Help Protect the Ocean!
Sustainable seafood represents a win-win relationship with our oceans that can endure forever. When humans consume seafood, we leave an indelible mark on the ecosystem. It is critically important for our own well-being, and that of the oceans, that we understand the impacts of our choices.
Drugs are sometimes used to assist a sexual assault. Because of the effects of these drugs, victims may be physically helpless, unable to refuse sex, and can't remember what happened. The drugs often have no color, smell, or taste and are easily added to flavored drinks without the victim's knowledge.
anymede is the largest satellite in our solar system. It is larger than Mercury and Pluto, and three-quarters the size of Mars. If Ganymede orbited the Sun instead of orbiting Jupiter, it would easily be classified as a planet.
Music & Arts
Acoustic guitar solos make up a slice of a musical genre that has all but vanished from popular music - instrumentals. By instrumentals I mean music that is composed and played by a human using musical instruments...
Home Alternative Energy Solutions
Unstable nations are usually the ones who supply fossil fuels; therefore, there is the constant need to become off grid and thus, become independent from this type of production.
What is coeliac disease?
Coeliac disease (pronounced see-liac, spelled coeliac disease in other countries) is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.
...is a practice that includes gazing at the sun for nourishment or as a spiritual practice. Looking into the sun is dangerous, and can cause solar retinopathy (damage to the eye's retina) and lead to permanent eye damage or blindness.
The city is not for everyone!
Have you ever felt alone even if you live in a metropolis with more than 7million other people? I am sure some of you have, at least once!
Your Business Needs New Ideas
"If you always do what you've always done, you will always get the same results!". So...change something!
Graphene has an extremely high electrical conductivity, allowing electrons to fly though it almost like photons (particles of light) through a vacuum.
Earth’s most threatening objects in space!
The Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research Project (an MIT Lincoln Laboratory program funded by the United States Air Force and NASA) in New Mexico detected a 1.2-mile-wide (2 km) asteroid on the 9th of July 2002. It has an orbit around the sun of 837 days, and early calculations indicate there is a small chance that this asteroid will collide with Earth on February 1, 2019.
Astronomers from around the world including NASA’s will be monitoring the asteroid Asteroid Gaspra, known as 2002 NT7, but say that the calculations are very preliminary and the actual chance of it striking Earth are minimal, in fact it may not be on an actual collision course.
Scientists say that more observations of the object will be made over the next few months to help calculate the more accurately the course of this asteroid (2002 NT7). Donald Yeomans, of NASA’s JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) in Pasadena, California says, “The threat is very minimal.” He also adds, “An object of this size would be expected to hit the Earth every few million years, and as we get additional data I think this threat will go away.” While they are monitoring this new threat, they give 2002 NT7 a rating of “1” on the Torino Impact Hazard Scale. (See above)
The Near Earth Object Program is a NASA project established in 1998 to help coordinate the study of those comets and asteroids that can approach the Earth’s orbit as early as possible. They would be the first organization to react and alert NASA if an asteroid, comet, or meteor were found to be on a collision course with Earth.
According to NASA, asteroids big enough to cause catastrophic destruction could theoretically hit Earth every million years, or at longer intervals.
On June 14, 2002, asteroid 2002 MN, which was the size of a soccer field, passed within 75,000 miles of the Earth. That’s less than one-third of the distance to the moon. Had this object struck the Earth, it would have released the energy of a large nuclear weapon.
The result of an impact by 2002 NT7 would be destruction of “biblical proportions” as Billy Bob Thornton’s character says in Armageddon, but, don’t panic yet. “One way or another, this thing is coming off the risk page,” said Donald Yeomans. He calculates the odds of a strike at about one in 250,000, and says those odds will likely be adjusted even lower.
Well…so far it appears that we dodged a bullet this time with asteroid 2002 NT7. NASA’s Near Earth Object Program released this statement:
“With the processing of a few more observations of asteroid 2002 NT7 through July 28, we can now rule out any Earth impact possibilities for February 1, 2019. While we cannot yet completely rule out an impact possibility on February 1, 2060, it seems very likely that this possibility will be soon ruled out as well as additional positional observations are processed”.
“Because the SENTRY system tracks a multitude of test particles in an effort to map the uncertainties of the asteroid’s future positions, some of these test particles can take slightly different dynamical paths. Hence there are currently two entries for 2060 in our IMPACT RISK table. The entry with the higher risk (larger Palermo Technical Scale) would be the value that would then take precedence.”
While this particular asteroid appears to not be a threat to Earth at this time, the Near Earth Object Program and other agencies continue to monitor space for other threats. After all, it is a big universe out there!…