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Did Gold Fall From Outer Space?
Ever wondered where gold comes from, what inspired mankind's fascination with the shiny precious metal and where the next gold rush may be found?

Since a vertical fall was too fast for Galileo to measure accurately, he slowed it down by making the ball roll down an inclined board.

Timeline for the fall of the Dragon
Tomorrow morning, Thursday May 31, the SpaceX Dragon capsule will undock from the International Space Station, perform a series of maneuvers, and then come back home to Earth.

So, for example, while you would be technically correct in arguing that it takes a shorter amount of time for the Earth to fall to the Sun's surface than it would take to fall to the Sun's center under the assumption that all the Sun's mass is ...

Sunspots and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations Maurice Cottrell
There appears to be a correlation between the rise and fall of civilizations with the rise and fall of radiation from the sun.

FALL - Meteorite seen to fall. Such meteorites are usually collected soon after falling and are not affected by terrestrial weathering.

Fall
A "fall" as opposed to a "find" is a meteorite whose arrival on Earth is witnessed. Stones constitute 92% of the observed falls.
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Fall: A meteorite that was observed as it fell through Earth's atmosphere and was retrieved. Since most falls are collected soon after hitting the ground, these meteorites are not badly degraded or weathered.

fall: A meteorite seen to fall. (See find.)
false-color image: A representation of graphical data in which the colors are altered or added to reveal details.

Fall of the West
By the end of the Third century, taking a few steps, the Roman Empire was split in a Western and an Eastern part, each with their own augusti (and/or caesares).

Star Fall
The night sky is full of stars. Try to capture them!
Robot Puzzle → ...

Updated fall 2007: Critics of darwinian evolution often quote mind-boggling numbers like I do in the previous paragraph to show that natural origins (not supernatural) are simply so statistically IMprobable that one must conclude that a purely ...

A "fall" means the meteorite was witnessed by someone as it fell from the sky. A "find" means the meteorite was not witnessed and the meteorite was found after the fact. About 33% of the meteorites are witnessed falls.

The fall-off in density is probably due to the fact that many stars are too faint to be cataloged at a distance more than 5 parsecs.

The fall constellation Andromeda is a Princess. She looks like a "V"! Andromeda is close to the north pole, so only a few people in the Southern Hemisphere can see it in the spring.

they fall over the sparcely populated areas that make up the majority of the Earth (including the oceans).
they fall during the day and are masked by the brightness of the Sun.
they fall during the night when few people are awake to observe them.

FREE FALL
Free fall is a state that occurs while in orbit around a planet. In free fall, things appear to weightless.

Early Fall sunset on the Southern Oregon Coast at Meyers Creek, Jupiter shining brightly over the sea stacks. The Milky Way can be seen on the left side of the image.
Title: The ISS Skirting the Clouds on it's Long Journey
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In the fall of 1924, on a photographic plate of the Andromeda Nebula, Hubble discovered something even more remarkable: Cepheid variable stars.

In the fall of 2005 the instrument was moved to its current location atop the Physics/Optics Building on the University of Alabama, Huntsville campus. This new location makes the instrument available for use by students.

In the fall of 1831 Faraday attempted to determine just how an induced current was produced. His original experiment had involved a powerful electromagnet, created by the winding of the primary coil.

Meteors fall into the Earth's atmosphere all the time... tons of them every year. But when the Earth passes through the debris left behind by a comet, then you get lots of meteors at once.... a shower.

After the fall of Rome, European astronomy was largely dormant, but significant work was carried out by the Muslims and the Hindus. It was by way of Arabic translations that Greek astronomy reached medieval Europe.

"They all fall within about a million years of each other," says Kaib. "Whether they are actually associated with this extinction event is not certain.

After the fall of the Old Kingdom came a roughly 200-year stretch of time known as the First Intermediate Period, which is generally thought to include a relatively obscure set of pharaohs running from the end of the Sixth to the Tenth, ...

Supernovae fall into two different types whose evolutionary history is different. Type I supernovae result from mass transfer inside a binary system consisting of a white dwarf star and an evolving giant star.

During the fall of 1995, the comet had a huge outburst in activity and shortly afterwards four separate nuclei were identified and labeled "A", "B", "C", and "D", with "C" being the largest and the presumed principal remnant of the original nucleus.

Moon rocks fall into two main categories, based on whether they underlie the lunar highlands (terrae) or the maria.

Season:
Fall/Early Winter
Marathon #:
73
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The rise and fall of this great civilization will be explored in the MAYAN TRILOGY tours. Join Astronomy magazine's columnist, Bob Berman, as he follows on the trails of the Maya in Mexico on Tour I: The Dynasty of Maya Kings.
Journey includes: ...

Dew does not "fall" from the sky. It condenses from the surrounding air onto any object that's colder than the air's dew point. The dew point, often mentioned in weather broadcasts, depends on both temperature and humidity.

Some galaxies fall outside the commonly recognized sequences. Many of these are "train wrecks", transient forms produced by the interaction or merger of galaxies.

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