Where Do Stars Come From?

Where Do Stars Come From?

Where do stars come from? The short answer is: gravity. All objects with mass experience gravitational attraction to each other. That includes you & the Earth, you & me, every person on our planet, and every star in the cosmos. So, why aren’t we pulled in all directions? Gravity depends on two things: mass and

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Why do Astronauts Float?

Why do Astronauts Float?

 Did you know that astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) experience about 90% of the gravitational acceleration that we feel on Earth’s surface? That might seem strange, especially since when we look at them, they are always floating around. While this makes it tempting to say that there is no gravity in space,

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DIY Moon Science

DIY Moon Science

Earth’s gravitational force pulls on all objects equally, speeding them up with an acceleration of 32 feet per second per second. This means after one second of falling, an object will speed up to 32 feet per second, or about 22 miles per hour. After two seconds, that will double to 64 feet per second

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Vortex Table: The Trampoline of Science!

Vortex Table: The Trampoline of Science!

Gravity is everywhere!  Anything that has mass exerts a gravitational force, including you and me!  Why can we not feel that force?  We are in the presence of a massive object that pulls on us more than we could ever pull on each other, and leaves our personal gravitational pull negligible.  That’s right, I am

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