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Drake Equation

The Drake equation is an equation used to estimate the amount of civilizations humans can communicate with. The Drake Equation was made by Frank Drake an American astronomer and astrophysicist from Chicago Illinois. The equation takes into factor only planets in the Milky Way Galaxy. The Drake Equation helps try to answer a question we’veContinue reading “Drake Equation” Continue reading

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Astrobiology is the study of life and the universe and the search for life beyond it. Nasa lists astrobiology as having three questions “How does life begin and evolve? Is there life beyond Earth and, if so, how can we detect it? What is the future of life on Earth and in the universe?” andContinue reading “Astrobiology” Continue reading

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Unlike recently discovered dwarf planets, Ceres was discovered in 1801. Ceres was the first asteroid discovered, it was first spotted on Jan. 1, 1801 by Sicilian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi. Ceres was named after the Roman goddess of agriculture. An interesting fact about Ceres was that after it was discovered an element in the period tableContinue reading “Ceres” Continue reading

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Makemake was discovered in 2005 by Michael Brown, Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz. Makemake might be the most interesting dwarf planet with its cool name and special facts. Makemake is the second biggest dwarf planet and once it was discovered it led to the demise of the title of planet for Pluto. Because of MakemakeContinue reading “Makemake” Continue reading

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Is it a bird? a plane? a superhero? No it’s a Comet! Comet’s are “cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rock and dust that orbit the Sun”. Comet’s generally range from the size of 750 meters to 20 kilometers. Currently there are 3,717 comets known to man. Comet’s form from dust particles combining to form icyContinue reading “Comet” Continue reading

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Climate Change and Animals

Since the industrial revolution humans have become the most selfish species in the world. With growth in mind we started removing trees and releasing chemicals into the air and water with no regards for it’s potential impact. Now a few centuries later its impact is seen in climate change. Climate change has been caused byContinue reading “Climate Change and Animals” Continue reading

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Weight and Altitude

Most people know that if you were to take your weight on the earth and then the moon, you would weigh a lot less on the moon. But what about your weight with different altitudes on the earth? Surprisingly your weight also changes with varying altitudes. If you were to take your weight at seaContinue reading “Weight and Altitude” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Sir Isaac Newton born December 25 1642, died March 20 [March 31], 1727 During Newton’s life two major events that occurred were the bubonic great plague and the Renaissance. The bubonic plague killed 75,000 people in England, black rats and fleas brought the disease back to the country. Whole towns of people died and people wouldContinue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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How Small We Really Are

Despite how big we all thing we are, when looking at the true size of our earth compared to the size of the universe we come to realize our insignificance. When the distance of the earth to other planets is put into simple mathematic equations we can truly try to understand how big this universeContinue reading “How Small We Really Are” Continue reading

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introductory post

Hello my name is Justin Oresky, I am from Long Island, New York. I am very bad at technology and am very excited to try out new computer stuff. Given my bad technology I thought I might as well add a link on how to work an I-Phone as my hyperlink :). Below is aContinue reading “introductory post” Continue reading

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