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Sea Level Rise, Facts and Information

Outlined in the article titled “Why is sea level rising faster in some places along the US East coast than others?” is an explanation to the strange phenomenon of uneven increases in sea levels. Due to a multitude of reasons such as increased carbon dioxide emissions since the industrial revolution, deforestation, urbanization, and methane from […]

Pages: 2 Words: 469 Topics: Terrestrial Planets

The Magellan Mission

Venus is the second planet from the sun. It can be found in between Mercury and Earth in the solar system. Its rotation period is 243 days, which is the longest rotation period of any other planet in the solar system. Venus also rotates in the opposite direction to most planets. Venus is named after […]

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NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

Remember last year? Yes, 2018 was filled with many triumphs. Including one by NASA! On November 26, 2018, NASA landed a probe and a mole (yes a mole, get over it) onto the Martian surface. Now, you may be asking, “What in the world is NASA going to do with a fat mole on Mars?” […]

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The Journey of Earth’s Cake

Today i will be telling you about my journey to the center of the Earth. I will be asking people to come with me on the journey. The first person i’m going to ask is Brad Paisley because he can keep our spirits high with jokes and conrey songs. The next person is Blake shelton […]

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Mars Exploration

NASA and other countries’ space programs have been trying for decades to successfully land a rover on Mars that can support the theory that Mars can support life. Most countries have failed numerous times to land a rover on Mars, but the United States has been successful 8 times, but the Soviet Union, or Russia, […]

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East African Rift

Introduction: The East African Rift (EAR) is a geologic feature described as three tectonic plates spreading outward from a common center point. This diverging boundaries causes rifting, which in turn contributes to the unique geologic features. The features found in the EAR include horsts and grabens, great lakes systems, volcanism and earthquake epicenters. The complex […]

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Earth Layers

The earth has four different layers as scientist believe. However, if you were to look at it from space you wouldn’t be able to notice any layers, besides the very first layer the one we live on because you can only see what is shown on the outside from pictures taken from space. Have you […]

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Spirit and Opportunity Mission

Abstract In July of 2003, the Spirit and Opportunity Rovers were launched towards Mars. The purpose of Spirit and Opportunity being sent to Mars was to allow field study to be conducted, and to also make different observations of the atmosphere. The mission was planned to only last a few months, however, to this day […]

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Is there Life on Mars?

A standout amongst the most intriguing and entrancing planets in our nearby planetary group is the planet Mars. If seen by humans, they would be amazed at the actual sight of Mars. Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and the last of terrestrial objects. The planet is known for his blazing red look […]

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Mars: Home Sweet Home

A standout amongst the most intriguing and entrancing planets in our nearby planetary group is the planet Mars. If seen by humans, they would be amazed at the actual sight of Mars. Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and the last of terrestrial objects. The planet is known for his blazing red look […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1094 Topics: Terrestrial Planets

Ever-Changing Earth

It may appear like Earth’s shape is never changing. In reality, it is constantly changing. Some changes are so slow we never see their impacts in our lifetime. Other changes occur instantly. There are two factors that can change Earth’s shape. These are tectonic activity and erosion (Bendick, 1965). Volcanoes and earthquakes, caused by tectonic […]

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Drilling into the Earth

Scientists have been fascinated with the idea of drilling to the center of the Earth for years now. The problem is there are several different obstacles one would have to overcome to even get close to the center. When you consider the fact that drilling into the Earth is much like drilling into a pressurized […]

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The Rise and Fall of the Himalayas

The Himalayas are a mountain range in Asia that spans over five countries. The Indian term, him-alaja, is where the name Himalaya comes from. When translated into English, this Sanskrit word means ‘abode of the snows’ and is where the mountain ranges nicknames, ‘abode of the gods’ and the ‘Lama’s snow monastery’ derive from. According […]

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The Earth’s Structure

The earth is composed of four different layers but if you were to look at it from space you wouldn’t be able to tell. You can only see what is shown on the outside. Have you ever wondered what’s underneath the surface we see and what goes on beneath the surface? It’s mostly blue because […]

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How Old is Earth?

There are multiple methods we use to determine the age of our planet, but we didn’t always know these methods. Methods such as studying layers of sediment to find how rocks or mountains are, but we didn’t really explore this method until 1969. This being the year Nicolas Steno published ?his work on examining the […]

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