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  • Length Of Bob's Ship On Earth
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    Close Encounters With the Effects of Time Dilation How does it feel to be going speeds near that of the speed of light What is it like to return to Earth to find that your best friend who was the same age as you is now older than you You might talk to a man named Bob Smith. Bob recently returned from his trip to the edge of the universe and we were fortunate enough to talk to Bob about what he experienced on his journey. We also got the opportunity to talk with Bob's close friend, Jill, who eyew...
  • Baron Kelvin Of Largs In 1892
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    Lord Kelvin (1824-1907) William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) was born June 26, 1824 in Belfast, Ireland, and was part of a large family whose mother died when he was six. His father taught Kelvin and his brothers mathematics to a level beyond that of university courses of the time. Kelvin was somewhat of a genius, and had his first papers published in 1840. These papers contained an argument defending the work of Fourier (Fourier transforms), which at the time was being heavily criticized by Brit...
  • Earth's Model Of Total Extinction
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    A most recent inquiry into climatic change during the ice age and it's possibility of reoccurring is the Snowball Earth Hypothesis advanced by Paul Hoffman of Harvard University. Snowball Earth Suggest that before the Ice age, continents ice free at the poles enhanced the reabsorption of carbon dioxide through erosion of silicate minerals, reducing the greenhouse effect making the earth colder until it reached a runaway point. This effect is Hoffman calls albedo, when the atmosphere becomes so c...
  • Pandora Before Earth And Sea And Heaven
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    Pandora Before earth and sea and heaven were created all things wore one aspect, to which we give the name of Chaos-a confused and shapeless mass, nothing but dead weight, in which, however, slumbered the seeds of things (Pandora 12). Earth, sea, and air were all mixed up together; so the earth was not solid, the sea was not fluid, and the air was not transparent (Pandora 12). God and Nature at last interposed, and put on end to this discord, separating earth from sea, and heaven from both (Pand...
  • Golden Age
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    An age without work, worries or evil appeals to many people because it can be shaped into their own personal utopia. The Golden Age poses as the topic for many poems, stories, and other works of literature from many different cultures because of the way that it is easily shaped and molded to what the author and audience view it as. The Greek myth, The Four Ages, deals with the way the humans slowly learned more and the ages changed from the Golden Age, a peaceful time without work or worries, to...
  • Sun And Its Forming Of Planets
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    The Earth formed when the sun and its forming of planets formed when a cloud of dust and gas condensed 4.6 billion years ago. In large areas, iron sinks to the center forming the core. The Mantle is made up from primarily of the minerals olivine and pyroxene. It takes up 80% of the planet. The oceanic crust typically differ from continental crust because Earth's surfaces cooled below 100 degrees C. Water rained out of the atmosphere. Continental Crust is very thicker then the oceanic crust. The ...
  • Lord Kelvin
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    William Thomson born on June 26, 1824 and died December 17, 1907. Born in Belfast, Ireland, this British physicist began the papers on the laws of conservation and dissipation of energy. He published 661 papers on scientific subjects during his life and patented 70 inventions. He was educated at the University of Glasgow and Cambridge University at the age of 10 and had his first papers published at the ages of 16 and 17. These papers contained an argument defending the work of Fourier (Fourier ...

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