The Liquid of Life: Where Did Earth’s Water Come From?

Our home world the ‘Blue Planet’ is the only known planetary object where substantial bodies of liquid water exists at the surface, creating the conditions for life as we know it. In total, oceans and lakes cover 71% of the Earth’s surface. Forms of water are abundant throughout the universe,...

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The Pup: A Five ton teaspoonful!

The materials we relate to and find familiar range from the thinnest mountain air to the high density of iron, as in trying to budge the anchor of your boat or indeed someone else’s boat. Rarely do we venture outside this envelope and encounter Earth’s highest – density elements which...

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Pluto and Charon

Denizens of the underworld finally revealed Launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral in January 2006 and logging nearly a million miles a day it still took a journey of almost 10 years for the New Horizons probe finally to catch up and then fly past Pluto on 14th July 2015, en...

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