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Shuttle Discovery’s facts and feats,mission control at the Kennedy Space Centre watched Discovery zoom off to the International Space Station

discovery T-10, 9 , 8 , 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 and Discovery was on its way to space for one last time, turning over a glorious chapter of space history.As mission control at the Kennedy Space Centre watched Discovery zoom off to the International Space Station, many took the opportunity to look back... [Read More]

Solar Tsunami is a towering wave of hot plasma racing across the sun’s surface.

While almost everyone knows about the tsunami, that refers to destructive waves of the sea, the news of solar tsunami heading towards Earth has left the world jittery of the relatively new and unknown phenomenon. solar_tsunami6 It has suddenly grabbed the attention of the inhabitants of the third planet... [Read More]

Delayed launch brings disappointment

nightshuttle Bathed in the warm amber glow of the launch-tower floodlights, the space shuttle Discovery slowly emerges from behind the retracting service structure. A passing lightning storm earlier in the evening postponed the final curtain call on the venerable space ship’s emergence but she now... [Read More]

Volcanoes! a site for exploration and discovery of photos, stories and information about volcanoes.

A volcano is a mountain or hill formed by the accumulation of magma or molten rock. Magma is typically produced at depths of 50 to 60 miles below the surface; because liquid magma is less dense than solid rock, it is pushed out of cracks in the Earth’s surface. Volcanic eruptions can be deadly,... [Read More]