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    This paper is an overview of dawn mission which was launched in September 2007 by NASA to study two of the large bodies in the asteroid belt and these protoplanets are Vesta and Ceres. The dawn mission was a mission that was designed to travel to the center of the main asteroid belt to orbit and study two of the largest belt asteroid and those belt asteroids are Vesta and Ceres. Dawn was not only sent to study and understand the present states of Vesta and Ceres, and it was also sent there to understand the condition during when these two bodies were developing. There are measurement objectives that are set to understand these bodies like how the asteroids properties such slopes, mass, density, and spin state are perfectly determined, and…

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    Web Site one: The name of the site is: Astronomy for Kids. The URL for the site is: http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm. 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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    Solar System Explanation

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    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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    Ceres Research Papers

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    planets being discovered every day. I chose to write about the dwarf planet Ceres, according to Elizabeth Howell, (Space.com Contributor), “it was first discovered by Sicilian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi on Jan. 1, 1801, in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, the closest dwarf planet to Earth.” [1] I took a huge interest in finding out more about this dwarf planet because the whole mystery of it containing water vapor on its surface can be believed to have its own atmosphere as well as…

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    definitions of planets and dwarf planets, and finally, the usefulness of the classifications that result from these definitions. The whole debate as to whether Pluto should be considered a planet started when an astronomer from Caltech, Mike Brown, discovered the "tenth planet," Eris. Eris was slightly bigger than Pluto, and was found in the Kuiper Belt, a collection of objects that orbited the Sun beyond Pluto. At first there was excitement, but then more and more bodies were found that also…

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    Chicxulb Asteroids

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    chance of getting hit by an asteroid (1 in 700,000) in their lifetime, than they have winning the Powerball (1 in 185,000,000). However, it is still very unlikely, that such an event will happen during our time on Earth. After all, there are between 1.1 and 1.9 million asteroids in the Asteroid Belt, between Mars and Jupiter (“Asteroids: In Depth” 2). Who is to say one of those massive asteroids will not go on a collision course with Earth, and cause another extinction-level event, like the one…

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    Asteroid Studies could either help us or just be a waste of time. I believe that Nasa (National, Aeronautics, Space Administration.) should not fund asteroid studies for many reasons.One reason is because of time to get there.Another reason is because of money that Nasa spends.My last reason is the danger of astroids.Do you want to know why I believe this? Time is one important thing that not everyone has.It takes a long time to get to the asteroid belt in space.I believe that studying…

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    The Chicxulub Impact

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    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…

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    IRIS Case Study

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    of excitement for you, you should note that the magnetic field around our planet acts as a shield which keeps harmful energetic radiated particles from the Sun, known as solar wind, from bombarding us.These cosmic rays could cause serious cell damage to humans and our biosphere. Unfortunately, our magnetic field as weakened by 30% over the last 3000 years. Armed with evidence of the diminished field, the Dynamo Theory and magnetometers, NASA is exploring the core properties of Earth as well as…

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    7 Trumpet Analysis

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    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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