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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. Across the board, along to its surface, he strung a number of taut horizontal wires, making the ball sound a click whenever it jumped over one of them.

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 located there (which is technically what we were ...

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. The graph shows a long-term envelope of sunspot activity derived from the center graph of Carbon 14.

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

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!
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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 natural origin to life is impossible.

I fall in the (ii) camp, but I would love to hear an answer from someone who actually understands physics!
Thanks very much,
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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 following table is from a book by Vagn F. Buchwald.

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.

The fall of an iron meteorite at Mazapil, Mexico, during the 1885 Andromedid display can be dismissed as coincidence. Meteoroids shed by comets are generally small, have a dusty composition, and never survive ablation in Earth's atmosphere.

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 habitat often used as a recreational area in an orbital band or as habitation for the space adapted.

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. As was discovered by Henrietta Leavitt at Harvard, Cepheids varied in brightness with a period directly proportional to their intrinsic brightness.

Meteor Fall Caught on Camera
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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. He now tried to create a current by using a permanent magnet.

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.

"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, and most of the Eleventh Dynasty.

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.

Fall/Early Winter
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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.
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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.

The satellites fall into three fairly natural groups. First, there are the "small" moons"irregularly shaped chunks of ice, all less than 300 km across"that exhibit a bewildering variety of complex and fascinating motion.

If you were to fall into a black hole the thing that would kill you would be the tidal force. The tidal force (so named because it accounts for the tides on the Earth) is due to a body receiving different amounts of gravitational force.

fall Of a spacecraft or spatial body, to drop toward another spatial body under the influence of the latter's gravity. fallaway section A section of a rocket vehicle that is cast off and separates from the vehicle during flight, especially such a section that falls back to the earth.

To fall down or fall to pieces.
A crash or forceful joining together.

A new star will fall at a specific point on the main sequence of the H-R diagram.

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The Decline and Fall of the Pioneer Anomalous Acceleration
15 Jul 2011 - Turyshev et al. (2011, PRL accepted) have recovered and analyzed old tracking files on Pioneer 10 and 11, more than doubling the time span of the available data.

The galaxies that fall into this group are Messier 100, Messier 85, Messier 99, Messier 88 and Messier 91.
Messier 53 (M53, NGC 5024)
Messier 53 is a globular cluster located approximately 58,000 light years from Earth and 60,000 light years from the Galactic Centre.

Produced during the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, the film's plot may be regarded as a metaphor for those events and the effect they had on international relations at that time.

In computer operations, the time required for a pulse to fall to one-tenth of its peak value. See rise time.
2. In charge-storage tubes, the time interval during which the magnitude of the stored charge decreases to a stated fraction of its initial value.

The prominence material is often seen to ascend but is also seen to fall into the sun or just fade. (Historically, DSFs have been called disparitions brusques because they were first studied by French astronomers.) DSFs are a possible indicator of coronal mass ejections. disk.

More than two tons of material from this fall were found in an area or strewn field of approximately 500 square kilometers. Allende is a Carbonaceous Chondrite, Type CV3. Alloy A substance that has the properties of a metal and is made up of two or more elements.

It shows that stars fall into several main groups including the main sequence, giants, supergiants and white dwarfs. Comparing stars on the diagram allows u to infer their properties and better understand their evolutionary path.

The two brighter stars of the exquisite constellation Delphinus (the Dolphin) fall well outside the traditional systems of naming stars after their characters or constellation placements (however confused these have become).

The most obvious possibility is that the first phase of vigorous star formation was essentially complete prior to z = 10 (which, coincidentally, is when the universe is approximately 1 galactic free-fall time old).

These layers don't fall in because the high pressure of the gases inside of the star prevent that. The star is balanced - it doesn't cave in on itself or blow itself apart.
Conservation of Energy - Energy is given off but it is continually produced.

Baryons tended to fall into the gravitational potential wells, and the CMB was coupled to this flow by Thomson scattering off the free electrons prior to $t_\star$.

I have been observing since the fall of 1982 and every observing session is recorded in my logbook. Each session describes where I was observing from, who was observing with me (if I had company), what I saw, and what each object looked like.

Dark matter must exist to explain the lack of fall off in the rotation velocity of disk components far from the galaxy's center. Without the existence of dark matter the galaxy would become unstable and its structure would breakdown.

cinder cone A conical hill formed by the accumulation of pyroclastic fragments that fall to the ground in an essentially solid condition. clast A fragment of rock that has been transported, either by volcanic or sedimentary processes. colles A small hill or knob.

Meteorites that are discovered by accident are called "finds"; those discovered because someone has seen a meteorite fall are called "falls" (well, sometimes even scientific nomenclature is simple and logical!).

(An analogous situation is watching rain fall from a moving train - although a raindrop is falling straight to the ground, it will appear to fall at a slant, and the slant increases as the train's speed increases.) The aberration of light is due to the fact that light travels at a finite speed (as ...

(An analogous situation is watching rain fall from a moving train - although a raindrop is falling straight to the ground, it will appear to fall at a slant, and the slant increases as the train's speed increases.) The aberration of light is due to the fact that light travels at a finite speed (as ...

The knot causes the temperature to fall to around 1000 K in the sunspot region, which darkens the photosphere. The dark center of the sunspot is called the umbra, and it is surrounded by a dim filamentary area called the penumbra.

What would happen if you were to fall into a black hole? As the you approach the black hole, your watch would begin to run slower than the watch of your colleagues on the spaceship. Also, your comrades notice that you begin to take on a reddish color.

Most scopes found at the Nature/Science stores at your local mall also fall under this category. These telescopes are little more than toys and will likely kill your budding enthusiasm. Buy from a retailer who specializes in serious amateur telescopes.

The CCD consists of semiconducting silicon; when photons of light fall on it, free electrons are released. To preserve the pattern of light falling on the CCD, the photons are collected in a matrix of small picture array of electrodes, called gates, formed on the surface of the CCD.

Around the world, farmers know that for most crops, you plant in the spring and harvest in the fall. But in some regions, there is not much differentiation between the seasons. Since different constellations are visible at different times of the year, you can use them to tell what month it is.

This happens when (1) we use a magnification that is so low that the speckles fall below the spatial or temporal resolution of the fovea, or (2) we use an aperture so small that the speckles fall below the telescope resolution.

Last fall I added two windows for the southern US States. For the southwestern US these are good, but for the southeastern US, all weather numerical models have problems in forecasting deep convection from April to October.

Because of this difference between the lunar year and the seasonal year, the quarter moon one lunar year from now (2003) won't fall on Veterans Day, but on Halloween. It's inevitable, however, that the first quarter moon and Veterans Day will realign once again.

These four giants neatly fall into two pairs: the giant gaseous planets of Jupiter and Saturn, and the giant ice planets of Uranus and Neptune. This separation is largely a consequence of size.

For a detector of fixed size, the more one spreads the light out (higher dispersion) the less the range of wavelengths that will fall on the detector (smaller spectral coverage).

1638 - Galileo Galilei demonstrates that unequal weights would fall with the same finite speed in a vacuum, and that their time of descent is independent of their mass. Thus, freely falling bodies, heavy or light, have the same constant acceleration, due to the force of gravity.

Any orbiting body, including the space shuttle or the International Space Station is in constant free fall.

earthen bodies fall to Earth, rain falls from the sky, travelling through rivulets, to streams, to rivers and finally to the sea). Aristotle adopted Pythagoras' model of concentric spheres for the planets, but deduced that the Earth must be immobile.

A magnetometer boom appendage is typically the longest component of the structure subsystem on a spacecraft, although since it is deployable, it may fall under the aegis of the mechanical devices subsystem discussed below.

At other times, it will fall the other way, towards the Sun.
Since comets range in size from a small boulder to larger than a mountain, as they fall closer to the Sun, the loose bits of dust and ice that make up the comet begins to heat up and then gets blown back by the solar wind.

The south cap is formed during the long, 382 (terrestrial) days of southern fall and winter when Mars is near aphelion, and it covers more than 70 areocentric degrees at greatest extent (extending below latitude 55º).

At the same time, the dramatic cooling of the core caused by the escaping neutrinos reduces the pressure in the regions surrounding the core and causes the matter in these regions to fall inwards at speeds up to 15% the speed of light.

Notice that some stars fall in between the giants and the Main Sequence. For example, Polaris isn't in the giant band but very close. Some books refer to Capella as a yellow giant but here you see it is on the edge of the Main Sequence.

For my camera, Jupiter was bright enough to focus on without the telescope this past fall, but Saturn wasn't. Bring the focus just slightly closer than infinity. Then hold the camera directly over the eyepiece.

Pegasus, the flying horse, is late fall's signature constellation. It represents the winged horse that was born from the blood of Medusa when she was beheaded by Perseus.

As meteorites fall to Earth, they can appear as a or a brilliant display called a . As it falls, the meteorite is called a . Both and are caused by melting and ionization of the outer layers of the meteorite, leaving a blackened layer called a fusion crust.

Likewise, they can emit only specific amounts of energy as their electrons fall back to lower energy states. Thus, the amount of light energy absorbed or emitted in these processes must correspond precisely to the energy difference between two orbitals.

Meteorite. A meteorite is a meteoroid large enough to survive the fall to Earth's surface. Many meteorites have been recovered by persons who happen to be near where they fall to Earth.
Types of meteorites:
Iron. primarily iron and nickel, similar to type M asteroids ...

Four known asteroid groups fall beyond the main belt but within or near the orbit of Jupiter, with mean distances from the Sun between about 3.28 ... (100 of 10,027 words)
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When their fuel is spent, they separate from the tank, fall back into the sea, and are retrieved for re-use on subsequent Shuttle missions. The Shuttle's three main engines continue to fire, using half a million gallons of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen.

The process of allowing electromagnetic radiation to fall on light-sensitive materials such as photographic films or plates. An exposure is also the image created by the process. A long exposure time is needed in order to obtain an image of dim and distant celestial objects.
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The initial driving force for RADAR (Radio detection and ranging) was originally to make a radio death-ray to make bombers fall out of the sky in flames! The initial driving force for radio telescopy was to listen out for radio signals from other extra-terrestrial civilisations (little green men).

If any part of a meteoroid survives the fall through the atmosphere and lands on...
What is a meteor meteorite comet and meteor shower?
A meteor is the visible path of a meteoroid that has entered the Earth's...

Orion is the master of the winter skies. He lords over the heavens from late fall to early spring, with his hunting dog Sirius trailing at his feet. The mythic tales of Orion go as far back as the Hittites, who flourished from the Second Millenium BC to around 1200 BC.

"It's very unlikely that there are alien cities on the edge of our solar system, but the principle of science is to find a method to check," Turner said. "Before Galileo, it was conventional wisdom that heavier objects fall faster than light objects, ...

4. The seasons of spring and fall occur between the seasons of summer and winter. The order of the seasons is spring, summer, fall, and winter.

There is a class of objects known as “radio stars' that emit radio waves although all radio stars do not fall into one category.

To answer it let see in which category you fall into. But also remember that the best telescope is the one you'll use most frequently, not the one that will collect cobwebs in the basement for not being practical enough to be used.

The shell will expand for some time, but eventually stop, then fall back on itself. k = 0 In this case, the total energy is zero, which means that the gravitational potential energy is equal in magnitude to the kinetic energy.

Short Description: Students discover how the moon's gravitational pull causes the level of the ocean to rise and fall twice a day along most coastlines through this kinesthetic activity. They also consider what the Earth's tides might have been like if there were no moon.

They are icy rocks originating from the very outer regions of the solar system, where the gravity of the massive planets can cause them to 'fall' into the inner solar system.

Because the physical properties of stars are interrelated, stars do not fall randomly on such a diagram, but instead lie in well-defined regions according to their state of evolution.

These are some of the main arguments that the conspiracy theorists put forward and as you can see with the appliance of science and a bit of common sense they quickly fall apart. Now lets turn the spotlight around 180 degrees and see how the conspiracy holds up when it is examined.

Meteoroid Small bodies in orbit about the Sun which may fall to Earth or to another planet.
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Centaurus is a magnificent sight on a balmy spring night (it reaches culmination on 30 March) or a pleasant fall evening if you live in the Southern hemisphere. Centaurus is truly a jewel of the southern sky.

It begins with the assumption that the central ring of one image should fall on the first dark ring of another image; for an objective lens with diameter d and employing light with a wavelength lambda (usually taken to be 560 nm), the resolving power is approximately given by
1.22 lambda/d.

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