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Monthly Archives: September 2014

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Top 5 Impressive Craters on Earth

September 22, 2014 |

There are hundreds of impact craters found around the world, but less than 50 that are considered Large (over 20km in diameter). As an example, one of the most well-known and best preserved craters is Barringer crater in Arizona (35°2′N 111°1′W), which is just over 1km in diameter, and was created by a nickle-iron meteor, which was about 50m (54yards). Read More

Jupiter’s Moon Europa can Count Another Similarity with Earth

September 20, 2014 | 1

NASA agency has no official plans for a mission to the Jovian moon, whose icy crust covers a watery ocean in which life could theoretically exist. Read More

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Amazing Images of Futuristic Architecture

September 20, 2014 | 1

I have always been fascinated by futuristic architecture and seeing as it’s the weekend I was browsing around checking out some amazing designs today. Read More

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Top 5 the Most Beautiful Volcano Lakes in the World

September 19, 2014 |

This list will focus on any volcano made lake; Volcano lakes can occur in a few different ways: The first would simply be a crater filled with water. Read More

The Big Bang Theory (Video)

September 18, 2014 | 2

The Big Bang Theory is the leading explanation about how the universe began. At its simplest, it talks about the universe as we know it starting with a small singularity, then inflating over the next 13.8 billion years to the cosmos that we know today. Read More

Surprise! A Supermassive Black Hole Spotted in Tiny Galaxy

September 18, 2014 |

Nestled in the heart of a tiny galaxy 54 million light years from Earth is a black hole so big it makes up 15% of the star cluster’s total mass. Read More

How Dangerous can be an Asteroid?

September 18, 2014 |

An asteroid striking our planet — it’s the stuff of science fiction. Many movies and books have portrayed this possibility (“Deep Impact,” “Armageddon,” “Lucifer’s Hammer,” and so on). Read More

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5 Famous Unsolved Mysteries, Science Can’t Explain

September 17, 2014 | 2

Physicist Brian Cox once said: “I’m comfortable with the unknown—that’s the point of science. There are places out there, billions of places out there, that we know nothing about. Read More

Travel Inside a Black Hole

September 16, 2014 |

Black holes are among the simplest objects in the universe. They are simpler than stars, much simpler than planets, and vastly simpler than human beings. Read More

What’s the Coolest Place in the Universe?

September 16, 2014 |

It’s easy to guess where the hottest place in the universe might be — the core of a giant star, maybe, or a disk of gas heated to millions of degrees as it tries to cram its way into a super-massive black hole, or even, for a fraction of a second, a fusion reactor in New Jersey. It’s harder to imagine the coldest place, though. Read More

Astronomers Solve 20-Year-Old Mystery Behind Brightest Objects in the Universe

September 16, 2014 |

Quasars are supermassive black holes located at the center of distant, massive galaxies. They are the brightest objects in the universe, and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for over 20 years. Read More

Did a Meteorite Hit the Capital of Nicaragua?

September 15, 2014 |

A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua on Saturday night, creating a 39ft-wide (12 metre) crater, appears to have been caused by a small meteorite. And authorities in the region believe the meteorite was in fact a shard of rock from the 2014 RC ‘pitbull’ asteroid that soared past Earth over the weekend. Read More

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