Category: Physics

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Pluto….The Planet? The Debate Rages On

Back in 2006, the International Astronomic Union passed a resolution to adopt a new, formal definition of a “planet.” According to their standards, bodies that orbit the Sun, are spherical, do not orbit other bodies and have cleared their orbits can be deemed “planets.” It was when this ruling was made that Pluto became known …

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Under Pressure: How The Bends Affects the Human Body

Scuba diving is a great way to explore the ocean’s depths and witness all the wonders the undeseas world has to offer. But it can be dangerous, too, and we aren’t talking about man-eating sharks and killer jellyfish. In fact, this treat doesn’t come from the ocean’s water; it comes from inside your own body. …

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Light Up The Sky: Man Made Meteor Shower Planned

The skies over Japan will light up with a spectacular display of shooting stars in 2019. Do we know this because scientists have studied the astronomical and atmospheric conditions? Nope. We know this because the meteor shower is a planned, staged, man-made event. A Japanese company called Star-ALE has developed the technological ability to create …

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Astronomy Game Giveaway

This giveaway is not a basic giveaway. It’s an unrecognised gem for true astronomy lovers. This card game is anything but a classic. It’s a unique game that never made it in the educational world ─ probably because it was full of nerdy facts about astronomy. This card set has information and challenge questions about …

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The Total Solar Eclipse is Coming August 21! Are You Ready to Watch?

The next total solar eclipse is set to occur on August 21 – are you prepared to witness it? If you’re in the United States, you’re in a prime position to experience the event. This is the first time since the 13th century that an eclipse will cut across the U.S., only touching the country’s …

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Here is Exactly How to Survive a Nuclear Bomb Drop

It may sound like something you should’ve concerned yourself with back in the 1960s, but in today’s global political climate, you can never be too prepared for the unthinkable – a nuclear bomb drop. With countries (Looking at you, North Korea) testing missiles on a fairly regular basis, it helps to be educated on what …

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