Slow-Growing Galaxies

We live in a Universe lit by the countless fires of a host of brilliant stellar sparklers. On clear, dark nights an observer can see literally thousands of bright stars without the aid of a telescope–yet astronomers are hindered in their study of the ancient epoch when the first stars were born because they lack …

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Choosing Nuclear Fusion for Generating Electricity

While fossil fuels is rapidly depleting, the world’s population has to consider other sources of energy for the future. Choosing nuclear fusion over nuclear fission for generating electricity needs to be looked at to understand the differences between the two. Fission is accomplished by splitting an atom into two or more parts and fusion is …

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Tough Math Problems

If your head starts feeling heavy at the mention of equations and calculators, then welcome to the club. You are also suffering from something that can be termed as math phobia. As we grow up, our math books become thicker and tougher. Soon, we are inflicted by what is known as the math phobia. Just …

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The Observer Effect In Quantum Physics

The “Observer Effect” (sometimes called The Measurement Problem) suggests that the very act of you observing (or measuring) something requires a change in the behaviour or properties in what you are observing, which doesn’t tend to be what you observe based on your everyday ordinary experiences. A red traffic light won’t immediately change to green …

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Formation of the Solar System

According to current understanding, the Sun, Earth and Moon are all formed through gravitational accretion. However, since the Earth is circling the Sun and the Moon is circling the Earth, based on gravity, the earth should move closer to the Sun and the Moon should move closer to the Earth. In other words, the Sun …

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The Star We Call The Sun

The Sun is called Sol in Latin and that is where the term Solar System comes from. It is a typical main-sequence star and is by far the largest and most massive object in our Solar System. The Sun contains 99.8 percent of all the matter in the Solar System with the planet Jupiter taking …

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