By: Jimmy Nightingale
I See A Blood Moon RisingThe Australian eastern seaboard was treated to one of those rare celestial treats - a total lunar eclipse. At around 8:37pm on Wednesday, 22nd August 2007, the moon moved completely into the earth's shadow and we saw it as a...
By: Manusia Biasa
Defining thermodynamicsNOTHING can be more important than the development of thermodynamics during the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe, at least, from a scientist's point view. From James Watt to Carnot, from Eric B. Davidson and Felice Matteucci to...
By: Rex Coker
Time travel is not only possible but has been successful to a degree. National security abandoned it for obvious reasons, time travel was extremely dangerous and with it being so technical was stopped until a better understanding of procedures could take place. The book "Philadelphia...
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
With all of the high-level mechanical, electronic and navigational tricks the U.S. space program has produced, you may be surprised to learn that, even for the smartest people on the planet, parking is still a problem. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is...
By: Ernest Capraro
The band "They Might Be Giants" once recorded a cover of the classic educational song "Why does the Sun Shine?" The refrain goes like this:"The Sun is a mass of incandescent gas,a gigantic nuclear furnace,where hydrogen is built into heliumat a temperature...
By: Nancy Houser
"If the meteorite arrives incandescent and at a high temperature because of friction in the atmosphere, hitting water can create a column of steam," added Jos Ishitsuka, an astronomer at the Peruvian Geophysics Institute, who analyzed the object.On September 21, 2007, a whole...
By: Nancy Houser
Named "Perseids" because the meteors radiate from the Perseus constellation, the legendary Perseid meteor shower, peaking last month with the largest number of meteors on August 12-four weeks before the Peru meteorite hit-has always been historically connected with folklore dating back to the Greek god...
By: Nancy Houser
NASA's Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) mission is comprised of two identical observatories, one following the other in orbit around the Earth. The satellites are known as STEREO-A , "A" for ahead, and STEREO-B, "B" for behind, with STEREO-A leading STEREO-B by about one million miles...
By: Genine Hopkins
Choosing a telescope can be more difficult than choosing a new car or house. My experience has been mostly negative, until I was able to find a local "star-gazer's" club and attend one of their sessions for the telescope-challenged.As a layman, I never owned...
By: gemini girl
Believe it or not, the Sun is just a star, just like those we see twinkling at night. The Sun, however, is so much closer to us on Earth that it looks much bigger, much brighter, and we can even feel heat coming from it...

 

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