Tag: #space

THE BIG COLLIDE: WHEN WILL THE NEXT ASTEROID HIT

“When it hits, that’s it.” The Destruction¬† The video below is of an asteroid hitting Earth and the possible destruction. Asteroids are left over rocks from the beginning of the solar system some 4.6 billion years ago. There is an asteroid belt that is…

MAN OVER ROVER: WILL WE EVER SAFELY SET FOOT ON MARS

“We’ve been there, just not as humans.” THE RED PLANET The planet Mars is the fourth planet away from the Sun, right behind us at third. Even though Mars is a terrestrial planet we are unable to inhabit the planet for a number of…

LIGHT-NING SPEED: HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE BEFORE WE BREAK THE SPEED OF LIGHT

“We will get there, but how long will it take?” QUANTIFYING IT The speed of light measures how fast light travels over a certain amount of miles, kilometers, even feet per second, hour, etc. For example, the time it takes for the light to…

MISSION CONTROL: HOW LONG BEFORE WE HAVE A FULLY FUNCTIONAL STATION ON THE MOON

“Learning about space from space.” OUT OF THIS WORLD Our planet Earth is one amazing planet to live on. It is the only place that is at least within our ability to travel, able to sustain a diversity of life. Everything from bacteria to…

PHONE HOME: ARE WE REALLY ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE

“To think we’re alone is just plain impossible.” The United States government recently released a video that shows fighter jet pilots chasing what appeared to be a UFO. This was footage held on to for years before it was released late last week. Now…

GONE AND FORGOTTEN: WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF ALL PEOPLE VANISHED FROM EARTH?

“What if we weren’t around?” I sometimes think about what life would be like if people disappeared from Earth. My intrigue sparked when I first saw the television show on the Discovery Channel Life After People. It was a one hour show that would…