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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My Work Will Benefit Future Generations - Because my activities and academic work exemplify the criteria set by your organization, I should be selected for the I. M. Bright College Scholarship. My accomplishments and activities attest to my scholastic ability, intellectual potential, personal integrity, and enthusiasm for learning. With all "A's" in school and a 1580 SAT score, I set no personal limits on my future endeavors. At both the Governor's School in the Sciences and Johns Hopkins University, I worked with students who were also valedictorians and proven leaders....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 300 words
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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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Review of the Star Trek Prequel: The Land Before Star Trek - Star Trek, the name rings bells but you’re sure you’re not interested. 2009 marks the 43rd year of our relationship with the franchise, grown so familiar that we just shrug it aside. Nonetheless, every few years, it puts on a new outfit and twirls around with a hopeful bid. We wished the Franchise no ill will, but at the same time we think: Give it a rest, honey, you're showing your age. Not any more. Director J.J. Abrams' version of Star Trek, 4the 11th movie to spin off from the original 1966 television series, catapults us into the Land Before Star Trek, a innovative and inventively entertaining prequel, with a light spell that makes us consider renewing those vows....   [tags: Star Trek, movie, movies, films] 934 words
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The Aid of a Scientist and the Menace of a Lobbyist - The Aid of a Scientist and the Menace of a Lobbyist Scientists and lobbyists share a primary purpose; they both serve to influence the status quo. Both Alfred Kinsey, a scientist, and Nick Naylor, a lobbyist, challenge the boundaries of their society. Whereas Kinsey stimulates the sexual aspect of his society, Naylor pokes at the value of ethics in a cigarette consuming society. The representation of argument is apparent in these films; Kinsey argues for a societal change in the awareness and education of human sexuality whereas Nick Naylor defends the cigarette industry as the Vice-President of the Academy of Tobacco Studies....   [tags: status quo, Alfred Kinsey, Nick Naylor] 874 words
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End of the Space Shuttle Program: An American Financial Voyage - NASA’s Shuttle Program also known as the Space Transportation System, was the first winged manned spacecraft operation to have achieved orbit and land, also the first to use reusable spacecrafts and make multiple flights into various orbits. Although the shuttle program took America to a heighten achievement of orbital transportation, recent closure of the program has baffled many Americans and left questions about the future of the American space missions. The closure of the program by the Obama administration is a short-term allocation of government funds that should be better understood as a strategic move to improve the future stability of the American economy....   [tags: Space Exploration ]
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Examining the Existence of Dark Matter in the Universe - “Why is the night sky dark?” For thousands of years this question has been asked. Astronomers are continually growing closer to the answer but still no one has yet found an answer that is efficient enough. While scientists steadily collect data, they are hoping to find some clue as to realize that the answer may be because of something that is too mind blowing for us to comprehend. There is perhaps no current problem of greater importance to astrophysics and cosmology than that of "dark matter"....   [tags: Astronomy, Science, informative] 883 words
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Civil Disobedience and It's Relation to the Democratic Process - Everything in the universe is a system that must progress, and in order to progress, it must consume and test the realities around it. Throughout the history of humanity, individuals and groups have always defied laws that they believe are unjust and have always moved to progress society based on either their own motives. The idea of Democracy is revolutionary; it is a microcosm of the collective reality because different entities always come together in a feedback loop in order for their motives to coalesce and balance each other out....   [tags: Civil Disobedience Essays]
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"Where is everybody" An exploration of the Fermi Paradox - Historical background Over a 1950 summer lunch at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the great physicist Enrico Fermi asked his colleagues an unexpected question – “Don’t you ever wonder where everybody is?” Laughter went around the table as everyone immediately knew that he was talking about extraterrestrial intelligence [1]. If life arises fairly commonly, as Fermi believed, it follows that there should be advanced civilizations with the desire to visit and colonize Earth close enough to do so....   [tags: Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Doomsday]
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Star Wars: Where Science Fiction meets Fairy Tales - In 1977 a young director by the name of George Lucas completed his second major film project. The project was Star Wars and it debuted to considerable success. Despite being a stand-alone film Lucas went on to produce two sequels and three prequels. The entire series was a commercial success and spawned an expanded universe larger than any other franchise. However, the story of Star Wars: A New Hope, as it was called after the creation of The Empire Strikes Back, is not new. In fact, it follows many guidelines established centuries before in European mythology....   [tags: Film Review]
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Cell Phones and Computers Have Changed the World - Technology has changed the world drastically through the use of cell phones and computers. They have completely revolutionized today’s society. Life is more convenient now than when technology was less advanced. The improvement in health, research, communication, transportation, education and human personalities have greatly influenced life. Almost every American has a cell phone or computer that gives them access to text, call, take photographs or videos, download music, use internet and several other features that make living easier....   [tags: Impact of Technology on World]
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Is the Hubble Telescope Worth the Cost? - The Hubble space telescope is a deep space imager used by NASA to explore space. It collects light and magnifies images, and gives Astronomers the most detailed images known to man. Hubble has been at work since April 25, 1990, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in orbit April 24, 2010. Twenty years in service, and still being the leading source for space news says a lot about Hubble's overall longevity and productiveness. Over 6000 scientific articles have been published based on Hubble data, with some of its discoveries being so significant that NASA would have needed multiple satellite missions to accomplish the same results....   [tags: synthesis essay, astronomy]
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The Habitability of Planets in the Universe - Are we alone in the universe. Is anything or anybody out there. These are age old questions, asked from people of all ages and races. But the first questions we need to ask are if it is even possible. Are there any other planets out there that are habitable. What does a planet need to be habitable. Without a habitable planet life cannot sustain in the universe, the search for life in the universe has been long and hard with no results proving life to exist outside of earth. The most predominant searchers of those at the SETI Institute or Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence Institute, a privately funded organization, that uses various methods to search for electromagnetic transmissions,...   [tags: Astronomy ]
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Innovations Needed for Deep Space Exploration - It is within man’s blood and nature to explore, and space is our next New World. Man’s first achievement in space travel was the launch of the Sputnik on October 4, 1957. For the next decades, space travel was roaring like a rocket, fueled by man’s desire to explore, man’s desire for knowledge, and man’s desire to beat his enemies. However, these impulses have died out as the well of government funding has been diverted to wars and debts, and the interest of the American people has been diverted to wars and debts....   [tags: space travels, nasa, atomic clock, satellites]
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The Origins of Super-massive Black Holes - Super massive black holes are enormous black holes which have a mass equivalent to large numbers of solar masses. A black hole is called a super massive black hole when a normal "galactic nuclei black hole" has a mass range between 0.1 million to 10 million solar masses. (Cardiff University 2014). It is believed that one solar mass is equal the mass of the sun, so that would make a super-massive black hole very large compared to the sun. Super-massive black holes having a large mass would make its gravity incredibly limitless, this would mean that even a star which is many light years away would be impelled by the super-massive black hole....   [tags: Black Holes Essays]
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Propulsion Systems for Manned Mars Missions - With the advent of human space travel becoming more and more viable with a continued effort and drive from the private sector in the recent 10 years the dream of space travel for regular people is slowly but surely becoming realized. Private space companies such as Virgin Galactic, Space X, Ad Astra and many more around the world are racing to the ‘final frontier’ trying to produce a viable and commercially successful, profitable business. With many opportunities both financial and ideological to be had, the push for space exploration is reaching levels that were present during the US – USSR space race of the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s....   [tags: Space Propulsion Systems]
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The Valley of the Alimbics - Aboard the Galactic Federation medical frigate Redemption, Samus Aran lays in dormancy, still incapacitated from the injury she sustained on Anadyr V. Her suit is removed; the laser blast from the Crimson Hunters fighter damaged her suit badly enough that she had to be removed from it while it is being repaired. Corporal Preston stands in the viewing section of the medical facility, watching Samus while medical personnel worked on her suit. As Samus rests, a vision sweeps over her mind. Within seconds, she finds herself as a ghost inside a large cavern....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 896 words
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