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Terrestrial and Jovian Planets - Terrestrial and Jovian Planets Our solar system contains nine planets, which are broken down into 2 classifications known as terrestrial planets and jovian planets. The terrestrial planets are composed primarily of rock and metal. They also generally have high densities, slow rotation, solid surfaces, no rings, and few satellites. These planets include Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. On the other hand, the jovian planets are composed primarily of hydrogen and helium. They generally have low densities, rapid rotation, deep atmospheres, rings, and numerous satellites....   [tags: Planets Solar System Science Essays]
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Overview of Gustav Holst's The Planets - Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 Performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Andrè Previn Gustav Holst (1874-1934) was an English composer well known for his orchestral suite The Planets. Holst began his trip into the musical world as a young pianist. His father, Adolph Holst, was a skilled pianist who wanted Gustav to succeed at playing as he did. Gustav, however, was impaired by neuritis making it difficult to play for long hours. As Gustav aged he began trying to compose music instead....   [tags: English Composer, Musician, Biography]
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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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Extrasolar Planets - Humans have longed to believe in extrasolar planets, as surely there have to be planets elsewhere in the universe. Claims of supposedly discovered extrasolar planets can be dated back to 1855 when Captain S. W. Jacobs from the Madras observatory, claimed that he had discovered a planet orbiting a binary system (Jacobs 1855), all the way up until 1991 when a team of astronomers announced then retracted the alleged discovery of an extrasolar planet around a pulsar star (Lyne and Bailes 1992). Planets are extremely hard to detect as they are a very faint light source and the light from its parent star is much brighter and essentially blocks out light from a planet (Winters 1996)....   [tags: Astronomy]
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The Jovian Planets - The Jovian Planets Far beyond Earth in the solar nebula lies an ice belt and beyond that lay the four Jovian planets. They are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Jovian means "Jupiter- like" in which the rest of the jovian planets do coincide with the name. Uranus Neptune and Saturn, all carry the same traits as Jupiter. The jovian planets are large gas giants that contain mainly a thick atmosphere of Hydrogen and helium. These planets do not have solid surfaces, rather they just get denser with depth....   [tags: essays research papers] 2897 words
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Possibility of Life on Other Planets - Most of us have had the pleasure of lying on our backs and gazing up at the stars on a clear summer night.  We pick out familiar celestial figures and hope to possibly catch a glimpse of a shooting star. But is it possible that there is more behind these pinpricks of white light that dot the heavens.  It is estimated that there are around 100 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy alone and there are countless galaxies in the universe.  With the vast endlessness of what we call space, there is a possibility of other life out there....   [tags: Extraterrestrial Life 2014]
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Planets in the Solar System - Our solar system has eight planets, their moons and satellites, and they are all orbiting the Sun. The eight planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Pluto used to be the ninth planet but IAU changed the definition of planet and Pluto did not meet the standards so it is now a Dwarf planet. Mercury is the first planet closest to the Sun. It is the smallest planet in the solar system. Mercury rotates three times in two of its years. One of Mercury's days is equal to 176 Earth days because its rotation is very slow....   [tags: Space Astronomy] 648 words
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Dark Stars and Mythological Planets - Dark Stars and Mythological Planets One of the most interesting and controversial discussions among the astronomical community today is the possible existence of a brown dwarf star just beyond our solar system that might have large planetary bodies in elliptical orbits around our sun and the brown dwarf star. If such a celestial body exists many anomalies in our local solar system could possibly be explained, also if such a body exists there could be planets with elliptical orbits in our solar system that could take thousands of years to complete....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Shampoo Planets - Book Report - Shampoo Planets - book Report The book I chose is Shampoo Planet, writen by Douglas Coupland. I chose to read this particular book because it was written by an author of my generation; generation X. Most books that were on the list were book written by people that were either dead or very old. They wrote about topics or themes that I could not personally relate to, so I chose Douglas Coupland because I wanted to support a young author like himself, and because I wanted to read something out of the ordinary....   [tags: essays research papers] 417 words
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Planets and Solar System - Planets and Solar System "A planet is a celestial body that revolves around a central star and does not shine by its own light " (Grolier, 1992). The only planetary system that is known to man is our solar system. It is made up of nine planets which range in size and make-up. The nine major planets in our solar system are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. There are also many other minor planets which are also in our solar system, but they are unimportant compared to the nine major planets....   [tags: Science Astronomy Astronomical Essays]
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Life on Other planets. - One of the most common unanswered questions scientists find themselves asking is "Is there life on other planets?" Since the first famously documented UFO sighting in 1947, the idea of extra-terrestrial life has been debated almost non-stop. The subject has inspired many TV programs, such as The X-Files, and films (Mars Attacks, Independence Day, and the Men in Black films to name but a few). Scientists have come up with many new ideas and ways of trying to either prove or disprove the existence of life elsewhere....   [tags: essays research papers] 1544 words
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Estrasolar Planet 16 Cyni Bb - Extrasolar Planet 16 Cygni Bb An Extrasolar Planet is a planet that orbits a star other than the Sun. There were 1070 planets confirmed. Also an absolute number of 3,568 candidates that have been found for the Extrasolar Planet. We found them from many different instruments. A Doppler Shift Observers visually examining an object that is moving away from them visually perceive light that has a longer wavelength than it had when it was emitted (a redshift), while observers optically canvassing an approaching source optically discern light that is shifted to shorter wavelength (a blueshift)....   [tags: star, sun, planets]
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Beta Pictoris: Planets? Life? Or What? - BETA PICTORIS: PLANETS. LIFE. OR WHAT. JARA ASTRONOMY 102 SEC 013 The ultimate question is; Is there a possibility that life might exist on a planet in the Beta Pictoris system. First, one must ask, Are there planets in the Beta Pictoris system?. However, that question would be impossible to answer if one did not answer the most basic questions first; Where do planets come from. and do the key elements and situations, needed to form planets, exist in the Beta Pictoris system?. To understand where planets come from, one has to first look at where the planets in our solar system came from....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Colonizing Planets other than Earth - Earth has a population of more than six billion people. As this number continues to grow, the populated land masses fill up, and it seems that eventually they will all be overcrowded. Certain areas are already showing this overpopulation, such as large American cities including Los Angeles and New York City. Some countries do not suffer from overcrowding due to high population, but to a high ratio of population to resources. As the natural resources of an area are depleted, the quality of life of the people who live there decreases....   [tags: Mars Colony space exploration] 1033 words
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Science Revolution: Separating Modern Science With Theological Speculations - During the 17th century, European philosophy and religion was challenged with the introduction of the scientific revolution. Through the three factors that incorporate science: a body of knowledge, a system of inquiry, and thinkers to support their findings (494); old and new worldviews were being questioned. While some thinkers of the era were not intentionally trying to separate religion and science, their ideas created controversy, which in some areas slowed down the growth of scientific experimentation and knowledge....   [tags: scientific experimentation, planets, sun]
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Our Universe is Unbelievably Massive - Our Universe Literature Review Our Universe is essentially, everything that we can touch, sense, feel, detect, or measure. Under this ‘umbrella’ are living things (humans, plants, animals, etc.), stars, planets, galaxies, even time and light. Prior to the birth of the Universe, space, time, and matter were nonexistent. It is entirely possible that somewhere out there, a near-parallel Earth could exist where a practically identically version of you is reading this exact article on a piece of paper with a candle light....   [tags: galaxy, planets, stars]
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Life on Mars...or Not - The Heavens. Once an object of superstition, awe and fear. Now a vast region for growing knowledge. The distance of Venus, the atmosphere of Mars, the size of Jupiter, and the speed of Mercury. All this and more we know. But their greatest mystery the heavens have kept a secret. What sort of life, if any, inhabits these other planets. Human life, like ours. Or life extremely lower in the scale. Or dangerously higher (). With this quote on the mind, the planet known as Mars or the Red Planet made a big divide in the scientific community....   [tags: astronomy, planets, outer space]
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Our Solar System - Within Our Solar System there is a Sun, and the eight planets that orbit the Sun. The eight planets are categorized into two groups known as Terrestrial planets, and Jovian planets. There are four terrestrial planets in our Solar System: Mercury, Venus Earth and Mars. These Terrestrial planets are located the closest to the Sun. The word terrestrial is derived from the Latin word terra, meaning ground or Earth like. All Terrestrial planets share a common rocky and solid surface. The other four planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are Jovian planets....   [tags: terrestrial & Jovian planets]
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Findings in the Search for Extra-terrestrial Life - Extraterrestrial life is life originating from elsewhere in the universe. Irrefutable scientific evidence of extraterrestrial life is yet to be found, but a lot of better evidence is found every now and then. Most scientists accept the idea of extraterrestrial life, stating that taking into account that our universe’s size, the number of galaxies, and most importantly the number of earth-like planets, are beyond our imagination. The above shows that if no life is found in our solar system, then that has no proof whatsoever that no extraterrestrial life exists....   [tags: planets, solar system, aliens, astronomy] 1084 words
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Perspective on Extraterrestrials - With more and more planets being discovered everyday isn’t it a little narcissistic of us to believe that we are the only planet that can sustain life. With movies like Star Wars, and Star Trek the thought of extraterrestrials are becoming more mainstream. However there are still many people who don’t believe. Throughout history there has been countless reports of U.F.O sightings. One of the first accounts is from the annals of Thutmose III who ruled around 1504-1450 B.C. The Egyptian papyrus states that "The scribes of the House of Life found it was a circle of fire that was coming in the sky....   [tags: extraterrestrial life, planets, UFOs]
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Kepler's Laws and Planetary Movement - By the turn of the 1600's, the way in which the solar system and the universe as a whole was viewed began to change. With the controversial conclusions of Copernicus, scientists already began to adopt the idea of a heliocentric solar system. Further advancements in astronomy came about through the research of Tycho Brahe and his assistant Johannes Kepler. The three planetary laws developed by Kepler with the data gathered by Brahe shaped the way in which science viewed the structure and motion of the planets of the solar system in profound ways, lasting to this day....   [tags: Physics Science Planets Space] 1398 words
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National Science Foundation - To National Science Foundation, The existence of extra-terrestrial life was once considered almost impossible. However, as humans delve deeper into space, science, and technology the idea seems to be formulating that perhaps we are not the only intelligent life forms. The thought has changed from a perspective of “if” we will encounter intelligent life outside of our own, but “when” and what will be the outcome. With NASA’s confirmation that there are at least 3000 other galaxies that have been observed with a new telescope it is a hard sell to say that there is no possible way that there could be any other “intelligence” in space besides our own race....   [tags: extra-terrestrial life, planets, archaeology] 696 words
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Solar System - Solar System Humans live on a small planet in a tiny part of a vast universe. This part of the universe is called the solar system, and is dominated by a single brilliant star-the sun. The solar system is the earth’s neighbourhood and the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are the Earth’s neighbours. They all have the same stars in the sky and orbit the same sun. Scientists believe the solar system began about 5 billion years ago, perhaps when a nearby star exploded and caused a large cloud of dust and gas to collapse in on itself....   [tags: Science Astrology Planets Essays] 1581 words
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Space Appeal - Space Appeal Public relations activities have been and always will be an integral part of crew activities. While these activities absorb resources, the most significant of which is time, they also bring public and political support to the program and provide some of the return on investment of the program.” – NASA, The Mars Reference Mission, Pg. 25 Since the day of NASA’s greatest triumph on July 20, 1969, there has been a sense among many American people and politicians that the once-unimaginable goal of conquering space has been accomplished, and that much of what NASA has done since are simply unnecessary frills of the federal budget....   [tags: Science Planets NASA Papers]
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Venus - In many ways Venus is found to be similar to Earth. However their similarities do not extend further than their physical properties, for instance, their atmospheres differ greatly from each other. Venus is said to have atmospheric pressure of 92.1 barometers (Adams, D. Et al., 1994 p.126) which it is evidently 92 times greater than Earth’s that is 1.01 barometers (Adams, D. Et al., 1994 p.126) at sea-level. In spite of this comparison to Earth’s atmospheric pressure, Venus owns an out of the ordinary atmospheric composition....   [tags: Solar System, Planets, Venus] 1639 words
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Pluto: The Downgraded Planet - Introduction Pluto will always be considered a planet to me despite what NASA and the IAU has to say about it. As a kid, I was always fascinated by Pluto; since it was the smallest of the 9 planets. The main reason was because it is the smallest of the planets in our solar system and was the last of the 9 planets to be discovered. In 2006, when I learned that Pluto was downgraded to a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), I was disappointed because it no longer met the newly developed criteria for it to be categorized as a planet....   [tags: plutoid, astronomy, dwarf planet]
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Saturn - Saturn Saturn is one of the most interesting planets in the solar system. It is the sixth planet in the solar system, and is most famous for its stunning array of rings. It is a very easy planet to pick out in the sky because it is one of the brightest lights in the shy. It also has a very faint greenish color that makes it stand out from the rest of the objects in the sky (“Astronomy for Kids”). Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter being the only planet that is bigger....   [tags: Solar System Planets Saturn Astronomy Essays]
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Demotion of Pluto: Dwarf Planet - From the time Clyde W. Tombaugh first discovered Pluto in 1930, it was viewed as an oddball planet leading up to its reclassification in 2006. For decades, Pluto was once used as a benchmark for the outer reach and size of our solar system. In recent years, new discoveries of celestial bodies within the vicinity of Pluto’s orbit have challenged its planetary status. The debate over Pluto’s classification was discussed throughout several media and news articles, leading to serious controversy amongst astronomers and the decision as to whether or not Pluto should be categorized as one of the planets in our solar system....   [tags: celestial body, Eris and Sedna, dwarf planet ]
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Jupiter: The Gas Planet - Jove, Jowisz, the gas planet, the stormy planet, whatever you call it, these are all names for the biggest planet in our solar system, the fifth planet from the sun, Jupiter. The Romans named this planet after their god of the sky and thunder. This planet has 318 times as much mass as the earth, and its diameter is 11 times the earth’s diameter. Since this planet is the fastest spinning (rotates in less than 10 hours), it is flattened at the poles and it is bulged at its equator. One Jovian year (the time it takes to orbit the sun), take 11.9 earth years....   [tags: biggest planet, solar system, great red spot]
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Human Nature in Relation to Plants - Written by Michael Pollan, this book is his perspective of human nature in relation to plants. He theorizes that Nature’s creation symbolize our emotional and physical desires. Pollan uses four plants to prove his theory: Apples, Tulips, Marijuana, and Potatoes. Apples, Pollan explains, mirror every human’s desire for sweetness. He writes of Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman), a man who planted apple trees all across America. He explains that Johnny Appleseed was not mythical or legendary, but that he was a real person who, like any other man or woman, had a desire for sweetness....   [tags: Plants] 437 words
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The Blicentian Planet - When two planets collide, they formed Blicentia. In outer space laid planet Bluce and planet Cential. Bluce and Celtial were planets that did not conatin any human life. Bluce was a planet that was all blue and was made out of ice. Cential was a ball of fire. It was red colored and looked like the sun. People from the so called “Earth” believed that these planets were a threat to them. They thought that if the planets ever got near Earth it would be the end of the “Green Planet.” However, that was not the case....   [tags: science fiction] 689 words
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Pluto as a Dwarf Planet - By definition from a Merriam- Webster Dictionary a planet is “any of the large bodies that revolve around the sun in the solar system which have a similar body to them”. This is not a very specific explanation and makes it hard to fully grasp what it means; at this you could easily say that in fact Pluto a planet. However if you look at a scientific encyclopedia the definition is much different and more specific. The Access Science Encyclopedia says a planet is “A) a celestial body that is in orbit around the sun B) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it can assume a hydrostatic equilibrium shape C) clears the neighborhood around its orbit”....   [tags: solar system, size, sun, IAU, astronomy, orbit]
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Extrasolar Planet - Extrasolar planet Extrasolar planets refers to planets other than the planets in the solar system. Since the 1990s, the first confirmed extra solar planets exist. As of June 28, 2010 humans have discovered 464 extra solar planets. History astronomers generally believe that there are other planets outside our solar system, but the extent and nature of there general is a mystery. Until the 1990s, was first confirmed human existence of extra solar planets, but since 2002 every year more than 20 extra solar planets were newly discovered....   [tags: Astonomy] 689 words
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Neptune: The Planet - Roughly, 30.1 AU (astronomical units) from the Sun (Chaisson & McMillan, 2011 p. 316) there is a cold, dark, lifeless planet. We call this planet Neptune, after the Roman god of the sea. The planet Neptune is a very complex one with many different facets. The following will discuss nearly every aspect of the planet from its history, to the general composition of the planet, and everything in between. Neptune began just as all the other planets in our solar system did and the condensation theory describes the process of how they formed (Chaisson & McMillan, 2011 p....   [tags: Astronomy]
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The Process of Encountering a Planet - There are three phases in the process of encountering a planet with a spacecraft, the launch phase, the cruise phase, and the encounter phase. The launch phase is primarily preparation for the actual launch of the spacecraft, choosing the correct location and time. The cruise phase consists of primarily experiments and slight alterations to the trajectory. The encounter phase consists of any flyby or surface encounter, both are most often designed to conduct experiments and gather data. Prior to launching a spacecraft, extensive knowledge of gravitation, mechanics, interplanetary trajectories, and planetary orbits, is needed....   [tags: gravitation, mechanics, trajectories, attraction]
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Pluto: A Planet? - Pluto: A Planet. Many issues have arisen from the debate whether or not Pluto is a planet. Some astronomers say that Pluto should be classified as a “minor planet” due to its size, physical characteristics, and other factors. On the other hand, some astronomers defend Pluto’s planet status, citing several key features. Indeed, most of the problem is that there is no formal definition of a planet. Furthermore, it is very difficult to invent one that would allow the solar system to contain all nine planets....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Effect of Herbivory on Plants - Intense grazing by herbivores can drastically affect the amount of seaweed present. Having secondary metabolites can be used as a defence mechanism. Many different genres of algae were studied, having many different types of chemical compounds found on many different parts of the world. Most studies harvested and purified samples then exposed these samples to different herbivores. The herbivores varied in size from large fish to smaller organisms such as amphipods. Aspects such as survivorship, behaviour and chemical composition were analyzed....   [tags: herbavores, plants, science,] 2413 words
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Global Warming: Humans Are Destroying the Planet - There has been much discussion recently about global warming do you know what are the causes behind the global warming. The phrase Global Warming has specific meaning. "Global" means something above borders or international. "Warming" means an alarm that something bad will happen. The whole phrase means increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere that causes changes in climate around the whole world, which refers to the meaning of global. For years, global warming was a scientific theory nobody cared about except scientists....   [tags: Global Warming Essay]
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Biological Control of Alien Invasive Plants - The scientific field of the biological control of alien invasive plants (AIP) has developed rapidly over the last 100 years in various countries (Morin et al. 2013) but, are some countries performing better than others. Biological control looks to diminish the negative consequences of alien invasive plants. For example, biological control reduces alterations of biotic and abiotic processes produced by AIP occurring within the ecosystem (Richardson and van Wilgen 2004). Major sites of invasion like the United States of America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada have therefore been at the forefront of scientific progress in the field of biological control (Julien and Griffiths 19...   [tags: Alien Invasive Plants]
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Planet Jupiter - I chose planet Jupiter because it is the biggest of all planets. It is a gas planet and I like that about this planet. The diameter is 88,846 miles or 142,984km. This planet is the fifth from the sun meaning the sun is about 483,780,000 miles. Its length to spin once around its axis takes nine hours and fifty-six minutes compared to earth’s one day. The planet Jupiter completes an orbit in 4,333 planet earth days or almost 12 earth years. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system just about as large as a gas planet can be....   [tags: Solar System] 650 words
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Saving Our Planet - In the millions of years life has been on the planet, a few cataclysmic events have caused huge loss of species. These mass extinctions usually have their origins in giant meteorites crashing into the planet or a temperature drops creates an ice age. In today’s world, it is not global cooling that will cause many species to die but global warming. Now, the only threat from above is that of a missile with a nuclear warhead attached. If nuclear war does not destroy the planet, numerous conventional wars will soon bankrupt it....   [tags: Conservation]
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The Weight of the World: Overpoluation on Planet Earth - According to the World census, as of 2012 there are seven billion people on planet Earth. Currently the weight of the population is relatively close to 300 million tons. All seven billion are contributing to an ever evolving world such as: technologically, medically, socially, and economically. Unfortunately having such luxuries at our fingertips it is only natural to take things like electricity and even water for granted, we are not looking at what will happen in the long run as a result of everyone using these things at their own personal leeway....   [tags: natural resources, sustainability]
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Genetic Modification Using the CRISPR-Cas9 Method in Crop Plants - Before targeedt genome engineering emerged there was classical plant breeding and transgenic methods to modify crop plants, and ensure sustainable production. Researchers today have utilized methods like zinc finger nucleases (ZNF) and TAL effector nucleases (TALENs) to create these improved crop plants. Recently, a new method has caught the eye of many researchers; a method that simplifies the process and saves labor: CRISPR-Cas9 system. This method of genome engineering is particularly interesting not only for researchers but also for millions of Americans....   [tags: CRISPR-Cas9, genome engineering, plants]
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Lifestyle, Social Grouping, Interactions, and Survival in _Out of the Silent Planet_ - Out of the silent planet Out of the silent planet by C.S Lewis is a novel that denotes the difference between the social system on planet earth and the planet Malacandra. In Malacandra, groups live in harmony with one another and complement each other. On earth, the social system is brutal and evil. The novel is a science fiction that covers Dr. Ransoms (major character) adventures and encounters on a planet that is entirely different from earth. Ransoms lands into this planet by accident after being kidnapped by two evil men (Devine and Weston) and transported to the planet Malacandra (Mars) by spacecraft....   [tags: Social Behavior / Societal Structures]
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Earth An Inner Terrestrial Planet - Earth An Inner Terrestrial Planet Size: About 8,000 miles in diameter Distance: 1 A.U. from the Sun Day: About 24 hours Year: About 365 days General Description: Earth may be the most unique of all planets because of the life forms we know exist here and the way they utilize the Suns energy. The Earth is composed of a great amount of water, mostly in the form of oceans, which make up most of its surface. It also contains various gases, of which make it possible for us humans to exist and is a system that exists between plants and animals here....   [tags: Essays Papers] 427 words
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Planet Comparison- Uranus and Neptune - Planet Comparison Report Uranus: Uranus was discovered in 1781 by Sir William Herschel. He at first wanted to name the planet Sidus Georgium which is latin for George’s star after the king of England. Another astronomer Johann Bode advised Herschel against it and suggested instead that he use a name from Greco-Roman mythology like all other planets. So Uranus was given its name which is the father of Saturn. Uranus is one of the Jovian planets and like the others it has a short rotation period....   [tags: essays research papers] 708 words
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The Importance of Ocean Currents to Survival on Planet Earth - Earth has been called the blue planet and not without reason. The ocean covers about three quarters of the earth’s surface and plays a vital role in our survival. It bounty feeds millions of people daily. Its surface absorbs more than ninety five percent of the solar radiation that reaches our planet. It is integral to the water cycle and it regulates our planets climate. But none of these roles would be fulfilled without the movement of the ocean. The currents, ribbons of movement within the greater body of water, provide the means with which our ocean distributes the nutrients and energy necessary for continued life upon earth....   [tags: Science, Oceanography]
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The Dynamic Use of Symbolism in Shampoo Planet - The Dynamic Use of Symbolism in Shampoo Planet Douglas Coupland has been called the voice of Generation X by his critics because of his writing techniques, which deal mainly with youthful ideals. Most of his works involve young characters searching for truth and answers for their self-involved questions. Despite many of his novels having a dim outlook, he incorporates humor and optimism into them, which creates a balance between wittiness and mockery. In Shampoo Planet Tyler Johnson, the narrator, struggles to find his identity throughout the novel....   [tags: Shampoo Planet Douglas Coupland Essays] 1138 words
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Pros and Cons of the Different Types of Power Plants: Hydroelectric, Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants - In developed and developing countries, sustainable energy source is the most important subject. There are many different methods of energy production and consumption. Using the cheap, abundant and clean energy sources for generating the electricity is the basic idea of production. Electrical energy is generated from different kinds of power plants. These plants can be put into three groups; hydroelectric power plants, thermal power plants and nuclear power plants. Hydroelectric power plants are used the potential energy of water....   [tags: energy source, sustainable energy, power plants]
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