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    Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun in the solar system. It has the third largest mass in the solar system. It was William Herschel who discovered Uranus in 1781. In two years William thought it was a star or a comet. But then Uranus was accepted as a planet because of Johann Elert Bode’s observations. William wanted the planet to be called Georgium Sidus because of the king George III. But the planet was called Uranus after the Greek god of sky. It takes Uranus 17 hours and 14 minutes to

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    the world of science. It was Shapley that had found out that the sun was not, in fact, the center of the universe but rather 30,000 light years away, an important piece of information embedded within us from as soon as we start learning about our solar system. But, before going down as one of the most historic men in science, he had lived a life as interesting as the concepts he had explored. Born in Nashville, Missouri on November 2nd of 1885, Harlow Shapley was the son of a locally known farmer,

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    Neptune The Windiest Planet in our Solar System INTRODUCTION Neptune, a planet that is a huge gas and ice giant, full of frozen methane clouds and 4x as big as Earth. Believe it or not, we can live on this planet, even if it’s cold, (below 0) and it is full of gases. All we need is the proper equipment, something to keep our bodies warm enough, a dome to surround a city and keep out the gases. Neptune is also one of the windiest of planets, containing frozen methane clouds. It takes

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    to the Copernican revolution, the Ptolemaic model of the solar system was the dominant mode of understanding the solar system. It was a geocentric model, in which the sun, stars and planets orbited around a stationary Earth in epicycles. Ptolemy proposed a very complex model comprising over a hundred epicycles to explain the movement of celestial bodies (Ferris, 1997). Copernicus, in contrast, proposed a heliocentric model of the solar system in which planets orbited around the sun. Aside from this

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    comet 67P/C-G was to accompany it into the solar system, they did this by deploying the philae lander with the help of NASA and making this the first controlled comet. This mission helped scientists begin to understand the changes in the season as the comet left the inner solar system on its outbound leg. The history, current perceptions, and future implications of the Rosetta Mission all help scientists with the understanding of the origins of solar system life and earth. The journey of the

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    smallest planet in our solar system and the closest to the Sun , Mercury can be expressed as one of the most unique planets in our solar system. The Universe is estimated to be about 12 light years in distance and continues expanding, with this we have only had men on the moon and robots go to a couple of planets known to humankind. Were pretty puny in comparison to our universe as a whole. But today, I’ll be telling you about one of our familiarly known planets in our solar system, Mercury. Starting

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    Heliocentric Theory

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    Description of the discovery Geocentrism was the first theory of the structure of the solar system which made earth the centre of the universe with all other planets orbiting around it. Geocentrism was later replaced with the discovery of the heliocentric model. The heliocentric model is the theory that positions the sun at the centre of the solar system with all of the planets orbiting around it. The discovery also showed that the moon rotates around in the gravitational pull of the earth. Year

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    Edu 501 Quiz

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    B.) Observing the shadows C.) A partial solar eclipse 2. What is a constellation? A. Mixtures of ice, rock and dust cluster B. billions of stars held together by the force of gravity - C. a group of stars that form a picture 3. How many planets make planets make up our solar system? A. The four that is closest to the sun. B. planets in our solar system orbit the sun. C. Eight planets

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    Carrington Event Effect

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    The Carrington Event, also known as the Solar Storm of 1859, is the largest geomagnetic solar storm in recorded history, resulting from a coronal mass ejection; a massive surge of magnetized plasma originating from the Sun’s surface on the morning of September 1st, 1859. As the mass of plasma hit the Earth’s magnetosphere mere hours after the event had occurred on the Sun’s surface, southern aurorae were seen as far north as Queensland, Australia, and the aurora borealis was powerful enough that

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    It is not in our solar system it is in the Kuiper belt that has comets, asteroids, and other small things made mostly of ice. To be a planet Pluto has to have a cleared neighborhood, it does not have a dominant gravitational body in its orbit in the solar system. It also does not interact with other, smaller objects, it does not consume them or sling them away with its gravity. Because of

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    The Copernican Revolution

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    Copernicus aimed to replace Ptolemy’s earth-centred model of the solar system with a sun-centred one. The advancement of science facilitated the changes in our perception, and it can be argued that our knowledge about the universe is getting closer

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    Sir Issac Newton and Galileo Galilei were two of the most leading scientist of 17th century. Unfortunately, the two were never able to work together as Issac Newton was born the same year Galileo died, 1642. One thing is for sure, between the two there was a storm of scientific revolution under way. I will begin with the earlier revelations of Galileo. Considered the father of modern science, Galileo made major contributions to the fields of physics, astronomy, cosmology, mathematics and philosophy

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    Pluto Planet

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    rather “milky” appearance. And in this galaxy’s very edge, there is a group of planets that is being pulled together by a single, bright, yellow star called the “Sun”. This group of planets, along with the Sun itself, are called the “Solar System”. In the Solar System, there are nine planets, which are then again grouped into two groups; the terrestrial planets and the Jovian planets. The terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, while the Jovian planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus

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    Accordingly, this atmosphere is mainly made up of helium and hydrogen, but it does obtain traces of water as well as a small amount of methane, which gives the ice giant its signature blue color. Uranus planetary atmosphere is the 2nd coldest in the solar system with a minimum temperature of -224.2 degrees Celsius, making it even colder than Neptune in certain places. This chilling factor feels even colder, consequently due to Uranus’s wind speeds, reaching up to 560 mph. Voyages Although we know all

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    The Scientific Revolution created several theories about the universe. The two major ones were heliocentric and geocentric. Heliocentric means the solar system is sun centered. Geocentric means the solar system is earth centered. Nicholas Copernicus created the heliocentric theory and Ptolemy created the geocentric theory. Both theories are created by very intelligent philosophers who didn’t have the tools we have today. It was up to philosophers, like them, to make maps and create pathways

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    understanding of this article it would be helpful to have prior knowledge of the planets and moons in our solar system and a good understanding of astronomy. However, it is not necessary that you understand these points when reading the article as the article explains these things in a basic way. This article I found made several good points about what the other planets and moons in our solar system are like on the surface. The article talked about these things in weird and wonderful ways through the

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    Chance ABSTRACT: The following research paper discusses the search for life in the universe, focusing on Trappist-1 and life on Mars. The topics include three habitable worlds found around an ultracool dwarf star, Trappist-1 comparison to the solar system, the discoveries of exoplanets, complex life, what do we know about the universe, alien life on the universe, possible life existence on Mars, and how SpaceX can help accomplish the journey of humans landing on Mars. With humanity evolving and

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    to attain human life. Some of these key elements include our placement in the solar system, our tilt, oxygen, food, the magnetic field, etc. Because of these perfect conditions, Earth is livable. Our planet, Feuer Leava, is habitable because of its place in the solar system, its atmosphere, and its formation. First, Feuer Leava is the second closest planet to the star, Vega. Vega is the only star in this solar system. It is 2.26 times larger than the sun, 7 times brighter, and approximately 2 times

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    Before modern technology allowed astronomers to determine the exact distances between the Earth and other objects in the solar system, they had to rely on alternative methods to make these measurements. Two scientists who made some of these early measurements were Johannes Kepler and Giovanni Cassini. Kepler used the time of a planet’s orbit to determine the relative distance between the Earth and other objects, while Cassini used the parallax method to estimate distances. Johannes Kepler was

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    by craters, Venus has a relatively smooth surface.Early in the history of the solar system, while planets such as Venus were forming, the cloud of dust and rock orbiting the sun was a chaotic place. Giant rocks pounded the surface of the newly created planets and their moons. So how did Venus escape unscathed? While Venus could have been extraordinarily lucky and missed any significant damage in the turbulent young system, it is more likely that the surface of Venus has been completely redone by volcanic

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