By: Janet Grischy
Stars come in many varieties and ages. Red giants, white dwarfs, and the multitude of main sequence stars all have important differences. Anyone who knows how to read a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram can categorize a star by where it falls on the chart, and immediately know...
By: Lawrence George
A Hertzsprung-Russell diagram (sometimes abbreviated to "HR diagram") is essentially a description of the different types of stars. Devised around one hundred years ago by scientists Ejnar Hertzsprung and Henry Norris Russell, it plots the spectral class of numbers of stars along the x-axis and...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The warnings about a solar flare of a particular strength and type have been around for a long time. But now, much of the world's economic structure is built upon fragile and relatively unprotected electronic and electrical systems. The odds of a major flare that...
By: Sylvia Farley
The Planet Neptune is a cold gas giant, in eighth place away from the Sun. It is 17 times bigger then the Earth and 30 times further from the sun. It consists of a rocky core covered by ice, with a very deep atmosphere comprising...
Information on Jupiter's Great Red Spot
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Jupiter's Great Red Spot is an anticyclonic storm. This type of storm is a weather storm where winds around the storm form contrary to the Coriolis effect. It is located at 22 degrees south of Jupiter's equater. This storm is large enough to be seen...
By: Sylvia Farley
The planet Jupiter is a hot gas giant in fifth place out from the sun. It is the largest of the sun’s satellites, being over 300 times larger than Earth. Easily visible from UK, it appears at night as a yellowish star, the 4th...
By: Emma Stone
A white dwarf is not a member of the characteristically named group of seven “hi-ho-ing” Disney entourage but a scientific term applied to a star which is nearing the end of its evolutionary life-cycle. Through modern advances and understanding. it is known that stars...
Information on Jupiter's Great Red Spot
By: Martha Leonard
Imagine a hurricane with 350 mile-an-hour winds that stayed in one place for more than 400 years! Picture that storm so big that three planets the size of earth could fit in it! Believe it or not such a storm really exists. It blows on...
By: Terrence Aym
The danger year of 2011 has arrived and scientists in-the-know are worried sick.Space experts began worrying about the sun several years ago…and for good reason. They made dire predictions concerning the approaching solar maximum occurring from 2011 to 2013. They believed the sun's...
Information on Jupiter's Great Red Spot
By: Shawn Wells
Jupiter is the fifth planet in our solar system. It is a gas giant, and considering it is the largest planet in our system, giant is an appropriate term. Galileo, the famous astronomer, is given credit for first viewing and recording the existence of the...

 

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