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Archive for December, 2009
Published December 31, 2009 Alex Michael Bonnici , H. G. Wells , nature of time , Ronald L. Mallett , Science Fiction , The Time Machine , Time Travel Leave a Comment
Published December 30, 2009 Alex Michael Bonnici , History of Space Exploration , Robert H. Goddard , rockets Leave a Comment
Today on Discovery Enterprise we honour the space visionary Robert H. Goddard. He has been called the father of modern rocketry. In 1926 he successfully lunch the first liquid fuel rocket. He was convinced with such a vehicle man would be able to fly into outer space. Working alone Goddard continued his experiments in New Mexico. His rockets became bigger and flew higher. He was a true visionary of space travel. But at the same time scientist in Nazi Germany were building a rocket that was far superior then any of Goddards design. However it wasnt a tool of space exploration but of destruction. The V2 missile, Hitlers vengeance weapon. Some 3,000 V2s would be launch against cities in Europe and Britain in WW II. The dream of space travel had become a nightmare.
Rockets Into To Space-The Edge of Space
Published December 29, 2009 Alex Michael Bonnici , Astronomy , Comets , Meteors , space debris Leave a Comment
Every year, thousands of objects both natural and man made plummet through our atmosphere and crash into the Earth. These menacing messengers from the sky provide scientists with amazing insights into the natural, and not so natural, phenomena of the cosmos. From space rocks crashing through homes to cosmic boulders triggering mass extinctions to rocket parts landing on front lawns, explore objects that fall from the heavens, such as asteroids, comets, meteor showers and space debris.
Published December 28, 2009 Alex Michael Bonnici , Astrobiology , Astronomy , International Year of Astronomy , Kepler Mission , SETI 1 Comment
Published December 28, 2009 Alex Michael Bonnici , Astronomy , Stellar Evolution , Sun Leave a Comment
In Five Billion years are nearest star (The Sun) will die swelling and becoming a Red Giant. The heat will be so intenseness the oceans will boil and are planet will be scorched beyond recognition. The crust will melt, the surface will become a ocean of molten rock and all life will end in the ultimate Armageddon.