By: Lenna Gonya
Saturn has always been of great interest because of its rings and its size, both of which make it one of the most visible planets. In fact, it was the most distant planet known to have been observed by ancient astronomers. There are many factors...
By: Lenna Gonya
Astronomers have known for a long time that there is water vapor and ice on Mars. This is, of course, good news, but even better news would be that there was actual running water on the planet as well. Now, new evidence may indicate that...
By: Lenna Gonya
When you hear the term, dwarf planet, you normally think of a planet that is simply smaller than those in our solar system. While this is true, in part, there are other differences. A heavenly body that is more developed than an asteroid, but not...
By: Tarek Musslimani
Clinical chemistry is one application of the chemical sciences to medicine. This subject is purely an experimental practice that relies heavily on instrumentation and chemical analytical techniques such as chromatography in all its forms. This discipline of chemistry requires a lot of knowledge and background...
Solar system facts: Top 10 things to know about Saturn
By: Eric Puravs
Saturn is named after the Roman god of agriculture Saturn, the father of Jupiter, the king of the Roman gods. Saturnalia is an Ancient Roman festival that was held in honor of the god Saturn. Saturn is bright enough to be seen without a telescope...
By: Lindsay Grahaem
Testing which solid and liquids are the best conductors of electrical current is easy, and with a little preperation this science experiment can even be done at home. Conductors are materials which electricity can travel through, whereas insulators or resistors are materials or substances which...
By: Terrence Aym
Move over Battlestar Galactica and Starship Enterprise, the UK is about to launch a swarm of spaceships into orbit around the sun.Space scientists are planning for just such a spectacular mission after the recent success of the NASA mission "Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory" (STEREO)...
By: Elton Gahr
One of the greatest difficulties of understanding the universe in the past has been that you can only examine those things that naturally exist. In addition the materials couldn’t do anything that couldn’t be done in nature. Metamaterials are a modern tool for...
By: Terrence Aym
Ever since the the Russian news agency, Ria Novosti, reported that Russian space scientists are very concerned over the prospects of asteroid Apophis striking Earth, much talk has erupted in some European scientific circles over the likelihood of such a disaster happening any time in...
The biggest problems with the geocentric model of the universe
By: Effie Moore Salem
The biggest problems with the geocentric model of the universe is age. Although the model that is two thousand years old and has been updated and error after error has been corrected, it still remains a fossilized idea. The Ptolemaic system, used until the sixteenth...

 

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