Mark Vonulrich

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Hot Jupiters


Hot Jupiter exoplanets are enormous gas-giant worlds akin to our own Solar System’s Jupiter. Unlike our Jupiter, however, hot Jupiters do not live in the cooler outer regions of the planetary systems, but instead hug…

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Neptune


Neptune is the eighth planet in our Solar System. It is positioned between Uranus and Pluto, and is sometimes referred to as the Blue Giant. The planet is nearly 49,500 kilometers in diameter, making it…

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Europa


Europa is the sixth moon of Jupiter and has been discovered by Galileo in 1610. It’s extremely possible that at that moment, life has been swimming around in the subsurface ocean Europa almost certainly contains….

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Venus


The planet Venus is closest neighbor of Earth. It took the title from the Greek God called Venus and was also known as Evening Star. The planet Venus could be seen after sunset and before…

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What is an Extrasolar Planet


An extrasolar planet is one which isn’t in our Solar system. According to The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia, at the 19th of June 2009, 353 extrasolar plants were discovered. All of the planets so far confirmed…

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Mars and The Blue Moon


Even though the Mars resistance occurs once every twenty-six weeks, it may nevertheless be considered once in a lifetime event should you take under account the final time that a Mars opposition happened on exactly…

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Do We Return to The Moon


Now, 30 years later, the question presents itself:”Should we return to the moon?” The answers to this question are varied, and individuals on all sides are very enthusiastic about how they feel. Some assert that…

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Mercury


In our tour of the solar system, we should start by exploring the innermost planet. A brief distance from the inferno of the sun we find it, hurtling through space at 40 to 60 km…

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The Solar System


The solar system includes the sun, the closest star to us, and the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, in addition to numerous comets, asteroids, meteoroids, and the interplanetary medium….

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Tiger Woods


Tiger’s identity is tied to increasing the BAR. The what? How can you compete at the Masters as soon as your identity has been shattered? Sure Tiger has won 4 Pros Tournaments, and he might…

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Of Tigers and T-34s


The German forces were bogged down by the Russian winter, the Russian victory at Stalingrad and the following spring rain and mud. In the summer of 1943 that the Germans had amassed a massive force…

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Playing Football in The Heat


From the 1995 City to Surf fun run, Australia’s premiere foot race, a 14 kilometer trek through Hyde Park in Central Sydney into the Pacific Ocean, a 19-year-old guy suffered a cardiac arrest to the…

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Does The Cold Handicap You


Ever wonder why your fingers, feet, ears and other extremities get especially chilly in frigid weather? The body adjusts to extremely cold weather by correcting the flow of blood. Crucial organs, like the liver and…

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Indian Artillery


The Sikh Army was the strongest force faced by the British in India. The Khalsa Fauj acquitted itself creditably in both Anglo Sikh wars. British historians have alluded to the ability of the Sikh gunners…

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Remember Pearl Harbor


Each year a growing number of people forget Pearl Harbor, and there are fewer statements in the news about it. Within another decade very few will still be alive, who were there to remind us…

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D-Day


“We will have peace of mind, even if we must fight for it”- General Dwight D. Eisenhower. General George S. Patton (just prior to the Normandy Invasion) June 5th 1944 In the summertime in 1944,…

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Bismark and German Unification


The French Emperor, Napoleon III, feared that a strong Prussia would upset the balance of power in Europe. Bismarck, at the exact same time, sought war with France; he believed that if the German nations…

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The Su-27


Many countries in the world are turning to the Russian made Su27 from the current period as the fighter aircraft of choice for their military aviation. No, not even close, but realize that indeed it’s…

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The F-14


The United States Navy has Officially retired the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. I found that while watching a TV news station in Los Angeles. The service took place at Miramar which is located close to San…

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345th Bomb Group


I’ve always viewed my dad as my hero for many reasons. I respect his devotion to his loved ones, his professional career in education, as my own personal role model and for his combat record…

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Spy Mission gone Bad


All of us recall the P-3 Orion Spy Mission over Chinese Waters and both Chinese Fighters intercepted it and you really crashed to the P-3 and the Chinese Pilot, sexy dog kind ejected and was…

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