Asteroids are known as planetoids or minor planets which are prehistoric fragments left from the formation of the solar system. Most asteroids orbit around the sun in the “Asteroid Belt” which is between Mars and Jupiter. A lot of asteroids that we have discovered are very dark and made of stone, but there are shiny ones that are made of nickel and iron. Most big asteroids are ball shaped. Smaller asteroids, which are usually broken off of a larger asteroid, come in a lot of different shapes. All asteroids have craters that form when they bump or crash into many other asteroids. Though, any asteroid can be anywhere from a few feet to several kilometers in diameter. They can even range in size down to pebbles. Though, more than 70000 asteroids have been discovered in the asteroid belt, where inner and outer planets of asteroids are found orbiting the sun. The process of discovering the asteroid belt began in the 1700s. The first asteroid was discovered in 1801 by astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi named Cere. Ceres is the largest asteroid in the asteroid belt, which could almost cover an entire area of Alaska. Ceres is 578 miles across, and is the only dwarf planet in the belt. Though, the main belt extends from 255 to 600 million km from the Sun and may contain over a million objects bigger than 1 km across. It contains the four largest objects: Ceres, Vesta, Pallas and Hygeia. Though, only one such asteroid, Vesta, survives to this day. Though, one of the things I learned about asteroids on this project is that some have moons. On 1993 in August, the space probe Galileo flew past an asteroid. The name of the asteroid was called Ida. It took a while to capture a few close pictures and scientists looked at the pictures and discovered that there was a moon orbiting around Ida. The scientists named this moon…
Art History 1
September 16, 2012
Art History 1: Essay Points
The Neolithic Period (or New Stone Age) was the beginning of archaeological systems that revolutionized civilizations and brought forth new innovations in technology for future development and growth. Neolithic comes from the Greek word, ‘neo’ meaning ‘new’ and ‘lithic’ meaning ‘stone.’
This period began with civilizations depending on harvest crops and the domestication of wild animals and plants…
Bad is Bad, Period.
Steven Johnson’s book, Everything Bad is Good For You, attempts to convince the reader that although the current state of the world is that of media bombardment, we are becoming smarter and deeper thinkers due to the hectic nature of our society. Johnson argues that United States has seen a steady increase in IQ over the past 75 years and that this steady rise is thanks to popular culture. Whether it is though dedicated attention to television or movies, prolonged concentration…
Mr. Harlan Zachary
April 10, 2013
The Baroque period began in 1600 and ended in the year 1750 historically. The term Baroque was originated from a Portuguese word meaning "a pearl of irregular shape." The word Baroque was initially used to show or express strangeness, abnormality and extravagance, applying more to art than music. It was not until the 20th century that the term Baroque has been employed to refer to a period in music history.
Two geographical regions played a major…
The age of faith is the period of time where culture and government were centered on Catholic Church. During this time the church not only had great religious but political influence as well. As the church began to fall to corruption and political challenges came up, the magnificent Age of Faith began decline. Because of this decline, a new age began to come to rise. This age was called the Renaissance.
Many factors led to the rise of the Renaissance. One factor was economics…
Space Extra Credit, Asteroids
Our solar system is filled with millions of asteroids. Flying aimlessly around in all different kinds of directions colliding with other asteroids, and planets causing mass destruction with no care in the world. While our planet is caught in the middle of it all, leaving our planet in a battlefield of asteroid defense. Any single asteroid of mass proportion can wipe out thousands years of history, eliminating the whole human race.
Asteroids are considered to be…
15 September 2014
Some people don’t understand how to fit in without
concealing who they really are. They mask their imperfections to
fit in. As well as , in “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott
Fitzgerald characters used masks to become recognized. A mask
is “a covering for all or part of the face, worn in a disguise ,
or to amuse or terrify other people;” however were not exactly
talking about a mask visibly and physically on you…
OMAM Final Writing
Of Mice and Men
In the novel
Of Mice and Men,
two men, Lennie and George, venture to a ranch in
Soledad, after leaving their home of Weed. They meet new people and with some, create good
relationships with, but with others, create awkward impressions. They are put to work on this
new ranch, but all these two men can think about is what it would be like to own a piece of their
own land, something not many seek to do. Although, in the end something unexpected happens…
In our solar system today there are over 30,000 asteroids flying around in all directions colliding with other asteroids, planets and celestial bodies. Our planet Earth is caught right in the middle of all this action and is liable to an entire extinction of any life forms on the planet if a large enough asteroid crosses its path (Kaku). A single asteroid can possibly erase thousands of years of history and wipeout life on Earth.
Sixty-Five million years ago, an asteroid nearly six miles…
Asteroids and Meteors
Jupiter systematically pushes asteroids on certain orbits if they are in resonance
Keeps Debris mixed so it never could form another planet
For every time N times one of them orbits the other orbits M (eg. 3:4 here).
So their gravitational pull gets repeatedly reinforces.
How close are asteroids together?
In reality: I M sized objects are on average 70 km apart
Near earth objects
We know of 10,000 near earth objects: orbits are…
THE PAIN PERIOD….A TEST OF FAITH
You think I judge you but your wrong…..its hard to judge those you know so well….
I also see you judging me back because you think I am judging you.
How do I know this?
From what you say….
Insecurities are the easiest to detect in conversation….
How do I know this?
Because it breaks the vibe…..
Watch the reaction of someone who didn’t finish high school when you start talking about your Harvard education……
Or watch the reaction of of a person…