Monthly Archives: July 2012

It definitely sounds llike something fictional from an episode of Star Trek but the Oort cloud is a very real phenomenon.  It actually consists of a huge number of ice like objects which extend far beyond the orbit of Neptune and even the Kuiper belt.  No one is quite sure how big the Oort cloud… Read Article →

An Asteroid is an object made primarily of rock or metal which can be found orbiting the Sun in a belt called unsurprisingly – the asteroid belt.  It’s located between Mars and Jupiter.  Many of  the asteroids are really quite big – in fact Ceres has a diameter of nearly 600 miles – they are… Read Article →

For anyone who knows any scientist, they will tell you that they have seen the scientists with some flashy drive some flashy cars. Have you ever asked yourself how and why scientists drive such flashy cars, well the truth is that most scientists buy these cars and do not lease them. If you are wondering… Read Article →

We’ve all heard the Apollo 13 story right and probably seen the movies, haven’t we? The story is pretty simple, a computer failure led the astronauts and their compatriots in Houston to have to do incredibly complex math by hand in order to save the shuttle from overshooting Earth and never being seen from again…. Read Article →

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