The Solar System

Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons A major problem concerning the world today is the disposal of nuclear weapons. With the Cold War, we have seen a massive build up of nuclear weapons, and no, that we are no longer in a state of global warfare, what is to be done with them? As a result of the build-up in nuclear weapons during the cold war the world is now facing major environmental problems trying to deactivate them, and in addition major debate are occurring on the policies of disarmament and deterrence as solut
Svante August Arrhenius
Svante August Arrhenius
Svante August Arrhenius Svante August Arrhenius was born at Uppalsa, Sweden, on February 19,1859 His intelligence and creativity were apperent nt from an early age--he taughthimself to read when he was three Although credi ted with many scientificinnovations, he remains best known for his ionic theory of solutions, For which hewas awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1903 Arrhenius henius died inStockholm on October 2, 1927 Science is a human endeavor subject to human frailties and governed b
Our Radiant Planet- Depletion of the Ozone Layer
Our Radiant Planet- Depletion of the Ozone Layer
Our Radiant Planet- Depletion of the Ozone Layer Ozone is a relatively unstable form of molecular oxygen containing three oxygen atoms produced when upper-atmosphere oxygen molecules are split by ultra violet light. Stratospheric ozone is found in a broad band, extending generally from 15 to 35km above the earth. Although the ozone layer is surprisingly thin, it acts as a protective shield to the earth, as it filters out most of the harmful solar ultraviolet radiation (in particular UV-B) that w
Privately Owned Gasoline Powered Vehicles Should Be Limited
Privately Owned Gasoline Powered Vehicles Should Be Limited
Privately Owned Gasoline Powered Vehicles Should Be Limited February 25, 1995 Social Studies 10H The automobile has become a very important part of today's society. It is a necessity to own or to have access to a car in order to keep up with all of the competition of the business world, and also one's social demands. Most people would not be able to travel around a country or the world without this incredible machine, for it provides freedom and mobility, even for people who do not own a car. Un
Nuclear Energy and the Environment
Nuclear Energy and the Environment
Nuclear Energy and the Environment In our society, nuclear energy has become one of the most criticized forms of energy by the environmentalists. Thus, a look at nuclear energy and the environment and its impact on economic growth. Lewis Munford, an analyst, once wrote, Too much energy is as fatal as too little, hence the regulation of energy input and output not its unlimited expansion, is in fact one of the main laws of life. This is true when dealing with nuclear power. Because our societie
The Longest Day
The Longest Day
The Longest Day Few of God's miracles cause protests in the scientific community like the account of Joshua's long day - when God made the sun and moon to stand still. But science and modern technology have done more to verify this phenominal biblical fact than they have to refute it. Common sense would say it is impossible for such a major disruption to occur and not totally destroy the precise, perfect balance in the solar system. But given a God, who created the heavens and the earth, who e
Astronomers
Astronomers
Astronomers Part One Brief Descriptions of the Following Astronomers: Walter Baade : Baade was a German-born American, whose work gave new estimates for the age and size of the universe. During the wartime, blackouts aided his observatons and allowed him to indentify and classify stars in a new and useful way, and led him to increase and improve Hubble's values for the size and age of the universe (to the great relief of geologists.) He also worked on supernovae and radiostars. Milton Humason :
Black Holes
Black Holes
Black Holes Table of Contents I. What are black holes? II. Where do they come from? III. Interesting facts about black holes. IV. How are they discovered? A. X-ray Emissions B. Exotic Energy Sources C. Star speeds D. Masers E. The Baseline Array F. Hubble Telescope G. Satellites V. Quasi-Stellar Relations VI. Locations A. M87 B. Milky Way C. Andromeda D. ?????? E. NGC 6240 F. A0620-00 What are black holes? Black holes are the remains of a massive star that has collapsed and shrunk to a tiny poi
Neutrinos and Gamma Rays
Neutrinos and Gamma Rays
Neutrinos and Gamma Rays Emission of a beta particle produces an energy change in the nucleus of an atom. The energy change that is observed, however, does not add up to satisfy the Law of Conservation of energy. The conservation law can be balanced if another particle, called the neutrino is part of this process. In the time it takes to read just this sentence, more than a billion of them will have passed unnoticed through the reader's body. Neutrinos may account for an appreciable portion of
Carl Jung
Carl Jung
Carl Jung   Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a son of a minister in Switzerland. He was born on July 26, in the small village of Kesswil on Lake Constance. He was named after his grandfather, a professor of medicine at the University of Basel. He was the oldest child and only surviving son of a Swiss Reform pastor. Two brothers died in infancy before Jung was born. Jung's mother was a neurotic and often fought with his father. Father was usually lonely and very irritable. When the child could n
Background
Background
Background Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio in the year 1930. His services as a pilot were called upon during the Korean War. Shortly after graduating from Purdue University in 1955, Armstrong joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, then known as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. At the time the functions of the N.A.C. were to plan, direct, and conduct all United States aeronautical and space activities, except for those that were primarily military.
Satellites orbit the earth doing our bidding in ways
Satellites orbit the earth doing our bidding in ways
Satellites orbit the earth doing our bidding in ways that enrich the lives of almost all of us. Through electronic eyes from hundreds of miles overhead, they lead prospectors to mineral deposits invisble on earth's surface. Relaying communications at the speed of light, they shrink the planet until its most distant people are only a split second apart. They beam world weather to our living room TV and guide ships through storms. Swooping low over areas of possible hostility, spies in the sky ma
Il etait une fois il y a une femme qui s'apple Mme Metaux Elle est une
Il etait une fois il y a une femme qui s'apple Mme Metaux Elle est une
Il etait une fois, il y a une femme qui s'apple Mme Metaux. Elle est une bonne femme, et tout le temps elle est jolie, est grand. Mais, une jour, elle morir! C'est terible pour tout le monde, mais pas pour sa fils! Pourquoi, vous ditez? Parsque, elle etatait TRES RICHE, et il (Qui s'apple le Bob) recu l'inherentance de son mere! Et il est heureux, jusque une jour, il rencontrait un cafard. A l'instant ou il va presse le cafard, le cafard commence parler! Il dit Ne me presse pas! Je vais donne
MOON EXPLORATION
MOON EXPLORATION
MOON EXPLORATION The U. S. has explored the moon since the 1960,s. The Apollo Program tells why the United States went to the moon. The Apollo Spacecraft tells ho we got to the moon. The First Lunar Landing tells about the first voyage to the moon. This paper will discus the lunar landing. The Apollo progam was made to meet the goal set by John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961. The goal was to land a man on the moon and return him to Earth alive and well. The program was a succes. There were 11
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Make this field active and press CTRL-V Book Review Name of Book: Nemesis Author: Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Petrovichi, Russia. When he was three years of age, his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, New York. Asimov turned to full time writing in 1958. This accomplished writer is best known for his novels dealing with science fiction. However, his works extend to other subjects. These include humour, mystery, history, and some volumes involving the Bible and
The night sky of Neton was a clear one The deep blue
The night sky of Neton was a clear one The deep blue
The night sky of Neton was a clear one. The deep blue, almost a black but well illuminated by the bright full moon, glistened with a pattern of twinkling stars. The background light from Brisbane was almost nonexistent, a pleasant change of atmosphere that was rarely appreciated by most. Except Jane. She loved the clear sky, the faint presence of the Milky Way as it wrapped itself across the near-endless plane that was the sky She stood out on the balcony, staring into the azure. Was there life
South Africa
South Africa
South Africa Introduction Energy is defined as something that creates action. Energy has always been a necessity, because everything requires it in one way or another to work. Without energy, there could bo no electricity, no modern convieniences, or industrialization. Unfortunatly, energy usually means that are negative impacts on the environment. Some of the environmental impacts include, air pollution, land pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, and general aesthetic problems. I plan t
On first glance Forbidden Planet can easily be seen to parallel many o
On first glance Forbidden Planet can easily be seen to parallel many o
On first glance, Forbidden Planet can easily be seen to parallel many other works relating to technology, nature, or both. One of the most obvious parallels is, of course, to Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the story of a man stranded on an island which he has single-handedly brought under his control through the use of magic. Indeed, the characters, plot, and lesson of Forbidden Planet mirror almost exactly those of The Tempest, with the exception that where The Tempest employs magic, Forbidden Pla
Star date 411768 Captain's log
Star date 411768 Captain's log
Star date: 41176.8 Captain's log. This is my (Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise #NCC-17O1 D) account of the events leading up to and beyond the Federation and Romulan war (2380-2385 AD). Star date: 32851.2: The Enterprise received a distressed call from a fleeing scout ship. SOS... I am ... under ... attack!! request ... asylum ... Federation ... Space!!.. The ship was pushing the limits of its engines as it hurtled out of the neutral zone -- the volume of space that serves as a
Date sent Thurs 23 Jan 97 073748
Date sent Thurs 23 Jan 97 073748
Date sent: Thurs, 23 Jan 97 07:37:48 Subject: myth1.TXT Report for system password Fate & Destiny In the beginning a man and a woman were born. They married each other and lived a life that was filled with much happiness and joy. One day a terrible car accident occurred that killed them both. In this world we live in we face everyday choices. Maybe these people did not choose to die, but they maybe chose to drive in the car that day. Was what happened to them an accident or a bad twist of fate
Fate Destiny
Fate Destiny
Fate & Destiny In the beginning a man and a woman were born. They married each other and lived a life that was filled with much happiness and joy. One day a terrible car accident occurred that killed them both. In this world we live in we face everyday choices. Maybe these people did not choose to die, but they maybe chose to drive in the car that day. Was what happened to them an accident or a bad twist of fate that was their destiny? Were these two wonderful people predestined to die at that
The Night Sky
The Night Sky
The Night Sky Long ago, people looked into the night sky and wondered what they were looking at? How far away are those twinkles in the sky? Could they all be stars, or maybe, could they be something else? What makes certain lights brighter than others, and how does distance affect their intensity? These questions and other interesting facts will be reviewed in the following pages. One of the most common curiosities regarding the night sky is distance, which can be very hard to determine. Becau
---- Closest to the sun
---- Closest to the sun
---- Closest to the sun ---- Smallest of the inner planets ---- Temperatures reach up to 1,380 F ---- Has low gravity, therefore there is no atmosphere ---- Orbits the sun once every 88 days ---- Surface is devoid of basalt - a hard, dense type of volcanic rock that has a glassy appearance ---- High density which implies that there is a large iron or nickel-ore core ---- Fun/Interesting Fact* Mercury's perihelion (the time at which the planet is the closest distance from the sun) advances 43 se
All about the Planets
All about the Planets
All about the Planets Mercury: Distance to the Sun- 57,900,000 km Revolution- 88 days Diameter- 4,878 km Rate of rotation- 59 days Moons- 0 Unique Features- It has a range of cliffs 100's of Kilometers long. Was once volcanic. It has changed little since it's formation. Venus: Distance to the Sun- 108,200,000 km Revolution- 225 days Diameter- 12,104 km Rate of rotation- 243 days Moons- 0 Unique Features- It's atmosphere provides an insolating effect, which keeps heat in. Its atmospheric pressur
Our Solar system the sun and its planets has not always been there
Our Solar system the sun and its planets has not always been there
Our Solar system, the sun and its planet’s has not always been there. It is nearly five billion years ago, and there is no solar system, no planets, moons, no sun. Instead there is a big cloud of dust and gas called a nebula. This cloud has been slowly twisting for more than 10 billion years, held together by it’s own gravity. Then a star explodes......WOW!! its a super nova.... The blast pushes the gases of our nebula together. That strengthens the gravitational pull of those gases even more a
Ptolemy
Ptolemy
Ptolemy Introduction In ancient times there were many great ideas which began to shape the way man perceived his environment. However, there were few minds who were able to put all of these ideas together. One of these minds belonged to Claudius Ptolemy, or just Ptolemy as he is commonly referred to. We know almost nothing of the chronology of Ptolemy's life, and we don't even know his birth or death dates. We do know, though, about his ideas in several fields, which include geography, astronom
The world's natural resources are being consumed at an alarming rate A
The world's natural resources are being consumed at an alarming rate A
The world's natural resources are being consumed at an alarming rate. As these resources diminish, people will be seeking alternative sources by which to generate electricity for heat and light. The only practical short term solution for the energy-crisis is nuclear power. Nuclear power, however is not as safe as burning coal, gas or oil in a factory it is in fact , much more dangerous, There are dangers associated with a nuclear power plant which far out weigh the benefits to society as a whol
Saturn is a large and beautiful planet It may be best know known for t
Saturn is a large and beautiful planet It may be best know known for t
Saturn is a large and beautiful planet. It may be best know known for the prominent rings that surround it, which gives the planet its unusual appearance. Saturn is one of the nine planets orbiting in our solar system. It is the sixth planet from the sun in the Milky Way galaxy. The ancient symbol for Saturn is . Astronomers still use this symbol to represent the planet. It was named after the ancient Roman god of planting and harvest. To honor Saturn, every year the ancient Romans held a joy-
Jupiter
Jupiter
Jupiter Jupiter contains 2/3 of the planetary mass of the solar system. Its interior pressure may reach 00 million times the surface pressure on earth. It has 16 moons, a ring system and an immense, complex atmosphere. Jupiter’s distance from the sun is 778.3 million kilometers. Its period of revolution is 11.86 earth years or 1 Jovian year. The equatorial diameter is 143,200 kilometers. Jupiter’s atmosphere’s main components are hydrogen and Helium. The names of the 16 moons on Jupiter are Met
SOLAR ENERGY -- THE ENERGY OF THE FUTURE About 47 per cent of the ener
SOLAR ENERGY -- THE ENERGY OF THE FUTURE About 47 per cent of the ener
SOLAR ENERGY -- THE ENERGY OF THE FUTURE? About 47 per cent of the energy that the sun releases to the earth actually reaches the ground. About a third is reflected directly back into space by the atmosphere. The time in which solar energy is available, is also the time we least need it least - daytime. Because the sun's energy cannot be stored for use another time, we need to convert the suns energy into an energy that can be stored. One possible method of storing solar energy is by heating wat
Solar cells today are mostly made of silicon one of the most common el
Solar cells today are mostly made of silicon one of the most common el
Solar cells today are mostly made of silicon, one of the most common elements on Earth. The crystalline silicon solar cell was one of the first types to be developed and it is still the most common type in use today. They do not pollute the atmosphere and they leave behind no harmful waste products. Photovoltaic cells work effectively even in cloudy weather and unlike solar heaters, are more efficient at low temperatures. They do their job silently and there are no moving parts to wear out. It
Environmental Air Pollution
Environmental Air Pollution
Environmental Air Pollution My views of the environment are rooted in my belief in creation. I do not believe that life on earth began spontaneously, nor do I believe that the earth is so delicately balanced. I don’t believe that the earth and its ecosystem are fragile. Many radical environmentalists do, they believe man can come along, all by themselves and change everything for worse. After hundreds of millions of years, they believe that we are the last two generations of human existence. And
To believe or not to believe Evolution
To believe or not to believe Evolution
To believe or not to believe, Evolution? Composition 1 November 20, 2003 The topics of Creation science and evolutionary science have long been debated in schools churches and laboratories around the world. Faith and proven facts are two very different aspects in the pursuit of truth. Creation science is the belief that God created the universe. With hundreds of different religions around the world this theory varies in its ideas while primarily stating that a supreme being created all things of
Materials Used In The Building
Materials Used In The Building
Materials Used In The Building ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************** 1.Roofing slates: ---Asbestos cement slate Appearance similar to natural slate therefore has advantage as cheap replacement for this material. Non-combustible. ---Glass reinforced cement Appearance similar to natural slate therefore has advantage as cheap replacement for this material. Testing indicates
The Age of Enlightenment
The Age of Enlightenment
The Age of Enlightenment 5/8/04 World History Enlightenment essay The Age of Enlightenment saw many great changes in Western Europe. It was an age of reason and philosophes. During this age, changes the likes of which had not been seen since ancient times took place. Such change affected evert pore of Western European society. Many might argue that the Enlightenment really did not bring any real change, however, there exists and overwhelming amount of facts which prove, without question, that th
Asteroids
Asteroids
Asteroids Asteroids are rocky and metallic objects that orbit the Sun but are too small to be considered planets. They are known as minor planets. Asteroids range in size from Ceres, which has a diameter of about 1000 km, down to the size of pebbles. Sixteen asteroids have a diameter of 240 km or greater. They have been found inside Earth's orbit to beyond Saturn's orbit. Most, however, are contained within a main belt that exists between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Some have orbits that cr
Dear ___
Dear ___
Dear ___: I’m very sorry for being late to class today. I cannot believe what I just did. It was amazing! To tell you the truth, I just came back from another galaxy with some aliens who are from “³Star Cluster”. Actually, I should not tell you about it, but today was just so special that I have to tell you. I became a hero by saving the whole solar system. Even though it is a long story, I will still retell it, because you will be famous in the near future for you are my teacher and have known
Me myself and I
Me myself and I
Me, myself, and I Sometimes I just long for company ..a friend....someone whom I can talk to..........someone who can be omnipresent......like the net I use to suppose it to be....online I used to meet so many strangers but at least they were ready to listen to me......whatever it was...it was a sort of escapism .from the real world which hides so many guilt and feelings behind the human masks of a wife, mother husband, father ,daughter ...and many such disguises.......the life becomes so loaths
The scientific Revolution
The scientific Revolution
The scientific Revolution In fact the foremost cause of the change in worldview was the industrial revolution. Science was primarily a branch of theology, and it reinforced religious thought. As a matter of fact, Aristotle science as interpreted by Christian theologians fit nearly with Christian doctrine. Concerning the Copernican hypothesis that stated that sun rather than the earth as Aristotle though was at the center of the universe. It really had huge consequences especially in the religiou
All About Our Solar System
All About Our Solar System
All About Our Solar System Our solar system consists of the sun, nine planets (and their moons), an asteroid belt, and many comets and meteors. The sun is the center of our solar system; the planets, over 61 moons, the asteroids, comets, meteoroids and other rocks and gas all orbit the Sun. Asteroids Asteroids are rocky or metallic objects, most of which orbit the Sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. A few asteroids approach the Sun more closely. None of the asteroids have atmosphe
The Father of Modern Astronomy
The Father of Modern Astronomy
“The Father of Modern Astronomy” JMJ April 28, 2004 Physics Period 5 From the first time children are introduced to astronomy in second grade, they are told that the sun is the center of the solar system. This was not always the case. For centuries, civilization believed the whole universe revolved around the earth. This was easy to believe since all the astral bodies seemed to make an arch across the sky, and, in relativity to the people on the ground, it was the sky that was moving, and not th
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam Allah (God) Islam is the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God). The name Allah (God) in Islam never refers to Muhammad (pbuh), as many Christians may think; Allah is the personal name of God. What do Muslims believe about Allah? 1. He is the one God, Who has no partner. 2. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not created, nor a part of His creation. 3. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just. 4. There is no other entity in the entire universe worthy of worship bes
Acid Rain
Acid Rain
Acid Rain INTRODUCTION: John F. Kennedy once said, “The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of our planet.” This vulnerability has never been so obvious as it is when we consider the devastating effect of acid rain. Acid rain destroys entire ecosystems and jeopardizes our health. The destructive power of this silent killer is evident to everyone who visits the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The issue of acid rain is not just a local problem; the effect of acid rain on the e
Alternative Fuels
Alternative Fuels
Alternative Fuels Outline Thesis: There are many types of alternate fuels. These new improved fuels do not infiltrate the air, with pollution that fumes from natural gasoline output. These alternative fuels will be more in tune with society at this day and age, While be less expensive, and having an adequate supply. I. Introduction to the Alternate Fuels/Vehicles. II. Origin of Alternative Vehicles. A. Where the idea came from. B. What the various ideas for alternate fuels are. C. How it became
Asteroids-Fact sheet
Asteroids-Fact sheet
Asteroids-Fact sheet. Asteroids are one of the many small or minor rocky planetoids that are a member of the solar system and that move in elliptical orbits primarily between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The largest representatives of asteroids are 1 Ceres, with a diameter of about 1,003 km, 2 Pallas and 4 Vesta, with diameters of about 550 km. About 200 asteroids have diameters of more than 97 km, and thousands of smaller ones exist. The total mass of all asteroids in the solar system is muc
ASTEROIDS
ASTEROIDS
ASTEROIDS. Asteroids are one of the many small or minor rocky planetoids that are a member of the solar system and that move in elliptical orbits primarily between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The largest representatives of asteroids are 1 Ceres, with a diameter of about 1,003 km, 2 Pallas and 4 Vesta, with diameters of about 550 km. About 200 asteroids have diameters of more than 97 km, and thousands of smaller ones exist. The total mass of all asteroids in the solar system is much less than
Vocabulary 1-40
Vocabulary 1-40
Vocabulary 1-40 1. Colony: a body of people living in a new territory. 2. Enrich: to make rich or richer. 3. Export: something exported for trade. 4. Import: something brought in from another country. 5. Navigate: to soil on or through 6. Resent: to feel or exhibit annoyance or indignation at or feel angry. 7. Merchant: a buyer and seller of commodities for profit. 8. Salutary: health giving 9. Neglect: paying no attention. 10. Rural: of the country side. 11. Subsistence: ability to live. 12. Ki
The History of Lunar Exploration
The History of Lunar Exploration
The History of Lunar Exploration Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, visual exploration with powerful telescopes yielded fairly comprehensive knowledge of the geography of the visible side of the Moon. The previously unseen far side of the Moon was first revealed to the world in October 1959 through photographs made by the Soviet Luna 3 spacecraft. These photographs showed that the far side of the Moon is similar to the near side except for the absence of large maria. Craters are now known t
Mars Exploration
Mars Exploration
Mars Exploration Adv. Bio-2 Indeed, NASA experts say their entire game plan for the latest stage of Mars exploration is based on sending twin robotic rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, to two spots on the red planet where the evidence of water is most compelling. Spirit landed on Saturday night in the heart of Gusev Crater, a massive basin larger than Connecticut that was carved out by the impact of an asteroid or comet early in Mars' history and is thought to have once held a gigantic lake. A long
Neptune
Neptune
Neptune The physical makeup of Neptune is very gaseous, it consists mainly of hydrogen and helium, but about 2% of the planet is methane. The Voyager2 spacecraft reached Neptune in 1989 and observed a dark storm system with a bright core of feathery clouds. Wind speeds on Neptune reach 700 miles per hour, moving in a retrograde direction that is opposite to the direction of its rotation. These are the strongest winds seen on any retrograde planet in the solar system. Neptune's distance from the