How to calculate linear force from torque
By: Mark G Weller
There is a simple formula to calculate the linear force from an applied torque but you first need to understand the concepts behind it. To begin with, it is necessary to know the definitions of the factors involved. Force or “Linear Force” is defined...
Three types of meteors
By: Aldrin A Wilding-West
Meteors are commonly known as 'shooting stars' or 'falling stars', and are one of the most exciting things to see in the night sky, particularly for amateur stargazers. The night sky itself is a wondrous sight, but to see a fleeting streak of movement in...
Most significant results in space exploration that have stemmed from the Apollo program
By: Anthony Megna
"Rules are made to be broken!" Do you live by that philosophy? Is that too harsh an edict? I don't think so, not at all. In fact, if mankind never broke the rules, many advancements never would have been made. We never would have...
Dark matter and its implications
By: Nick Ford
The puzzle of dark matter is one of the great unsolved problems of science. Dark matter is a theoretical idea first proposed by the Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky in 1934. Zwicky was a remarkable man who conceived dark matter, gravitational lenses and supernovae within a...
By: Stephen Bredenkamp
A gallon is three dimensional, a measure of volume, similar to cubic feet. In fact, 1 US gallon is equal to 231 cubic inches, or 0.133680 cubic feet. Alternatively 1 cubic foot equals 7.48 gallons. This article refers to the US Customary gallon:...
Planets in our solar system with rings
By: Marina Bradaric
Most people have run into a beautiful photo of the extravagant rings of Saturn, large and visually pleasing. Saturn's rings are in fact one of the only ways astronomers can get the general public to even show up on public observatory nights. However, many don't...
Facts about the rings of Saturn
By: Joseph Malek
The rings of the Planet Saturn, within our solar system, have puzzled our astronomers since the time that they were discovered. The Explorer Spacecraft missions did provide some answers to some of the questions that resulted from the discovery of those, so called, rings. The...
By: Aldrin A Wilding-West
Asteroids, the larger of which are sometimes termed planetoids, are in essence the remnants of the many collisions that took place during the formation of the solar system we see today. These rocky/ice and metallic bodies, mainly irregular in shape, are those that orbit the...
How solar flares affect the earth
By: Aldrin A Wilding-West
Increased visibility and activity in the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) are some of the more beautiful effects of solar flares on the Earth. There are though, very real and potentially catastrophic effects that can reach Earth in a matter...
Three types of meteors
By: Marina Bradaric
There are little surprises more treasured in the night sky than the sudden stream of light seen streaking across the darkness only to disappear as soon as it comes. This ball of rock that burns up in the Earth's atmosphere to create that magic sight...

 

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