2. The current atmosphere of Mars is mainly CO2 (95%), N2 (3%), oxygen, and water. The atmosphere’s density is 1% of Earth atmospheric density. The lack of atmosphere and proximity to the Sun makes the planets cold. The high temperature is lower than it is on Earth.
The pyramid itself took 20 years to open with all of the Earth’s resources and it revealed very little due to the damage sustained when opening it. The pyramid represents the highly advanced alien race that long ago placed these beacons. It is a test and a marker to see just how far the humans have reached as a species compared to the rest of the universe. The Earth is only so big and it contains only so many finite resources so it is a fact that the human species must eventually move on to greater and better things in order to expand. This beacon was a milestone on the journey of humans as they have proven their worthiness to meet this alien race that has been watching over the Earth.
The two theories being compared are The Giant Impactor Theory and The Capture Theory. The Giant Impactor Theory states that about 4.5 billion years ago a mars-sized planet called Theia collided with the proto Earth generating enormous amounts of debris from Earth’s outer layer. These “hot degassed material[s]” started to join together and form our Moon(Wilton, paragraph 11). The Capture Theory states that a rocky body formed somewhere else in the universe and was captured by Earth’s gravity and set into orbit around it.
Plutonium is a transuranic radioactive chemical element with symbol Pu and atomic number 94. It is an actinide metal of silvery-gray appearance that tarnishes when exposed to air, and forms a dull coating when oxidized. The element normally exhibits six allotropes and four oxidation states. It reacts with carbon, halogens, nitrogen, silicon and hydrogen. When exposed to moist air, it forms oxides and hydrides that expand the sample up to 70% in volume, which in turn flake off as a powder that is pyrophoric.
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, which makes it the most difficult planet for scientists to study. If you could stand on mercury, the sun would look three times bigger than on earth. Mercury can get as close as 47 kilometers to the sun. A big difference between Mercury and all the other planets is the size of its iron core. Mercury’s iron core makes up about 65 percent of its total mass.
Introduction Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan standing at 12385 feet (3776 m) and is located on the main island Honshu 62 miles (100 km) southwest of Tokyo. It has a 78 miles circumference and a 25-30 miles in diameter around the base with a 1600 feet diameter crater. The mountain is surrounded by five lakes, Lake Kawaguchiko, Lake Yamanaka, Lake Saiko, Lake Motosuko, Lake Shojiko. The conic stratovolcano lies above a complex tectonic area known as the “Fossa Magna” which is the collision of the Philippine Sea plate with the Eurasian plate in the North and with the North American plate in the northeast. This junction is called the Fuji triple junction.
The planet is made up of a fluid mix of water, methane, ammonia ices that take up over 80 percent of its mass. Which is where it gets is nickname Ice Giant. Uranus is quite unique among the other planets in the solar system. Uranus is tilted so far that it basically orbits the Sun on its side. This unusual tilt could’ve potentially be caused by a collision with a planet-sized celestial object, or several small bodies, recently after it was formed.
Although we know all this information about the ice giant known as Uranus, only one recorded trip has been done to the planet in all its existence. This took place on August 20th, 1977, with a spacecraft known as voyager 2. Granted that, it took the craft 9 years to even reach the planet, arriving on January 1986. Scientists say, it was worth their while, snapping and observing new images and data from Uranus’s rings to 10 new and undiscovered moons in the planet’s gravitational pull.
Facts: ● The Sombrero Galaxy may not be part of a formal galaxy group, but could be a member of a string of galaxies that extends away from the Virgo Cluster. ● As many as 2,000 globular clusters swarm around the core of the Sombrero Galaxy, and the number could be related to the size of the central bulge. ● The Sombrero has a central supermassive black hole at its heart. Observations of star motions near the black hole suggest it could have the mass of a billion Suns, perhaps the most massive of any black hole found so far at the heart of a galaxy. ● The Sombrero Galaxy is a favorite target for well-equipped amateur astronomers.
Olympus Mons is 72,000 feet in height, about two and a half times the size of Mt. Everest. As I have said earlier, Venus rotates in a retrograde motion. This is contrary to Mars, which orbits in the same direction of the other planets. America sent a probe to Mars, called Viking 1, which was able to map a large portion of the planet. Viking 1 landed on Mars’s surface and took
A mantle was created from gold, protecting a core of diamonds, and forcing a small metallic field. The surface grew hotter, while the core grew cooler. Two tectonic plates formed on the planet, just enough to create the volcanoes needed for food and drink. The comets that formed Feuer Leava contained significantly large amounts of amino acids, the buildings blocks of life. The amino acids were essential in the creation of life on our planet.
Valerie Beketova Dr. Bennett AP Environmental Science 10 December 2015 Chapter 14 Outline Earth is a very dynamic planet Earth is made up of different layers: - Core - interior made up of dense, extremely hot metal, mostly iron. It is the most inside layer of earth. - Mantle - hot, pliable layer that surrounds the most inner layer, the core. It is less dense than core.
Investigation: Meteor Crater in Arizona 1. Given the following information, calculate the energy released when the asteroid impacted Arizona: a. The spherical, iron-nickel asteroid has a mass of 13,100,000 kg. b. It has a velocity of 20,000 m/s relative to the Earth. 2.