All Posts By

Joseph Whitworth

Out of This World Technology

Effective Flight Setup

Rockets range in size from fireworks so small that ordinary people use them, to the immense Saturn V that once propelled massive payloads toward the Moon. The propulsion of all rockets, jet engines, deflating balloons, and even squids and octopuses are explained by the same physical principle: “Newton’s third law of motion states that matter is forcefully ejected from a system, producing an equal and opposite reaction on what remains.” According to lumenlearning.com. A rocket’s acceleration depends on three major factors, consistent with the equation for acceleration of a rocket.The nose cone is an essential to cut through the air so the rocket can go further. The fins are to help stabilize the rocket while inflight. According to NASA, “for the coasting case, both lift and drag produce clockwise torques about the center of gravity;” read more

Entertainment Out of This World

Ceres: New Possible Life?

When you think of the word planet, what usually comes to mind?

Many around the world have heard of the typical 8 planets. The typical ones include Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus. The remaining one, Pluto, is also known as the only Dwarf planet…until now.

Ceres is a planet that has been recognized for being an unusual asteroid in the asteroid belt discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi. NASA, which stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, stated, “[The] dwarf planet Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and the only dwarf planet located in the inner solar system.” Ceres is more like Venus, Earth and Mars as the more terrestrial type of planets. read more