1. physics

    A person is standing at the edge of the water and looking out at the ocean (see figure). The height of the person's eyes above the water is h = 1.9 m, and the radius of the Earth is R = 6.38 x 106 m. (a) How far is it to the horizon? In other words, what
  2. Algebra

    In 2003, NASA launched the rover Spirit onto the surface of Mars to explore our planetary neighbor. Near the end of January 2010, Mars was 99.33 million km away from Earth. Assume the speed of communication is at the speed of light, which is 300,000,000
  3. Math

    The weight of an object on the planet Mercury is about 2/5 the weight of that object on the Earth. An object that weighs 30 pounds on Earth would weigh how many pounds on Mercury?
  4. Earth/Space Science

    How does damage to the ozone layer cause a threat to humans? A. It increases radiation of heat from Earth into space. B. It allows damaging infrared radiation to penetrate the atmosphere. C. It allows damaging ultraviolet radiation to penetrate the
  5. Astronomy

    Need some help with Astronomy. I need to figure out the acceleration of gravity on the surface of certain planets. For example, I need to find the acceleration of gravity on Mars when the mass is .11 times the mass of Earth and the radius is .53 times the
  6. English

    1. The earth moves around the sun. 2. The earth moves round the sun. (Which one is grammatical? Are both OK? Which one is commonly used?) 3. When does the movie come out in DVD? 4. When will the movie come out in DVD? (Which one is correct?) 5. I'm not
  7. Physics

    Planet X has six times the diameter and seven times the mass of the earth. What is the ratio gX : ge of gravitational acceleration at the surface of planet X to the gravitational acceleration at the surface of the Earth?
  8. science

    The atmospheres of Mars and Venus are mostly carbon dioxide. Earth’s atmosphere contains only a fraction of a percent of carbon dioxide. Why is Earth’s atmosphere so different from those of Mars and Venus?
  9. physics

    A person is standing at the edge of the water and looking out at the ocean (see the drawing). The height of the person’s eyes above the water is h=1.6 m, and the radius of the earth is R=6.38x10^6 m (use as a precise value). (1) How far is it to the
  10. hmmmmm...........

    How can moving contiental plates change the surface of earth http://www.google.com/search?q=moving+continental+plates&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official Good websites linked here. =) what plate is iceland on how can
  11. physics

    A liquid is used to make a mercury-type barometer. The barometer is intended for spacefaring astronauts. At the surface of the earth, the column of liquid rises to a height of 2185 mm, but on the surface of Planet X, where the acceleration due to gravity
  12. Physics

    A spy camera is said to be able to read the numbers on a car's license plate. If the numbers on the plate are 6.0 cm apart, and the spy satellite is at an altitude of 160 km, what must be the diameter of the camera's aperture? (Assume light with a
  13. Physics

    At the upper surface of the earth's atmosphere, the time-averaged magnitude of the Poynting vector is referred to as the solar constant and is given by </S/>=1.35×103W⋅m−2 . (a) If you assume that the sun's electromagnetic radiation is a
  14. Physics

    At the upper surface of the earth's atmosphere, the time-averaged magnitude of the Poynting vector is referred to as the solar constant and is given by </S/>=1.35×103W⋅m−2 . (a) If you assume that the sun's electromagnetic radiation is a
  15. Current/Magnetic force

    A high voltage power line carries a current of 110 A at a location where the Earth's magnetic fields has a magnitude of 5.9 x 10^-4 T and points north at an angle of72 degrees below the horizontal (toward the earth surface). Find the direction and
  16. Physics help please

    Twins who are 19.0 years of age leave the earth and travel to a distant planet 12.0 light-years away. Assume that the planet and earth are at rest with respect to each other. The twins depart at the same time on different spaceships. One twin travels at a
  17. College Physics

    A liquid is used to make a mercury-type barometer. The barometer is intended for spacefaring astronauts. At the surface of the earth, the column of liquid rises to a height of 2185 mm, but on the surface of Planet X, where the acceleration due to gravity
  18. Physics

    Neutron stars, such as the one at the center of the Crab Nebula, have about the same mass as our sun but a much smaller diameter. If you weigh 665 on the earth, what would be your weight on the surface of a neutron star that has the same mass as our sun
  19. Physics

    Neutron stars, such as the one at the center of the Crab Nebula, have about the same mass as our sun but a much smaller diameter. If you weigh 665N on the earth, what would be your weight on the surface of a neutron star that has the same mass as our sun
  20. science

    1. The image above shows the Andes Mountains. Which of the following processes formed this feature? (1 point) (pic of Andes Mountains) Glaciers deposited sediment. Plates converged together to form the mountains. Plates pulled apart and released magma.
  21. physics

    A pulsar is a rapidly rotating neutron star that continuously emits a beam of radio waves in a searchlight manner. Each time the pulsar makes one revolution, the rotating beam sweeps across the earth, and the earth receives a pulse of radio waves. For one
  22. Physics

    A pulsar is a rapidly rotating neutron star that continuously emits a beam of radio waves in a searchlight manner. Each time the pulsar makes one revolution, the rotating beam sweeps across the earth, and the earth receives a pulse of radio waves. For one
  23. Physics180

    Tidal forces can break apart objects that orbit too close to a planet, producing rings like those of Saturn. Consider an asteroid 600km in radius, 65mm from Saturn's center. What's the difference in gravitational acceleration between the two sides of the
  24. Physics

    In deep space, a small rock orbits an asteroid. The circular, orbit radius (between their center of masses) is 1037 m and the velocity of the rock is 8.02 m/s. Find the mass (kg) of the asteroid. G=6.67x10^-11 m^3/kgs^2. I got 1.0x10^15 but that is
  25. Physics

    In its own frame the average pi meson lives 2.60 x 10^-8s. Suppose it moves at 0.985c relative to the Earth. According to us, on Earth, what is a pi meson's average lifetime? (b) according to us, what is the pi meson;s average travel distance before
  26. Physics Question

    Twins who are 19.0 years of age leave the earth and travel to a distant planet 12.0 light-years away. Assume that the planet and earth are at rest with respect to each other. The twins depart at the same time on different spaceships. One twin travels at a
  27. Physics

    A space vehicle is traveling at 5260 km/h relative to Earth when the exhausted rocket motor is disengaged and sent backward with a speed of 89 km/h relative to the command module. The mass of the motor is four times the mass of the module. What is the
  28. physics

    A space vehicle is traveling at 4100 km/h relative to Earth when the exhausted rocket motor is disengaged and sent backward with a speed of 76 km/h relative to the command module. The mass of the motor is four times the mass of the module. What is the
  29. Physics to Elena

    At the upper surface of the earth's atmosphere, the time-averaged magnitude of the Poynting vector is referred to as the solar constant and is given by </S/>=1.35×103W⋅m−2 . (a) If you assume that the sun's electromagnetic radiation is a
  30. math/science

    The total surface area of Earth is about 1.97 × 10^8 square miles. The surface area of land on Earth is about 5.73 × 10^7 square miles. Find the ratio of surface area of land to that of the entire planet.
  31. Physics

    A 0.1134kg spherical meteor of diameter 3 cm enters the earth’s atmosphere at an elevation of 121920m with a velocity of 13411.2 m/s. The meteor’s temperature is -73.15˚C. The specific heat at constant volume (Cv) of the meteor is 800 J/kg˚C. (a) If
  32. EARTH SCIENCE

    Cumulus and stratus clouds belong to which cloud group? A. Puffy clouds B. High clouds C. Middle clouds D. Low clouds Is it A? What is the basic cause of ocean tides? A. Gravitational force of volcanic activity B. Gravitational attraction between the Moon
  33. Geography

    Hi Oprah here Just wanna know what would be a circulating current of warmer materal ( such as magma ) ??? Help please Thanks I'm not quite sure what you are asking. Is the material molten earth, water or something else? Since this is not my area of
  34. biology

    What is the source of energy driving the hydrolic cycle? a. evaporation of the ocean water b. heat conducted from the earth's core to the surface c. radiant heat from the sun d. air currents returning to the earth's surface I chose a) evaporation of the
  35. Physics

    (1) body is taken to depth of 32km below the surface of the earth. Calculate the percentage decrease in the weight of the body at this depth (The radius of the earth is 6400km) (2)A wire of mass per unit length 5.0gm-1 is stretched between 2 points 30cm
  36. SCIENCE PLZZ HELP!!!

    ____ is rate of change of position. Speed Velocity Acceleration Displacement 2. Which of the following is the difference between speed and velocity? direction units speed none of the above 3. A planet is discovered that is the same size as Earth and has
  37. science

    why isn't pluto a planet anymore? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto Because Pluto's orbit crosses those of the other planets therefore makeing it ineligible to be a planet for not meeting certain standards that have been lain out.
  38. college physics

    A 915 kg two-stage rocket is traveling at a speed of 5.50×10^3 m/s with respect to Earth when a pre-designed explosion separates the rocket into two sections of equal mass that then move at a speed of 4.00×10^3 m/s relative to each other along the
  39. algebra 2

    You may have to convert from feet to miles several times in this assignment. You can use 1 mile = 5,280 feet for your conversions. 1.1. the weight of an object follows this equation: , where C is a constant, and r is the distance that the object is from
  40. physical science

    A 100 kg ball of lead rests next to a 10 kg rock. Which statement below is true? a. the lead ball and the rock have equal amounts of inertia b. if the lead ball and the rock fell from the same height in a vacuum, the rock would hit the ground first because
  41. physics

    Your friend weighs 145 lb. What is her mass in kilograms if she went to the moon where the acceleration of gravity is 1/6 that on earth? i know that her weight in newtons is 652.5, and that her mass in kilograms is 65.25, and that her weight in newtons if
  42. physics

    Deimos, a moon of Mars, is about 12 km in diameter, with a mass of 2.0x10^15kg. Suppose you are stranded alone on Deimos and want to play a one-person game of baseball. You would be the pitcher, and you would be the batter! With what speed would you have
  43. Physics

    A 0.59g mass of Glynnium goes through a nuclear fission reaction. The energy from the process is used to lift a 97211kg Saturn 5 rocket into orbit. If the mass is transformed with 1% efficiency, what height does the rocket reach? Express your answer in
  44. physics

    What does a 15 kg mass weigh on Earth? need assistance in setting up problem to get answer in Newtons and in pounds. thanks Weight in Newtons = M g =(Mass in kg) x (acceleration of gravity in m/s^2) The acceleration of gravity on Earth is g = 9.8 m/s^2. Do
  45. Physics pls help

    A proton is moving in a circular orbit of radius 11.8 cm in a uniform magnetic field of magnitude 0.232 T directed perpendicular to the velocity of the proton. Find the orbital speed of the proton. Answer in units of m/s. I came up with .118/2.83x10^-7 and
  46. algebra

    The distance D , in miles to the horizon from an obsever's point of view over water or flat earth is given below , where H is the height of the point of view in feet . if a person whose eyes are 5ft above ground level is standing at the top of hill 45 ft
  47. physics

    Imagine a frictionless perfectly straight tunnel which runs from Boston (USA) to Delhi (India). We release (at zero speed) an object in the tunnel in Boston. Assume that the Earth is a perfect sphere with radius 6.4*10^3 km, with a mass of 6.0*10^24 kg and
  48. physics

    Imagine a frictionless perfectly straight tunnel which runs from Boston (USA) to Delhi (India). We release (at zero speed) an object in the tunnel in Boston. Assume that the Earth is a perfect sphere with radius 6.4*10^3 km, with a mass of 6.0*10^24 kg and
  49. math

    Hi, Nearly all of the energy used on earth comes originally from the sun, and that solar radiation is intercepted at 1370 Wm^-^2 at the top of the atomsphere, and that 49%of this radiation is absorbed by the earths surface. If a shallow dish containing ice
  50. Physics - centripetal acceleration

    What is the centripetal acceleration of a satellite orbiting Saturn at the location exactly on Saturn radius above the surface of Saturn
  51. Physics

    (a) What is the shape of the radio waves from a satellite when they reach a dish antenna on the roof of a building? Explain. (b) Explain what happens to these waves when they reach the dish.
  52. Physics

    (a) What is the shape of the radio waves from a satellite when they reach a dish antenna on the roof of a building? Explain. (b) Explain what happens to these waves when they reach the dish.
  53. physics

    Steel expands 11 parts in a million for each 1 degree C change. Consider a 40,000 km steel pipe that forms a ring to fit snugly all around the circumference of the Earth. Suppose people along its length breathe on it so as to raise its temperature 0.80
  54. physics

    Steel expands 11 parts in a million for each 1 degree C change. Consider a 40,000 km steel pipe that forms a ring to fit snugly all around the circumference of the Earth. Suppose people along its length breathe on it so as to raise its temperature 0.80
  55. physics

    Steel expands 11 parts in a million for each 1 degree C change. Consider a 40,000 km steel pipe that forms a ring to fit snugly all around the circumference of the Earth. Suppose people along its length breathe on it so as to raise its temperature 0.80
  56. Physics

    The moon rotates about its axis every 27.3 days and orbits the earth every 27.3 days. A) what is the moment of inertia with respect to its axis? B) What is the moment of inertia with respect to the earth? C) What is the moons angular momentum with respect
  57. science

    how is the equator similar to the prime meridian A. both the prime meridian and equator are lines that divide earth into norther and southern hemispheres B. both the prime meridian and equator are imaginary base lines from which locations of earth can be
  58. Industries/ Comapnies

    Hey I was wondering if you could help me compile a list of industries which the government plays a role (even if minimal) in terms of regulating competition as I will then need to choose one to write an essay on. So far I was thinking Ma Bell but I am not
  59. Astronomy

    Assume that right now the Moon is full, Mercury is at superior conjunction, Venus is at greatest western elongation, and Mars is at opposition. Draw a simple sketch of the solar system, showing the relative positions of the Sun, Earth, the Moon, Mercury,
  60. physics

    an atom is placed in a uniform magnetic induction B. such that its plane normal to the electron orbit makes an angle of 30 degrees with the magnetic induction the torque acting on the orbiting electron?
  61. 7th grade social studies

    1. To pinpoint the absolute location of a place, geographers use (1 point) nearby landmarks. the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. the North and South poles. latitude and longitude. 2. What does the theme of movement help geographers to understand? (1 point) a
  62. astronomy

    Observations with the Hubble Space Telescope revealed a planet about 16 AU from a star whose mass is the same as our Sun’s mass. How long does it take the planet to orbit the star?
  63. chemistry

    The total surface area of earth is about 1.97*10^8 square miles. the surface area of land on earth is about 5.73*10^7 square miles. find the ratio of the surface area of land to the entire planet.?
  64. science

    An astronaut who weighed 170 pounds on Earth found that his weight on Jupiter was 400 pounds. He captured an alien that weighed 120 pounds on Jupiter. What is the alien's weight on Earth? A. 34 pounds B. 51 pounds C. 78 pounds D. 283 pounds
  65. Calc./ Physics

    when apollo 15 astronaut David Scott dropped a hammer and a feather on the moon to demostrate that in a vacuum all bodies fall with the same (constant) acceleration, he droppes them from 4 feet above the lunar surface. the television shows them fallen more
  66. trigonometry

    I wont be receiving credit for these problems but i was just wondering how would i answer them... A) The area of a sector of a circle with a central angle of 25π rad is 21 mm². B) The angle between 0 and 2π in radians that is coterminal with the
  67. Chemistry

    A NASA satellite showed that in 2003 the ozone hole was much larger than it was in 2002. The 2003 hole measured 1.04 x in diameter, while the diameter of the 2002 hole was 6.9 x Calculate the difference in size between the two holes in square meters
  68. Algebra Word Problem

    I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP !!!!!!! Suppose it takes 3 days for a space vehicle to travel from Earth to the moon. About how long would it take the same vehichle traveling at the same speed to reach Venus? Closest Distance From Earth to: Moon 240,000mi Venus
  69. Physics HELP!!!!!!!!

    The earth rotates once per day about an axis passing through the north and south poles, an axis that is perpendicular to the plane of the equator. Assuming the earth is a sphere with a radius of 6.38 106 m, determine the speed and centripetal acceleration
  70. Earth Space (In desperate need)

    My teacher didn't have time to finish the lesson day, and I can't find the answers anywhere online or in my book. What are 2 main ways in which the earth moves? What does each movement cause? I have it rotates on its axis which causes seasons, but I cant
  71. Physics

    Horizontal electric power lines supported by vertical poles can carry large currents. Assume that Earth’s magnetic field runs parallel to the surface of the ground from south to north with a magnitude of 0.50××10^-4 Tesla and that the supporting poles
  72. chemistry

    You want to heat a satellite by radioactive decay of 238 plutonium. Assume you need heating of 200 Watts (J/s), how many Becquerel you need in your plutonium sample, if the decay energy of 238 plutonium is 5.593 MeV? (1 joule = 6.24 x 10^18 eV ) When will
  73. physics ...plzzzz help...

    1 ) If the mass of the Moon is 7.4 x 1022 kg and its radius is 1.74 x 106 m, compute the speed with which an object would have to be fired in order to sail away from it, completely overcoming the Moon’s  gravity  pull. 2 ) Show that if a satellite
  74. Science

    1. The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram below shows how the brightness, surface temperature, and color of stars are related.stars would be * 3 points Captionless Image A Barnard’s Star is less bright than the sun, has a surface temperature below 3,800 K, and
  75. Science

    1. The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram below shows how the brightness, surface temperature, and color of stars are related.stars would be * 3 points Captionless Image A Barnard’s Star is less bright than the sun, has a surface temperature below 3,800 K, and
  76. Physics

    Calculate the effective value of g, the acceleration of gravity, at 6400m , above the Earth's surface. Calculate the effective value of g , the acceleration of gravity, at 6200km , above the Earth's surface
  77. metreology

    Wien’s radiation law says that the wavelength of most intense radiation (λmax) emitted by a blackbody is inversely proportional to the absolute temperature (T) of the object. The surface of the Sun radiates as a blackbodyat a temperature ofT=6000
  78. physics

    The gravitational force that the sun exerts on the moon is perpendicular to the force that the earth exerts on the moon. The masses are: mass of sun=1.99 × 1030 kg, mass of earth=5.98 × 1024 kg, mass of moon=7.35 × 1022 kg. The distances shown in the
  79. physics

    The gravitational force that the sun exerts on the moon is perpendicular to the force that the earth exerts on the moon. The masses are: mass of sun=1.99 × 1030 kg, mass of earth=5.98 × 1024 kg, mass of moon=7.35 × 1022 kg. The distances shown in the
  80. English

    I forgot to include the following sentences. I hope you can have a look at them, too. 1)The British upper class still thought of itself as the centre of the civilized world. World War I put an abrupt end to all this. 2) In June 1914 the heir to the
  81. ap physics

    A star the size of our Sun runs out of nuclear fuel and, without losing mass, collapses to a white dwarf star the size of our Earth. The radius of our Sun is 6.96×108m , the radius of Earth is 6.37×106m . If the star initially rotates at the same rate as
  82. physics

    A star the size of our Sun runs out of nuclear fuel and, without losing mass, collapses to a white dwarf star the size of our Earth. The radius of our Sun is 6.96×108m , the radius of Earth is 6.37×106m If the star initially rotates at the same rate as
  83. ALGEBRA

    1. Many people know that the weight of an object varies on different planets, but did you know that the weight of an object on Earth also varies according to the elevation of the object? In particular, the weight of an object follows this equation: , where
  84. Physics

    A star the size of our Sun runs out of nuclear fuel and, without losing mass, collapses to a white dwarf star the size of our Earth. The radius of our Sun is 6.96×108m , the radius of Earth is 6.37×106m . If the star initially rotates at the same rate as
  85. physics

    On average, the electron and proton in a hydrogen atom are separated by a distance of (5.3 x 10 -11 m), assuming the orbit of the electron to be circular, (a) what is the electric force on the electron? and (b) WHat is the electrons orbital speed? and (c)
  86. physics

    A one tonne moon obiter is to approach the moon and orbit through 270 degrees at an altitude of 100km. During this period its rockets are to be turned off. What is the required velocity of the obiter at the entry point to prevent the vehicle from crashing
  87. Physics

    The average intensity of sunlight at earth's surface is approximately 1400 W/m^2 , if the Sun is directly overhead. The average distance between the earth and the sun is 1.50E11 m. What is the average power emitted by the Sun? Ok so intensity is power over
  88. English

    1. The earth moves round the sun. 2. The Earth moves round the sun. 3. Earth moves round the sun. 4. The earth moves round the Sun. [Which ones are okay? Do we have to use 'the' in #2 or #3? What about #4? "the Sun?"]
  89. english

    For my assignment I have to find an advertisement, analyze it, and write my interpretation of it. I've done this, but I'm coming out short on words for the assignment. And I feel like there's nothing else that I can mention. I'm supposed to write 500 words
  90. science

    Which of the following best supports the idea that the melting of glaciers in Antarctica is a global environmental threat? A. The melting of glaciers can cause sea levels on Earth to fall. B. The melting of glaciers can change ecosystems in Antarctica. C.
  91. PHYSICS

    Compare the electric force holding the electron in orbit (r=0.53×10−10m) around the proton nucleus of the hydrogen atom, with the gravitational force between the same electron and proton. What is the ratio of these two forces?
  92. Math

    So the question is basically asking which mountains peaks can be seen from Oahu. Island Distance(Mi) Mountain Height(ft) Lanai - 65 - Lanaihale - 3,370 Maui - 110 - Haleakala - 10,023 Hawaii - 190 - Mauna Kea - 13,796 Molokai - 40 - Kamakou - 4,961 A)
  93. PHYSICS HELP

    Suppose the aliens watching the show are on the surface of Mars. Mass of Mars: 6.42 x 10^23 kg Radius of Mars: 3.394 x 10^6 m Calculate; A) the weight of a 40.0 kg alien on Mars B) the weight of 40.0kg alien on earh Earth-sun distance:1.50x10^11m Mars-sun
  94. Physics

    A pulsar is a rapidly rotating neutron star that continuously emits a beam of radio waves in a searchlight manner. Each time the pulsar makes one revolution, the rotating beam sweeps across the earth, and the earth receives a pulse of radio waves. For one
  95. Physics

    A spacecraft approaching the earth launches an exploration vehicle. After the launch, an observer on earth sees the spacecraft approaching at a speed of 0.74c and the exploration vehicle approaching at a speed of 0.98c. What is the speed of the exploration
  96. physics

    The weight of an astronaut plus his space suit on the Moon is only 270 N. A. How much do they weigh on Earth, in Newtons, assuming the acceleration due to gravity on the moon is 1.67m/s^2= 1584is this right? B. What is the mass of the astronaut and his
  97. Astronomy

    Suppose that, in the future, observations with some new telescope reveal a planet about 16 AU from a star whose mass is the same as our sun's mass. How long does it take the planet to orbit the star? Use Keplers law. You know at 1AU the period is 365
  98. math

    Planets A, B and C orbit a certain star once every 3, 7, and 18 months respectively. If the three planets are now in the same straight line, what is the smallest number of months that must pass before they line up again?
  99. math

    Planets A, B and C orbit a certain star once every 3, 7, and 18 months respectively. If the three planets are now in the same straight line, what is the smallest number of months that must pass before they line up again?
  100. Physics

    The sun is a satellite of Milky Way's galactic central cluster. The sun revolves around this center with a radius of 2.28x10^20 m. and with a period of 2.52x10^8 years. If the universe is 16 billion years old. a) How many times has the galaxy rotated and