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  • Easter Island 's History And Decline

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    In the article by Jared Diamond, many interesting theories are discussed about Easter Island’s history and decline. Diamond makes connections to the environmental challenges we face today and he compares the catastrophe of Easter Island to our current over consumption of natural resources. While this article makes for an interesting read, much of it is offered from a single perspective and little counter evidence is offered. The author writes in a way that could engage a non-academic audience who

  • The Moai Statues of Easter Island: Rapa Nui Essay

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    W4A1 Question 1: a. Why do you believe each culture undertook the creation of your selected monumental work of architecture and sculpture despite the difficulties of accomplishing them? What can we assume about a work of art without such knowledge? The moai statues of Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, are some of the most mysterious structures ever seen (Cothren & Stokstad, 2011, p.873). Easter Island is one of the most remote islands in the world. It is 2,300 miles from the coast of South

  • Pluto Planet

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    Due to some of Pluto’s various characteristics, this icy dwarf planet, and other dwarf planets are not considered regular planets, such as Earth. These reasons also make other dwarf planets, like Eris, Haumea, Ceres, and Makemake, outliers, when compared to the general eight planets. Astronomers predict that there are possibly hundreds of dwarf planets that surpass the Kuiper Belt, just waiting to be discovered. There are three rules, making a planet, a planet. These include, the planet is round

  • Planet Properties

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    Sarah O’Hara Planet Properties In this report, I will explaining the properties of objects in our solar system and how they are grouped. Before this investigation, I had barely any knowledge about the properties of planets and objects in our solar system, but I learned valuable information through research from different websites, and discussions within my group and my entire class. My report will answer the question, “How can we group objects in the Solar System according to their properties

  • Cool Cosmo Readings (EMR)

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    EMR can tell us about the universe by using it on stars and (dwarf) planets, including Makemake, to see their distances, characteristics, and formations. According to “Cool Cosmo Readings”, astronomers used kinds of EMR waves to prove that the universe has expanded. When the EMR takes effect in the formation on the Earth, we can actually see how the universe expands thanks to the EMR with specific frequency that makes us see space. The astronomers have to use EMR waves to see the universe because

  • Is Pluto A Planet

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    family. Some argue, why make Pluto into a dwarf planet when everyone knows it as a planet. Scientists found many dwarf planets after Pluto. They were not going keep adding them to the solar system. Eris was discovered after Pluto and later on Makemake, Ceres and more. Pluto's size and condensation fits much better with the dwarf planets. Pluto’s orbit is very different from the other planets in the solar system. There are three criterias you have to meet in order to be considered a planet

  • Pluto as a Dwarf Planet

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    By definition from a Merriam- Webster Dictionary a planet is “any of the large bodies that revolve around the sun in the solar system which have a similar body to them”. This is not a very specific explanation and makes it hard to fully grasp what it means; at this you could easily say that in fact Pluto a planet. However if you look at a scientific encyclopedia the definition is much different and more specific. The Access Science Encyclopedia says a planet is “A) a celestial body that is in orbit

  • The Eris Solar System

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    in the future, motivated the International Astronomical Union (IAU) to define the term planet for the first time. Under the IAU definition approved on August 24, 2006, Eris is a "dwarf planet", along with objects such as Pluto, Ceres, Haumea and Makemake, thereby reducing the number of known planets in the Solar System to eight, the same as before Pluto's discovery in 1930. Observations of a stellar occultation by Eris in 2010 showed that its diameter was 2,326 ± 12 kilometers (1,445.3 ± 7.5 mi)

  • Pluto Or Dwarf Planet?

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    Pluto has been cool, cool as ice in fact, since it’s discovery in 1930. It is like the little rebellious youngster of the solar system family with its out there orbital path and the binary system it has with its largest moon, Charon. Pluto got relatively quiet for a while until 2006 when the New Horizons mission began to be under way. But the event in Pluto news that really stole the show was its reclassification as a “Dwarf Planet”, But let's go back to the beginning of this little planet’s journey

  • How To Write A Neptune Essay

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    Spot. Neptune’s orbit has a significant effect on the region beyond Neptune called the Kuiper Belt. The Kuiper belt is a series of icy objects that reach far beyond Pluto. The Kuiper Belt is home to at least three dwarf planets: Pluto, Haumea and Makemake. What’s the temperature like? Temperatures on Neptune average -373 F. How many moons does it