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Fundamental Particles by Bryan Brandenburg
A fundamental interaction is a mechanism by which particles interact with each other, and which cannot be explained by another more fundamental interaction. Every observed physical phenomenon, from galaxies colliding with each other to quarks vibrating inside a proton, can thus be explained by these interactions. Read more

Jupiter and Moons by Bryan Brandenburg
Jupiter has at least 63 moons. The four large moons, known as the "Galilean moons", are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. Read more

The Sun by Bryan Brandenburg
The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. The Earth and other matter orbit the Sun, which by itself accounts for more than 99% of the solar system's mass. Read more

3D Buckyball by Bryan Brandenburg
The fullerenes are a recently-discovered family of carbon allotropes named after Buckminster Fuller. They are molecules composed entirely of carbon, in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, or tube. Read more