Monthly Archives: April 2014

NASA’s Curiosity rover managed to capture an image of two of the largest asteroids orbiting between Mars and Jupiter: Ceres and Vesta. The atmosphere on Mars contains water ice clouds and haze during this part of the Martian year. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory conducted an instrument test to check the opacity […]

Asteroid View From Mars

Sirius A and B
When you look up at the stars, one of the first things you may notice is some are brighter than others. Early Greek astronomers believed all the stars were the same distance from us, so brighter stars must be bigger stars. They catalogued the stars by their “magnitude”. The magnitude […]

10 Brightest Stars

Hydrochloric Acid 1
This is a list of the strong acids and strong bases. There aren’t very many, so it’s a good idea to memorize them, if you can. Table of Strong Acids The strong acids ionize completely in water to yield or or more protons per acid molecule. Name Formula Ionization hydrogen iodide […]

Table of Strong Acids and Strong Bases

Lithium Coin Battery
Traditional batteries contain three parts: a cathode, anode and an electrolyte. Each part serves a function. The cathode generates a positive charge, the anode carries a negative charge, and the electrolyte carries ions between the two electrodes. Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found a way to alter the arrangement. They created […]

New Electrolyte Combination Creates Longer Life For Batteries

Copper Sulfate Crystals (Crystal Titan) 1
Do you want to grow natural vivid blue crystals? Try this easy recipe for copper sulfate crystals. Copper Sulfate Crystal Materials copper sulfate (find at Amazon or make your own) water jar Make a Saturated Copper Sulfate Solution First, you need a saturated copper sulfate solution so the crystals can […]

How To Grow Blue Copper Sulfate Crystals

Proxima Centauri
“What is the closest star?” This is often a trick question given to students. Most people start trying to think of exotic sounding names like Rigel, Sirius or Betelgeuse. The answer is “The Sun”. Our Sun is a star, specifically a Main Sequence G-type star commonly known as a yellow dwarf. […]

What Is The Closest Star?