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Would We Survive An Asteroid Impact?

Would We Survive An Asteroid Impact?

Who knows? It is widely accepted throughout the scientific community that approximately 65 million years ago a massive asteroid impact wiped out almost all life on Earth. The impact, which occurred off the present-day Yucatan Peninsula, left a crater over 100 miles wide and 12 miles deep. The crater is currently submerged in the gulf of Mexico at an area called Chicxulub. The impact created a force greater that 10 billion atomic bombs and instantly obliterated any life within 100…

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What is the Artemis Program?

What is the Artemis Program?

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing which was noted as mankind’s greatest ever achievement. On July 20th, 1969, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo module, Eagle, on the moon. The module also carried Neil Armstrong who became the first human to step foot on the surface. The Apollo program successfully landed 6 more manned craft on the lunar surface and the last being Apollo 17 which touched sown on 7th December 1972. Ever since…

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Is Our Sun Dying?

Is Our Sun Dying?

Quick answer is YES! Our sun first switched on its lights approximately 4.6 billions years ago and ever since that moment it has blasted heat across the entire solar system. To supply our solar system with this life-giving energy the sun must burn fuel and in our sun’s case we are talking about hydrogen and helium. At the moment the sun is very stable and it will remain this way for another 4 billion years or so. It is at…

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New Crater On Mars

New Crater On Mars

Some time in the last few years, mars was struck by an other-worldly object…..and the crater has just been found by NASA! The crater spreads approximately 2.5 thousand km across the surface of the red planet. The unusual blue colour is the result of the impact blasting away the top layer of red dust to reveal a darker coloured rock below. This impact site is a major reminder of how violent our solar system is and also how close our…

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The ‘Big Bang’ or ‘Big Silence’??

The ‘Big Bang’ or ‘Big Silence’??

Ok….This is just something that I have wondered about for years. I haven’t even bothered to search Google for a ‘reasonable’ explanation. Why did scientists agree on dubbing the birth of the Universe the ‘Big Bang’? We all know that noise cannot exist in a vacuum…right? So, therefore, noise cannot exist in space….and if noise cannot exist….why was there a ‘Bang’? Just a silly thought for the day!  

Life On The ISS

Life On The ISS

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend time on the International Space Station? At an altitude of 270 miles, a rotating crew has occupied the ISS since 2000 and each crew spends 6 months on board. The station has a system of labs, living quarters and a control room and it stretches almost the length of a football field and it is shared by a crew of 6. The ISS orbits Earth approximately once every 97…

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