By: Christyl Rivers
Rheology is the study of flow. Here in Hawaii, lava is flowing into the sea. Geologists and geophysicists study such states of molten rock. It is also the flow of ketchup, mustard, honey, foams, paints and/or any substance that differs from a full liquid or...
By: Michael Totten
The Sun will be entering the peak of its 22-year cycle in 2013, so the next few years are certain to produce some memorable solar flares. Extreme solar flares have produced northern lights as far south as Hawai'i. While auroras are also lit by the...
NASA: Mercury may have up to 1 trillion tons of ice
By: Terrence Aym
Mercury, the little world closest to the sun is hot, right? It's so hot scientists have been claiming for years that a bar of lead would melt into a pool of lead within a very short period of time.School textbooks and TV science programs...
Voyager 1 discovers region of space previously unknown
By: Terrence Aym
"The little space probe that could"—that's what space scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California might nickname Voyager 1. A science investment with incredible dividends that just keep coming, Voyager's discoveries are helping to reshape the understanding of the solar system and...
Astrobiologist: Hairspray could help scientists locate alien civilizations
By: Terrence Aym
Over the years a number of schemes have been suggested to identify, or facilitate contact with, intelligent extraterrestrials. Among the most famous is the SETI project (the search for extraterrestrial intelligence) promoted by astronomer Frank Drake. And then, just last year, a study group proposed...
An overview of the Geminid meteor showers
By: Leigh Goessl
December is when the annual Geminid meteor showers make their appearance. In 2012, it is expected that Geminids will have a terrific showing in the United States due to what has been described as "inky" black skies, allowing the meteors to really stand out. &bull...
By: Edword Simpson
In any kind of manufacturing industry, the instrument calibration plays a very important role and it occupies a very significant position. Whenever a product comes into existence, behind it there is a perfect flow calibration. Calibration is a set of operations, which under certain specific...
By: Michael Totten
VV Cephei is a mass-exchanging eclipsing binary star which consists of VV Cephei A, a red supergiant, and VV Cephei B, a blue main sequence star. It can be found in the middle of the constellation Cephus, which gives it its name. Its exact distance...
NASA moon-mapping mission ends with crash landing
By: Wayne K. Wilkins
2012 has been a hugely successful and world changing year for NASA. Not only has the astronomy giant successfully landed the Mars Rover “Curiosity” on the red planet to successfully send back, for the first time, some of the most detailed and awe-inspiring images...
By: M E Skeel
V354 Cephei is a star. Stars are given names that are combinations of a number and the name of the constellation in which they are seen. The constellation Cepheus is a group of stars which is visible in the Northern Hemisphere that was named by...

 

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