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Astronomy: There is Water on the Moon - The field I am writing about is astronomy. Scientist has recently revealed secrets about the moon that had gone unanswered for billions of years. NASA sent the LUNAR CRATER observation and sensing satellite otherwise known as LCROSS to the moon on October 9th, 2009. LCROSS uncovered water in the Cabeus cater near the moons south pole. The moon has many secrets and LCROSS will aid NASA in uncovering, discovering, and decoding theses secrets. Data from other LCROSS instruments are being analyzed for additional information about the materials at the impact sight....   [tags: Astronomy, moon, ] 415 words
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The Effect of the Moon Landing on America - The year before the moon landing, 1968, was one of the most violent and bitter years for American citizens. From the war in Vietnam to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Americans had begun to lose faith in their divided nation. With the activist riots in Chicago over preventing the election of Lyndon B. Johnson’s Vice-President, Hubert Humphrey, America was filled social unrest until the next year. In 1969, the uplifting broadcast of Neil Armstrong landing safely on the moon had given confirmation that America could still rise from the distress and achieve greatness....   [tags: moon, john f kennedy]
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Effects of the Moon Walk - Effects of the Moon Walk On July 21, 1969 three men impacted the world in a big way. Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin were not the first men to travel in space but they were the first to walk on the moon. Eight years previously, President John F. Kennedy made a speech to the people of the United States that it should be a national goal to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. During the Cold War the United States and the Soviet Union were a “who’s bigger and better” contest with each other and space exploration was a part of that....   [tags: moon landing, connection, people]
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The Dark Side of the Moon Landing - The Dark Side of the Moon Landing The Final Frontier In 1969, The United States successfully sent the first manned mission to the moon. It was a long time coming, a product of the Cold War’s Space Race. The Cold War began in 1947, between the Soviet Union and the United States. There was no actual fighting in the Cold War, just political conflict, military coalitions, and numerous competitions of brain rather than brawn. Among these competitions is the most famous Space Race. Although the Cold War commenced in 1947, the Space Race did not begin until 1955....   [tags: NASA, Moon Landing, United States]
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Reasons the Moon Landings Could Be a Hoax - “Every sight in space is spectacular.” This was said by Neil Armstrong, the first man to supposedly land on the moon. The question is, did he really land on the moon, or was it a broadcasted fraud. Thousands of Americans argue that it was a setup such as the attacks on September 11, and every day, somebody changes their opinion on what really happened. For many years, people have been trying to figure out this occasion, and ever since Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin Ventured down from the moon, conspiracies have been appearing....   [tags: neil armstrong, nasa, moon landing]
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Me and the Moon - Me and the Moon Music has always been a crucial part of the way society views the world. Some songs have hidden messages that can change’s one’s life and opinions. Today many songs become popular without having meaning. Something Corporate is a fairly new band, which sings, “Konstanine”, “You’re gone”, “Only Ashes”, and “Me and the Moon”. Being a new band in the music scene, they have caught many listeners attention through their lyrics. One of their more interesting songs is, “Me and the moon”....   [tags: Something Corporate Me and the Moon Essays] 937 words
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Understanding The Moon is Down - War affects everyone involved - the conquerors and those being conquered. War is a struggle that is internal and external. Man can be a dedicated and loyal soldier for only so much at a time. He then longs for laughter, music, girls, a good meal and more. In The Moon is Down, the soldiers feel the need to return home. They begin to doubt what they are doing and if they are being told the truth. They become uneasy when the enemy doesn't talk to them. The townspeople's hatred is growing. They remained indoors and stared from behind curtains while the patrol walked through the town....   [tags: Moon is Down Essays] 1883 words
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Never Giving Up in Steinbeck's The Moon is Down - Never Giving Up in Steinbeck's The Moon is Down Machine Gun fire blasts over your head while your hiding in your home, the only protection available. A slight whistle begins in the distance but it soon becomes closer and closer, its sound becomes louder and more intense with every inch of ground that it covers. Then as soon as it started the whistle becomes an explosion-killing half of your friends and destroying any-thing in its path. The end is near as your town is conquered and you think there is nobody left to fight....   [tags: Moon is Down Essays]
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Moon Landing - “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” It was July 20 1969, the day that reshaped our nation and gave us unparalleled dreams for the future. The impact of the day goes far beyond our pride and nationalism; that day would change space exploration and technology forever. Just like a shooting star, that day would give us a glimpse of hope. A chance to see an event so breathtaking and defying, it would be man’s greatest accomplishment in the 20th century. As millions of people watched from their TV sets, a rush of euphoria came over the nation as Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the surface of the moon....   [tags: Space Program Moon Space Race] 1247 words
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Character Analysis of The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck - Analysis of The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck “Apart from Mayor Orden, the characters in “The Moon Is Down” remain two dimensional” John Steinbeck’s “The Moon Is Down” is a novel about human relationships, the relationships between a small town and its invaders, the relationships between town officials and the towns-people, and the relationships between the members of the invading army. Although it is a short novel Steinbeck has made a few strong and well-defined characters in these 122 pages....   [tags: The Moon is Down John Steinbeck Essays]
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The Moon Will Forever be a Distant Love By Luise Humberto - The Moon Will Forever be a Distant Love By Luise Humberto In the novel The Moon Will Forever be a Distant Love By Luise Humberto Crosthwaite we see a transition in the roles, characterization and way of life of the two main characters Conquistador Balboa and his lovely wife Florinda. Through out the story we see these two important characters change completely from what they once were into almost the exact opposite of their entire personality When the book starts off Balboa is...   [tags: Moon Forever Distant Luise Humberto] 1386 words
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Personal Responsibility in Sun, The Moon, The Stars by Junot Diaz - Personal Responsibility in Sun, The Moon, The Stars by Junot Diaz Studying the Sun, The Moon, The Stars, by Junot Diaz, brought the realistic image of an intimate relationship in a way I never expected. The main character in the story Yunior says in the beginning, “I’m like everybody else: weak, full of mistakes, but basically good”, starts telling information on how his personality is. Yunior is not a bad guy even though he cheated on his girlfriend; these comments are retrospective because he makes them when the relationship between Magda ended....   [tags: Junot Diaz Sun Moon Stars] 1079 words
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Margaret Wise Brown's The Making of Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown's The Making of Goodnight Moon The numerous books that Margaret Wise Brown wrote during her short career hold a special place in the hearts of children and their parents. Many readers have no understanding of the scrutiny a book goes through before it reaches the printing press, a book's ultimate goal. Even though Brown would publish several books a year, none is more cherished than "the hypnotic, mystery-laden words and joyful pictures of Goodnight Moon" (Marcus, The Making of Goodnight Moon, 3)....   [tags: Margaret Wise Brown Making of Goodnight Moon]
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Colonization of the Moon - The colonization of the moon is the first step for humankind to become and interplanetary species. It is the only logical choice, becauseof its close proximity to Earth. There will be many advantages if the colonization of the moon is success. The colonization will consist of three mission, each bringingmore humans to work in and support the base. The first mission will carry twenty-five people and will install the basic necessities. The first components to be installed would be the power plants and communication stools, as well as the habitats....   [tags: Space Exploration]
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Returning to the Moon - Almost forty years ago, man landed on the moon for the first time and almost forty years later, man has not been on the moon since. Now the question is posed, should man make an effort to go back to the moon to discover new things with our new technology and verify what we have discovered since our absence. Or, is it not worth it, and is it just a waste of money. With NASA wanting to go to the moon in 2020, an answer needs to be given. It does not appear to be worth sending a manned mission to the moon in the near future, not until we get some plans in order....   [tags: Space Exploration]
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Race to the Moon - ... (Degroot 2006) Both countries were developing powerful rockets but the soviets had a distinct edge with their (name) booster based on the German G-4 design. (Chertok 2005) On October, 1957 the Soviets successfully launched sputnik into orbit, originally intended to have much more scientific instrumentation the Soviets scaled it down to get it launched sooner with just a radio transmitter that could be tracked, although the Soviets claimed otherwise. (Launius n.d.) (Degroot 2006) The Americans responded with a test launch of a Project Vanguard 6 booster December 6, 1957, which resulted in an embarrassing failure where the rocket blew up on the launch pad....   [tags: battle for technological superiority USA vs USSR]
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The Moon - The Moon The Moon is the only natural satellite of Earth: orbit: 384,400 km from Earth diameter: 3476 km mass: 7.35e22 kg Called Luna by the Romans, Selene and Artemis by the Greeks, and many other names in other mythologies. The Moon, of course, has been known since prehistoric times. It is the second brightest object in the sky after the Sun. As the Moon orbits around the Earth once per month, the angle between the Earth, the Moon and the Sun changes; we see this as the cycle of the Moon's phases....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1419 words
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The Moon - The Moon is Down Chapter One: Here we learn that a small town has been taken over by one of the many Nazi groups during World War Two. Mr. Corell “ The town good guy”, the way I view it, sent the town postmen and policemen on a boating trip, keeping them from the invasion (we learn later that “The town good guy” is really a back-stabber later in the book). After the invasion, the Nazis request a meeting with the town’s Mayor, Mayor Orden. Joseph and Doctor Winter, two of Mayor Orden’s colleagues, await the arrival of Nazis too....   [tags: essays research papers] 1341 words
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The Moon and Tides Observation - ... The line that separates the illuminated portion of the Moon from the unilluminated portion is called the lunar terminator. The Moon’s phases change in respect to the position of the Earth, Sun, and Moon. The lunar month, or the period it takes to cycle through each phase and back again, is 29.5 days (synodic month). The lunar phases are new moon, waxing crescent, first-quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third-quarter (or last-quarter), waning crescent, and new moon. The new moon is the first phase of the lunar cycle....   [tags: phase, waxing, shadow] 961 words
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Celestial Objects: The Phases of The Moon - Celestial objects have amazed the human race ever since history started being recorded. The moon, the stars and all visible heavenly bodies have been studied for thousands of years, millions of people over the decades have dedicated their lives to researching these wondrous objects. The moon alone has been the subject of not only research but endless discoveries as well, and for many others, the moon was a goddess. According to Donald J. Frederick, ancient civilizations like the Mayans deemed the moon as a feminine entity, they worshipped the moon in order to get pregnant....   [tags: greeks, mayans, nasa]
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The Stranger and The Moon And the Yew Tree - In The Stranger and poems “Fever 103” and “The Moon And the Yew Tree” Sylvia Plath and Albert Camus utilizes different, if not opposite approaches to come with the same conclusion of opposing views to societal expectations. Their indifference to the world’s attempts to mold them into what is seen as norms causes both Plath and Meursault to be shun as outcasts. The irreconcilable views of religion, societal approved perception, and personal disconnection to the world further questions if they even obtain a spot Through Plath’s diction, she gives an overwhelming, in-depth emotion, whilst Camus lacks emotion and description; both conclude disconnection to the world....   [tags: Comparative] 1230 words
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The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck - ... If he did, he disappeared, and some snowdrift received his body. If he went alone to a woman, he disappeared and some snowdrift received his body.” (p 58) The conquerors invaded the town and ruled over it with an iron fist. They took away many of the townspeople’s freedoms but they could not take away all of their freedoms such as the ability to rebel. The town managed to discreetly kill the soldiers, providing themselves with limited freedom. Molly Morden was a victim of the invader’s iron fist but she was also trapped within the town, her freedoms restricted....   [tags: ideals of democracy and free choice]
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Titan: The Largest Moon of Saturn - Our knowledge gained of Titan has drastically improved since the early 1980s when Voyager flew past it. Titan is Saturn’s largest moon and the second largest moon of our solar system. It has a diameter estimated roughly 40% of Earth’s moon (Titan’s Radius: 2576, Moon’s Radius: 1737) and is 80% more massive (Titan’s Mass: 1.35 x 10^23 kg, Moon’s Mass: 7.35 x 10^22 kg. Titan has a atmospheric surface pressure 50% more than of Earth’s. In addition to that, Titan is the only moon to have a dense atmosphere....   [tags: Saturn Moons] 820 words
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The Space Race to the Moon - ... John H. Glenn Jr. became the first American in orbit. He orbited Earth three times in the Friendship 7. Consequently, the Soviets sent Valentina Tereshkova into space in 1963. She was the first woman in space, which was a very big accomplishment for women back then. She spent more than 70 hours in Vostok 6 orbiting around the Earth (Holland 115). The Soviets also had the first multiperson space mission with the Voskhod 1 in 1964. In 1965, Voskhod 2 had the first spacewalk. The Soviets were dominating the Space Race in every category against the Americans....   [tags: supremacy, cold war, soviet union]
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Alabama Moon by Watt Key - ... I like living in the forest. I don’t know where else I’d live, but I don’t wanna be by myself. We were always by ourselves. We didn’t ever see anybody except Mr.Abroscotto.” This quote shows how Moon is developing through the story. That is how the main character is developed through the story and how the main character interacts with the other characters. Ideas: The main idea through the beginning of the story is Moon trying to survive in the forest by himself and trying to fight off everyone....   [tags: literary analysis] 1127 words
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The Moon Landings Weren't Faked - “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed” (“Neil Armstrong”). The 60s were an interesting decade for The United States of America. Richard M. Nixon had been inaugurated as the 37th President, but he had created such a scandal with Watergate that he had resigned soon after and had the Vice President Gerald Ford take over in his shameful leave. The US had decided to hold the second draft lottery in order to find men to serve in the upcoming Vietnam War. This meant that the Selective Service System would conduct a lottery like situation drawing both a sequence number and a date would be drawn to select the next men serving in the war....   [tags: 1960s, NASA, Space] 2101 words
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Film Analysis of Under the Moon - Introduction The sacrifices of a mother for her child can never be underestimated. The film Under the Moon depicts this precise example of a mother’s unconditional love for her son to the point of sacrifice. According to Lynch this mother followed the normal process for migration: preparatory stage, the decision to leave; act of migration, the process; the period of overcompensation, realizing the changes and doubting the decision; the period of decompensation, conflicting times and transgenerational impact, the migration process (Marci Hanson and E....   [tags: Analysis Movie Film]
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One Night the Moon Film - One Night the Moon (2001), is based on the events that took place in the harsh Australian outback in the early 1930s. The film evolves when a young girl, Emily, goes missing into the mountainous terrain of the Australian outback one night to follow the moon. Her family, European settlers, though desperate to find her, fail to employ the skills of a local Indigenous tracker, Albert Riley, due to their own racism. Perkins uses many literary elements such as camera angles, music, dialogue and editing to shape meaning and to influence her audience....   [tags: rachel perkins,australian outback,christian values]
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Conspiracy Theories: Moon Landing - Conspiracy theories have been around since the beginning of time. When NASA sent the first landed on the moon, there are people who believed that NASA faked the moon landings. Men, such as Bill Kaysing, the Flat Earth Society, and Davie Groves, and Bart Sibrel, have written books, delivered lectures, and made videos about why they believed NASA faked the moon landings. Based on their observations which include no stars in their pictures, NASA's drive to beat the Russians to the moon, and a way to distract people from the Vietnam war, the group believes that the moon landings were faked....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Observation of Moon’s Phases - ... The eight divergent phases of the moon that occur during the span of a month and are exhibited as it travels along its orbit around earth. The moon phases as the occur are New, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, and Waning Crescent Moon. The new moon marks the commencement of the moon phases and is characterized by the inconspicuousness of the moon because of its centralized locations midway between the earth and the sun. Throughout the waxing phase, the section of the moon that appears luminous and discernable to earth increases in size as it orbits the earth, unveiling to us a more significant portion of its illuminated disk....   [tags: Solar, Satellite] 620 words
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The Apollo Moon Missions - July 16th, 1969. It’s a peaceful morning at Cape Canaveral with pleasant temperatures and little wind. All is calm. Suddenly, a tremendous roar shatters the morning as the crew of Apollo 11 blast off toward the moon, riding the biggest rocket ever created. Burning 20 tons of explosive fuel a second, it propels Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins into history. The spacecraft lands four days later on the moon. Millions watched as men took the first steps on a strange place 238,900 miles away, or 9 and ½ times around the earth....   [tags: NASA space program]
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We Chose the Moon - Apollo 11 was the mission that landed the first man on the moon. On July 21st, 1969 the whole world stopped to watch as Neil Armstrong took his first steps, making man’s first footprints on the surface of the Moon. Meanwhile, tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union were growing and the heat of the arms race was smoldering. Upon the conclusion of the mission, Apollo 11’s crew of three was successfully recovered along with the photographs taken on the lunar surface; many of which are quite iconic to this day....   [tags: space travel, apollo 11]
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The First Moon Landing - On June 20th, 1969, Apollo 11 made history by being the first ever successful lunar landing ever. It took many years to accomplish this landmark in history. It was many people’s dreams, but very few thought it could ever become a reality. ​In October, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first satellite, named Sputnik, to be hurled into orbit around the Earth. Sputnik was actually about the size of a beach ball, and sent pointless signals back to earth, but it had a huge affect on people around the world....   [tags: apollo 11, lunar landing, spuntik, nasa] 1169 words
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A Man On The Moon - A Man on the Moon Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first human beings to walk on the Moon. The United States and more over the world, reveres astronauts like Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong for walking on the Moon. But if all we do is remember their moonwalk, then we will have missed the most important mission objectives. Indeed, there is more to begotten from the Apollo Space Program than just an edge in the space race. There is a high set of values to be exemplified....   [tags: essays research papers] 564 words
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The Man In The Moon - The Man In The Moon I lie on the grass, staring above me, my arms stretch high into the starlit sky, they warp and twist and elongate and they reach up and my hands grasp the moon and its mine and no-one else's and my fingers become a part of it and then I'm the moon, look at me I'm the Man in the Moon and I Can See All, I Can See You, and my arm stretches down and my giant finger uncurls and points and my voice deep and booming says ITS YOU and the person I'm pointing at looks straight up at me and his arms are reaching towards me and he's smiling and then I realise with a start that its me....   [tags: essays papers] 1037 words
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Physics of the Moon - Gravitational Force of Bodies All bodies with mass exert a gravitational pull on the bodies around them, even you and me. The larger the radius and mass of the body the larger the force. Most people know that the force of gravity on earth is much greater than on the moon, but how much larger is it, and how is gravity calculated. German astronomer Johannes Kepler (1576-1630) spent years observing the motion of planets and developed a set of laws for planetary motion. Years after his death Physicist Isaac Newton (1642-1727) used these laws to help him develop his law of universal gravitation....   [tags: physics science space] 831 words
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The Moon is Down - Throughout known history the system of democracy seems to be the most just, the most logical and the fairest of all ruling systems. Its ability to adjust to changing times is only one reason for its perseverance. In John Steinbeck’s The Moon is Down, this durability is displayed through the townspeople led by Mayor Orden, under the oppressive heels of their conquerors.      One of the most obvious examples of democracy’s endurance is the resistance displayed by the townspeople against their invaders....   [tags: essays research papers] 826 words
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Why the Moon Appears to Change Color - The reason the moon appears to change color is due to the reflection of visible light coming from the sun. Because the moon has no light of its own it relies on the reflected light of the sun to create moonlight and change color. The reflection of light coming from the sun cause’s the moon to appear as if it is changing color because as the sun’s light rays travel through the earth’s atmosphere the moon catches light from the sun and reflects it down to earth. As the moon reflects the sun’s light rays down to earth, those rays of light travel through the earth’s atmosphere in the form of different wavelengths which then produce different colors of visible light....   [tags: visible light, reflection, color, rays] 515 words
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Moon Landing Hoax - ... NASA claims, the type of fuel that was used was a mixture of fuels to allow a transparent flame to be used (Millis). On the other hand, there would have to be a visible flame coming off the landing module due to the gas being released into the atmosphere. Overall, many citizens have started to become nonbelievers of the moon landing because there was no visible flame from the landing module. As there were many observations observed as to why the moon landing was a hoax, many citizens believe the Apollo mission was filmed in a Hollywood Studio....   [tags: space race, beating the USSR]
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Moon vs. Earth: Similarities and Differences - The Earth and Moon are very different for many reasons, but they are also very similar in some ways. Earth is a planet that orbits a star, the sun. The Moon orbits the Earth and is not a planet. Earth is an “alive” and changing planet, while the Moon is a “dead” and still. Earth and the Moon have very different surfaces. Earth’s surface changes constantly. Movement of crust, erosion by water and wind, and living organisms all contribute to the changes. Plate tectonics cause the crust of Earth to move around and create mountains and volcanoes....   [tags: Planet, Surface]
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Analysis of “The Moon: Cold, Wet, and Breathing.” - Analysis of “The Moon: Cold, Wet, and Breathing.” The article “Top 100 Stories of 2009 #16: The Moon: Cold, Wet, and Breathing” from DiscoveryMagazine.com discusses the LCROSS mission of 2009. This is a Moon mission conducted to search for the presence of water (Barone 2009). The mission is an important part of the ultimate goal of visiting the Moon and establishing a Moon base (NASA 2005). The article is written to expand upon what occurred during the LCROSS mission (Barone 2009). LCROSS stands for Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Spacecraft....   [tags: Astronomy]
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Apollo 11: The First Spaceship on the Moon - Apollo 11 On October 4, 1957 the Soviet Union, our chief rival the in Civil War, launched the worlds first satellite, the Sputnik 1 (Piddock, Zissou). Scared the Soviet Union would gain control of space; President John F. Kennedy met with NASA to discuss putting a man on the moon (Piddock, Zissou). The Apollo 11 mission wasn’t just the first lunar-landing attempt: it was a giant step for mankind that came with various consequences (SV; SV). In the NASA meeting Kennedy stated, “Whatever the cost, we must get a man on the moon before the soviets....   [tags: NASA space program]
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How Stars Came to Join the Moon - Have you ever wondered how stars came to join the Moon to create the amazing night sky. No, this is not a fairy tale silly. What you are about to read is a story based on true fact. The story begins a long time ago, in an age when people did all their work and play by day. Unbelievably, everyone (except for naughty little children) prepared for bed as soon as the Sun disappeared below the horizon. During this time in a land far, far away, lived a little girl named Polly. She was the perfect daughter every mother wished to have....   [tags: myths, creation myths, ] 894 words
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1st Man on the Moon - Waste of Money? - Was the attempt to put the first man on the moon an ambitious accomplishment in science or a waste of government resources. In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy stated a commitment to land an American on the moon by the end of the century (Gitlin). During the 1960’s, the Soviet Union and the United States started a massive space race. The Soviet Union had launched the orbit Sputnik on October 4, 1957 and later launched another, heavier, Sputnik 2 on November 3, 1957 with a dog named Laika inside....   [tags: astronauts, space, sputnik] 809 words
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The United States Moon Landing of 1969 - ... ​The closest thing to a battle in the Cold War against the Soviet Union was the moon landing. As the Soviets made their advancements in the space race public, the United States would counter with something better (D'Antonio 36). This was much like battle strategies and counter-attacks. In fact, the Apollo 11 mission may have been a turning point in the Cold War (Koring). After it happened, the USSR even thought of sending people to Mars, at least for an orbit. Their plans were unsuccessful as technology at the time could not keep up (Koring)....   [tags: global significance, space race]
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Daytriper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ma - People seldom read the back covers of books, because they are usually filled with words of praise or mini-reviews that do not add more to the story. However, in the book Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ma, the importance of the back cover is significant, because it asks one simple question: What are the most important days of your life. In this life we are giving many things to read either from friends and family, as well as school. Daytripper was a good choice to have on the required reading list for the University of North Florida’s English department....   [tags: back covers of comic books ] 856 words
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Prohibition and Alcohol: Advertisement of Midnight Moon - “White lightening” was highly sought after before, during, and after prohibition, and it made many men lawbreakers, and convicts. The making and selling of moonshine was not publically talked about or advertised, but people who wanted the good stuff knew how and where to get it. Unfortunately, before the legalization of alcohol many stills did not survive being destroyed by the law, but fortunately one still endured. It and its makers have survived “three generations, prohibition and a year behind bars.” In the advertisement for Midnight Moon moonshine the advertisers use words and photographs to entice the reader to drink their Midnight Moon....   [tags: Ad, Alcohol] 898 words
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The Journey of Jory and Belen in Talking to the Moon - In Noël Alumit’s novel, Talking to the Moon, he engages his readers in the life of the Lalaban family. Through the journey of the Lalaban family, Alumit lets us understand the different issues that Filipino-Americans encounter in the United States. Alumit cleverly utilizes the journeys of both Jory and Belen to provoke thoughts about family as well as different social issues; he utilizes these characters to progress the narrative arc of the novel. As the head of the Lalaban household, Jory and Belen take their journeys at times together and at times separately....   [tags: Noel Alumit, Lalaban family, American Dream] 1630 words
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A Case Study of the Translation of the Moon and Sixpence - ... However, situation will change when it comes to the translation from English to Chinese. Firstly, not like the European languages, Chinese is a totally different language from English----no matter in terms of grammar, syntax or even punctuation, they have little in common. So a translation from English to Chinese can hardly be mistaken as an original Chinese work. Secondly, since the globalization is more like occidentalization, the cultural exchanges between the East and the West are obviously unequal....   [tags: Somerset Maugham]
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Sun, Moon and Talia Book Analysis - One of the first versions of Sleeping Beauty was published by Charles Perrault in 1697. However, he based his story on a tale by Giambattista Basile in 1634, called Sun, Moon and Talia. A lord got a beautiful daughter, named Talia. He asked many astrologers and wise men to tell him her fate and after a while they concluded that she would be put in great danger by a splinter of flax. The lord ensured that no flax, hemp or anything of that kind was brought into the house to keep his daughter safe....   [tags: sleeping beauty, charles perrault, talia] 693 words
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The Moon Hoax - The "Moon Hoax" has been around since 1835, when the New York Sun printed an article about this whole ordeal. The New York Sun used and credited Sir John Herschel, who was a British Astronomer. Herschel claimed that he had tried out a new type of telescope on the Cape of Good Hope in January of 1834. While in Cape Town, he said he'd set up an Observatory. Using this, he claimed to have observed what he thought of as the "Real" Moon. He claimed to have seen vegetation, bodies of water, and living creatures....   [tags: Publicity Stunt Media]
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Escape From Dark Moon Island - ... Katherine, as if sensing my weariness, rummaged through a chest at one corner of the room. She produced a loaf of bread and some fruit, along with a bottle of water. “Where did you get these?” I asked as I took a bite out of the bread she had given me generously. Even so, I felt like everything I ate and drank tasted more like clay than food. “Shipwrecks happen a lot,” she said with a slight shrug. “What about the whole Lunath thing?” I inquired. She closed her eyes and remained silent. For a moment, I was worried that she had fallen asleep but when she opened her eyes and exhaled deeply, I was taken aback....   [tags: personal narrative] 1328 words
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Myths about the sun and the moon - Myths about the Sun and Moon The sun and the moon are powerful beings that bring life and death to all living creatures. They control when it is day or night, which season it is, and the weather. They fascinate humans and a considerable amount of mythology has been dedicated to the creation of the sun and moon and why or how they travel across the sky during the day and night. This paper will discuss and compare some of these myths and the gods attributed to their care and existence. The sun and the moon are such influential powers that the creation of them is right along with the creation of the world and humans in some of the better-known mythology....   [tags: essays research papers] 1142 words
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Theories Of The Origin Of The Moon - The Moon is the only natural satellite of Earth. The distance from Earth is about 384,400km with a diameter of 3476km and a mass of 7.35*1022kg. Through history it has had many names: Called Luna by the Romans, Selene and Artemis by the Greeks. And of course, has been known through prehistoric times. It is the second brightest object in the sky after the Sun. Due to its size and composition, the Moon is sometimes classified as a terrestrial "planet" along with Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Moon Landing Was Not a Hoax - The Moon Landing Was Not a Hoax Some Americans now ask, "Was the moon landing a hoax?" Is this actually possible; would the U.S. government lie to our nation, let alone the whole world. The answer, no, should jump out. Hoax believers (HBs) thought they researched this thoroughly and gained enough evidence to prove that the moon landing was a hoax, but they don't know jack. Their whole case can be compared to a brick house with one difference. It seems like the bricks have all the corners, sides, and shape of a house....   [tags: Papers] 1260 words
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Symbolism and Allegory in "Sun and Moon" - The poem, "Sun and Moon," written by Jay Macpherson (b. 1931) is an excellent example of a great poem that its idea is expressed by the author using symbolism and allegory. The true meaning the author tried to get across to his audience was that a man and a woman or a brother and sister that are in love, can only be together when the time is just right. Characters that are in this poem, although they may not be very dynamic are very important to the theme. The two main, physical characters in this poem are the "sun," a.k.a....   [tags: Poetry] 401 words
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The Future of Earth's Moon - The Earth's moon has a great deal of mystery and indefinite discoveries left for us to explore. One of the most talked about topics of the Moon is if we are going to be living there in just a few short decades or centuries. Just imagine yourself, for example, weighing 150 pounds on Earth. If you were to live on the Moon, you would feel like you only weigh 26 pounds. That is because the Moon's gravity is only 17% of Earth's gravity. You would float into the dark sky, and if you weren't attached to anything stationary, you would float off into outer space, and probably never return....   [tags: Astronomy] 691 words
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George Melies Tripto the Moon - George Melies Tripto the Moon In the early 1900’s Georges Melies introduced his film “A Trip To The Moon” to audiences in France. This film, when first seen by viewers at this time, was jawdropping. Melies who happened to be a magician, and illusionist before becoming a filmmaker, made one of the first-ever narratives in motion picture history. Similarily throughout “Trip To The Moon” and many of his later films, Melies, who also worked in theatre, took full advantage of what is known as Mise-en-scene....   [tags: essays papers] 682 words
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One Giant Lie for Mankind: Was the Moon Landing a Hoax? - “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” is one of the most recognized quotes by Neil Armstrong as he was taking the first human steps on the moon. But was he actually on the moon. Some would say that on July 20, 1969, man did not make it to the moon and Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin never touched the lunar surface of the moon. The explanation is that the government faked the landing and moon walk somehow. Why fake the moon landing though. This was a momentous time in American history and it could be a lie....   [tags: lunar surface, Neil Armstrong, American history]
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The Moon for the Misbegotten, a Review - Sometimes we all feel as if no one person could or would ever truly love us as we deserve. This is the case in the Moon for the Misbegotten. A young, not so attractive, wants to be loved but fears that if she did love, her life would not be as it is now. She fears change and not because she wants the life she is leading but because it means she would have to free herself from who she pretends to be. Josie is a woman that all look down upon because of her so called wicked ways. Even her father and brothers feel there is no goodness in her....   [tags: Book Reviews] 491 words
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Reading Poetry by the Morning Moon - Reading Poetry by the Morning Moon Wind sweeps a stray cloud across the sky, exposing half of a gray-mottled moon. It’s nine-thirty in the morning, and the moon looks like an island in a pellucid sea. Sitting in the mossy crook of a hickory tree, my legs dangle above the creek. A walnut leaf drifts past, on its way through the valley, destined for the river and finally the bay. For a moment, I think of taking off my sneakers and socks, rolling up my jeans, and dipping my toes into the soft silt lining the creek bed....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1577 words
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Enigmatic Lights On The Moon - Enigmatic lights seen on the Moon are a classic example of a Fortean enigma. Called transient lunar phenomena (TLP), they have been a mystery and a source of wonder to skywatchers since the earliest times. And yet, as astronomer Peter Grego points out, despite a wealth of detailed observations we seem no closer to an understanding of what these anomalous flashes are. Not long after the telescope was invented at the beginning of the 17th century, astronomers came to realise that the Moon, our only natural satellite, was not as dynamic a world as the Earth....   [tags: essays research papers] 577 words
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Recording Techniques for Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon - Recording techniques for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon The album The Dark Side of the Moon, by Pink Floyd was an album that pushed the boundaries on multi-tracking and tape looping, as well as mixing in1973. The engineer, Alan Parsons, use many unusual techniques to help create the sound that we know and love. Which landed the album on the charts for 750 weeks. Dark side of the moon was first lead engineering job Alan had with Pink Floyd and only took a year to record. To record this album an EMI console, a 16-track tape machine, a Fairchild limiters, and an EMT plate reverb were used....   [tags: clocks, frequency translator, guitar]
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Computer Generated Imagery: Transformers Dark of the Moon - Computer Generated Imagery: Transformers Dark of the Moon In 2007, history was born. In a less climatic way, Transformers, an American science fiction action film based on the toy line was debuted. The sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was released in the summer of 2009. Two years later, the third installment of the live action series, Transformers Dark of the Moon was released. In present day, enthusiastic fans await the arrival of the fourth installment of the Transformers film series, Transformers Age of Extinction....   [tags: film analysis, american science fiction] 1918 words
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Twilight Saga: New Moon and Adolescent Development - Twilight Saga: New Moon and Adolescent Development “I’d never given much thought to how I would die, but dying in the presence of someone I loved would be a good way to go ”. Anyone who is a true Twihard knows this is from the beginning of twilight when Bella is expresses her feelings. Throughout the movie series we see Bella grow and form friendships with many types of different people. For example Bella’s relationship with Jacob, throughout the movie we see each of them grow and find out things about one another....   [tags: adolescent, friendship, development] 971 words
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Apollo 11: The Greatest Achievement in Human History - Apollo 11: The Greatest Achievement in Human History Final Draft  “On July 16, 1969 the world watched in anticipation as three men were hurtled skyward in a rocket bound for the moon.” (news.nationalgeographic.com). This was the Apollo 11 spacecraft, the first successful manned mission to the moon. This mission was the product of the space race (race to see who would go into outer space first, against the Soviet Union). This goal was set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961 and he promised that we would be the first to step on the moon by the end of the decade....   [tags: the moon landing]
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Facts about Earth's Moon - The moon is a wondrous thing. Every night it's outside, up high in the sky, giving light to the world. Most people take advantage of the moon's light, because they don't know why or how the moon shines. Scientists today are busy proving theories and studying the moon, which will hopefully help society to understand the moon more. They know a lot about the moon, but there is still much more to learn. ?The Eagle has landed.. Many people use this phrase without knowing where it came from. On July 20, 1969, NASA astonished the world, when Neil Armstrong spoke these words when the Apollo spacecraft, nicknamed ?the Eagle,....   [tags: essays research papers] 1349 words
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Sailor Moon: Valuable Lessons of Friendship Bond - Aristotle once said a friend is, “A single soul dwelling in two bodies” (1). Friendship is an important factor in Sailor Moon, considering her friends have given their lives for Usagi’s own life multiple times. Many may say that the popular anime and manga has created unrealistic expectations of friendship, because not many people would risk their lives for their best friends. But nobody says lives have to be given to show dedication to friends. Regardless, friendship is something people in our world yearn for....   [tags: manga series] 1339 words
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Review of Stephanie Meyer's Book, New Moon - New Moon The title of the book that I recently read was New Moon by Stephanie Meyer. New Moon is the sequel to Twilight. I loved this book because it was a great fantasy, mystery, romance with action. This book just hooks you in immediately. While your reading this you’ll read about vampires, werewolves, feuds, and heartbreak so get ready. Where. The story takes place in the small rainy town of Forks, Washington. Forks is very green with a big forest, and the town is almost always under constant cover of clouds and rain....   [tags: book review, twilight, movies] 1010 words
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The Patron Saint of Southern Bapstist Mision: Lottie Moon - INTRODUCTION Some people have referred to Lottie Moon as the “Patron Saint” of Southern Baptist missions.” Nonetheless, the legacy of Lottie exemplifies the “missionary spirit” for Southern Baptists. Moreover, Lottie’s impact on missions has resulted in over 3.5 billion dollars given by church members to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Additionally, Lottie has been a role model for Baptist mission work and sacrifice for almost 140 years. CONTRIBUTIONS TO MISSIONS AND LEGACY Advocate for Equal Treatment of Women in Missions Lottie was an ambitious woman, earning one of the first graduate degrees awarded to a woman in the southern United States....   [tags: missions and legacy] 904 words
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Hajj in John Steinbeck’s The Moon is Down - John Steinbeck’s The Moon is Down is considered a somewhat prophetic work. Written shortly before the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor, it examines the occupation of an unnamed European country by an invading force (also unnamed, though thinly disguised as Nazis). Coming off the recent publication of The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck was a literary superstar at the time. At the time Steinbeck, and ardent opponent of fascism, was working for the Office of Coordinator of Information and had come into contact with many refugees displaced by Nazi invasion....   [tags: relationships, evolution, battle]
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Analysis of Transformers: Dark of The Moon Directed by Micheal Bay - ... Something else I found interesting was the casting.although not all of the people who originally were cast was in the movie I still thought it was great. I accually thought that it was better. The roles were played in this irder;Shia Labeouf as Samm Witwicky,Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Carly, Josh Duhamel as lennox etc. personally I think that the acing was really good like you can see the feeling right in their faces. The special effects were very cool the autobots and decepticons looked so real and all the background explosions and space voyages all looked very realistic and I really enjoyed that The action was so intense when there was a fight there would be sparks, sound effects, di...   [tags: soundtrack, casting, photography, movie] 518 words
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Blood-Burning Moon b Jean Toomer - “Red nigger moon. Sinner. Blood-burning moon. Sinner. Come out that fact’ry door” (Toomer 652). This moon blazing scarlet in the night sky certainly sets the tone for Jean Toomer’s story, “Blood-Burning Moon.” Not only does it foreshadow the violence that darkens his tale, but it also symbolizes the irresistible forces that tug at the lives of our three main characters, pushing and pulling on the chords of racial inequality that bind the nation. The moral vacuum left by the First World War compelled such writers as Toomer to focus on the individual’s search for meaning in a purposeless society; but this task was made even more complex by the racial tensions that continued to broil beneath th...   [tags: power, harlem renaissance movement]
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Drawing Down The Moon - Introduction I chose to read the book Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today, by Margot Adler, because I myself am a practicing Wiccan. I began following this religion the summer before I entered high school. I have read many books on my religion, and I thought that this one would compliment the knowledge that I have on the subject. I was raised a Roman Catholic, but I never felt truly comfortable with the teachings of the Catholic church....   [tags: essays research papers] 2089 words
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Winter Moon - Critique of Winter Moon In Winter Moon by Dean Koontz a cloudy Los Angeles, California day is shattered when a hot Hollywood director turns a city street into a fiery abyss. A heroic police officer, Jack McGarvey, is badly wounded in the inferno and will not be able to walk for months. Little does Jack know that a series of events will lead him and his family to a ranch in Montana. On that isolated ranch they discover their destiny in a horrific encounter with a ruthless and puzzling enemy from which neither the living nor dead are safe....   [tags: essays research papers] 583 words
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New Moon - New Moon by Stephenie Meyer This book was quite suspenseful. While the series is known as being mainly romantically-based, New Moon contains a great deal of mystery. At the beginning, Bella is unwrapping a present while at the house of her boyfriend (who just so happens to be a vampire). His family is there, too, so when she gets a paper cut on her finger and then falls onto a glass table and slices her arms up, it's a disaster. With all that blood, it definitely seems like the vampires would devour her....   [tags: Stephenie Meyer] 959 words
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Scotts experience on the moon in "Waliking on the Moon" by David R. Scott - Scott's experience on the moon in "Waliking on the Moon" by David R. Scott “WALKING ON THE MOON” by David R. Scott, an American astronaut, is an account of his experiences on moon which he has narrated by the use of figurative language. He has described each aspect with deep detail in order to portray the moon which is merely seen afar. He has employed various techniques to describe the moon and to make his experiences comprehendible to all and sundry. HE compares, every now and then, his experiences on the moon with the earth....   [tags: essays research papers] 1994 words
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Essay on the Moon in the Works of William Shakespeare - The Motif of the Moon in the Works of Shakespeare       In the paper, "The Hounds of Love: A Midsummer Nights' Dream, it is suggested that Shakespeare borrowed heavily from Chaucer's "Knight's Tale" to the extent that Shakespeare dramatized the image drawn in Chaucer of Diana, the moon goddess, with the hounds of love about her feet--Lysander and Demetrius behaving like the hounds of love in A Midsummer Night's Dream. While Shakespeare "creates unity of atmosphere [in Midsummer Night's Dream] chiefly by flooding the play with moonlight" (Schanzer 29), he also--by frequency of allusions to similar cyclical motifs (Moon, Diana, Wheel of Fortune)--creates an overall atmosphere, or structure...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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The Moon to Mars Plan: A possibility or fantasy? - The Moon to Mars Plan: A possibility or fantasy. President Bush placed the Mars missions high in his budgeting for the United States’ government, but when the budget grew tighter, cuts had to be made. The president, however, still strove to make Mars exploration possible. Although the Martian Rovers are continually discovering new information about the red planet, human trips still seem a thing of the distant future. But with Bush’s new plans, a trip from the Moon to Mars might make the expedition more possible....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Life on Mars and Jupiter's Moon Europa - Life on Mars and Jupiter's Moon Europa As the future proceeds and life begins getting more technical, Earth may not be the only place where the human race resides. There is already talk that some day Mars will be inhabited by humans. Jupiters moon Europa may be the next after that. Two space missions have already studied Mars. The Pathfinder, which landed on the surface of Mars was one of the missions, and the Global Surveyor, which is a satellite, is the other mission. Although Europa has no set missions yet, The Galileo Spacecraft has passed within 364 miles of the moon Europa and has taken images that have given scientist a good look at the surface ("Oceans on Europa" Internet)....   [tags: Papers] 1188 words
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