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Virgin Galactic: Company Overview - Introduction This report will investigate Virgin Galactic and how they achieve high customer satisfaction and competitive advantage whilst looking at their service operations management and investigate how these all function and how they affect customer satisfaction and their competitive advantage. Virgin Galactic is an organisation, which is part of the Virgin companies; it is one of the latest projects that Richard Branson has undertaken. ‘It was founded by Richard Branson in 2004... that releases a rocket full of paying customers that roars up to the edge of space before gliding back down again.’ (The Guardian, 2014) Service Operations Concept “Service concept pla...   [tags: Operation, Objectives, Customer Service ] 1820 words
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Galactic Center at Very High Energies - Every time a new ‘‘messenger” (different photon wavelengths or a different particle) has added to the list of observables accessible to astrophysicists, the Universe has appeared under a new light: it has revealed surprising features and triggered new questions, ultimately changing our understanding of fundamental physics and cosmology.Examples include the new elementary particles discovered in cosmic rays in the ‘30s and ‘40s, flavor oscillations from the solar and atmospheric neutrinos, or the revolutions brought by radio or X-ray astronomy....   [tags: The Universe, Black Holes] 878 words
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Resulting Structures of Galactic Collisions - Resulting Structures of Galactic Collisions In the visible universe, there is one type of event that is often responsible for a good deal of the varied phenomena we observe across the cosmos. A type of event whose effects are both destructive and creative. This event is the interaction of two or more galaxies. The results of a galactic interaction are so varied that each event is unique. Therefore, only a select few examples will be described in the following pages. An examination of the term “galactic interaction” does not immediately convey much in the way of understanding as to exactly what happens during one of these events....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2320 words
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Planet Daiban, Capital Planet of the Galactic Federation - Samus Aran sits in an almost empty room in an office building on the planet Anadyr V. A glowlamp provides the only light in the room, a small aurora near the northwest side of the room. She stares into a HoloVision, watching the recent news. A Galactic Federation cruiser, Nova Lord, has gone missing in the Tetra Galaxy, near the outskirts of the planet Arcterra in the Alimbic Cluster. The last known contact was three days ago, with Federation Commando Ron Wyatt issuing a distress signal, indicating the mysterious faction known as Crimson Hunters was responsible....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2078 words
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Galactic's Funky Grooves - Galactic's Funky Grooves Suddenly you stop. As you and your friend saunter down the block, you are unexpectedly controlled by an unseen force. A faint intent to defy this compulsion crosses your mind, but you deem any attempt to resist futile. Your hips start to shake, your feet strut, and your plans for the night go out the window. The thick clouds of jazz and funk seeping out of the nearby club fill your ears and heart with desire, and as suddenly as you stopped, you and your friend decide to enter and open your eyes to the band playing tonight, Galactic....   [tags: Papers] 1061 words
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Future of Our Galaxy Galactic Millenium - Future of Our Galaxy Galactic Millenium What Does the Future Hold. (adopted from an article by Greg Laughlin and Fred Adams, "Celebrating the Galactic Millennium", Astronomy November 2001) Not too long ago, we were looking forward to the New Millennium. To many of us, this was an important event of our lives. On a larger scale, however, the New Millennium looks insignificant. "If we adopt an astronomical perspective, however, a much larger and more distant celebration remains on the schedule-the Galactic Millennium," write Greg Laughlin and Fred Adam in their article Celebrating the Galactic Millennium....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1185 words
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The Role of the Individual: A look inside the Galactic World of Star Wars (1977) - Star Wars takes place a long time ago in a galaxy that is unlike anything modern society could conceive as being authentic. It exists in a time before Earth was even thought of. At the start of the movie, a civil war is occurring between the Rebel Alliance and The Galactic Empire. A leader of the Rebel Alliance, Princess Leia, stole plans from the Galactic Empire (also known as the Imperial forces) for the Death Star. The Death Star was a very heavily armed space station with weapons capable of destroying an entire planet....   [tags: story, weapon and character analysis] 1302 words
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The Impact of the Andromeda-Milky Way Collision - The discovery of the vast universe, that exists outside our galaxy, began with Edwin Hubble’s discovery of a Cepheid Variable star in Andromeda, which he used to measure the distance to our neighbouring galaxy (Bennett et al. 109). This was instrumental in establishing Hubble’s law or the theory that the universe is expanding and galaxies are moving away from the Milky Way (Bennett et al. 109). However, Andromeda poses a contradiction; while other galaxies are moving away from the Milky Way, Andromeda is actually moving towards it and is set on a collision course with our galaxy....   [tags: black holes, galactic interaction, universe]
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Digital Currency: What is Bitcoin? - Introduction: Throughout this Bitcoin: A History; what is bitcoin. To start off primarily, Bitcoin is a digital currency as opposed to physical currency that we’re accustomed to and use in our daily life. Straight off their site, Bitcoin is described as a pseudo-anonymous, P2P technology operating with no central authority or banks, it’s open-source, public, owned by no one and open for everybody to take part; but what does that all mean. “Bitcoin is the leader in a new generation of emerging currencies known as “cryptocurrencies” which aim to, among other things, facilitate the movement of money electronically while still maintaining a sense of privacy,” (Hobson) Bitcoin stores no pers...   [tags: amazon, virgin galactic, eBay and subway]
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Battlestar Galactica - Battlestar Galactica is a story of betrayal for those who created the cylons. The story is a classic scenario that entails man creating machine and machine turning and destroying man. Battlestar shows heavily a sub text of anger that is distributed by the people through the way of the government. The episode shows great emotion and intensity amongst the lead characters by throwing power into the mix of drama. The characters in Battlestar Galactica show the state in which humanity reacts in the time of great defeat....   [tags: Television Review]
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Consequentialism: Principia Ethics by G.E. Moore - People have opinions and ideas when it comes to ethical dilemmas. There are many examples: The debate on abortion, the trolley problem, and moral absolutism, to name just a few. In all of these examples it appears that emotion and feelings will, at some point, override an important ethical decision that needs to be made. An important factor of an ethical dilemma is how and when it might appear. Some dilemma's, like the debate on abortion, can appear in a way that there is time to talk through all options and available ethical concepts....   [tags: ethical dilemmas, abortion, Battlestar Galactica ]
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How to Measure Energy Cosmic Rays - Cosmic rays are to scientists much like photons are to astronomers. Just as astronomers use light (or photons) to view our galaxy and beyond, scientists use cosmic rays to infer useful properties about our galaxy. In fact, cosmic rays offer one of the few ways in which scientists can actually sample real matter outside of our solar system. By identifying the various nuclei that are dispersed throughout our Galaxy, scientists hope to unravel the mechanisms that actually produce these nuclei -- from stellar nucleosynthesis to nucleosynthesis within supernovae to nuclear fragmentation....   [tags: cosmic rays, galaxy, nuclear fregmentation] 1864 words
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The Ruthless Chancellor Palpatine -             Power is both a good and evil thing. With power, a person has the potential to change the world. With power, a person’s words would be so influential, that anything would be possible. But when a person uses power for evil, it could possibly provoke the most horrible events imaginable. One person who used power for evil was a character from the movie Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith created by George Lucas. The characters name was Chancellor Palpatine. In a span of about fifteen years, he was able to manipulate the political system of the Galactic Republic so that he would come to power....   [tags: Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith, George Lucas] 1047 words
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Star Wars and Vietnam - ... It makes sense as well. When we look at the Ewoks and the help they gave to the rebels, we see that they played a pivotal role in victory of the rebels over the galactic empire. To also exacerbate the problem with the Galactic Empire, the Ewoks rode under the radar, so to speak, for they were considered both inferior and caused minimal threat to the Storm Troopers. This is a direct connection between the Viet Cong, for the Americans didn’t view the Vietnamese (Ewoks) living in South Vietnam (Endor) as a potential threat but secretly aided the North Vietnamese (Rebels) in the help to overthrown and get rid of the evil Galactic Empire (United States) that took over and used their homeland...   [tags: ewok, endor, armed conflict] 913 words
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The Elements Of Science Fiction In Asimov's Foundation - The Elements of Science Fiction in Asimov's Foundation The Elements of Science Fiction in Asimov's Foundation [This essay explores those characteristics of the novel Foundation, which are peculiar to the genre of Science Fiction.] The most fundamental and obvious element of Science Fiction is its dependence on imagined technological advancements. The SF writer exploits the gap between scientific theory and practice to create a world, or at least circumstances, very different from our own reality and yet very believable because of the scientific ‘logic' behind it all....   [tags: Isaac Asimov] 1689 words
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Global Warming: Human or Natural? - Global warming is an issue facing everyone in the world. It has caused some places to lose they’re homes, and soon many nations will face evacuations. Global warming will cause food and water shortage, and tension between poor and wealthy countries over resources. If more fossil fuels were being burned then it would lead to higher dangers. With the population growing everyday it will cause more challenges of climate and energy will only intensify. Global Warming or climate change effects changes in the entire environment....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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The Future of Space Travel - An Astronomy Conversation: The Future of Space Travel An Astronomy topic that has always been intriguing is space travel. The ability to rocket into space, look down on Earth, and “…explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before” (IMDB) is an adventure that people dream of experiencing. On July 20, 1969, an estimated six million people watched Neil Armstrong become the first man to walk on the Moon (Nixon Library). Presently, people are paying Virgin Galactic $250,000 to reserve a seat on a spaceship that is expected to tour suborbital space in the near future (Virgin Galactic)....   [tags: armstrong, moon, mars, food, fuel]
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Marketing Plan For Starbucks - Introduction The purpose of this paper is to describe the attributes of the Starbucks Chai Tea and energy drinks in detail. The pace at which this product will move through the product life cycle will be described as well as the factors that will impact its movement. Also, details on how the product life cycle will impact the marketing of the Chai Tea and energy drinks will be identified. The positioning and differentiation strategies for this product will be identified. The appropriate price strategy to be used will be described....   [tags: Starbucks Business Market Plan ] 1677 words
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Analyzing the Heroics of Samus through Cambell's A Hero's Journey, Jung's archetypes and Feminist Analysis - If you were to ask many video game enthusiasts about their favorite female video game heroines, the answers you’d get would be very varied - some will say Lara Croft of the Tomb Raider series, others say Alyx from the Half-Life series, few say Jade from Beyond Good & Evil, a handful will vouch for Chell from Portal, and a lot of old-school folks might just say Ms. Pac-Man. However, there is another video game heroine who has managed to reach into the hearts of gamers, both male and female, proving that she was just as awesome as any celebrated male hero....   [tags: female characters in video games]
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The Universe: Ways in which Galaxies Interact Among Each Other - ... This form of interaction is of the more common interactions between galaxies. Galactic Cannibalism is definitely a competitor for the most violent interaction, galactic cannibalism is when a larger galaxy merges with a smaller galaxy; but instead of a full merge the larger galaxy strips the smaller one of its gases dust and stars ripping the small galaxy apart and absorbing it into the larger one ( Astronomy,2009). This is happening right now to the Milky Way with the dwarf galaxy Sagittarius....   [tags: ] 900 words
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Change in Human Development and the Minds Birth of Creativity - ... Now recollecting my memory bank I can remember the first assignment which intrigued me when I seen the picture of the footprints on the moon and footprints in the volcanic ash. The first image of the footprints in volcanic ash fault would be cultural and biological because we had to stand on our own two feet at one point in time. One small step for man, one giant step for mankind would recall the second image. The fields of anthropologies brought together the image space, and earth ancient artifacts coexist they left by earlier cultures because mans strive for curiosity....   [tags: human and planetary evolution] 2007 words
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An Analysis of the Literary Works of Douglas Adams - Douglas Adams, an English writer, may in fact be one of the most spontaneously humorous writers of all time; he exhibits this in many unique ways, although many could overlook this and think of his works as elementary. In many ways, one could argue that the aspects of his writing are juvenile, but one must see past this front that he puts on and realize that there is far greater thought and meaning behind it if you delve. In the truly sidesplitting novels The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (the latter is the sequel to the former), Adams incorporates the following: a sarcastic, agreeable style, ironic theme within this style, and a humorously d...   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Isaac Asimov's Foundation - Cycles of History - Isaac Asimov's Foundation - Cycles of History Foundation is a novel throughout which the cycles of history are present. Isaac Asimov's peculiar notions on how change in the environment affects the nature of historical change are present throughout this novel. Asimov uses principles of Marxism to fabricate his future history. Asimov also creates a future political structure modeled on the Roman Empire. According to Jean Fielder, one of the greatest influences on Asimov's Foundation novel is Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire....   [tags: Isaac Asimov Foundation] 465 words
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Isaac Asimov's Foundation - Psychohistory - Foundation  Psychohistory Psychohistory is the framework upon which Isaac Asimov's Foundation rests. It provides for diverse episodes about a variety of characters over a period 400 years, and those episodes feature a number of strong-minded individuals seeking solutions to a series of problems as they arise (Gunn 42). In the novel, these problems have all been fore-ordained long ago by Hari Seldon's science of psychohistory. Psychohistory is defined by Asimov as a "'profound statistical science' that deals with the reactions of human conglomerates to fixed social and economic stimuli" (Touponce 76)....   [tags: Isaac Asimov Foundation] 483 words
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Business in Soccer: Where is the Line Drawn? - Soccer is a religion to many in the world. It is interpreted in many different ways, became a lifestyle and family to millions of people. If soccer is a religion, money has become it's undisputed god in the 21st century. Money lives and thrives throughout the sport of soccer in many ways. Whether people like it or not it is on jerseys and stadiums, in the player's mind, and the owners grasp. Some of the biggest clubs in the world are products of brilliant branding of the club's name. This is achieved through lucrative owners and presidents, but when does money become too much of a distraction and a problem for the sport....   [tags: club branding, real madrid, manchester ]
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What is the Importance of Science in the Internet World? - Introduction The internet has emanated a very extensive means within our world today. The aforementioned has modernized the communication industry and the computer akin to anything in the past. The things that have established the juncture for this exceptional assimilation of aptitudes are the telephone, telegraph, radio, and the computer. People across the world could communicate with one another without regard as to where they are located. The internet is an apparatus for information to scatter widely through networks....   [tags: Technology ]
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NASA´s Curiosity Team: Drilling Into Ancient Rock Beds on Mars - ... This will be accomplished by doing an analysis on the amount of potassium and argon in the rock sample. Using a SAM instrument to heats the rocks Curiosity will measure the amount of argon-40 released from heating up the rocks to reveal the age of the rocks. On Mars for example, the heating up of one rock revealed a very high age of about 4.2 billion years. The challenges with this method are numerous. Geological processes date back to billions of years ago and might overlap, this means it is very difficult to obtain an absolute age on the rock sample and prove that it has a specific amount of potassium-argon....   [tags: yellowknife bay, foreign rock sample]
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The Importance of the Wise Use of Genetic Engineering - ... We could increase the life span of an ordinary human being considerably. Just imagine how much money we can save in the long term if genetic engineering could eliminate most of our genetic defects (diseases). We can save billions of dollars that we spend on medicines right now and shift it to research on genetic engineering. Genetic engineering can work miracles for the well-being of human species. The eye opener in this essay is where it is said by Ronald Green that reproductive genetics will widen our social divisions as the affluent "buy" more competitive abilities for their offspring....   [tags: Genes, Biology] 1040 words
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The Pros and Cons of Space Tourism´s Expansion - With the space program growing the space industry is seeing a greater demand in the market for space tourism. With these demands to venture out to space there are companies that are venturing out to make it an opportunity for humans to explore out to the stars. The world is now seeing companies making it their mission to do orbital, suborbital flights and even live in space. The space industry’s business and economics on the development of new space vehicles for future space tourism is a concern for these companies....   [tags: private market, space vehicles] 1207 words
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Sir Richard Branson´s Influence on the Virgin Brand - ... His role in the Virgin brand is very crucial and without there would not be any Virgin brand. He has taken a lot of chances that many would not take and he has made himself a front figure of the company, which means that he does all of these events and adventures, not only because he like to discover the world in an extreme way, he also does it because it gives the company such a high value of marketing. When he tried to cross the Atlantic Ocean the first time, he failed and had to be rescued by a helicopter....   [tags: role, hang on, commericals] 690 words
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Statement of Purpose for a Career in Aestrophysics - ... Degree requirements for the job There are seven courses that are specifically required • Astronomy 202, Radiative Processes “Fundamental processes underlying why we see what we see in astronomy, geared towards graduate students. Applications explicitly treated in class include: 21 cm radiation from hydrogen; thermal radiation from dusty protoplanetary disks; Sunyaev-Z'eldovich effect in galaxy clusters; synchrotron radiation from supernova remnants; cyclotron radiation from giant planets; bremsstrahlung in galaxy cluster cooling flows; and line driving in winds surrounding active galactic nuclei and massive stars.” (Copied from http://astro.berkeley.edu/~echiang/rad/rad.html ) • Astrono...   [tags: astronomy, cosmology, planetary] 450 words
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Time Travel and Black Holes: Annotated Bibliography - Anderson, Craig. “The Twin Paradox.” College of the Redwoods, Spring 1999. Web. 22 July 2010. This article explains the concept of the “twin paradox”, which is also known as “time dilation.” Craig starts his article by introducing the readers to Albert Einstein’s concepts of relativity. According to Craig, Einstein believed that “the basic premise of relativity is that neither time nor space is absolute.” Craig then goes on to explain the background of time dilation, and tries to explain the complicated mathematics behind time dilation....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography] 2719 words
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The History and Future of Space Tourism - ... Other issues are that Space Tourism is in some ways unhealthy. The acceleration and deceleration of spaceflight could be a health issue for some passengers. The astronauts in outer space cannot stay longer than six months because the loss of bone and muscle mass is so fast and that they cannot stay any longer. BBC Sources stated that Dr David Green senior lecturer in human and aerospace physiology at Kings College London, predicts that in the next two years or so significant numbers of people will be taking up places on suborbital flights in a specially designed spacecraft....   [tags: educational benefits, Virgin Group] 862 words
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The Current Pace of Space Exploration - ... With NASA fading away, America’s most well known private space company, SpaceX, is planning on building on the successes of the past century. At the head of the helm, is CEO Elon Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla Motors and the chairman of SolarCity. His goal is to revolutionize the space industry and to make it affordable for pioneers to venture into space. SpaceX’s first project was to develop a rocket that would be reusable in order to cut costs. Since starting in 2002, the company has almost completed their project....   [tags: NASA fading away, colonization of mars] 1522 words
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A Tale of Two Ships - ... watching the crew handle this little 'skirmish' has shown me how they will fare in the future. It hasn't been the first time I have seen use that tactic; Commandeering a freighter and luring ships that don't know any better with distress signals. I was a fool to fall for it again, but the crew handled it well, and it shows a promising future for what we stand for. It was good that happened when it did, or else we might end up in the middle of a firefight with no experience. Overall I'm pleased, but our mission is far from over, it has only just begun....   [tags: personal narrative] 1005 words
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Taking a Look at Scientology - ... These three principles serve in the understanding of scientology. Scientology is a religion with over 10 million members worldwide, scientology is a religion that helps one navigate a precise path which brings them to complete and certain understanding of one’s true spiritual nature and one’s relationship to themselves, their families and friends alongside with all life forms including the material universe, the spiritual universe and the Supreme being. Similarly to other religions. Scientologist believe that “ Man is an Immortal spiritual Being.” ( Church Of Scientology)....   [tags: new religions and cults] 853 words
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Netherlands Institute of Radio Astronomy-ASTRON - ... Therefore employees have to change in order to fit within this 'new' institute and that is inter alia the task of the HR manager. This is quite complicated since some of ASTRON's employees are narrow-minded and do not see the necessity of the change. 3. How do the existing HR tools and instruments support the HRM strategy. ASTRON makes use of the following HR tools & instruments: - Recruiting: in the early years of ASTRON a resume was enough to decide whether or not to recruit a new employee, since the institute only cared about the technology aspect....   [tags: company analysis] 2104 words
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Russian Spaceport to Begin Construction - Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin announced that a new spaceport would begin construction, and that it would cost approximately 800 million dollars to build. It is expected to open in 2015, and will be geared towards a largely civilian clientele. This will be a major political security for Russia, which currently has to base its launches out of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, which it rents. The location will be nearby the town of Uglegorsk, in the Far East Amur region of Russia, on the border of China....   [tags: Space]
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The Merging of Galaxies - A dwarf galaxy is, “a small galaxy composed of up to several billion stars—a smaller amount compared to our own Milky Way’s Galaxy’s 200-400 billion stars” (Wikipedia). On February 23, 2014, it was reported that two galaxies that had once orbited around the Andromeda Galaxy were merging together. The collision created a stream of stars in one of Andromeda’s dwarf galaxies, Andromeda II. Researchers then observed the stream of stars by separating them into categories and trying to analyze which could be members of Andromeda II versus those that could be “dwarf foreground stars from the Milky Way halo” (Amorisco et al, 2014, p 4)....   [tags: Astronomy, Universe] 713 words
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Isaac Asimov - Isaac Asimov is one of the most well known of science fiction writers as well as one of the worlds most prolific writers of any genre. Isaac was born to Anna and Judah Asimov on January 2nd, 1920 (White 3), in the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, which was a a short-lived republic that formed after World War 1. He later emigrated to Brooklyn, New York, with his family when he was only three years old (White 7). While living in Brooklyn, Isaac taught himself to read English before he was five years old, but retained his ability to speak Yiddish....   [tags: Biography]
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Is Stonehenge a Prophetic Timetable or a Religious Site? - ... It's a troublesome hypothesis to negate totally and some confirmation is influential — at day break on the Spring solstice, for instance, the focal point of the Stonehenge ring, two adjacent stones (The Slaughter and Heel Stones) and the sun all appear to adjust. Still, pundits of Hawkins' hypothesis say he gives the aged developers an excess of credit, contending they wouldn't have had the complexity or accuracy important to foresee all the mysterious occasions Hawkins' credits to his Stonehenge logbook....   [tags: hawkings, solstice, equinox] 569 words
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Use of Square Kilometre Array in Astrology - SKA also known as square kilometre array is a very crucial element to the research done with regards to the transcension hypothesis in the subject of astronomy. It is able to exploit radio astronomy’s ability to provide the best quality images in all astronomy. The SKA has been able to provide uninterrupted frequency coverage from about 50 MHz to 14 GHz in the first two phases of its construction. The SKA has bout upon the discovery of the evolutionary developmental biology. The evolutionary developmental biology can help us in thinking about developmental and evolutionary systems....   [tags: seti, black hole, transcension ] 582 words
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Taking a Look at Void Galaxies - ... Interaction with Dark Energy Voids are theorized to be directly related to dark energy. Dark energy makes up the majority of the universe and may equal Einstein's cosmological constant. The amount of dark energy in a volume of space-time should be consistent, however changes in void shape and structure may be indicative of the Void Positioning in Cosmos Voids are scattered throughout the universe and are typically prolate spheroids appearing egg-like in shape. There distribution is observed as dependent on the cosmic tidal field....   [tags: spaces between filaments, astronomy]
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The Last Question by Isaac Asimov - The Last Question by Isaac Asimov Life as we know it comes and goes. Many, many years have past and the world that we are now living in has undergone several transformations. The story of "The Last Question" is about the future of civilization. It explored the technological advancements that will probably occur many years from now. But even if man had developed ways to make things "happen", a question was never answered until man and all other forms disappeared except the AC (automatic computer)....   [tags: Asimov Last Question] 1987 words
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Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson - Review of "Losing my Virginity" by Richard Branson Book title: Losing My Virginity Author: Richard Branson Place of publication: Rainville Road, London, England Publisher: Virgin Books; Rev Ed edition Year of publication: June 27th 2002. Number of pages: 672 ISBN-10: 0753506483 ISBN-13: 978-0753506486 Synopsis: Richard Branson takes the reader on the adventure; which is his life. The author openly discusses his family, friends, sexual escapades, life threatening attempts to fly around the world in a hot air balloon; he also covers his many business endeavors ranging from Virgin Records to Virgin Galactic....   [tags: Richard Branson] 1506 words
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Quasars and Active Galaxies - Quasars and Active Galaxies The astronomical world is full of phenomena beyond the average person’s imagination. The technical tools and analytical methods astronomers use are very complex. The enormous numbers and distances are mind boggling. Theories behind astronomical phenomena are based on yet another theory. In order to understand the concept of quasars and active galaxies, one must first have a feel for the astronomical numbers involved. Secondly, a basic knowledge of the tools of the trade, and finally, a working knowledge of astronomical jargon....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Dark Samus - The Galactic Federation cruiser Nova Lord disintegrates in the upper atmosphere of the planet Arcterra as it is dwarfed out by Dark Samus’ flagship, the Annihilator. The cruiser was on a mission to attack the flagship. However, it underestimated the ship’s firepower, and was promptly captured after a brief skirmish. A laser shot rings out aboard the bridge of the Annihilator, and is followed instantaneously by the collapse of a Galactic Federation prisoner to the floor, a black scorch between his eyes....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 863 words
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Does Dr Who tell us about science and technology or the Britain of its time? - Does Dr Who tell us about science and technology or the Britain of its time. Discuss. Introduction Doctor Who has been one of the most successful TV series of all time. Produced by the BBC, it describes adventures of a time-traveling humanoid alien, the Doctor, who, in his spaceship TARDIS, encounters different times, places and parts of the universe (Leach, 2009). The series, aired from 1963 until the present day, is a science fiction drama, focused on cutting edge technology and alien civilisations but also, on social issues and individual behaviour, always presenting the Earth as a central setting for the Doctor's ventures....   [tags: time travel, humanoid alien, tv series]
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The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradburry - ... Thus Mars is akin to the coming of summer, the hope and salvation for an Earth that appears doomed. This idea of salvation being found in Mars is part of the theme of colonization that Bradbury largely explores in The Martian Chronicles, for without the colonization of Mars than mankind is doomed on Earth. Through the short, rapid pacing of the stories in the text, the ceaselessly active narrative and the heavy presence of violence within the text the reader can engage with the idea that the humans are akin to an invasion force, draining the resources from the planet....   [tags: red planet, night sky] 1380 words
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