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Precession of Earth’s axis

   

Defend Earth from asteroids! But, how?

    What’s six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid — and there are lots of them out there.     

Comet Lovejoy as seen from ISS

  Comet Lovejoy photographed by astronaut Dan Burbank aboard the International Space Station, 21 December 2011.

Meteorite impact and the formation of ejecta

  In this slow motion meteorite impact we can see the formation of ‘ejecta patterns’ as sub-surface material is blasted from underneath the top layer. These patterns are formed in the creation of impact craters when two celestial bodies collide, typically caused by a meteorite impact on the surface of a planet, mood or asteroid.(…)

Meteor terminology

Source: ANSMET

A drop of sea water

  A drop of seawater under microscope… Source: FRESHPHOTONS  

Abiogenesis

  A hypothesized mechanism for the origin of life, an event called ABIOGENESIS.  In this version, called RNA WORLD, small molecules called NUCLEOTIDES formed in the waters of the early Earth during theHADEAN EON, and polymerized on the surface of clay minerals.  These simple chains of RNA could replicate themselves in solution, but only slowly and inaccurately.  An RNA(…)

Zooming into an SEM image

Source: http://infinity-imagined.tumblr.com/  

Cosmic Evolution

Turkiye Adresli Bilimsel Dergiler ve Etik – Prof. Dr. Metin BALCI

Turkiye Adresli Bilimsel Dergiler ve Etik – Prof. Dr. Metin BALCI

How complex is Physics?

David Christian: The history of our world in 18 minutes

   

My collection of rocks

Titanium crystal Agate Druzy Quartz Geode 28 x 30 x 8 mm Titanium Crystal Agate Druzy Quartz Geode 44 x 30 x 20 mm Natural tiger eye rock crystal  49 x 42 mm   Royal Blue Azurite Geode w/Malachite Balls group on copper 1.7″ x 1.8″ x 1″

Evolution of Solar System

Evolution of Solar System

The Wall of Time: click to explore…

Migration flows across the world

Migration flows across the world

    World Population: 6,853,328,460 Migrants in the world: 215,738,321 Almost 216 million people, or 3.15% of the world population, live outside their countries. Click here to go to the visualization website.

Bolides: Visualizing meteorite falls in history

Bolides: Visualizing meteorite falls in history

    As of 2013, 1,107 meteorites were eye-withessed out of 45,716. –> Go to website for visualization.

The winning formula

The winning formula

Miller-Urey Experiment by Carl Sagan

Miller-Urey Experiment by Carl Sagan

NHMFL Open House 2009

NHMFL Open House 2009