Remember the old science question: If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? The question here is similar. If a star literally exploded in space would we be able to hear it? Would we have to be very close to this major [...]
Dogs do show emotions in a number of ways. While there may not be as large a variety of emotions, the animal can certainly indicate fear, love and several other feelings. The question is: How do dogs show emotions? What are the indications of a dog that feels possessive or jealous? Suppose a dog is [...]
My dog ate my homework!
That’s a worn-out excuse that was probably used by only one or two kids, but it became famous anyway.
If your dog likes to chew and tear up anything and everything you may be like some pet owners who are ready to take any and all steps to just make it [...]
One of the simplest explanations for why glaciers move is this: Glaciers are made of ice (that’s frozen water). In a way, glaciers are alive and subject to the effects of temperature, sunlight and wind, among other things. Think of a glacier as a huge frozen river. We can see the end of this river [...]
It would be tempting to just say that Saturn is the large planet with the rings, and leave it at that. This would be enough to distinguish the planet from others, for some people. But there are other planets with discernible rings.
However, this large planet has an asteroid ring or belt, something no other [...]
As with many questions about the universe and its creation, the answer depends on whom you ask. There is a huge segment of the world population that does not believe in the big-bang theory or any other scientific explanation for the beginning of our universe. There is another segment of the population, also quite large, [...]
For astronomers of the 20th century and beyond, a constellation is a specific area of what is commonly called space. In the past, the word “constellation” referred to easily visible stars that formed a certain pattern in the night sky. There is still some difference of opinion on the use of this term but some [...]
As one comedian said, comets are not the descendants of one of Santa’s reindeer. Actually, comets are made up primarily of ice (frozen water). There is some odd mixture of dust and small particles, which is picked up along the way. Not only that, but comets usually contain a small amount of basic gases, such [...]
As is the case with the big-bang theory and other questions about our universe, the answer depends on whom you ask. Scientific studies and theory put the age of the universe at more than 13 billion years. This passage of time is measured from the big-bang moment that many scientists believe created the universe.
Studies have [...]
The best answer to our question might be, “Very, very fast!!” Light travels so fast in relation to everything we experience as humans that it is almost impossible to comprehend. In our terms, light travels at 186,282 miles per second in a vacuum. This speed isn’t changed by the source or where we stand when [...]