molecules

Where Should We Look for Life in the Solar System?

by Fraser Cain December 11, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Emily Lakdawalla is the senior editor and planetary evangelist for the Planetary Society. She’s also one of the most knowledgeable people I know about everything that’s going on in the Solar System. From Curiosity’s exploration of Mars to the search for […]

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Dipole Moment

by Matt Williams February 16, 2011

It has long been known that all molecules possess two equal and opposite charges which are separated by a certain distance. This separation of positive and negative charges is what is referred to as an electric dipole, meaning that it essentially has two poles. In the case of such polar molecules, the center of negative […]

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Molecules

by Matt Williams November 5, 2010

For millennia, scientists have pondered the mystery of life; namely, what goes into making it. According to Genesis, man was created out of clay and the “breath of life”. However, other cultures put forth the notion that all things were composed of particles, a tiny, indivisible entity that could neither be created nor destroyed. This […]

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