By: Krystle Hernandez
When a comet enters our solar system, it typically heats up drastically as it passes the sun, causing large chunks of ice to break off the tail, and rocks to break off from the comet's head. This loose debris can be contained within our solar...
By: Dean L. Sinclair
Helium 4 has two liquid forms. Helium I, which is a "normal liquid," and Helium II, "He4II," to which it sharply converts at 2.174K. This strange material expands on cooling, has tremendous heat conductivity, a strange viscosity that it will climb up...
By: Gary C. Gibson
Physical tensors for the sun and stars in general follow logical lines of extrapolation; yet such paradigms cannot be considered to be definitively mutually or exhaustive of all possible paradigms for the future history of our main sequence star. Speculation regarding the future history of...
By: Sudo Nimh
Zeno of Elea (circa 450 bc) was a famous mathematician and theorist, and is credited with creating many paradoxes; the story of Achilles and the Tortoise is the most famous...As the story goes, the wise Tortoise approaches Achilles and challenges him to a 100m...
By: Nick Reese
In our solar system we are lucky enough to inhabit the planet in the perfect spot. Out of our planetary neighbors, no other is close enough or far away enough from the sun to be able to harbor life as we know it. The sun...
By: Michael Eddington
Is There Anything Out There?According to a recent Roper poll, an estimated 19 million Americans say they have seen an unidentified flying object, or UFO. Another 4 million people claim they have been abducted by alien spacecraft (Clark 267). Can all of these...
By: Michael Eddington
Do Aliens Exist?According to a recent Roper poll, an estimated 19 million Americans say they have seen an unidentified flying object, or UFO. Another 4 million people claim they have been abducted by alien spacecraft (Clark 267). Can all of these people be...
By: Ian Loft
Practices of Alchemy were common in ancient Egypt where customs regarding life after death influenced study and development of rudimentary chemistry. Efforts to preserve bodies and organs gave rise to experimentation with mixing fluids and different substances until the right combinations achieved the desired effect...
By: Nick Reese
My father used to tell me, "Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see." When dealing with quantum mechanics you may want to revise that statement to say "believe nothing you see". Because when dealing with the quantum world, one would...
By: Craig Hubley
Terra, it's Latin name, may be the best we can manage in the Latin alphabet. It's the root of the word "terrestrial" (our ecology) and "terran" (ourselves, among other species). It isn't quite as religiously suggestive as "Gaia" and it isn't as astronomical as "Sol-3"...

 

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