Conserving biodiversity is a daunting and complex task. Perhaps
no species presents a greater challenge than the giant panda – one
of the most recognized and threatened animals on the planet. Its
difficult-to-traverse, mountainous habitat in China makes quantifying
population numbers in the wild exceedingly difficult. Despite a recent
survey suggesting that the wild population may be growing, there is no
disagreement that the primary threat is severely fragmented habitat.
Abstract: “Brown dwarfs” is the collective name for objects more massive than giant
planets such as Jupiter but less massive than M dwarf stars. This review gives a brief
description of the classification and chemistry of low mass dwarfs. The current spectral
classification of stars includes L and T dwarfs that encompass the coolest known stars
and substellar objects. The relatively low atmospheric temperatures and high total
pressures in substellar dwarfs lead to molecular gas and condensate chemistry.
upiter is by far the biggest planet in the solar system. It is a vast planet
of swirling gases and storms of unimaginable fury. As the fifth planet
out, it is the nearest gas giant, a planet made almost completely of
gases, to the Sun. It is not much smaller than some of the stars called brown
dwarfs. Jupiter does not shine itself, but reflects sunlight as all planets do.
Even so, its huge pull of gravity holds more than 60 moons in orbit around it.
Jupiter is named after the Roman king of the gods, also called Jove....
In many respects, the science of materials has only fully utilized two of its three
fundamental tools —the variables of temperature and chemical composition. Pressure,
the third fundamental variable altering materials, is in many ways the most remarkable,
as it spans some 60 orders of magnitude in the universe.
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I've been watching this show lately with my 6-year-old son, Austin, who likes learning about space and planets and black holes and stuff. It's called How the Universe Works. And man, the universe has one hell of a story to tell. It all starts with, presumably, the Big Bang, wherein a single point in space barfs forth a hot, violent soup of particles and energy that take a few hundred million years just to cool down enough to begin coalescing into stars. You know... to "cool down" enough to become giant fucking balls of fire. Stars ignite. Star clusters form,...