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Is the speed of light photons always constant?
Yes, but only in a vacuum.
No, it depends on the facility.
A speed of light is always constant.
None of the above
The speed at which light propagates through transparent materials, such as glass or air, is less than c. However, this "slowing of the light" is only due to the fact of photos being absorbed and re-emitted after a slight delay between atoms. When a photon is emitted, it's speed is always c. In exotic materials like Bose–Einstein condensates near absolute zero, the effective speed of light may be only a few metres per second.
What accidents are attributed to Sprites?
loss of communication with the satellite
computer network failures
failure of space ships
blackout of electrical networks
Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that occur high ( 50–90 km) above cumulonimbus, giving rise to a quite varied range of visual shapes flickering in the night sky. They are usually triggered by the discharges of positive lightning between an underlying thundercloud and the ground. Sprites have been blamed for otherwise unexplained accidents involving high altitude vehicular operations above thunderstorms. Since their 1989 discovery, sprites have been imaged from the ground, from aircraft and from space, and have become the subject of intensive investigations.
What is the name of this galaxy?
The Pinwheel Galaxy ( M101) is a face-on spiral galaxy distanced 21 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major. M101 is a large galaxy, with a diameter of 170,000 light-years. By comparison, the Milky Way has a diameter of 258,000 light years. It has around a trillion stars, twice the number in the Milky Way. It has a disk mass on the order of 100 billion solar masses, along with a small central bulge of about 3 billion solar masses.
How many percent of the total mass of the sun is gas?
By far most of the solar system's mass is in the Sun itself: somewhere between 99.8 and 99.9 percent. The rest is split between the planets and their satellites, and the comets and asteroids and the dust and gas surrounding our star.
How much does planet Earth weigh?
about 6 billion trillion tons
about 6 million trillion tons
about 60 thousand trillion tons
nobody has calculated it exactly yet
Henry Cavendish, british physicist (1731-1810) was the first scientist to calculate mass of the Earth. Greater accuracy has not been achieved for nearly 100 years. He only made a mistake about 1% compared to today's calculations. Cavendish estimated the mass of the Earth to be 6 billion trillion tons. Modern calculations say about 5.9725 billion trillion tons. (5,97219×10^24 kg)
Where is the quietest place on earth located?
Davis Station, Antarctica
Orfield Laboratories, Minnesota
Neutrino Observatory, India
Microsoft Redmond campus, Washington,
In Building 87 on Microsoft’s Redmond campus, you’ll find an anechoic chamber—a space designed to absorb and isolate sound—built by Eckel Industries and certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the quietest place on Earth in 2015. The chamber is so effective that the ambient level of noise inside is actually -20.6 decibels. To put that in perspective, the ambient sound level of a person in a very quiet room breathing as a resting rate is around 10 decibels.
What does the letter "M" in the famous M-theory mean?
Modern attempts to formulate M-theory are typically based on matrix theory or the AdS/CFT correspondence. According to Witten, M should stand for “magic”, “mystery”, or “membrane” according to taste, and the true meaning of the title should be decided when a more fundamental formulation of the theory is known.
What essence has complete knowledge about the Universe?
An intellect which at a certain moment would know all forces that set nature in motion, and all positions of all items of which nature is composed, if this intellect were also vast enough to submit these data to analysis, it would embrace in a single formula the movements of the greatest bodies of the universe and those of the tiniest atom; for such an intellect nothing would be uncertain and the future just like the past would be present before its eyes. This intellect is often referred to as Laplace's demon.
Who carried out the first nuclear fission reaction in 1938?
Nuclear fission of heavy elements was discovered on December 17, 1938 by German Otto Hahn and his assistant Fritz Strassmann, and explained theoretically in January 1939 by Lise Meitner and her nephew Otto Robert Frisch
Who is considered the originator of cybernetics?
Norbert Wiener is considered the originator of cybernetics, a formalization of the notion of feedback, with implications for engineering, systems control, computer science, biology, neuroscience, philosophy, and the organization of society. Wiener is credited as being one of the first to theorize that all intelligent behavior was the result of feedback mechanisms, that could possibly be simulated by machines.
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