referenced in historical records. (Like...
By: Tarek Musslimani
Organic chemistry is that branch of chemistry which deals with carbon and hydrogen and their mutual bonds. In addition to this basic discipline of chemistry, with the passage of time and with the development of the chemical science there were additional non-conventional areas of chemistry...
By: Marilyn Martin
Sorry, I don't think these captured Earthly terrorists were put into UFOs for an abduction experience. These terrorists were put on planes to be taken to black-sites, usually in countries more lenient about torture. (So the CIA could truthfully say that they had "broken no...
By: Todd Pheifer
President Obama recently outlined his plan for the future of NASA and it includes an increase in funding. However, the areas where the President wants to spend money has not made everyone happy. By increasing funds, the President does seem committed to the concept of...
How the Bronsted-Lowry theory can predict acid-base reactions
By: Mishra Planeswalker
In 1923, scientists Johannes Bronsted and Thomas Lowry developed a system for better understanding how acids and bases interacted. This was intended as an alternative to the Arrhenius theory and the later-developed Modified Arrhenius theory. In order to understand Bronsted-Lowry’s concept, one must consider...
Best times to see the meteor showers 2010
By: Leigh Goessl
Each year it can be expected to see many meteor showers, although some years due to other cosmic factors, viewing is better than others. Here is a guide to the best times to see meteor showers in 2010: On April 21, 2010, the Lyrids meteor...
By: Todd Pheifer
President Obama's vision for the future of space exploration includes a trip to Mars, which is obviously an interesting idea. The reality is that such a trip, if it ever materializes, would happen long after the current President leaves office. It is interesting to evaluate...

 

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