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  • Saturn Is A Gas Giant

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    Saturn is a gas giant. So large that it can contain about 760 Earths. However, it is mostly comprised of helium and hydrogen with pockets or methane and ammonia distributed around the planet. This planet has severe winds that can reach up to 1,100 miles per hour and energy on the planet consists of lightning, ultraviolet radiation, and charged particles. However uninhabitable Saturn may sound in comparison to Earth, it does have signs of life. The homeostatic mechanisms an organism must have are

  • Uranus, The Planet Of Planet

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    theories that explain how it may have come about. 2 theories that are known about are Core accretion and the disk instability method. The core accretion explains the terrestrial planets better rather than giant planets like Uranus. An estimated 4 billion years ago the solar system was a cloud of dust and gas which we know as the

  • Astronomy Essay

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         There are four different types of stars: Protostars, Bright Stars, Red Giants, and White Dwarfs. Protostars are stars that are on the verge of being born. They are glowing clouds of dust and gas. Gravity pulls on every atom moving them towards the center of the cloud of dust, which causes the Protostar to collapse. Over a period of twenty million years the star begins to form and 10 million years after the pocket of gas was formed, a star is born. The second types of stars are called Bright

  • Elements And Events That Affect A Planetary Body

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    metal. The four outer planets are giant planets (Links to an external site.), being substantially more massive than the terrestrials. The two largest, Jupiter and Saturn (Links to an external site.), are gas giants (Links to an external site.), being composed mainly of hydrogen (Links to an external site.) and helium (Links to an external site.); the two outermost planets, Uranus (Links to an external site.) and Neptune (Links to an external site.), are ice giants (Links to an external site.), being

  • Exoplanets Lab

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    Stagpoole Introduction Extra-terrestrial planets (Exoplanets) have captivated humans for hundreds of years, the idea that there are planets exist outside of our solar system. There are two types of planets: terrestrial planets, or rocky planets and gas giants. With the development of high zoom telescopes and arrays, we as a race, now have the technology to observe and recognise planets outside our solar system. NASA missions such as Hubble and Kepler have yielded huge results for the discovery of exoplanets

  • Juno Spacecraft Observation

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    The planet Jupiter has always been a point of interest for mankind, being the largest of the planets and named after the king of the Roman gods. Since Galileo pointed his small, simple telescope at the gas giant, scientists and astronomers have been on the journey to discover the secrets the planet holds. Launched in August, 2011, the Juno Spacecraft will be able to peek through the clouds of mystery that shroud Jupiter, and improve on mankind’s view of the great planet. The main objective of the

  • The On The Begging Of Time

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    In the begging of time, Spicious created three spherical planets arranged in a triangle. A solid plant where animals land animals lived, a liquid planet where amphibious animals lived, and a gas planet where winged animals lived. All three planets were connected by bridges that were made of pure energy. There was a problem Spicious only allowed humans to travel between the planets the other animals had to stay on their planet. Spicious gave all of the animals enough to survive for a period of time

  • The Educational Journey Essay

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    The Educational Journey Education is a journey through the universe. The universe is enormous and seems to have no end. If a person wants to be truly educated, he or she must spend years in school studying both important and trivial information. The material in the solar system represents the years a student spends in school. The remaining space in the universe is the endless learning one does outside of the classroom. The sun may not be in the center of the universe; however, the sun is the

  • Exam Review

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    Review Exam 2 1. Planet X has a radius 3 times larger than the earth’s radius. How does this planet’s volume compare to Earth’s volume? a. The volume is 3 times larger than the Earth’s radius. b. The volume is 1/9 the Earth’s radius. c. The volume is 27 times the Earth’s Radius. d. The volume is 1/27 times the Earth’s radius. 2. The moons X and Y orbit 2 different planets. They have the same orbital velocity, but the distance of X from its planet is 2 times the

  • The Article On Aliens Among Us

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    Extraterrestrial life has been a big topic for Americans since day one. According to author Lee Speigel there is an estimation of 48 percent of Americans throughout the nation that believe in life on other planets while only 35 percent reject the idea. Life on other planets exists. According to the article “Aliens among Us” by Paul, David extraterrestrial evidence has already been discovered such as different types of bacteria and even water. The article “Aliens among Us” is a credible source because

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