Kyle Stock

The evolution of sand

The evolution of sand

It is omnipresent in our community. It cannot be escaped. On the streets, on your feets and in your sheets. In your car and your carpet. It is everywhere. Some people dislike it, while others celebrate it as it represents our privileged geographical location. It is summertime, beach time — sand is everywhere. North County’s […]

Solar system geometry on display with spectacular eclipse

Solar system geometry on display with spectacular eclipse

The geometry of the solar system reveals itself in the coming weeks. On May 20, the Earth, sun and moon will align during the day, generating an annular solar eclipse. 

Our sun is created from materials of first-generation stars

Our sun is created from materials of first-generation stars

Every atom in our bodies was created inside a star. We are all star stuff! Stars form when gargantuan clouds of hydrogen, called nebula, collapse under their own gravity. Hydrogen is the most basic and abundant element in the universe, accounting for about 75 percent of its total mass. As the nebula piles hydrogen atoms […]

Studying the mysterious impact the moon has on Earth

Studying the mysterious impact the moon has on Earth

What do you see when you look up at the full moon? A face? A rabbit? A spotted gray, a glowing circle? Or do you see a majestic world, created from the Earth, having an astronomical impact on its development and mass cultural significance?The moon is the Earth’s only natural satellite, orbiting every 29.5 days […]

Looking at that incredible substance we know as water

Looking at that incredible substance we know as water

Dihydrogen Monoxide covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and drives our climate. It can melt mountains and cut serpentine holes through Earth’s crust. It comfortably exists on Earth as a liquid, solid and gas. It fills 75 percent of the human brain and is vital to all known life. It provides a perfect medium […]