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July 2016

Sun, Moon, and Earth’s Rotation

What are the details of the motions of the Earth-Sun-Moon system? Why is it that in January the Earth is closer to the Sun? We’ll be learning all about that in this post.

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The Interesting Star Smiley Face

The smiling star might not be so much as “smiling”…. guess you could call it… astonished. Yeah, it’s an astonished star. Hopefully that makes sense.

But, if you’re wondering, yes that picture is a compilation of various stars in the universe. How and by whom were these photos taken by? In this post, we’ll be taking a look at the different missions and devices used to capture the glorious photos of stars. Continue reading “The Interesting Star Smiley Face”

Seafood’s Implications

Seafood is a delicacy that we all love to indulge in. Well, except for those who are allergic. Then again, there’s that small percentage of people who eat stuff they’re allergic to anyways. Look at who’s blogging this post.

However, as much as we all love taking that live crab or lobster home and cooking it alive, (imagine if YOU were boiled to death. How would you like that?), how does it affect the Earth?

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Petrified Fossils

Fossils can be found nearly anywhere. A fossil record is the collective remnants of life from the past, and each fossil tells a story. There are many different types of fossils: molds, casts, imprints, traces, amber, and petrified fossils, but this post will be focusing in on petrified fossils.

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Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary Rock in Florida

Rocks. Rocks are interesting, right? Oh yes, they are. That’s why there are so many different types of rocks in the world: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. This post will take you through the different forms and names of these big-category rocks that are found in Florida.

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Uranium Mining

In the last 60 years, uranium has become one of the world’s most important energy minerals. While uranium is almost entirely used for generating electricity, a small proportion is used for the production of medical isotopes. Continue reading “Uranium Mining”

Romulus and Remus Inspired Artwork

Romulus and Remus is a very well-known Greek myth which has inspired many great works of art. Here, three works of art will be displayed, all inspired by the story of Romulus and Remus. Continue reading “Romulus and Remus Inspired Artwork”

Chandra X-Ray Observatory

NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory is the most sophisticated X-ray observatory built today. Launched on July 23, 1999 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida by Space Shuttle Columbia, it has been NASA’s go-to for X-ray astronomy.

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The Odyssey – Resources

Trying to study The Odyssey? Know that The Odyssey is a great work of ancient literature, although it’s not always open to easy interpretation. This web-page will be able to provide you with online resources that will assist you on your way to understanding the underlying concepts of The Odyssey. Use this page as a resource to guide yourself through the many small stories that are found in The Odyssey. Continue reading “The Odyssey – Resources”

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