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  • Most Common Asteroids The S Types
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    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...
  • Satellite Orbits In A North South Direction
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    Satellites A satellite is any object that orbits or revolves around another object. For example, the Moon is a satellite of Earth, and Earth is a satellite of the Sun. The payload is all the equipment a satellite needs to do its job. This can include antennas, cameras, radar, and electronics. The payload is different for every satellite. For example, the payload for a weather satellite includes cameras to take pictures of cloud formations, while the payload for a communications satellite include...
  • First Artificial Satellite To Orbit The Earth
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    Space exploration has been going on since the 1960's. Both women and men have traveled in space. Every day we are discovering different things about space from satellites and astronauts, and every day more people are landing on the moon. The first human, the first animal, and the first spacecraft in orbit, were all Soviet achievements. There are many reasons why space is explored and why people take the time to explore the solar system. One reason is that we want to find out how our solar system...
  • Orbit Of Planets And Comets
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    COMETS The first written records of comets date back to nearly 3,000 years ago from China and Europe. The accounts of these comets were believed to be the causes of terrible events that occurred afterwards. In more recent times, however, astronomers have found out what they really are. A comet is basically a mixture of ices, from both water and frozen gases, and dust. They have also been given the names "dirty snowballs" or "icy mud balls". The typical comet is less that 10 kilometers across. Th...
  • Voyager 1 And Voyager 2
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    People have been venturing out into the universe for many years now. In addition to satellites, both women and men astronauts have traveled into space to collect data about the universe. The first human being, the first animal, and the first spacecraft in orbit, were all achievements of the Soviet Union. In 1958 a group known as The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was founded. The first probe to escape Earth's gravity was the Soviet LUNA 1, launched on Jan. 2, 1959. It passe...
  • Johannes Kepler
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    Johannes Kepler was born on December 27, 1571 in Weil der Stadt, Germany. Kepler's grandfather was supposedly from a noble background, and once Mayor of Weil. However, Kepler's father became a mercenary who narrowly avoided the gallows. Kepler's mother, Katherine, was raised by an aunt who was eventually burned as a witch. In later years, Katherine herself was accused of Devil worship, and barely escaped from being burned at the stake. Kepler had six brothers and sisters, three of which, died in...
  • Asteroid Belt
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    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 ...
  • Satellites Orbit The Earth
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    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 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 maintain a surv...
  • Halley's Comet
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    Halley " comet Comets have amazed, interested, and driven scientists to study them often. Comets like the Hale-Bopp have been seen by millions of people. Since the discovery of comets, scientists, astrologers, or and even your next door neighbor have been interested in discovering or studying comets. Like Halley's Comet which has had a real impact on the history of comets. Halley's comet put on bright shows for the planet Earth ever since 204 BC, maybe even 1059 BC. Its most famous appearance wa...
  • Shoemaker Levy 9 Collide With Jupiter
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    Shoemaker - Levy 9 Over 200 million Megatons of dynamite collide with Jupiter. In July 1994 Shoemaker - Levy 9 collided with Jupiter. What is Shoemaker - Levy 9, and how was it discovered? What is Jupiter, and why did Shoemaker - Levy 9 collide with it? Can an event like this happen to Earth? I will answer these questions in this report. But let me start by telling you what Shoemaker - Levy 9 is. Shoemaker - Levy 9 is a comet, a small irregular mass made up of rocks and frozen gasses. Comets fol...
  • 081 Hours Of Solar And Earth Experiments
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    Skylab Skylab was America's first experimental space station. Some of Skylab's program objectives were: To prove that humans could live and work in space for extended periods, and to expand our knowledge of solar astronomy well beyond Earth-based observations. Skylab made much use of Saturn and Apollo equipment. Through the use of a 'dry' third stage of the Saturn V rocket, the station was completely made as a workshop area before launch. Crews visited Skylab and returned to earth in the Apollo ...
  • Manned Space Ship Into The Earth Orbit
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    On 15 October 2003 China launched from the Gobi Desert, China a manned rocket intended for earth orbit. The astronaut an Air Force Lt. Col. Yang Lwei shot across the Azure Nrothwest China sky in the spacecraft named the Shen zhou V translation "divined vessel" at exactly 9 a.m. and reached the earth's orbit 10 minutes later, they began circling he planet every 90 minutes, and completed 14 orbits which toke approximately 21 hours before executing reentry according to the offical Zin hua News Agen...
  • Reason The Planets Orbit The Sun
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    Physical data of planets in the solar system Types of orbit of artificial satellites around Earth Movements and orbits of planets and moons are determined by gravitational forces How the solar system was formed About meteors and meteorites Physical data of the planets in the Solar System Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto mean distance from Sun (Earth = 1) 0.387 0.723 1 1.524 5.203 9.539 19.19 30.061 39.529 time taken to orbit Sun (years) 0.24 0.62 1 1.88 11.86 29.46 84...
  • Figure 2 10 Long Period Comets
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    Disclaimer The views expressed in this academic research paper are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the US Government or the Department of Defense... Preface Interest in developing an asteroid defense system, intensified by the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter in 1994, continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Many major US publications such as Newsweek, Time, Ad Astra, Technology Review, Nature and even The Economist have run extensive article...

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