Why a new comet might be brighter than the full Moon
By: Terrence Aym
Mark your calendars for late 2013, that's when possibly one of the brightest comets in history will appear in the sky. Astronomers are predicting the new comet may be so brilliant it could shine many times brighter than the full Moon. If it does become...
Overview of the sizes and frequencies of meteorites hitting the earth's atmosphere
By: David Jefferson
The rate of meteors by weight, coming in contact with with the Earth's atmosphere is termed meteor flux. The smallest particles, called micrometeorites, are a few microns in diameter and don't tend to burn or melt but slow and settle to the Earth's surface as...
MIT: How tinfoil hats really intensify mind-control
By: Terrence Aym
The infamous tin foil hat—long associated with paranoia, crackpots, or individuals that promote borderline conspiracy theories—actually has some scientific history supporting the odd accoutrement.Although recognized as having some credibility in the past, (a wearer of a tin foil hat being able to...
By: Maryam Idris
The night sky is full of wonders, from the moon and stars to distant planets and galaxies. Sadly, as the Earth's air pollution continues to increase, it's getting harder and harder to see these amazing sights. However, there are some things in space that we...
By: Mac Pike
Meteor strikes and their implications for life on Earth have been of interest for hundreds of years, but the means to obtain and quantify detailed data have just recently become available. For as long as mankind has been interested in the topic the individual appearances...
By: David Jefferson
To understand what a long-term comet is one needs to understand the differences between long-term and short-term comets and how they differ from other celestial bodies like asteroids. Asteroids are small stone or iron bodies generally found inside the orbit of Jupiter. They contain little...
Layman's guide to the difference between meteorites and asteroids
By: Steven Mars
Asteroids are similar to planets, but they are much smaller and can be irregular in shape. Most of them are between Mars and Jupiter, but some come so close to the Earth that they are watched in case an impact happens. Icarus is one of...
By: Robert Hoglund
Is it possible to defy the laws of gravity? Ever since Isaac Newton was hit in the head by an apple falling from the tree above him, people have wondered about the natural laws that we know rule the universe. Why do things fall from...
By: Maria C Collins
Humans have looked out from Earth for millennia and seen the bright “morning” or “evening” star. It is the planet Venus, called after the Roman goddess of love, the only planet called after a goddess, rather than a God. Although people call Venus...
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Along with the many other natural objects traveling through the solar system with planet Earth, asteroids and meteorites share some new notoriety due to their numbers and an increased focus by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Described bluntly, this interest is more than...

 

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