You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

14 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Asteroid Hit
    563 words
    The universe is a shooting gallery and earth is the bullseye. The earth is always under threat of a domesday asteroid that will wipe out civilization. There are over one thousand asteroids traveling toward earth and only three quarters are accounted for. Where are the other one forth No one knows because the government doesn't fund NASA astrologists enough to cover the asteroids. Just one impact could end civilization as we know it. No matter where it hits everything would die, even bacteria. To...
  • Every Asteroid Close To Our Planet
    1,239 words
    Asteroids In our solar system today there are over 30,000 asteroids flying around in all direction colliding with other asteroids and planets, without a care about the destruction they might convey. Our planet Earth is caught right in the middle of all of this action and is liable to entire extinction of any life forms on the planet if a large enough asteroid crosses its path. Any single asteroid has the possibility to erase thousands of years of history and wipeout the human race, as we know it...
  • Most Common Asteroids The S Types
    1,212 words
    Reading Response Researchers have now concluded that a heart defect, called mitral valve prolapse is not as dangerous as it was previously pronounced. The defect is far less common and dangerous, only effecting about 5 percent of Americans. The syndrome, which is caused by the mitral valve flaps becoming elongated and floppy, letting blood flow backwards into the heart chamber. The defect may require surgery to prevent sudden death, stroke, heart failure, and abnormal heart rhythms that cause fa...
  • Meteors Naked Eye Appearance
    1,128 words
    Naked Eye Appearance: Seeing a comet with the naked eye is a somewhat rare occurrence. On the average we get a naked-eye comet once every five or six years and this includes comets that become barely visible to the naked eye. Classic comets with long tails only appear about once every 10-12 years. The motion is very difficult to detect and comparing its place with naked-eye stars over several days is the only way to see it move. In general, comets are best observed with telescopes or binoculars....
  • Asteroids In The Solar System
    366 words
    Asteroids Asteroids are some of the many small or minor planets in the solar system that move in oval shaped orbits mostly between Mars and Jupiter. The largest of all asteroids is Ceres, with a diameter of 1030 km. Pallas and Vesta are next with diameters of 550 km each. In all, there are about 200 asteroids with diameters of more than 97 km with thousands of other smaller ones. Though plentiful, the Moon's mass still belittles the total mass of all asteroids in the solar system. The larger bod...
  • Earth Sixty Five Million Years
    1,433 words
    A number of different theories have been assessed throughout the course of this research to attempt to reach a conclusion as to the reason behind the extinction of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Although all arguments are credible, and supportive with educated information and data, the most conclusive theory of all is The Alvarez Asteroid Impact theory. Alvarez, a researcher at the University of California, discovered a pencil thin layer of Iridium around the rocks in Gubbio, Italy. (New Scientist, 1) I...
  • Eject Asteroid Chunks Into Space
    1,433 words
    Defense Measures A mission to smash into a space rock to deflect it and study its structure has been given priority over five other potential asteroid projects by the European Space Agency. The slam-bang 'Don Quijote' mission would help scientists figure out how to deflect or destroy any asteroid in the future that might be found to be on a collision course with Earth. The project uses the Spanish spelling of Don Quixote, the protagonist in Cervantes' novel who has chivalrous ideas that tend tow...
  • Asteroid Theory
    296 words
    Through extensive research, we can come to the conclusion that about 65 million years ago, many kinds of creatures roamed the earth. What ever became of dinosaurs? Where are these creatures today? As a result of various forms of evidence, different theories have been aroused to why these animals no longer exist in this place they once controlled. One presumption that has been brought up about the extinction of dinosaurs is the ever-popular "asteroid theory". Would it be possible that an entire s...
  • Moon And Mars
    488 words
    SPACE COLONIZATION My five minute essay topic is space colonization. There are three places that I know of that the human race has thought of colonizing. They are: The largest asteroid that is orbiting in our solar system, the Moon and Mars. An asteroid There is an asteroid that is orbiting in our solar system whose name I don't know. This asteroid is made up of 60% water, metal, and a little space debris. This asteroid's water is all in its solid state or ice. The metal that is on this asteroid...
  • Asteroid And Comet Impact Hazard
    752 words
    Near Earth Objects What are NEOs? Where do they come from? Do they pose any real threat to Earth? Can they provide viable space resources? All of these questions are now under investigation by planetary scientist. There are two highly recognized research programs that I will discuss with you. The Spaceguard program is sponsored and run by NASA Ames Space Science Division: Asteroid and Comet Impact Hazard. Also under the direction of Dr. Tom Gehrels the University of Arizona has the Spacewatch pr...
  • One Asteroid
    428 words
    The U.S. federal government is summoning the world's top scientists to an urgent conference this summer to plan defenses against an attack that could wipe out an American city or disrupt the whole country's infrastructure. No, it's not global terrorism. The scientists will map ways to combat an asteroid attack, a cosmic sucker punch like the collision that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago and flattened a Siberian forest in 1908. While the world's attention is focused on the real threat ...
  • Asteroid Belt
    823 words
    Asteroids Sixty-Five million years ago, 70 percent of life on Earth died. The most reasonable and possible reason this happened was an asteroid. An asteroid hit the Earth very hard, and in doing this, dirt and dust from the impact stayed in the air and it blocked out sunlight, that's why the dinosaurs died. An asteroid is a rock from outer space. Asteroids have orbited the Sun along with the planets since the solar system formed about 4.6 billion years ago, but it's only been 200 years since we ...
  • Anti Asteroid Defense System
    363 words
    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 s...
  • Asteroid 433 Eros
    261 words
    The article was written by Dawn Stover, In January 2001. The tile of this article is called Ancient Asteroid. I found this article at web / This article is about How Astronomers had thought that the asteroid 433 Eros might have been a flying pile of rubble, but now after looking over the images and the millions of measurements taken by the earth Astroid near the shoemaker spacecraft the scientist say that Eros is a? consolidated? asteroid, witch is a solid object. However Eros never separated to...

14 results found, view free essays on page: