Planet Essays

The Sun

The sun is a huge, glowing ball of gases at the center of the solar system. The earth and the other seven planets travel around it. The sun is only one of billions of stars in the universe. As a star, there is nothing unusual about it. But the sun is more important to people than any other star. Without the heat and light of the sun, there could be no life on earth (Stix 49). The diameter (distance through…

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Astronomy Study Guide

xix. All jovian planets have strong winds and storms 2. Be able to describe the different stages in stellar evolution and which star will end their lives in which ways. Included in this is the maximum masses of stars that will become white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes and the maximum masses of white dwarfs and neutron stars. e. Step 1- Becoming a Star xx. As a cloud collapses, the center becomes very, very hot and very dense f….

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Venus (research Paper)

Venus is one of the most beautiful and tantalizing heavenly body. It is much closer to Earth than any other planets. Venus is a brilliant object in the night sky and sometimes brighter than any other stars in the heavens. Only the Sun and the Moon outshines her. Like the remaining planets, Venus revolves around the Sun inside the solar orbit of the Earth. Thus, Venus can either be a morning or evening star.1 Her name, Venus, comes from the…

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Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler was born in the midst of an exciting and confusing time for Europe. The continent was entering the Renaissance, a reawakening of thought across the continent. By the time of Kepler’s birth, the Renaissance had reinvigorated European culture, politics, philosophy, religion, literature, and science. The authority of the Catholic Church was challenged for the first time in centuries by the reformer Martin Luther, who pointed out the wrongs that he felt the Church had committed. Luther’s rebellion spurred…

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How Has Information Bout Neptune Been Gatheres

How has information about Neptune been gathered? When Neptune was first seen by Galileo Galilei it was thought to be just a star. Neptune was first observed by Johann Galle and Heinrich D’Arrest on the 23rd of September inn 1846. On August 25 1989 the Voyager 2 flew by the planet and it got thousands of pictures which gave us most of the information we have about Neptune today. The thousands of pictures that the Voyager 2 took were pictures…

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Planet of Weeds

“There is a consensus among conscientious biologists that the world is headed to another mass extinction” — this is what David Quammen was trying to say in his article entitled the “Planet of Weeds”. The article discussed the different extinction events that occurred, with the K-T event or the Cretaceous mass extinction as the latest, wherein large land animals including the dinosaurs did not survive. The article argued that there is a sixth extinction event which is in progress at…

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Biography of Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei, a world-renowned physicist, was born in Pisa, Italy on February 15, 1564. He was the oldest of seven children. His father was a musician and wool trader, who wanted his son to study medicine as there was more money in medicine. At age eleven, Galileo was sent off to study in a Jesuit monastery. After four years, Galileo had announced to his father that he wanted to be a monk. This was not exactly what father had in…

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The Solar System

My project is about the Solar System. The Solar System is made up of all the planets that orbits the Sun. The Solar System consists of moon, comets, asteroids, minor planets, dust and gas. Everything in the Solar System orbits or revolves around the Sun. The Sun contains around 98% of all the material in the Solar System. The larger an object is the more gravity it has. The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System….

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Sample Questions for Science

1.What is a solar system? ANS. Solar System is known as the Sun’s family. 2.Why is it called a system in itself? ANS. It is called the system in itself because, Sun’s planets and their moons and asteroids which travel around the sun in definite paths called orbits. 3.What are the members of the Solar System? ANS. The members of the Solar System are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars, and Mercury. 4. What is the basis for classifying…

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Journey to the Dwarf Planet

Pluto is a space object that has been mistaken for a planet and a comet in the past. New evidence has revealed that the previously thought ninth planet of our solar system is actually just an ice-dwarf, and comparable to all other objects in the Kuiper Belt. This paper explores Pluto through the vision of New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever launched. This spacecraft would travel to Pluto in approximately nine years and reveal much about the surface of this…

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The Moon _enceladus_ of Saturn

Size- Enceladus has a mean diameter of 314 miles, one-seventh the diameter of our Moon. In diameter Enceladus is small enough to fit within the length of the island of Great Britain. It could also fit comfortably within the states of Arizona or Colorado, although as a spherical object its surface area is much greater, just over 310,000 miles2, about 15% larger than Texas. Picture to scale^ Location- Enceladus is one of the major inner satellites of Saturn. It is…

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Kepler_ Scripture Vs Astronomy

Johannes Kepler was one of the first natural philosophers that defended the design of the cosmos created by Nicolas Copernicus. Kepler argued that Copernicus’s system of the universe was not only the correct structure that man had been searching for, but also that by knowing this, he was able to more fully understand the thinking of his Creator. In this paper I will demonstrate how Kepler was able to use Christian theological principles in order to connect the physics and…

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The Effects of Space Exploration on Modern Society

Space exploration has been increasing greatly in the last 50 years. It has allowed us to understand the greatness of the universe and the endless possibilities it offers us. Our planet, Earth, is inhabited by approximately 6 billion humans. This is well over our natural carrying capacity (the amount of resources there are to sustain our population) but with techniques such as farming, we have manipulated our resources to provide us with enough food, but alternate solutions are needed. The…

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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 while…

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The Sun Case

The sun is the center of solar system. All the eight planets in the solar system revolve around the sun. It is responsible for the day and the night we experience. It gives light and heat to the planets that revolve around it. Our Earth is the third closest planet to the Sun which is about 92 million miles from here to the sun (Myron, 2007). It may be far, but the Sun still provides enough light for plants to…

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