• Solar System Earth Planet Atmosphere
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    The Solar System By " Delete this text and type your name here." May 16, 2002 Introduction As far as we know, there are nine planets locked in orbit around the Sun. Only one, our own Earth, supports life. But there are countless other suns throughout countless galaxies scattered across the expanse of the universe. We still don't know if life exists on another planet in some other galaxy. Mercury Named for the wing-footed messenger of the Roman gods, Mercury races around its orbit at a dizzying ...
  • Mars Liquid Water
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    I. INTRODUCTION Mars, fourth planet from the sun and sixth largest planet, revolves in an orbit lying between those of Earth, the third, and Jupiter, the fifth planet. It named for the Roman god of war. Mars has two small moons, Phobos and Deimos. Their diameters are so small that measurements of their angular diameters is entirely beyond the reach of present- day giants telescopes. The closer satellite, Phodos, approximately 10 miles in diameter, is unique in he entire solar system in that rot...
  • Mars Mission Carbon Dioxide
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    The planet Mars has always been interesting to me, because it is such a big mystery to everyone. It is important the astronomer today learn more about Mars for one day that could be our home planet. Space exploration has always been huge, what problem there might be, how long it would take, and what would make it safe. Therefore to prepare for all of those things, you must first research your destination. The net Mars is an interesting and mysterious planet. It is often referred to as the Red P...
  • Mars Polar Landing Planet Mission Lander
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    A momentous occasion has been bestowed upon us. The Mars Polar Lander will try to reach its destination of Mars southern polar ice cap. The Lander was presumed to touch down on Friday December 3, 1999. It was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 17 on January 3, 1999 and hopefully it has finally reached the surfaces of Mars. This mission is worth $327. 6 million total for both orbiter and Lander (not including Deep Space 2). Those figures come from $193. 1 million...
  • Nasa Mars Missions Planet Space Man
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    "The United States is justified in spending billions of dollars on NASA space missions to Mars." Throughout the course of history, man has dreamed of stepping foot on another planet. The advances in technology in the 20 th century have allowed man to do what at one time was considered unthinkable for millenniums before. With the advent of the modern space program in the early 1950's, NASA has performed many inconceivable feats. They have sent and returned men to space. They " ve set up space sta...
  • Zerg V Protoss Warp Weapon
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    Zerg V. Protoss On planet Char, controlled by the mind controlling warp weapon, the Zergs, a fierce alien race, were at war with the Terren, a human like race. The Zerg were being pushed off their own planet. So Kerrigan, the leader of Zerg, devised a brilliant plan. She was going to genetically engineer a new breed to help destroy the Terren. They would combine part of them and the Terran to create the Protoss, a new alien race. Their plan is a success and their Protoss is powerful enough to p...
  • Neptune Dark Spot
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    Neptune Neptune is the outermost planet of the gas giants. It has an equatorial diameter of 49, 500 kilometers (30, 760 miles) and is the eighth planet from the sun. If Neptune were hollow, it could contain nearly 60 Earth's. Neptune orbits the Sun every 165 years. It has eight moons, six of which were found by Voyager 2. A day on Neptune is 16 hours and 6. 7 minutes. Neptune was discovered on September 23, 1846 by Johann Gottfried Galle, of the Berlin Observatory. Neptune got its named from th...
  • Solar System Planet Stars Star
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    Astronomy is not just about the stars. Astronomy is about the constellations, the nine planets, the sun and the moons. The solar system is very complex and has many extraordinary objects. There are four different types of stars: Protostars, Bright Stars, Red Giants, and White Dwarfs. Protostars are stars that are on the verge of being born. They are glowing clouds of dust and gas. Gravity pulls on every atom moving them towards the center of the cloud of dust, which causes the Protostars to col...
  • Life On Mars As A Human
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    'PLANET MARS, POPULATION 13, 000', says the sign at the entrance of Mars, a 'blink-and-you " ll-miss-it' dot on the map of the solar system. It's a perfect story book planet: only six sets of traffic lights for our hover cars, a main street where you can say hello to any of the friendly, talkative beings nearby, lots of blazing rocks and a beautiful big canyon with an over-looking red sky. One thing a person from the planet would notice instantly, aside from the abundance of red rock and my plan...
  • The Earth Magnetic Field
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    Did u know that our planet, Earth wasn't always thought of as a planet? Until the sixteenth century when Copernicus figured out that the Earth was another planet, which revolved around the sun, Greek astronomers thought the Earth was the center of the solar system. Also Earth is the only planet that its name didn't come from Greek/Roman mythology. When earth was first discovered, astronomers were only able to study it with out spacecraft. It was not until the twentieth century that we had maps o...
  • Out Of The Silent Planet
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    Out of the Silent Planet By: C. S. Lewis. S. Lewis produced a book that conveys vivid scenery, relatable characters, and a vague but detailed plot that gave rise to a novel with wonderful clarity. Out of the Silent Planet is an account of the voyage of Ransom, a linguist, who is kidnapped and taken to another planet, Malacandra (Mars). Where he learns that Thulcandra (Earth) is called the silent planet because there has been no communication from it in years. On the voyage there he is led to be...
  • Six Billion A Warning To All
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    Have you noticed more people walking, driving, and standing around nowadays? Well you should, because there are a lot more people on this planet today than there was at the beginning of this century. How many more people you ask? In 1900 the population was estimated at 1. 5 billion. On October 12, 1999 the population hit six billion. This date is referred to as "Y 6 B" or "The Day of Six Billion." Just to give you an idea, one billion is equal to one thousand million. When the math is done, we c...
  • Venus Orbiting Platform Were Made
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    Venus is the second planet from the sun and the sixth largest. Venus' orbit is the most circular of any planet, with an eccentric y of less than 1%. Venus, perhaps because it is the brightest of planets known to the ancients, Is named after the Greek goddess of love and beauty. The planet of Venus has been known since prehistoric times and is the brightest object in the sky with the exception of the sun and the moon. Venus' rotation is somewhat unusual in that it is both very slow (243 Earth day...
  • Asteroid Defense Hit Earth Planet
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    Asteroid Defense When it comes down to developing a way to defend the entire planet from destruction I am all for it. A large asteroid or comet hitting the earth is not common occurrence. But it has happened many times before and when it does happen again the asteroid may wipe out all life, including humans. If our government did develop an anti-asteroid defense system, it would not only have to protect our country, but the whole planet. If we had such technology we would first have to be very ...
  • Solar System Learning Planet Assigned
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    Sara Bartolo 11/20/00 Grade 4 Solar System I. Pre- Instruction Phase 1. NYS Standards: ELA Standards 1, 2 & 4- Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking for -information and understanding -literary response and expression -social interaction MST Standard 6- Understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning Social Studies 3- Use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understandi...
  • Brown Dwarfs Objects Planets Mass
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    In the past 8 years, astronomers have discovered over 100 probable planets around other stars. According to the standard model of planet formation (pre-1996), many of these planets are too close to their stars to have formed in their present locations. This has lead to a few astronomers suggesting that these are not, in fact, planets at all. Rather, the scientists argue, these objects are really small stars. Because our most successful detection method only gives a lower limit on the object's m...
  • Finding The Ninth Planet Lowell Pluto Tombaugh
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    "To the Stars Through Difficulties" is the state motto of Kansas, the place where Clyde Tombaugh the discoverer of Pluto grew up. But it is impossible to talk about Tombaugh without speaking of Percival Lowell who first noticed that there was an anonymous ninth planet beyond Neptune, and he called it Planet X. These two ingenious and analytical men who never worked physically together were honorable and true to the work and effort put forth to find Pluto (Planet X). The motto of Kansas is an app...
  • Weather On Other Planets
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    Scientists throughout history have studied the effects of space weather. Over time, technology has advanced greatly, allowing scientists to gain a better knowledge of the workings of the solar system and thus a better knowledge of Earth. Telescopes and spacecraft have led scientists into the mysterious unknown - space. Due to advances made by NASA and other space researchers, the pieces of the solar system puzzle are finally coming together. There are still several mysteries yet to be uncovered ...
  • Solar System Stars Planet Star
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    (Insert Name) (Insert Class) (Insert Date Due) Astrology, Our World, Our Adventure... Astrology, and the wonders of the solar system... Astrology is not just about the stars; it's about the stars, constellations, the nine planets, meteors and asteroids, the sun, moons, and the constellations. The solar system is very complex, yet it has many extraordinary objects. There are four different types of stars: Protostars, Bright Stars, Red Giants, and White Dwarfs. Protostars are stars that are just i...
  • Hydrochloric Acid Mars Rate Fart
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    The rate of sodium thiosulphate and hydrochloric acid A reaction is: When two chemicals or more mix together to create a new product. A rate of reaction is: the speed in which the chemicals bond together such as rusting is a slow rate of reaction. Introduction This experiment is going to find the rate of sodium thiosulphate and hydrochloric acid. Using different variables. The variables we used were Concentration of the acids Equipment The pieces of equipment we will be using are two beakers, to...