Tuesday, September 26By Kids For Kids

Author: Samarth.K

6.5 Magnitude Earthquake strikes Greek Islands

 A powerful earthquake struck Greek islands early morning today, damaging buildings and a port, killing at least two people and causing more than 100 injuries, authorities said. The island of Kos was nearest to the epicentre and appeared to be the worst-hit, with two deaths and structural damage to older buildings. Minor damage — cracks in buildings, smashed windows and trashed shops — appeared widespread, according to city officials. "The rest of the island has no problem. It's only the main town that has a problem," Kos Mayor Giorgos Kyritsis told state-run Greek media. "The buildings affected were mostly old, and were built before the earthquake building codes were introduced." Rescuers were checking for trapped people inside houses after the quake struck in the middle of the night.

GSLV Mk III: Isro’s most powerful rocket GSLV Mk III places GSAT-19 communication satellite in orbit

SRIHARIKOTA: Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday successfully launched its most powerful rocket, GSLV Mk III nicknamed 'Fatboy'+ , by firing a high thrust indigenous cryogenic engine in the first developmental flight and placed the country's heaviest satellite in orbit. With the launch, Isro has demonstrated its mastery in developing a cryogenic engine, a technology denied to it years ago. The launch proves the homegrown launch vehicle's capability of hurling up to four tonne payload into higher orbits. It has also laid a strong foundation for its ambitious future projects, including Chandraayan-II and a manned mission, besides venturing into the global heavy payload market. GSLV Mk III launch: 'Fat boy' to pave way for manned mission 01:14 GSL...
What is a Neutron Star?

What is a Neutron Star?

Physics, science concepts
Simply put, a neutron star is the leftover core of a dead star. It gets its name 'neutron' from the fact that the protons and electrons in each atom in the core combine to form neutrons. This also produces some of the densest matter discovered so far. Typical neutron stars have a mass of up to three solar masses (around 5,967,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tn), which is crammed into a sphere with a radius of approximately ten kilometres (our sun's radius measures 695,700 km !). Therefore the material can weigh upto 6 billion tonnes a teaspoon. At this point most feel that, "okay, it's super dense, is that all?". No, its not. Our Earth obtained most of th heavy elements such as gold, silver, platinum when two neutron stars collide. This occurs when two neighbouring stars die together

My singapore cruise adventure

Hey everyone! I am writing to tell you about the cruise that I had gone on in winter 2016. I was on The Mariner of the Seas. It is in the second generation of Voyager-class vessels. It has a capacity for 4,252 passengers. The Mariner differs from similar vessels in that the rear buffet extends farther aft, and also includes "Jade", an Asian fusion buffet. It has glass balconies which her first generation sisters lacked. When we got to the cruise center I was astounded by the sheer size of the ship. It was bigger than the pier, and the pier was'nt short either. We got on and then we had a emergency drill. The rooms were awesome, especially the balcony room. There was a wonderful sunset. The next day we disembarked in Malasia for a day of sight seeing. Went to the petronas twin towers. We