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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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Planets From a Spaceship: A Story - The spaceship has as much power as a gamma ray, large mass but so small in size. It burst with energy and as all the machines screamed with whirring of the continuation of the controls I spontaneously pressed the go button hoping it would recognize it’s righteous owner. Pain demands to be felt I whispered to the main gears of the spacecraft. After traveling in warp speed the time machine had lost most of its vigor. Soon I sat down and stood up repeating the pattern numerous times. As I stood up I flew to the back hovering and we had started to maneuver....   [tags: Earth, Atmosphere] 1096 words
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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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My Trip to Investigate Planets - I am en route to the star Rickelia to investigate two planets, the second and third of the system. Historian Robert Burkwell found references to them while decoding 117,000-year-old computer records, which places the colonization of the two worlds just prior to the trideckia pandemic that wiped out most of the human race throughout the galaxy. It is thought these two distant, self-sufficient ecosystems might have escaped contamination and maintained human populations that survived to the present day....   [tags: personal narrative] 1217 words
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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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In a Category All Their Own: Dwarf Planets - ... Because once the object is large enough to have a stronger gravitational field then it is not a dwarf planet anymore. Generally, most of the known dwarf planets have masses smaller than that of Mercury’s. The lower limit is determined by the requirements of achieving a hydrostatic equilibrium shape. Hydrostatic equilibrium is the current distinguishing criteria between dwarf planets and other Go 3 small bodies. A hydrostatic equilibrium shape means the object is symmetrically rounded into a spherical or elliptical shape....   [tags: astronomy, Ceres, Pluto] 1889 words
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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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The Human Genome as Evidence of Life on Other Planets - The Human Genome Since the beginning of human fascination with outer space, the question “Is there life on other planets?” has existed and has waited to be answered. Early astronomers looking to find life on other planets were brutally punished by the Catholic Church. For years, people saw these astronomers as heretics for going against the church and undesirable, but today there might be evidence that supports these astronomers. Today, we find that people are still split between believing in alien life or not....   [tags: evolution and outer space]
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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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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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Methods and Latest Progress on Planet Detections - When we look up into the night sky, we as humans are amazed by the vast unknown of the Universe. We can see thousands of glowing stars and other objects, but there are billions more that we cannot see. Many might wonder, with billions of stars and planets, are we the only living beings in this Universe. Along with many other questions. These answers do not come that easy. The only way for our questions to be answered is to allow astronomers and planet hunters to do their jobs. The processes and research that they use to find new planets and study ones that have already been found is very complex....   [tags: astronomy, extrasolar planets]
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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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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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Johannes Kepler’s Three Laws of Planetary Motion - Johannes Kepler was one of the most significant scientists of the Scientific Revolution in the middle ages. Kepler was an astronomer and mathematician who was born in Germany. He showed all the planet’s orbit the sun, and not the sun orbiting the earth. Kepler formed three laws, in which he defines the governing motion of the planets. He was dedicated passionately to circles. Kepler also became the founder of modern optics. His work in developing the Planetary Laws of Motion supersede all discoveries in celestial mechanics....   [tags: planets, motion,optics, laws] 693 words
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The Minute Discoveries Made About Space - Space What is space. Space is the dimension of height, depth and width within which everything exists. Space is a near vacuum but again there is something that makes space. Space is made up of Planets, Dwarf planets, Asteroids, Meteoroids, Galaxies, Stars, Quasars and Black Holes. Our universe is big and we still don’t know what’s out there. But there are things that we found out over time, Interesting facts about: how the planets are formed, how the asteroids and meteoroids are formed, how the stars are formed and how everything out there works....   [tags: planets, stars, black holes] 2266 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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Creative Writing: The Greatest Video Game - ... At first, the basic elements wouldn’t work. They fell apart on our attempted inception of this new universe. Planets would form into cube shapes, asteroids would go much faster than they should have, speeding across the universe at the speed of light. The funniest part is that when you have an object going that fast, it can do much more damage than is would in our universe. It would annihilate entire planets instantly. To be frank: It sucked. Alas, these things came with time. As does everything else....   [tags: physics, planets, universe] 944 words
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Copernicus’ Action Packed Life Revealed in Copernicus’ Secret by Jack Repcheck - Copernicus’ Secret is a biography of an astronomer and a cleric who established that the earth was never the center of the cosmos. The author, Jack Repcheck, explores the action-packed last 12 years of Copernicus’s life that altered the track of western history. The main aim of the author is to give a precise in-depth human explanation of the events that led to the scientific revolution. He also tries to bring this scientific genius to life in a manner, which has never been achieved in the past....   [tags: science, cosmology, planets] 1060 words
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Analysis of Kant´s the Critique of Practical Reason - Each epoch gives a birth to its' own heroes. Beginning from the times of the glory of ancient Greece and Roman Empire with Aristotle, Heracles and Aleksander the Great, passing the Dark Ages, when Saint Thomas and Roger Bacon created the eternity and concluding with the creators of modern times – Eddisson and Enshtein, the humankind created idealistic images of their best representatives. Formally, Kant was the ideological opposer of Newton, the rational genius, who made the knowledge and the mind to exist on the level of the God....   [tags: stars, planets, position, morality] 2352 words
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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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Detection Techniques for Exoplanets - The research area of detecting exoplanets, planets outside our own solar system, is a huge area of interest and funding. The importance of being able to detect these planets is they can give us information and an insight into planetary formation, to help the search for ”Earth- like” planets in the habitable zone, and of course the ever-present question of extraterrestrial life. So on order to attempt to gather information about these things we must be have solid detection techniques in place for exoplanets....   [tags: Planets, Solar System, Astronomy]
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The Discovery of Kepler-186f - The discovery of Kepler-186f is a huge venture to discovering planets like our planet Earth .This planet is named Kepler-186f and it is one of five planets that have hitherto been caught by NASA's Kepler space telescope in circle about the star Kepler-186. This star is more diminutive and cooler than the Sun, of a sort called a M-dwarf or red dwarf, and all it’s referred to planets are little too, with sizes short of what 1.5 times the measure of Earth. The planet Kepler-186f is the most modest, being inside 10% of the measure of Earth and circles farthest from the host star, inside the habitable zone....   [tags: red dwarf, planets] 584 words
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Astronomy Questions and Answers - 5(a). What is the angle of the ecliptic with respect to the celestial equator. The angle of the ecliptic with the respect to the celestial equator is approximately 23.6 degree. It was measured by finding the intersection between the celestial equator marking and ecliptic marking, then zooming in to make these two marking straight, and finally measuring the angle of intersection by a protractor. 5(b). Explain why this ecliptic path exists. Ecliptic is the apparent path of the Sun’s motion. Because the Earth is circling around the Sun, the path of the sun is observed as circular on Earth....   [tags: planets, equator, stars] 1637 words
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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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Trying to Locate Extraterrestrial Life - ... If scientists do not detect false alarms, then billions of dollars could be spent on false information. For example, if scientists believed a signal came from Mars, an expensive rover would travel to the Red Planet, and not find anything. Some people believe the risk of looking for extraterrestrial life is too high, because of false alarms that would be an obstacle faced during the research process. Due to potential economic consequences, people believe the search for extraterrestrial life should not continue....   [tags: life on other planets, ineffective technology]
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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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Sky Watching Term Project - Astronomy teaches patience and humility and although I had the latter to some degree, this five week project helped me to develop the former. Not everything worked on the first attempt to find planets, stars, constellations, and other celestial objects. I started this project sometime in September actually, but was so discouraged by not seeing anything in the night sky due to visibility obstructions that I postponed it for another three weeks. When panic over deadlines got the best of me I finally forced myself to go outside to look up at the night sky and ask myself the age old question…”Is that a star or a plane.” Observation day one started out with a bang from the fireworks display comi...   [tags: astronomy, star gazing, finding planets] 545 words
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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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The Habitable Zone outside Earth - ... Such planets follow most expectations of being a possible proxy to Earth. Gilese667Cc was declared the most earth-like planet outside of the solar system, even more similar than Kepler-22b (Wedemeyer-Bohm “Gilese667Cc”). The host star’, GJ667Cc, HZ is at a distance of .11 to .23 AU. Luckily Gilese667Cc, located at .12 AU, does reside inside the HZ (Wedemeyer-Bohm “Gilese667Cc”). If Earth lived in the place of Gilese667Cc then Earth would be a frozen, but GJ667Cc is a much smaller star compared our Sun....   [tags: living in outer space, life on other planets]
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NASA's Journey to Mars - Humans can expect to face some major challenges on an expedition to Mars. It has been proven that humanity can travel in space for over two years. Cumulatively, Sergei Constantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut, has spent over eight-hundred and three days in Earth orbit (Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2005). The expedition to Mars would require the crew to endure a six month journey to the planet, a year of living on the planet, and a six months journey back to Earth. Russian cosmonaut, Valery V....   [tags: space programs to other planets] 915 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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Planet X: The Doomsday Planet - Planet X. It sounds like something from a science fiction movie. There has been a lot of speculation about whether or not planet X really exists. Many people are obsessed with the theory that it exists and have done some really crazy things ,such as threaten suicide, because they are so disturbed about the planet. Maybe that is why it is also called the “doomsday planet”. Planet X has also been named Nibiru and is considered the twelfth planet. The name Nibiru came from a book written by Zecharia Sitchin....   [tags: exist, scientist, planet]
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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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Solar Nebula Cause Planet Formation - Solar nebula is a rotating flattened disk of gas and dust in which the outer part of the disk became planets while the center bulge part became the sun. Its inner part is hot, which is heated by a young sun and due to the impact of the gas falling on the disk during its collapse. However, the outer part is cold and far below the freezing point of water. In the solar nebula, the process of condensation occurs after enough cooling of solar nebula and results in the formation into a disk. Condensation is a process of cooling the gas and its molecules stick together to form liquid or solid particles....   [tags: disk, condensation, rotate, planet] 532 words
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Hycn: Encounter On The Dead Planet - A smile flickered across her face as she realized why she agreed to come along with him. She’d agreed because it was an excuse to fly her anti-gravity fighter craft. She didn’t give a damn about exploring dead worlds and wandering planets. She wasn’t the touring kind; there was nothing interesting in exploring dead worlds. Not for her anyway. There definitely wasn’t anything worth writing home about out here on the dead planet, only ruins left behind by an alien civilization long dead. “I heard you loud and clear the first time.” A suprisingly deep but friendly amused voice came through the high definition 3D sound communications system installed into the ship....   [tags: ship, worlds, craft, planet] 1461 words
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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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Fourth Planet from the Sun: Mars - Mars Introduction Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and also the seventh largest in the solar system. The month “March” was derived from its name. Mars has been known and observed since the ancient times. It is many times called the Red Planet. It is believed that people associated Mars’ red color with bloodshed and war; thus giving the reason behind its name. People have been studying this planet for centuries and have always been intrigued by Earth’s closest celestial neighbor. In 877, Mars’ moons Phobos and Deimos were discovered by Asaph Hall....   [tags: astronomy, the red 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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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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The Planet Mars - Mars Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and the last of the solid, non-gas planets in our solar system. Mars is the seventh largest planet in our solar system. The diameter is about 4,220 miles. The equatorial circumference is about 13,259 miles. Earth’s equatorial circumference is about 24,901 miles so Mars’ equatorial circumference is approximately 53.2% that of Earth. The radius of Mars’ core is 1,056 miles. The surface area is 55,742,106 square miles, which is about 28% that of Earth. Mars’ volume is 163,115,609,799 cubic kilometers....   [tags: Fourth Planet, Sun, Solid, Non Gas, Solar System]
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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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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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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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Planet Venus and Its Relationship to Earth - My research paper will be a collection of information that I have gathered about the planet Venus and its relationship to Earth. I will go over some of the creation background of the solar system because Venus is in it. Talk about some of the characteristics of the planet Venus and its atmosphere. Then later show some of the explorations to Venus. There are several theories of how our solar system was created. But one widely accepted called the Nebular Hypothesis first introduced by Emanuel Swedenborg then later further work on by Immanuel Kant and Pierre Simon De Laplace in the 1700s....   [tags: solar, system, atmosphere, explorations] 978 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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Hycn: Encounter On The Dead Planet - The reflective shiny silver metal doors hissed open and Cede Nazzzuuh strode majestically into his quarters. The doors gave their snake-like hiss again and slid shut behind him. Cede went straight for the exquisite, luxurious couch set by the middle of the spacious ‘living room’ and threw himself onto it. He was exhausted. It had been a very busy but fruitless day. Today unlike the last five days they didn’t find anything of value to him from the alien ruins. It was seven days since they landed on the planet but they only managed to find four gold statues and two gold masks....   [tags: aliens, planet, news, space] 2932 words
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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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All About Our Planet Earth - ... Its mass is 5.97×1024 kg. It has a slightly greater equatorial circumference then polar, this is due to Earth’s rotation on its axis and the Sun’s gravitational pull during the Earth’s early molten stage. Over 4.6 billion years ago, a large molecular cloud located within one branch of the Milky Way galaxy had been the site of the formation of a few massive stars that became supernovae. These stars were originally made up of hydrogen and helium, the 2 main gases that were created during the Big Bang origin of our universe....   [tags: atmosphere, gases, layers] 763 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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Venus: The Second Planet from the Sun - Introduction: Venus, the second planet closest to the Sun and Earth’s closest neighbor, is known for its many wonders and harsh conditions. Venus is possibly the first planet discovered by humans and is said to have been first discovered in 17 B.C. by Babylonian astronomers. Venus is the first planet to be explored by spacecraft although many of these attempts have proven unsuccessful. Fortunately, more than twenty of the spacecraft explorations been proven successful, and through those we have gained knowledge about this wonder of the night sky....   [tags: astronomy, astrophysical science]
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What´s Out There? The Planet Jupiter - Have you ever looked up into the night skies and wondered what might be out there. One question I always wonder is where in the universe might there be a livable planet. Well the answer might be closer than you think, well actually 588 million kilometers away from earth. Jupiter of course is what I’m talking about. Fell first let’s ask the why we might move. Let’s face it earth is not going to be able to be habitable forever in fact ate the rate humans are polluting the atmosphere earth won’t be around that much longer....   [tags: universe, zeus, telescope] 1129 words
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Creative Writing: The Gruhanis and Their Planet Gruhan - Gruhan, a planet 12.78x10^7 km far from Earth. The Gruhanis are the most advanced civilization in technology, and second most powerful planet next to Earth among all the other planets. Gruhanis want to make Gruhan the superpower of all the planets. Although human are the second most advanced civilization in technology, they are more advanced in thoughts, emotions, literature, music, art, and all aspects of life. Gruhanis are basically high technology robots with brain which is 9^10 times advanced than humans....   [tags: technology, robots, testing] 1026 words
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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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Weird Plant’s on Planet Earth - What are plants. How have they developed. How do they use developed skills to benefit their life. Plants are always evolving every minute. Their are very many species of carnivorous plants. There is over 500 species of them. All carnivorous plants more scientifically known as insectivores. Because of their location of living they have developed a strong taste for insects. They capture, devour, and use nutrients from the insects to replace the lack in their ground diet. The bladderwort is an insectivore....   [tags: carnivorous plants, species]
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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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Nonexistent Planet X - Beyond Uranus and Neptune deep in the outskirts of the Solar System lies an unknown large object. Irregularities have been occurring between the two blue-sister gas giants and that may be known as Planet X. A satellite-telescope has been launched last week to detect the heat from where this unknown gravitational pull is coming from. Including the Pioneer spacecrafts that are about to pass the orbit of Pluto. For the next six or seven months the satellite-telescope that was launched last week will detect infrared, that is invisible to the human eye, and will take a wide-range survey of the sky....   [tags: telescope, satellite, infrared, survey] 756 words
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How Human Actions Affect the Planet - Our time on this world is very limited. Nothing lasts forever, and we are always changing and adapting. We try to improve the world and make our lives easier, but we forget about our surroundings and how we affect everything around us. Living organisms are coming close to extinction every single day. Humanity is destroying our planet and we feel that we are intelligent enough and capable to survive without it. Humanity needs to understand that to continue to live on Earth, change must be made so we may evolve in the future....   [tags: pollution, environment, actions] 1068 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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Using Herbal Plants for Medicine, A section of a Research Study - ... It is also called the ‘false water willow’ (Aronson 2009) or better known as ‘Creat’ in English (Alagesaboopathi 2000). In Thailand, it is known as ‘Fah Tah Lai’ whereas in Japan, it is known as ‘Senshinren’ and ‘green chiretta’ in Scandinavian countries. Secondary metabolites are produced by the plants during its growth through biochemical reactions. The compounds play important role in plant life cycle starting from protection from predators, for instance, alkaloids, from stress and in reproduction by attracting pollinators....   [tags: plants, leaves, roots, stems] 1165 words
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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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Inclined Planes: Simple Machines - Inclined planes are yet another simple machine that you use nearly every day. Any time you walk up a slight hill, you are using an inclined plane. Any time you ride your bike or drive your car up a hill on the way to school, you are using an inclined plane. Even when you push your grandma in her wheel chair up the handicap ramp you are using an inclined plane. So to summarize what an inclined plane actually is, it is a flat surface on an angle that is always used to multiply your force. BUT WAIT....   [tags: Angles, Wedges] 617 words
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