Scientists find Mars has tectonic plates similar to Earth
By: Wayne K. Wilkins
In another “Is There Life On Mars?” twist, scientists have now discovered that Mars has tectonic plates similar to those of Planet Earth. While Mars has indeed often been a feature in mainstream and cult-classic horror movies and media as being “the...
Quarks, leptons and force carriers: The standard model of physics
By: Justin Price - 675538
On July 4, 2012, a particle that had similar properties to the Higgs-Boson particle was discovered. With this discovery, many news articles have explained what the Higgs-Boson particle is, but not necessarily, why it is important to the field of Physics. It is with this...
By: Terrence Aym
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has recently been racking up one space victory after another...like a master pool player having the run of the table. As if on cue, NASA has done it again, making a another stellar discovery with the orbiting...
By: David Jefferson
A blue straggler star is a star that is hotter, hence bluer, than the other stars in a star cluster. Blue stragglers, an example of an exotic star, stand out in a cluster because most stars in a cluster are about the same age and...
By: David Jefferson
The robot on Mars with one arm, six wheels and its head atop a mast has caught the world's attention. The boldest mission to Mars that Earthlings have ever undertaken. The Mars rover Curiosity is a self propelled, semi-autonomous robot the size of a small...
By: Terrence Aym
The USA's budget crunch is about to impact another science, this time the venerable study of the cosmos.Professional stargazers across America were abruptly brought down to earth by the not so stellar news that the National Science Foundation's (NSF) federal budget earmarked for astronomers...
The Curiosity rover: Worth the cost?
By: Terrence Aym
Critics of the space program have questioned its cost as far back as NASA's early Mercury missions that opened space exploration to Mankind.The criticism heightened during the amazing Apollo missions that saw Americans accomplish the age-old dream of humans walking upon the surface of...
Interesting facts about the Crab Nebula
By: Nick Ford
The Crab Nebula is one of the most intensely studied and most beautiful of objects to be found in the night sky. This beautifully coloured swirling cloud of interstellar gas can easily be seen with binoculars and low grade telescopes. It is so beautiful that...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The use of robots to explore outer space is not something new as demonstrated by earlier expeditions to Mars such as the ones made by Sojourner rover, Spirit and Opportunity. However, the successful landing of Curiosity rover on the Martian surface turned pages of space...
By: J. Lang Wood
Steven Hawking is one of the most renowned names in science. He has 12 honorary degrees and has received many awards, prizes and medals. Though stricken with amyotrophic lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, he went on to have an illustrious career as a cosmologist and teacher...

 

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