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  • The Chicxulub Impact

    Earth (2) About 65 million years ago an asteroid that is roughly 10 kilometres across, hit Earth on the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. It caused a huge explosion and left a crater that is about 185 kilometres across. This asteroid impact is commonly known to be the reason for the extinction of three quarters of the dinosaurs. (4) The asteroid soared through the sky at more than 40 times the speed of sound. (6) The earth moves through space in its orbit around the sun at 107,000 kilometres per hour. This makes the likelihood of an object to hit into Earth quite high. Luckily, most of the time those objects are as small as a pebble. This can be…

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  • 7 Trumpet Analysis

    scripture states that one third of the earth perished by fire. Then it attests that fire consumed one third of the trees and all the green grass burnt up. Subsequently, since we receive all of our oxygen from the trees and green vegetation, this will cause devastation on the earth. 2. Meteorite - The Second Trumpet – Rev. 8:8-9 – With the blowing of the second trumpet, something resembling a huge blazing mountain hurled into the sea. Many scholars believe that a large asteroid could hit the…

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  • Impact Theory And The Extinction Of Dinosaurs

    theories as to how the dinosaurs became extinct, some of these include terrestrial stresses (such as lower sea level or global temperature) and radiation (Pasichnyk, 2011), but the 2 theories that have become the most widely accepted as they have the most amount of supporting evidence are the Impact Theory (otherwise known as the Alvarez Hypothesis (Smith, 2005)) and the Volcanic Theory (Pasichnyk, 2011). The Impact Theory states that millions of years ago a comet or an asteroid struck the…

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  • Space Persuasive Speech

    children with a better life. Earth is a living thing, and it has an expiration date. This overarching ‘date’ is not human made, but inevitably certain. There is a one in 700,000 chance that the Earth will collide with a massive asteroid on a given day killing you (Petranek 1). This number seems small when we think back to the last massive asteroid to kill almost all life on Earth, This number though is how many years on average we think there is an asteroid big enough to eradicate life on Earth…

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  • My Gaide: A Narrative Fiction

    I wake up and find myself on an unknown island. My galaide’ has broken into pieces. I can’t remember what happened last night. I look around to see a massive volcano in front of me. Seconds later, a robot comes flying out of it and scans the environment. Out of nature, I hide in the bushes. It doesn’t take too long before the robot detects my heavy breathing. I guess I wasn’t meant to be a ninja. It catches me with it’s mechanical claw and takes me away heading inside the volcano. To my…

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  • IRIS Case Study

    space, we need to be aware of the hazards that we might encounter as well as what resources we can utilize on the way.After all, we are consuming the resources of this planet at an alarming rate. Branching out might afford us an opportunity to start over if we cannot fix the problems we are currently creating here on Earth. Should we not want to branch out, space could hold the key to finding resources that would allow us to extend our years on this planet. Exploration could also protect us from…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Asteroids

    Have you ever seen a movie something to do with asteroids? Well if you have, you may have noticed that the directors make the movies a little overdramatic. Half of the clips you see on a movie are all Hollywood, like for example they make the mission look so interesting like the astronauts are not bored any second of the day. Actually it is not true you get very bored when you are on a space mission. Although you may get bored, it is worth going to space and pick up asteroids. Scientist…

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  • Solar System Explanation

    Solar System Explanation The parts of the solar system are the Sun, Planets, the Kuiper Belt(meteors), the Main Belt(asteroids), comets, dwarf planets, and moons. The sun is located in the center of the universe and all of the other objects orbit around it. The sun only rotates about every 25-36 Earth days. The sun is the closest star and a heat source for almost all the planets. All of the planets orbit around the sun but all at different paces. For example, It takes Earth 365 days to orbit…

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  • Personal Statement: Astronomy For Kids

    Web Site one: The name of the site is: Astronomy for Kids. The URL for the site is: The user of this site would be: the students. On this site the student will be able to find information about the sun or any of the planets in our solar system. Another aspect of the site is that students can learn about the different moons of the planets. This site also contains interesting information about Saturn’s rings. Finally, the students will be able to…

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  • My Asteroid Culture

    I credit my mother for instilling the strong faith I have in an external force. When I was younger and I had a nightmare, my mother would lay down with me and recite a specific prayer every night until the nightmare went away. Before I take flight, I recite a prayer hoping the plane does not malfunction or crash. When I was 19 years young, I had a near death experience that opened my eyes to the realization that everything does happen for a reason. My friend saved my life but the odd thing was,…

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