Month: April 2019

College Biology and Chemistry College Physics and Mathematics College Space and Planetary Sciences Recent Breakthroughs Trending TSS

What is the elusive Planet Nine?

Astronomers have recently discovered the solar system’s most distant object, thus far, which they creatively nicknamed “FarFarOut.” It is 3.5 times more distant than Pluto (140 times farther away than the Earth from the sun). The proposed distance for Planet 9, according to Greg Laughlin, an astronomer at Yale University is, “[the] best estimate for its [planet 9’s] current position and brightness put it about 950 times farther than Earth from the Sun.” For now, Planet 9 remains an elusive possibility as we continue to explore what lies on the fringes of our own solar system and galaxy.

High School High School Biology and Chemistry TSS

Blood Doping: The Extra O2 Behind the Gold Medal

As you step behind the white line on the running track, adrenaline runs through your veins as you get yourself ready for the race of your life. You jump up and down and try some breathing exercises, anything to get that gold medal. And for some athletes, they really would do anything to get that gold medal, like cheating with more oxygen. That’s where blood doping comes in.