Word of the Day – Protein

Protein A protein is a very complex, large molecule that is a chain of smaller molecules called amino acids. Proteins are made according to instructions from DNA. They…

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Word of the Day – Quasar

Quasar The name comes from “quasi-stellar radio sources” and was shortened to quasar, before astronomers knew what they were They are massive objects far away in space that…

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Word of the Day – Exoplanet

Exoplanet Also called an extrasolar planet, it is any planet that orbits a star other than our Sun. Read more about extrasolar planets here and here and here.

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Word of the Day: Astrobiology

Astrobiology The interdisciplinary field of study that is concerned with life on Earth and what that tells us about the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe.

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Word of the Day: Germination

Germination The stage of plant growth where the nturients inside of a seed feed the growth of the first shoot and root of what will eventually be a…

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Word of the Day: Model

Model In science, a model is a representation of an idea, an object or even a process or a system that is used to describe and explain phenomena…

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Word of the Day: Molecule

Molecule A group of atoms covalently (permanently, can’t be broken without using energy) bonded together to create a totally new substance with it’s own unique physical and chemical…

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Word of the Day: Species

Species a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. The species is the principal natural taxonomic unit, ranking below a genus…

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