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Earth Magnetic Field and Earth Magnetosphere by Bryan Brandenburg
Earth is surrounded by a magnetosphere, a region around an astronomical object in which phenomena are dominated or organized by its magnetic field and distorted by the solar wind. Read more

Uranium Lead Dating the Earth
Uranium-lead dating computes the age of the earth at 4.54 billion years old with less than 1% margin of error. It is one of the oldest and most refined radiometric dating schemes, with a routine age range of about 1 million years to over 4.5 billion years. Read more

International Space Station
The International Space Station (ISS) is a manned research space facility that is being assembled in orbit around the Earth. Read more

3D Earth and Moon by Bryan Brandenburg
Earth, (often referred to as the Earth, Terra, or Planet Earth) is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun, and the fifth largest. Read more

Geostationary Orbit

Categories: Astronomy, Exploration
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Geostationary Orbit by Bryan Brandenburg
A geostationary orbit (GEO) is an orbit directly above the Earth's equator (0º latitude). It is a special case... Read more