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History of Civilization and Climate Change: What We Can Learn from the Past

By | August 28th, 2016|Categories: Earth, Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

As the history of civilization proves, we are not the first who have managed to influence the Earth's climate. Since 2014, each year the scientists have been warning that that was the hottest year since 1880. The Earth's pre-industrial average temperature was 57. 3 Fahrenheit or 13.6 Celsius. According to numerous sources in the past several [...]

Here’s What the Sun Would Look Like from All the Planets of Our Solar System

By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever imagined what the Sun would look like from all the planets of our solar system? This phenomenon is explored in these wonderful illustrations created by Ron Miller. Space is a mystery that has been confusing to humans since the dawn of time. After centuries of observation and research, we still do not [...]

Timeline of the Universe Shows the Full History and the Future of Space, Earth, Humanity and Life

By | March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Earth, Futurism & Technology, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Life is but a vapor, and the universe is vast. Its history is way past ancient. The timeline of the universe is almost unfathomable, and if we take a look at this timeline, we see ourselves as an equivalent of only a few seconds. Can you imagine the true scope of this? There are no [...]

5 Motions of the Earth You Didn’t Know Existed

By | October 31st, 2015|Categories: Earth, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

We have learned from our early school time that the Earth has two motions: revolution around the Sun that is 365 days 5 hour and 48 minutes (tropical year) and the Earth’s rotation around its own axis that takes 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds (sidereal day), 24 hours (solar day). However, the Earth [...]

Must-See Skywatching Event of 2015: Total Solar Eclipse on March 20

By | March 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , |

On March 20, 2015, a small portion of the earth will experience a total eclipse of the sun. This solar eclipse will be the first total eclipse since November 3, 2013. Even though the audience will be small, the solar eclipse will be one to remember and hopefully produce some spectacular images to share with [...]

Planet X Doesn’t Exist, Confirms New Study

By | March 12th, 2014|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , |

Theories about an unknown planet hidden on the outskirts of the Solar System seem to be definitively disproved by NASA’s research. The case of the so-called “Planet X” dates back to the early 20th century, when the American astronomer Percival Lowell proposed the existence of such a body in order to explain some inexplicable features of the orbit of Uranus. When Pluto was discovered in 1930, many astronomers rushed to celebrate the discovery of the infamous Planet X. But celebrations were premature, since it was finally found that […]

What Would Happen If a Black Hole Passed Near Our Solar System?

By | February 22nd, 2014|Categories: Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , |

Black holes are one of the most frightening phenomena that exist in space. Their gravitational force is so strong that they distort space and time beyond possible limits. Therefore it begs a question what could happen if such a monster suddenly appeared or traveled to the vicinity of our solar system? Before answering this question, let us first clarify some other questions. At what distance would it appear? Where would it come from? How massive would such a black hole be? […]

The Other Side of Mars Colonization: Potential Dangers of the Red Planet

By | February 20th, 2014|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , |

As the prospect of a permanent colony on Mars is getting closer with every new press release from the Mars One project, it probably makes sense to remember that any person who will move permanently to Mars will most likely die untimely and painful death. Here are some things that are most likely to cause it (all kinds of technical problems are excluded from consideration): First of all, the Mars colonists will be subjected toradiation before having set foot on the threshold of their new home. Technically, the radiation level […]

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