Atmospheres of the Earth and terrestrial planets.

If you don’t know what an atmosphere is then I suggest you find a blog on fashion or similar. Perhaps, though, we think we know what an atmosphere is but do we really? Well, just in case it’s that thin blue line that we see around the Earth when looking at pictures that the International [...]

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The Different Types of Impact Craters and How to Spot Them.

A crater is simple, right? Well, not really, they are not just holes in the ground (well they are really but they do differ depending on the size of the crater). Once we have become experts on the different types of craters and why they are classified differently then I’ll go through the different ways [...]

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How impact craters are formed

This sounds a bit like a no-brainer really; the asteroid or comet crosses the path of Earth and hits the Earth’s surface causing an impact crater. That’s it isn’t it? No, nothing in life is quite as simple as that and the way impactors (asteroids, comets, space stations or astronauts) hit the Earth is quite [...]

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Volcanoes on Earth and Beyond

Volcanoes are one of those great forces of nature that we take almost for granted on Earth. I am not sure that I would take it for granted if I lived right next to a volcano but on the overall scheme of things they are part of the Earth’s make up and mold the Earth [...]

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Why Won’t That Supernova Go Bang?

A massive old star is about to die… How a supernova explosion will be observed and what with. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/why wont the supernova explode.mp3[/podcast] By NASA Join the forum discussion on this post – (1) Posts

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Solar System Creation In a 10 Minute Read.

Wouldn’t it be good to know how you got here? Well unfortunately the answer to that is unknown. It has been thought about for a long, long time and one day we will probably know the answer. What we do have good idea about though is how the solar system formed. Throughout the galaxy gigantic [...]

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Black Hole Startling Facts, Questions and Answers.

What’s the point in trying to impress people with things about cooking, football, weather and the things that your mum or dad knows? Why not impress people with facts on black holes instead? You may even put them to sleep. Here’s a few interesting facts on black holes- When material falls into black hole, a [...]

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A Simple Look at Black Holes and Their Affect on Light and Mass Including Hawking Radiation

So what is a black hole? A good way to look at what a black hole is, is to think of a region of space that has so much mass that everything around it is unable to escape its gravitational pull. The mass of a planet determines how much gravity that planet has, the higher [...]

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Best of the Week Podcast- Why Don’t Supernovas Explode When They Should Do?

Supernovas don’t explode. Why is that? The nuclear fuel runs out and it begins a collapse under its own weight and there should be a massive blast, but nothing happens. Something is being missed but a new space telescope should resolve this problem. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/story.mp3[/podcast]

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Best of the Week Podcast- A Man, A Planet and Loads of Controversy

ENCORE While the Kepler spacecraft hunts for habitable planets beyond the solar system, we’ve let one of our own planets slip away! Find out why Pluto’s demotion to dwarf status created a public uproar as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson reads us his hate mail. From third-graders! Also, how we might find Earth-like planets… the possibility [...]

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Best of the Week podcast- Kuiper Belt at a Childs Level.

What is the Kuiper Belt? by Susan, Amanda & Kevin Murph. Susan Murph from the How to Grow Your Geek Podcast and her children Amanda and Kevin discuss Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/kuiper belt.mp3[/podcast]

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Best of the Week Podcast-Hubble’s First Images of an Extrasolar Planet.

Paul Kalas was the leader of the team who managed the long-sought feat of actually taking a photograph of a planet orbiting another star. Before this, all the planets outside our solar system were found by indirect means. He describes how they achieved the breakthrough, using the Hubble Space Telescope, and discusses the wide range [...]

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Moving the Earth Out Of the Way of That Big Bad Sun

I have always wanted to fly around in a spaceship seeing lots of lovely stars and planets and other curious beautiful things that exist out there. To stop getting too frustrated, I have looked on the Earth as a sort of spaceship travelling around giving everyone an eye on the universe. This is okay until [...]

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Space Junk Or Debris Needs Cleaning Up But Where’s The Bin?

Did you ever walk around town, getting annoyed at all the rubbish? It’s quite easy to pick it up and put it in a bin, although you wouldn’t think so looking at the state of some areas. In space, unfortunately, there are no litter bins are no floating cleanup people with a long stick happily [...]

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Best Of The Week- The Guiding North Star Podcast

Everything you need to know about the North star. No, it’s not as boring as it sounds! Be a north star expert. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/north star.mp3[/podcast] By slacker Astronomy

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Carnival Of Space #123

Normally I write an article on physics or space but sometimes I will be going through a few links of a few blogs that are quite good for all sorts of things about space and physics. This is called a carnival and if you look on the Internet you’ll find a lot of other links [...]

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All About Sunspots, Are They Good Or Bad?

The Sun is quite a useful piece of the solar system. Without it, let’s face it, we wouldn’t be here, so when it starts doing odd things it is a cause for concern. sunspots appear normally and are a regular feature of the Sun. So how do sunspots affect the Earth? Should we really worry [...]

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Best Of The Web- Dark Matter & Energy Podcast

Dark matter and dark energy podcast lecture From the simple to the more complex. Podcast Join the forum discussion on this post – (1) Posts

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Dark Matter Monsters Or A Change In The Laws Of Physics?

There is a massive mystery in the universe, Dark Energy and Dark Matter. Nobody knows what these evil things could be or that they are proof that the universe’s laws we have made up are total rubbish. The dark stuff does sound a bit hellish but that’s just a name and a bit inappropriate as [...]

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Are There Other Universes Just Beyond Our Fingertips?

Parallel universes have always been used in science fiction as a great tool, but, as science fiction has a funny way of turning into fact (see Arthur C. Clark’s predictions) having parallel universes is getting very close to being a fact although they are theory at the moment. But how can our universe (or the [...]

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