Review of Literature Introduction - Our Solar System Our Solar System contains one very large star and eight major planets that orbit it, although it used to be nine, but as you may know, Pluto is no longer considered a planet. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, (ordered by position relative to the Sun) are the eight major planets that orbit this large star. This particular star being the Sun. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, because of this, Mercury’s surface temperature can reach about 800 degrees fahrenheit, and according to NASA, “Because the planet has no atmosphere to retain that heat, nighttime temperatures on the surface can drop to -290 degrees Fahrenheit. NASA also says that Mercury makes
The way it is thought to have worked is that the gravity in the early solar system would have bound particles together at the same time as the earth was forming.This explains why we see such a similar collection of materials in both the moon and the earth, this theory also backs the positioning of the moon itself in our solar system. All though the moon consists of many of the same components as the earth does (after looking into this I discovered some contrasting ideas about the materials both the earth and moon are made up of, one website called windows2universe stated. ‘The co-formation theory explains why the moon appears in the location it does but it does not explain the evidence that the Earth and Moon do not appear to be made of the same material.’ but the majority stated the opposite these websites included BBC.com, Space.com and NASA.gov ) this theory does not explain why the earth is so much more dense. this infact would most likely not be the case if the moon was formed under the co-formation
This sun is 432,288 miles across and the galaxy is supposedly 6,213,711,922 miles wide. It takes 250,000,000 light years for the sun to orbit the galaxy. There are approximately 100 billion different solar systems in the Milky Way. Our dolor system is 25,000 light years away from the center of our galaxy. Our galaxy is so big we have only gone 19.5 kilometers from home.
Three facts that stuck out to me were how small we are compared to the whole universe, the quantity of stars, and finding constellations. The first fact of how small we actually are is amazing. We are just one small planet going into orbit when there are black holes and constellations and the butterfly effect. The quantity of stars is insane. No one could count all of the stars in the universe there are millions, billions, or maybe even trillions.
When a difference in this pressure occurs winds move from a higher to a lower pressure, resulting in winds. These winds can also have a variation of speeds. Although, because the Earth rotates the flow does not flow directly from high to low, but instead from the right so that wind flows mostly around the high and low pressure areas. 5. Provide the rule used for determining the direction wind will blow.
Efecan Oral 11/11/15 Popular Science Writing Assignment “Space Junk” Threat and Solution We have been launching satellites for over 50 years now and like retired NASA senior scientist Donald Kessler said “We have lost control of the environment” already. As a result of the near 5000 launches of communication, weather forecast, television and navigation satellites since the start of the space age, result with the potentially damaging space debris that orbits Earth. Scientists estimate the total number of space debris objects in orbit to be around 29,000 for sizes larger than 10 centimeters, 670,000 larger than 1 centimeter and more than 170 million larger than 1 millimeter and like we learnt in the class as a result of their
For the earth to revolve around the sun and rotate on its own axis there must have been an external force applied on it, which is likely to be God. For things to happen in the manner that they do, there has to be a Higher power that is above to “govern” us and our actions. Everything that exists does and always will have a cause whether we take the time to believe it or not. The universe exists, but how does it exist? By the grace of God.
The laws of classical mechanics which are used to describe motion and energy of an object cannot fully explain the behavior of a quantum particle. This need led to the emergence of quantum mechanics. Classical mechanics and quantum mechanics are like dogs and cats; they are very different. The fundamental difference between the two is the property of uncertainty in quantum mechanics. Recall the fact that classical mechanics allows precise prediction of position and momentum of an object as a function of time.
The general theory of relativity is nothing but it is the Einstein's theory of gravity. It is based on two fundamental principles: The principle of relativity which states that all the systems of reference are equivalent with respect to the formulation of the fundamental laws of physics. The principles of equivalence, these principles of equivalence are divided into two categories the weak one which states that the local effects of motion in a curved space (gravity provides a curved space according to the general theory of relativity) are not different from those of an accelerated observer in at space. And the strong one states that the consequence of any local experiment (whether it is a gravitational or not) in a freely falling laboratory