By: Larry Stringer
The Pleiades, is a beautiful naked eye cluster of stars found within the constellation of Taurus. To people like the ancient American Indians, and the ancient Mayan people this asterism of stars represented everything from when to plant crops, to when to start the fertility...
By: Melvin Richardson
Let's talk about the speed of light and explain what it's all about. First of all the speed of light is 186,000 miles per second. This is the fastest speed that can be attained. Light can travel at 186,000 miles per second in...
By: Nancy Houser
Space Data Warns of Sun's Vibrational Effects on Earth"Posner's technique reduces the odds of exposure by more than 20 per cent compared with current methods, allowing astronauts to venture further from their outpost," says Francis Cucinotta, chief scientist for NASA's space radiation program at...
By: notmuch
The formal definition for an ion is an "atom or group of atoms with one or more positive or negative electric charges" (Encyclopedia Britannica).To explain the process of atoms forming ions, we must first consider the structure of the atom. In simple terms, at...
By: notmuch
The study of the element carbon and its compounds is often described as the study of organic chemistry. Indeed, the amount of knowledge about carbon compounds is now so great that organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry have come to be recognized as important disciplines in...
By: Ernest Capraro
Assuming you aren't asking about "The Simpsons", where the Isotopes are Springfield's less than stellar baseball team, read on.Every ELEMENT is defined by the number of PROTONS found in its nucleus.An ISOTOPE is a particular variant of an element, defined by the number...
By: L. Merlino
Would you recognize a time machine if you saw one? Would you know what to look for - or to borrow a phrase from Douglas Adams (author of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"), would you overlook it as an S.E.P. (Somebody Else's...
Quantum Physics is Time Travel Theoretically Feasible
By: William Remski
No, time travel is not allowed by the laws of physics. Yes, we are all travelling forward in time at a rate governed by the gravitational field in which we are immersed. Time on a big planet goes ever so slightly slower than it does...
By: Mark Dykeman
Many people interested in both outer space and space exploration have wondered about the effects of space travel on astronauts. In particular, we wonder about the impact of weightlessness on the human body. Several decades of physiological data have been gathered from the manned space...
By: Nancy Houser
"What we've found is not normal, based on either observational studies or on computer simulations of the large-scale evolution of the Universe," said associate professor Liliya Williams, University of Minnesota.Recently the University of Minnesota astronomers were surprised to find an enormous black hole...

 

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