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  • Planets - 1286 Words
    Name: ______________________________________ Date: ________________________ Student Exploration: Solar System Explorer Vocabulary: astronomical unit, dwarf planet, eccentricity, ellipse, gas giant, Kepler’s laws, orbit, orbital radius, period, planet, solar system, terrestrial planet Prior Knowledge Questions (Do these BEFORE using the Gizmo.) 1. List all of the planets you can think of in our solar system. Try to list them in order from closest to farthest from the Sun....
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  • Planet - 762 Words
    Skill – Reading Comprehension Name: _________________________ Is Pluto a Planet? By: National Geographic Kids (Adapted by Have Fun Teaching) Many people are saying that Pluto is no longer a planet. Are they right? Is Pluto no longer a planet? There's debate in the scientific world about this issue. National Geographic News says that, according to the International Astronomical Union, a full-fledged planet is an object that orbits the sun and is large enough to have become round due to...
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  • Planets - 1860 Words
    3.) What are the members of solar system picture, and definition of each member? Solar System The solar system is made up of the sun, its planets, satellites, asteroids, meteoroids, and comets. Each of these bodies is held to each other by the force of gravity. Sun A star that is the basis of the solar system and that sustains life on Earth, being the source of heat and light. The sun is a medium sized star which is the center of the solar system. Its gravitational pull holds the...
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  • Planet - 1569 Words
    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...
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  • Planets - 1182 Words
    All planets except Mercury and Venus have at least one moon. Saturn has the greatest number of moons—18. In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope detected what appeared to be four additional moons of Saturn; however, that discovery has yet to be confirmed. Planet | Number of Moons | Names of Moons | Mercury | 0 | | Venus | 0 | | Earth | 1 | The Moon (sometimes called Luna) | Mars | 2 | Phobos, Deimos | | Jupiter | 16* | Metis, Adrastea, Amalthea, Thebe, Io, Europa, Ganymede,...
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  • planet - 423 Words
    Planet Venus and Earth are often called twins because they are similar in size, mass, density, composition and gravity. However, the similarities end there. [Photos of Venus, the Mysterious Planet Next Door] Venus is the hottest world in the solar system. Although Venus is not the planet closest to the sun, its dense atmosphere traps heat in a runaway version of the greenhouse effect that warms up the Earth. As a result, temperatures on Venus reach 870 degrees F (465 degrees C), more than...
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  • Planets - 2747 Words
    Corinne Carbone 2/8/14 Environmental science There are 8 planets in our solar system; these are divided into two types, large gas giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) and smaller rocky terrestrial planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars). The order from closest to the Sun outwards is; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and finally Neptune. Until 2006 Pluto was also classed as a planet, however it is now classified as a dwarf planet (meeting the first two...
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  • Planets: Solar System and Planet
    Planets of our Solar System The Earth: The earth is the fifth largest planet of the solar system. The life is possible on the earth because its gravity is sufficient to hold atmosphere and best conditions for sustaining life. It contains a large amount of water in the form of oceans. 71% parts of the total area is covered with water and the remaining 29% is covered with land. The temperature of the centre of the earth is 2000° C. The circumference of the earth is 40,000 km. The earth...
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  • Planet essay - 269 Words
    Astronomy Research Paper Topics thumbnail Astronomy presents a universe of possible research topics. Astronomy quite literally puts the entire universe at your disposal when you are assigned a research paper. Picking a topic can be overwhelming when you look into the sky and think of the billions of stars, and the dollars that have been spent on astronomical research. That research provides valuable references for your own inquiry into multiple topics and ideas that were not even known...
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  • The Jovian Planets - 2950 Words
    The Jovian Planets Far beyond Earth in the solar nebula lies an ice belt and beyond that lay the four Jovian planets. They are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Jovian means "Jupiter- like" in which the rest of the jovian planets do coincide with the name. Uranus Neptune and Saturn, all carry the same traits as Jupiter. The jovian planets are large gas giants that contain mainly a thick atmosphere of Hydrogen and helium. These planets do not have solid surfaces, rather they just get...
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  • Comparison of the Planets - 917 Words
    Abstract Why is Earth the only planet in our solar system capable of sustaining life? Why is Earth the only planet in the solar system that has plentiful liquid water and an atmosphere that can protect the planet from the harmful ultra-violet rays of the Sun? What makes Earth so special? These are some of the questions that will be explored in greater detail as we use Comparative Planetology to understand what makes Earth a habitat for life and what makes it so different from the other...
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  • Planet and Prince - 2176 Words
    1. Prologue In the novella The Little Prince, Saint- Expery explored the thought of taking things for granted. He first sent the prince away from his own planet because the flower was using him for her advantage and not being nice about it. The prince feeling not at all happy with her left and visited other planets. But the prince also to the flower for granted once he realized that his flower lied about her being the only one of her kind. He said “all I own is one ordinary rose,” when really...
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  • Pluto: a Planet? - 1779 Words
    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...
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  • Extrasolar Planets - 363 Words
    Astronomers can identify extrasolar planets using “direct” and “indirect” methods. Indirect methods include the use of the radial velocity method and the transit method which all rely on the detection of a planet’s effect on its parent star. Direct methods on the other hand involve finding images or the spectra of a planet and are very difficult to obtain. When a object moves the wavelength of the light emitted it is shifted along the spectrum, if the object is moving towards the Earth the...
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  • Earth and Planet - 253 Words
    “OUR PLANET OUR HOME” God create our planet earth for us to have a home so we have to take care of our planet because God gave it to us and if we don’t take care of our planet someday our planet earth will be destroy or it will be gone. We have to protect our nature specially the trees because if we don’t protect our nature and if we cut down all the trees we will experience stronger floods and typhoon that will destroy our planet. We can save our planet earth by simply throwing your garbage in...
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  • DWARF PLANETS - 700 Words
    Sci 3- ASTRONOMY DWARF PLANETS POSSIBLE DWARF PLANETS Sedna- discovered on November 14, 2003 2007OR10-discovered on July 17, 2007 Quaoar-discovered on June 5, 2002 Orcus-discovered on February 17, 2004 Official dwarf planets 1. Ceres – discovered on January 1, 1801 (45 years before Neptune), 2. Pluto – discovered on February 18, 1930,. 3. Haumea – discovered on December 28, 2004. 4. Eris – discovered on January 5, 2005. 5. Makemake – discovered on March 31, 2005. ERIS Is the largest known...
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  • Planets in the Universe - 467 Words
    Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System ever since Pluto lost its status and was reclassified as a dwarf planet. Mercury is not that much larger than the Moon and its volume is only about 5.4% of Earth’s volume. It is hard to believe that Pluto was even smaller than Mercury. Although Mars is often thought of a twin of Earth because it has so often been the subject of searches for life, it is actually much smaller than our own planet. Mars is the second smallest planet in our Solar...
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  • planet escape - 520 Words
    ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE HUMANS ESSAY Izzy Nahorodny Do other planets in our solar system actually have the criteria to make them habitable if earth becomes unfit for life? The planets around the universe are called Exoplanets. (Clavin) a habitable planet needs water and oxygen, along with natural resources, though this is for the first start of life. If we needed to leave for some reason, the main things would have to be oxygen and water. We would need to bring our supplies, or find a...
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  • Jovian Planets - 1428 Words
    Jovian Planets Ranging between 4.95 and 30.4 AU away from the Sun are the Jovian planets. Jovian means of or relating to either the planet or the mythological god, Jupiter. The Jovian planets, also referred to as gas giants, are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. These planets all fit the category of being a Jovian planet due to the mutual inclusiveness of a thick atmosphere composed of hydrogen and helium. These planets are not solid, they only become denser further towards the...
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  • Nine Planets - 281 Words
    Nine Planets | | A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System: one star, eight planets, and more | | This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system. Each page has our text and NASA's images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information. In association with our friends at Solar System Scope we now have an interactive tour of the solar system (takes a...
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  • The Planet Neptune - 489 Words
    Charles Urella Professor Graudreau SCI 103 Homework Assignment #1 7/10/2013 The Planet Neptune Neptune, the eighth and last planet in the solar system, it is so-called after the Roman god of the sea. This magnificent blue gargantuan is quite similar to Uranus in scope and composition, but much further than the Sun, it takes Neptune about 164 years to orbit the Sun. Like other gaseous planets Neptune turns at a tremendous speed on its axis, making one day about 16 hours...
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  • Is Pluto a Planet - 611 Words
    Kwame Stewart Mrs.Ligammari Physics 11 9 June 2010 Is Pluto a Planet? When the International Astronomical Union announced that Pluto was no longer a planet people around the world were shocked. The 9 planets that they were used to knowing by the mnemonic code “My very elegant mother just served us nine pizzas” lost their pizza. Despite the fact that Pluto is a celestial object that orbits the sun, it cannot be considered a planet because of its inconsistency in orbit, its size, and the...
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  • Planet Mercury - 387 Words
    Our solar system consists of the sun and nine planets. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. Mercury was named after the Roman God of Commerce and Thievery. It might have gotten its name because of the way it quickly appears and disappears from Earth's view. Mercury is the second smallest planet in the solar system; Pluto is the only planet that is smaller. Earth's diameter is about 7,200, while tiny Mercury has less than half of that size, about 3,000 miles in diameter. Mercury, a planet,...
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  • The Planet Saturn - 448 Words
    Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system. Because Saturn is bigger than Earth, you would weigh more on Saturn. If you weigh 100 pounds on Earth you would weigh 112 on Saturn. The Romans gave the planet Saturn its name after their god of agriculture. Saturn is 74,899 miles wide (120,535 kilometers wide). It takes Saturn ten hours and forty minutes to complete one single rotation, isn't that cool! One day on Saturn is only ten hours long, ours is twenty-four hours long. Thirty years...
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  • Planet and Jupiter - 423 Words
    It's amazing to think how Jupiter got its name. The ancient Romans most powerful god, was named Jupiter. They believed he ruled the heavens. In one way, the planet Jupiter also rules the Solar System. It is bigger than all the other planets combined! Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun. So, if you travel to Jupiter, you would travel away from the sun. As you get closer to this beautiful planet, you will see the planet covered in orange, brown, and white stripes. These stripes are actually...
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  • Planet Venus - 447 Words
    PLANET VENUS Ladies and gentlemen, today you are going to witness the most exceptional and gorgeous alien in the universe from the planet Venus! Venera! Let us give her a round of applause. TRANSLATION Good day people of the Earth! You once believe that my planet is your morning star and evening star. After the Sun and the Moon it is the brightest object in your night-sky. My planet is Venus, my name is Venera and my people are Venerians. Venus was once like earth but as the sun expands...
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  • Goldilocks planets - 671 Words
    Earth: The Goldilocks Planet Earth has often been called the “Goldilocks Planet” of our solar system and even our universe. The term derives from the children’s story of “Goldilocks and the three bears” where the girl wanted everything just right, for example “not too hot or cold, not too hard or soft….” Our Earth has the perfect conditions for life, the perfect distance from the sun that is not too hot or cold, allowing a large amount of water to be present in liquid form. These conditions...
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  • Goldelocks Planet - 1303 Words
    Could 'Goldilocks' planet be just right for life? [->0][->1] AP Photo/Zina Deretsky, National Science FoundationAn artist rendering by Lynette Cook, National Science Foundation, shows the new planet on the right. · Top of Form 1 Buzz up!865 votes Bottom of Form 1 · HYPERLINK "http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100929/ap_on_sc/us_sci_new_earths&t=Could+%27Goldilocks%27+planet+be+just+right+for+life%3F+-+Yahoo%21+News"Share · HYPERLINK...
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  • Planet and Saturn - 4535 Words
    वक्रतण्ड महाकाय सूयकोटिसमप्रभ । य ु निर्वयघ्िं करु मे दे व सवयकायेषु सवयदा ॥ ु OM Ganeshaya NamaH For India (Bhaaratvarsh) Panchanga Sravanam 2012-2013 Nandana naam Samvatsara Shaka Samvat 1934 Panchangam Shravanam – 2012-2013 Om Shri Ganeshaya NamaH Graha Mantri Parishad for India Nandana naam Samvatsara Portfolio Planet King Sukra Mantri Sukra Senapati Guru Sasyadhipati Surya Dhanyadhipati Shani Argyadhipati Guru Meghadhipati Guru Rasadhipati Mars Neerasadhipati Surya This year the...
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  • Planet and Sun - 1113 Words
     Chapter 14 Section 2 Notes: The Sun The sun produces energy through nuclear fusion. In the process of nuclear fusion, two atomic nuclei combine, forming a larger, more massive nucleus and releasing energy. Within the sun, hydrogen atoms join together to form helium. Such conditions exist in the sun’s core, or central region. The sun’s interior consists of the core, the radiation zone, and the convection zone. The sun’s energy is produced in its central core. The...
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  • Planet X - 341 Words
    Following the discovery of the planet Neptune in 1846, there was considerable speculation that another planet might exist beyond its orbit. The search began in the mid-19th century and culminated at the start of the 20th with Percival Lowell's quest for Planet X. Lowell proposed the Planet X hypothesis to explain apparent discrepancies in the orbits of the gas giants, particularly Uranus and Neptune,[1] speculating that the gravity of a large unseen ninth planet could have perturbed Uranus...
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  • Planet Neptune - 536 Words
    Kieran Genobaga Physical Science Planet Project 5/3/11 [pic] After the discovery of Uranus, scientist noticed the orbit was not as it should be in accordance to Newton’s law. Neptune was discovered by Johann Galle on September 23, 1846. Neptune has been visited by the Voyager 2; it flew by the planet on August 25, 1989. It was the first planet to be found by a mathematical prediction. Alexis Bouvard thought the change in Uranus’s orbit changed by gravitational perturbation by an...
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  • Astrobiology: Planet and Biochemical Reactions
    Astrobiology: The Potential for Extraterrestrial Life Michael Russo Professor Nieter Science Inquiry: Geoscience Introduction Astrobiology is the area of study dealing with alien life, the likelihood of finding it, where it might be found, how it evolved, its morphology, its culture, etc. It's a huge field that overlaps all the sciences but especially the geosciences, evolutionary biology, chemistry and bio-chemistry and astronomy. In the following report I focus on astrobiology as...
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  • Rotation and revolution of Planets - 282 Words
    Republic of the Philippines NORTHWEST SAMAR STATE UNIVERSITY Main Campus, Calbayog City College of Teacher Education and Arts and Sciences Topic: Rotation and Revolution of the Planets Instructor: Dr. Rosalina Paragas Course: BSED-2C Reporter: Dessa A. Fermilan Mercury Mercury’s revolution around the Sun takes 87.97 days (Earth days) or 0.24 yrs (Earth years). Because Mercury rotates on its own axis very slowly, taking almost 58.65 or 59 days (Earth days) to rotate once. The...
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  • Why Planets Are Different Colours
    Why do the planets have different colours? The answer is that the planets are different colors because they are made of different materials. Planets have the colours that they have because of what they are made of and how their surfaces or atmospheres reflect and absorb sunlight. Mercury has a dark grey, rocky surface which is covered with a thick layer of dust. The surface is thought to be made up of igneous silicate rocks and dust. Venus is entirely covered with a thick carbon dioxide...
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  • Pluto: No Longer a Planet
    Once known as the ninth planet of the solar system, Pluto is now the second-largest dwarf planet. Composed primarily of ice and rock, Pluto took part of our Solar System for 76 years. It was discovered on January 23, 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh. Tombaugh was an American astronomer who worked at the Lowell Obeservatory. Tombaugh had been working on a project when he came across a moving object in photographs he had taken of the celestial sky. After observing a lower quality picture taken of the...
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  • Life on Other Planets - 2352 Words
    Life on Other Planets Life on other planets, Is there another titan planet out there that harbors life? Scientist have found two such planets in a neighboring but distant Solar System. Which planets are habitable and is there already life there or basically in general, “Is there life in outer space?” That is the question and debate among astrologists and scientist alike about this discovery of two planets that orbit the red dwarf star of Gliese 581 (Gliese 581c.eu). The fascination of...
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  • A Comparison of the Planets in the Sol System
    A Comparison of the Planets in the Sol System Shaun J. Sci350 December 19, 2004 Introduction Beginning Mercury, this paper will compare the nine planets and major moons of our solar system and describe their individual characteristics. At the end of this discussion, the habitability factor of these different worlds will be discussed as compared to that of the Earth's. A Brief History of the Sol System By radiocarbon dating meteorites, we know that roughly 4.6 billion...
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  • Is There Life on Other Planets
    I don’t believe there is life on other planets because there hasn’t been any proof to verify such. Scientists continue to search and improve technology to see if they can one day find life on other planets. Til this day there has not been any proof of such living things on any of the other planets. I do know there is a continuous search for the answer if there is life on other planets. I do know it’s possible considering how enormous the Universe is. There is a high possibility of life...
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  • Life on Other Planets - 692 Words
    Does life exist other than here? I believe the chance of extraterrestrial life existing in this universe is significantly high due to scientific research and physical and visual evidence that have been acquired recently. With recent discoveries and research, science makes it seem that life on other planets around the universe more possible. First, many earthlike planets have been found throughout the universe. One particular “Super Earth,” a large earthlike planet, is 50 percent bigger...
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  • Planet and Correct Marks - 846 Words
    Marks: 6 Step 1. The average radius of the Earth 
 Choose one answer. | a. 6 x 10^2 km | | | b. 6 x 10^3 km | | | c. 6 x 10^4 km | | Correct Marks for this submission: 6/6. Question 2 Marks: 6 Step 1. The average distance from Io to Jupiter Choose one answer. | a. 4 x 10^3 km | | | b. 4 x 10^4 km | | | c. 4 x 10^5 km | | Correct Marks for this submission: 6/6. Question 3 Marks: 6 Step 2. Astronomical Unit (AU) is the average distance...
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  • the sun the planet and the star by c.jones
    The Sun the Planets And the Stars by C. Jones In this Lesson “The Sun, the Planets and the Stars” C.Jones gives a complete study of the Universe. He describes the solar system. He also writes about the size, atmosphere and locations of planets. He also tells about the formation of various world. Our earth is a big one. Its diameter is 8,000 miles. Its weight is 6,000 million tones. The Sun is 1,28,000 times larger than earth. The earth mores around the Sun. It is called a...
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  • atmosphere evolution of rocky planets
    Atmosphere Evolution on Rocky Planets Atmosphere can be defined as a gaseous compound layer surrounding a large body mass suspended by means of gravity and centrifugal force caused by rotation [1]. Atmospheres of planets have not always been the same, its evolution comprised of complex development across million years of geologic time affected by various changes of variables inside and outside its planet [2]. Of the interest of this essay is the atmospheric evolution of a rocky planet. Rocky...
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  • 1000 Word Essay on Planets
    The only planetary system that is known to man is our solar system. It is made up of nine planets. The nine major planets in our solar system are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. There are also many other minor planets, which are also in our solar system, but they are unimportant compared to the nine major planets. Mercury, which is the planet that is closest to the sun, is the first and smallest of the inner planets. It is speculated that the heat from...
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  • Questions on Gravitation and Waltz of Planets
    1.|So far as we know, the first person who claimed that natural phenomena could be described by mathematics was| |A) Copernicus. B) Pythagoras. C) Aristotle. D) Ptolemy.| |Ans: BSection: Chapter 2, Introduction| 2.|The ancient Greek thinker Pythagoras held the view that| A)|triangles do not exist.| B)|natural phenomena are wonderful to watch but cannot be described by mathematics.| C)|the Sun is at the center of the planetary system.| D)|natural phenomena can be described...
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  • Why Pluto shouldn't be a Planet
    The “Planet” Pluto was discovered by scientist in 1930. Even then, there was argument over whether this little ball of ice should be considered a planet. It was decided it should, mainly because since the gravity of the eighth planet, Neptune, was found because it was tugging on the seventh planet, Uranus, and then Pluto was found when its gravity tugged on the orbit of Neptune. Pluto was just a continuation in the time-tested practice of discovering the existence of planets from the behavior of...
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  • New Planets Reflection - 765 Words
    Entering this technologically and scientifically-advanced era has gradually been extremely beneficial for scientists as well as the population. With our new technology, we have gradually discovered more and more celestial bodies that may or may not be able to support life. Since 2005, we have found more and more ‘super-Earths’, which is a term used for an extrasolar planet that has a mass higher than planet Earth’s but below the mass of the solar systems’ gas giants. In some cases, these...
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  • Analysis of the Twelfth Planet - 3969 Words
    The Myth of a 12th Planet: A Brief Analysis of Cylinder Seal VA 243 Michael S. Heiser Ph.D. candidate, Hebrew Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages University of Wisconsin-Madison Introduction Readers of Zecharia Sitchin’s books, particularly The 12th Planet, will recognize the above seal, VA 243 (so named because it is number 243 in the collection of the Vorderasiatische Museum in Berlin). This seal is the centerpiece of Sitchin’s theory that the Sumerians had advanced astronomical...
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  • Terrestrial and Jovian Planets - 1328 Words
    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...
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  • Colonizing The Planet Mercury Will Allo
     Colonizing the planet Mercury will allow us greater access to the Solar System's very different bodies. It will also allow us to conduct space-based astronomy on a more economical basis and, ultimately, provide a means of reducing the costs of colonizing other planets. This can be done at a cost level at or below what is currently accepted (by NASA) for establishing bases on the Moon and Mars. Mercury however, enjoys a number of important characteristics that give it an advantage over other...
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  • Pluto No Longer a Planet
    Pluto Not a Planet, Astronomers Rule Pluto has been voted off the island. The distant, ice-covered world is no longer a true planet, according to a new definition of the term voted on by scientists today "Whoa! Pluto's dead," said astronomer Mike Brown, of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, as he watched a Webcast of the vote. "There are finally, officially, eight planets in the solar system." In a move that's already generating controversy and will force textbooks to be...
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  • Theories about Other Planets
    How do we use what we know about earth, its structure, atmosphere, geographical activities and processes to prove or disprove our theories of the other planet? This is not evident that there exists a planet as same as earth in interstellar space on which life form can exist. But there are some compelling reasons to believe in the life forms in outer space. There are many discoveries on the basis of which scientists assume on life forms on other planets. Many life forms have developed so that...
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  • Report on the planet pluto - 315 Words
    Pluto Pluto is the farthest from the sun. It is also the ninth planet from the sun. And is the smallest planet-less then half the size of Mercury. Another reason Pluto is unusual is that its moon, Charon is more than half its size! In fact, Charon is the largest satellite relative to its planet in the solar system. On average, Pluto's orbit is 5.9 billion kilometers (3 2/3 billion miles) away from the sun. All the planets orbit the sun in a path shaped like flattened circle. Of the entire...
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  • A Potentially Habitable Planet? - 686 Words
    A Potentially Habitable Planet? A team of astronomers led by Steven Vogt of the University of California, and Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institution of Washington have found a rocky earth-sized planet that might be habitable (Haghighipour, Nader 2010). The new exoplanet called Gliese 581g orbits the red dwarf star Gliese 581 in the constellation Libra and it is the sixth planet that the astronomers have found around its star. Gliese 581g is about 20 light years away, which is roughly 117.5...
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  • Physical Characters of Planet Earth
     Planetary-sized objects to scale: Top row: Uranus and Neptune; second row: Earth, white dwarf star Sirius B, Venus; bottom row (reproduced and enlarged in lower image) – above: Mars and Mercury; below: the Moon, dwarf planets Pluto and Haumea Life in the Universe This lecture is the intellectual property of Professor S.W.Hawking. You may not reproduce, edit, translate, distribute, publish or host this document in any way with out the permission of Professor Hawking. Note that...
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  • Pluto Is Not a Planet Essay Example
    Pluto is not a planet For my whole life I have been taught that there were exactly 9 planets in the solar system. I had learnt this at a very young age and the number 9 had often been stressed to me. I can't believe the amount of tests that I had failed on the subject because I had failed to remember one of these planets. My excuse had always been, "No! That's not a planet!". If I had forgotten Saturn then I would say, " Oh sir! Saturn's not really a planet, it's yellow and everyone knows...
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  • Report for Planet Uranus - 335 Words
    URANUS I. Name: URANUS • Ancient Greek deity of the Heavens, the earliest supreme god; • Son and mate of Gaia; • The father of Cronus (Saturn); • Grandfather of Zeus (Jupiter); • The only planet whose name is derived from a figure from Greek mythology rather than Roman mythology: II. Characteristics • Dim; • Slow orbit; • Atmosphere contains more "ices" such as water, ammonia and methane, along with...
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  • Living on Another Planet - 1870 Words
    References (2011, December 10). Retrieved from Kepler 22b The New Frontier: http://www.kepler-22b.com/ Culler, J. (2011, December 7). Kepler A search for Habitable Planets. Retrieved from NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/news/kepscicon-briefing.html Jones, J. (2011, May 1). Nanomaterials Transforms Hairstyling Tools. Retrieved from NASA: http://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2010/cg_5.html Wilson, J. (2011, August 25). About NASA. Retrieved from NASA:...
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  • sun and 9 planets - 2751 Words
    The solar system consists of the Sun and 9 planets revolving around it in different orbits. The statistics of the sun and the planets are given below : SUN Age : About 5 Billion years Distance : 149.8 Million Kms Diameter : 1,38,400 Kms. Photosphere temperature : 5,770 K Core temperature : 150,000,000 K Absolute visual magnitude : 4.75 Rotation (as seen from the earth at the equator) : 25.38 days Rotation (near the poles) : 33 days The sun consists of 71% of Hydrogen, 26.5% Helium...
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  • Conditions on Each Planet - 939 Words
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