This Mobile Maritime Launch Pad Puts Satellites in Orbit for Less
rockets jump off the Earth's center-line with ease, able to enter geostationary orbits using a fraction of the energy required anywhere else on the planet. But the problem is that there isn't a whole lot of usable land along the equator—so one ...
The numbers game
However, they do pose a threat to spacecraft because of their extremely ... the inclination (or plane of the orbit relative to the Equator) the satellite will end up in can be calculated using some relatively simple trigonometry. Once the inclination ...
The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle: A Masterpiece of Design
Have you ever wondered how the eukaryotic cell knows when to transition from one phase of its cycle to the next? How does the cell know to ... produce two daughter cells). Chromatids attach to the mitotic spindle (made up of microtubules that radiate ...
An El Niño Coming in 2014?
The black solid line represents the center of the “Downwelling” phase (or warming in sub-surface phase ... pressure systems”) mirroring each other about the Equator. One gyre set up shop over the Philippines, and caused major flooding.
New Zealand Whitetail Hunting, Part I
And so, along ... of the equator being the opposite of those in North America, the deer found themselves traveling from winter into summer and, finally, early fall. How confused these whitetails must have been. When they’d left St. Louis, the does ...