• Mars The Red Planet
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    Mars, it's where aliens come from, a Hollywood Sci-Fi mainstay, the mysterious red planet. But, what is Mars really? Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun, orbiting 227, 940, 000 km away. It's diameter of 6, 794 km and mass of 6. 4219 e 23 kg, makes it the seventh largest planet in our solar system. Mars, which is the Greek name for the god of War, probably got this name due to it's red color, and is often referred to as the red planet. What makes Mars look red? Mars' atmosphere is mostly carbo...
  • Solar System Planets Planet Star
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    Where the Planets Are In the beginning, the Earth was believed to be both flat and at the center of the universe. Then a sailor set sail to prove that the Earth is in fact round. Decades later science proved that the churches were wrong and in fact the Earth orbited around the Sun not the other way around. Now it is commonly known that the solar system that the human race lives in is just a small part of a much larger spinning body called a galaxy. Now science argues about whether or not Pluto i...
  • Planet Of The Apes A Political Allegory
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    One of the wonders of film is its ability to take one away from the normal everyday world and immerse the viewer in a world so foreign from their own that they stare with wonder on the scenes unfolding before them. One such genre of film of science fiction. In this genre, what the viewer sees is only limited by the imaginations of the writers and director whose job is to portray a world that defies your imagination. If the writers and director so choose, they can also deal with day to day issues...
  • Venus Planet Magellan Surface
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    Joe Landis Block 1 Mr. Craft Research Report Joe Landis i The Planet Venus iii Introduction iii The Surface iii The Atmosphere iii Volcanoes v Magellan Mission v Work Cited Page vii The Planet Venus Introduction The planet we know as Venus is the second planet from the Sun in our solar system. The Planet is also the brightest if we were looking at it from earth. According to a some information I have found it "is the third brightest celestial object in the sky (after the Sun and Moon)... [And] i...
  • Discovery Of Neptune Planet Adams Uranus
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    The Discovery of Neptune Neptune was discovered in September 1845. It was discovered by means of mathematics before being seen through a telescope. It began in 1843 when John Adams, a young English astronomer and mathematician, began working to find thew location of the unknown planet. Adams predicted the planed would be about 1. 6 billion kilometres farther from the sun then Uranus. That's when he completed his work in September 1845. Also Urbain Leverriar, unknown to Adams, began working on t...
  • Future Of Trantor Planet Seldon Earth
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    Gaal Dornick, a mathematician, goes to another planet called Trantor to meet Dr. Hari Seldon who has invited him to Trantor to join his team for an scientific experiment about future of Trantor. Trantor has a population of over 40 billions and there is metal all over it as if you go above it you see a glob made of metal. The way that the author explains the planet Trantor makes you feel lucky for your self for living on earth with a lot of green plans and other alive things around you. When you ...
  • Earth Spheres Open System
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    DEFINITIONS: The biosphere is a closed self-regulating system that integrates living organisms with nonliving components of a planet (Lenkeit). The biosphere is part of the outer shell of a planet and includes the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere (answers. com). The hydrosphere is an open system that contains all of a planet's solid, liquid, and gaseous water (Answers. com). As an open system, the hydrosphere interacts with the surrounding systems through inputs and outputs (Lenkeit). T...
  • Black Hole Escape Planet Gravity
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    Stars, comets, planets, they are all visible when you look up past our atmosphere. What if I told you that there were objects up there that you could not see, but had more gravity than an object 500 time larger than our sun. Objects, that are capable of swallowing whole planets within a split second of time. An object that would steal light right out of thin-air. These objects are more powerful than anything man made. Black holes are the most popular unknown object in science. A black hole is a...
  • Planet Of The Apes
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    'Planet of the Apes " James Burroughs is a critic. In his article, 'The Fiction of Science Fiction,' he expresses his opinion that the movie, 'Planet of the Apes,' has no value or real meaning for society today. He says it is like other similar science fiction movies made in the 1960 s because it is so out-of-date. He seems to feel the only people that would enjoy 'Planet of the Apes' are people who have nothing better to do. I disagree with Mr. Burroughs. In the movie, 'Planet of the Apes,' hu...
  • Planet X Orbit World Media
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    Did you know that PLANET X will pass through our solar system again in 2003 after approximately 3660 years of absence on its regular orbit? Like most people you probably do not know this. The knowledge has been kept away from the public for several reasons, one of which is to avoid causing panic among the world's population. #1 question -- Will you be in a safe area? Will you be ready or do you care for your loved ones lives? We live in a binary system. Our suns dark twin lies toward the Orion g...
  • Planet Of The Apes
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    Planet of the Apes deals with a great number of issues that come up in everyday society. If one looks closely at the story it is very easy to realize that Planet of the Apes is not at all about apes, but truly about mankind. It is a story about the human condition, and the way humans interact with their natural environment. It is a story about the dangers of religion, and even more powerfully a warning about the dangers of a politically active church. Planet of the Apes is a political allegory. ...
  • Terrestrial And Jovian Planets
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    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 de...
  • Planet Of The Apes
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    Planet of the Apes When Planet of the Apes opened in theaters, few people knew what to expect. To most, the idea of a movie with the premise of a planet full of intelligent apes went against everything they had been taught. The initial attraction was the superb cast, spearheaded by Charlton Heston who portrays Taylor, an astronaut who crashes onto the planet. Heston was joined by many popular actors and actress such as, Roddy McDowell as Cornelius, Maurice Evans as Dr. Zaius and Kim Hunter as Zi...
  • Dune Planet Of Arrakis
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    Dune The book Dune has a science-fiction story line that associates two major themes frequently in the book. The title and the setting of the book are used to establish the bleakness and isolation of the planet Arrakis. The plot and resolution bring together the multiple factions including the emperor and the two major houses for control of the spice production. The title of the book Dune, plays a major part of the story. The planet of Arrakis where most of the novel takes place, is a desolate,...
  • Life Out There Planet Mars One
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    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, Alien, just to name a few). Scientists have come up with many new ideas and ways of trying to either prove or disprove the existe...
  • Pluto Planet Orbit Astronomers
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    In the outer limits of our solar system there is a planet unlike any other, Pluto. Pluto was discovered in February of 1930 by an American astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh. It is the only planet to have been discovered by an American. All though we have known of the existence of Pluto for over thirty years now, there are still many mysteries surrounding this celestial body. Being the farthest planet has made it difficult to study Pluto, Adding to the obscurity of this strange planet is that the capabi...
  • Pluto A Planet Kuiper Belt
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    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 nin...
  • Mercury 2 Magnetic Field
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    Mercury Mercury is the eighth largest planet in our solar system, equaling roughly one-third of Earth s size. It is also the planet closest to the sun, and is often visible with binoculars, or even the naked eye. It s difficult to see in the twilight sky. One of Mercury s most distinguishable features is its rugged surface, which is similar to the surface of the Earth s moon. In Roman mythology, Mercury is the god of commerce and thievery. He is considered the Roman counterpart of the Greek god...
  • The Planet Of The Apes
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    Planet of the Apes Planet of the Apes, written by Pierre Boule was one of the greatest novels ever written in science fiction. The movie, which was directed by Tim Burton, depicted the same elements as the book. The novel and the movie both portrays aspects of ape civilizations where the apes were dominant and inhumane treatment of their slaves who were humans. The movie forces humanity to look at the prejudices, biases, and hatred that have lurked within the apes in the movie and the humans in ...
  • Planet Pac Mars Earth
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    Mandal, the most prominent planet of our Navgrahas, represents anger, aggression, ambition, courage, and roguery. For the Greeks it has been the God of War. Naturally the two most ancient civilizations of our planet have always paid due respect to the red planet, Mars. Its closest encounter with Earth in the past 60, 000 to 100, 000 years-occurring on 27 th of this month-has stirred many a calm waters in our world. From the scientific community to the amateur sky gazers, every one suddenly seems...