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If Gravity Were Switched Off, This is What Will Happen to the Earth and Our Universe

We have all experienced the force of gravity. It is what happens to you when you jump up into the air, and fall right back down to the ground. But have you ever wondered: What if there was no gravity? What exactly would life on earth be like? Jay Buckey, a physician and one-time NASA astronaut, [...]

Interesting Facts About the Spacecraft JUNO, and Its Space Mission To JUPITER

It's no longer news that after a daring five year journey, Juno, the spacecraft launched by NASA finally went into orbit around Jupiter - the largest planet in our solar system. For the next two years, Juno will orbit round Jupiter as it gathers information that will help scientists understand how Jupiter and other planets [...]

Could You Really Live on Another Planet Other Than Earth?

Where would you go if you could choose to live on a planet other than Earth? Are you thinking Mars? BBC iWonder tells us that scientists predict there may be about 40 billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way, yes 40 billion! Yet, the Milky Way is just one galaxy out of countless billions in Space, [...]

VIDEO: Watch as Astronaut Tim Peake Blasts Off Into Space

You remember we have been following the space expedition process of Tim Peake to the International Space Station, the first British astronaut to be so sponsored by his government. We started with the preparatory process, to talking about the space craft, the rocket, and quick facts about the launch site, Baikonur . The Rocket that [...]

The Scary Truth About Asteroids

If you're the sort of person who worries about asteroids, a new map from NASA's Near Earth Object Program is unlikely to offer much reassurance. It shows that during the 20-year period from 1994 to 2013, the Earth's atmosphere was hit by small asteroids resulting in fireballs (bolides) on at least 556 separate occasions--or essentially [...]

Sigh: How an Asteroid will Narrowly miss Earth on Sunday

A newly discovered asteroid will pass “very close” to Earth on Sunday, NASA says. The space rock is estimated to be 60 feet (18 meters) long. It’s expected to fly over New Zealand about 2:18 p.m. EDT (18:18 GMT). It won’t hit Earth or any of the thousands of satellites orbiting the planet, NASA says. [...]

By |2019-11-13T04:52:09+01:00September 5th, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Think our rain showers are bad? Watch the incredible video revealing rain on the sun

If you've ever been caught in a rainstorm, you may have thought there is nothing worse. However, researchers have revealed a major new insight into rain on the sun - and say it puts our own into perspective. Just like on Earth, the Sun has spells of bad weather, with high winds and showers of [...]

By |2019-11-13T04:54:42+01:00June 25th, 2014|Categories: facts|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments