By: Effie Moore Salem
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh, the outside or the planets farthermost from the sun are referred to as the Jovian planets. They are the coldest, the iciest, and by far less well known. The Jovian planets are composed of...
By: Julia C
Over 4000 chemicals are found in tobacco smoke, and a minimum of 50 of these are carcinogens (as in chemicals that cause cancer). Out of these 50, 11 are a definite cause of cancer in humans, 7 probably do but it hasn't been proved yet...
A brief history of the Hubble Space Telescope
By: Oliver Gray
The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most successful space projects ever completed. When on the 24th of April, 1990 it was carried into orbit by the space shuttle after a combined by NASA and the European Space Agency; no one could have predicted...
Chemicals found in tobacco smoke
By: Jael Gardiner
It's no secret that cigarettes have harmful health affects and that cigarette smoke contains tons of dangerous chemicals. There are a lot of different types of chemicals inside tobacco smoke, over four thousand different types of chemicals. Some of the chemicals are worse than others...
By: Terrence Aym
City killers…Continent killers…World killersThree huge asteroids are barreling through space on a rendezvous with Earth and there's not a damn thing anyone can do about it.Motion pictures like Armageddon have depicted Earth threatened with annihilation by a giant asteroid traveling many thousands...
By: Kenneth Andrews
Superconductors are material with an electrical resistance of zero below a certain temperature. The electrical resistance of conductive materials tends to drop when the temperature is decreased, but even common conductors such as copper will still show some resistance even very close to absolute zero...
By: Amelia Emery
Hydrogen cyanide is one of hundreds of chemicals found in the smoke of cigarettes. This particular chemical is both harmful to the smoker and to those who may inhale the second hand smoke that is present in the air. Hydrogen cyanide is most well known...
What are dwarf planets?
By: Oliver Gray
A dwarf planet, as is defined by the IAU (International Astronomical Union), is defined as a celestial body that orbits a sun and has a big enough mass so that gravity shapes the planet into a spherical shape by overcoming its compressive strength to...
By: Oliver Gray
Johannes Kepler was born on the 27th of December, 1571 in Swabia, a south-westerly area of Germany and died on 15th of November, 1630. He was not always so talented, he was a slow learner and it was only when he studied in Austria that...
By: Jason Westley
Since the dawn of civilisation mankind has sought to understand and explain the seasons. The development of life on earth is fundamentally linked to seasonal change, from trees shedding their leaves to herds of antelope migrating across the plains of Africa. Early astronomers were aware...

 

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