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Mount Everest

How high can a mountain be?

... mountains eventually tend to fall down, just through their own weight. And the important concept here is something ... a certain height, it will begin to fall down under its own weight. So, the Himalayan chain is actually beginning to ... - Thanks, Nicky. So, mountains fall down due to their own weight and the height at which they start to fall is due ...

A Breathalyser Test To Sniff Out Bombers

... will allow you to probe right back to the start of our own universe pretty much. How does all this talk of UFOs sit ... the interesting question for me. We're searching in our own solar system to try and find life on other planets, and ... to find amoeba life, let alone intelligent life like our own. So the big question for me is if these UFOs really are ...

Colonise Mars to save the human race?

... But I think... Chris - Planets that are outside our own Solar System. Ryan - Yes, exactly. Chris - Yeah, distant ... a little bit uncomfortable, the idea that this makes our own planet is disposable or that we're giving up on it. So, I ... to preserve ourselves because we've caused problems on our own planet, on planet Earth that we automatically have the ...

Martian law and order

... because we know that authoritarian systems create their own culture of descent as it were. Under accepting the ... into being under circumstances which is not of their own choosing, then we have to ensure that there is the ...

The Juno spacecraft will arrive in orbit around Jupiter in 2016

Finding our way through space

... presto; but what about navigating in space? Even in our own solar system the distances are measured in millions or ...

solar system

How to make a Solar System

... happening or do we have to rely on what we see here in our own Solar System and extrapolate backward s? Alan -   There ...

Natural color view of Saturn, composed from a series of pictures taken by the Cassini spacecraft.

Exploring Our Solar System

... in the solar system and each environment brings its own challenges.  In 2004, the Huygens probe landed on ...

Martian meteorite NWA7635, discovered in Algeria in 2012, has allowed an international team of scientists to gain new insights into the geologic history of Mars. (Image credit: Mohammed Hmani)

Meteorite from a Martian volcano 2.4 billion years ago

... crossed the Earth's orbit and made a fiery journey to our own planet's surface. The houston team used mass spectrometry ...

Tsunamis on Mars

... and running uphill for several tens of metres under their own momentum carrying boulders with them and then draining ...

Making Mars feel like home

... about is actually climate changing when we are ruining our own planet through exactly this system. Should we be going to ...

The Future of Travel

The space race of today?

... countries probably can't do all they want to do on their own and this provides a stage, if you will, for nations to ...

"The Blue Marble" is a famous photograph of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about 29,000 kilometres (18,000 mi). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula.

Why Earth isn’t a Watery World

... of star, but helps to fill in our understanding of how our own system evolved. Despite thinking of Earth as a “Blue ...

Glenmorangie whisky distillery stills

Could we grow rocket fuel on Mars?

... Could synthetic biology allow colonists to grow their own food, oxygen or even rocket fuel using bacteria? Could we ...

MDRS

Simulating life on Mars

... to immediately lean on. They need to figure out their own way out of a problem. Now, what if you're out doing field ...

Welcome to Mars

... really for breathing. Would we have to take all of our own? David - Well, the atmosphere is mostly carbon dioxide ...

Figure 3: Mars. This image illustrates the amount of detail that can be generated from the Hubble telescope. It captures details only 16 km across, even though it is operating at 68 million km from the planet.

The roadmap to Mars

... on mars relatively easily and that Mars can become its own economic system and be self-supporting and ...

A 4.5kg individual meteorite from the Gibeon meteorite field. Gibeon is a fine octahedrite, class IVA. This specimen is about 19cm wide.

The International Meteorite Market

... meteorite acquisition is diffuse. Every country has its own way of determining meteorite ownership -- that is, if ...