10 Amazing Facts About Mars

10 Amazing Facts About Mars

10 Amazing Facts About Mars Mars is one of Earth’s closest neighbors. It’s also the focus of mankind’s likely next journey into space. But, don’t be deceived, even being right next door, we know very little about this mysterious little red planet. Humans have studied Mars for centuries, and it is one of the few naked eye planets. So, enjoy these 10 amazing facts about Mars! 1. Mars used to have water Astronomers have searched for the presence of water on…

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Planet Mercury Facts: Exploring the Solar System’s Smallest Planet

Planet Mercury Facts: Exploring the Solar System’s Smallest Planet

Sitting in the solar system’s inner rings, nearly hidden in our Sun’s glare, is planet Mercury. And, being the solar system’s smallest planet, tiny Mercury holds loads of fascinating secrets! Let’s explore some planet Mercury facts! SOLAR SYSTEM TITLE: SMALLEST PLANET! QUICK FACTS: DISTANCE FROM SUN: 35.98 million miles DIAMETER: 3,032 miles HOTTEST TEMPERATURE: 798º F COLDEST TEMPERTURE: -292º F MOONS: 0 Planet Mercury Facts: Mercury’s name  In Greek and Roman mythology, Mercury (aka Hermes) was the messenger of the Gods. In fact, often depicted with…

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Double-Slit Experiment – The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics

Double-Slit Experiment – The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics

Double-Slit Experiment –The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics This article deviates from our usual mainstream astronomy topics. In fact, it literally deviates from the world that we know all together, but, it is too amazing not to share! We will look at one of science’s most fantastic, and yet unexplained tests, the double-slit experiment. This experiment, involving the behavior of light, dips into science’s most bazaar, and least understood fields, called quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics seeks to explain behaviors on the…

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What is the Hottest Planet in the solar system? A Surprising Answer!

What is the Hottest Planet in the solar system? A Surprising Answer!

What is the Hottest Planet in the solar system? A Surprising Answer! What is the hottest planet? Naturally, whatever planet lies closest to the Sun should have the highest temperatures, right? Therefore, shouldn’t Mercury be the warmest in the solar system? Actually, Venus, second planet from the Sun is by far the hottest planet. Why is Venus the hottest planet in the solar system? Indeed, being close to the Sun (67 million miles) is partially to blame for Venus’ burning…

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Giants of Science: Who was Archimedes?

Giants of Science: Who was Archimedes?

Archimedes Born: 287 BC, Syracuse, Italy Died: 212 BC, Syracuse, Italy Studied: Math, physics, engineering, astronomy Briography: Who was Archimedes? Indeed, in ancient science and math, Archimedes was an true rock star! In fact, among the most famous scientists in history, Archimedes has earned strong nicknames, like “The Master,” or “The Great One.” Son of Phidias, an astronomer, Archimedes was obsessed with solving problems. Actually, legend has it that the young boy was so distracted by problems that he often forgot to eat! Archimedes was…

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Giants of Science: Who was Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus)?

Giants of Science: Who was Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus)?

Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy) Born: c. 100 AD, Alexandria, Egypt Died: c. 170 AD, Alexandria, Egypt Studied: Math, astronomy, geography Briography: Who was Ptolemy? Claudius Ptolemaeus, more commonly known as Ptolemy, was a brilliant mathematician and astronomer during the 2nd century AD. Ptolemy was born, lived and thrived in Alexandria, Egypt, a global scientific and intellectual hub. But, who was Ptolemy? Unfortunately, we know almost nothing about Ptolemy’, other than what we learn from his writings. We know very little, or nothing of his…

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Sirius Star Facts: Getting to Know the Brightest Star

Sirius Star Facts: Getting to Know the Brightest Star

Gaze up at the night sky, anywhere on Earth, and you will see Sirius. And, as the brightest star in our Earth skies, Sirius outshines planets, nebulas and several other wonders. But, Sirius is a complicated system containing two stars. Chalked to the brim with fascinating features, both stars are among the most interesting objects the universe has to offer. Sirius Star Facts #10: The two brightest star(s)?! Technically, Sirius is a two-star system. In astronomy, this is considered a binary system. We are most familiar…

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Big Bang TV static – Watch the birth of our universe on TV

Big Bang TV static – Watch the birth of our universe on TV

Big Bang TV static – Watch the birth of our universe on TV The Big Bang is, flat-out, the single greatest mystery to human beings. It is the missing key to understanding how life began, and also how life may end. But, no matter how mysterious, did you know that you can simply watch our universe’s creation from your home through Big Bang TV static? Well, maybe you can’t actually watch it happen. But, you can observe real evidence from the Big…

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What is the Coldest Planet in the Solar System? A Chilling Surprise!

What is the Coldest Planet in the Solar System? A Chilling Surprise!

What is the Coldest Planet in the Solar System? A Chilling Surprise! Indeed, even our own cosmic backyard, the solar system is full of surprises! In fact, if you read our article, What is the Hottest Planet?, you likely received a truly unexpected answer. Well, then what is the coldest planet? Simply put,Neptune is, by far the most distant planet form the Sun, isn’t it? And, the further a planet lies from the Sun, the cooler the weather, right? Actually,…

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10 Interesting Facts About the Sun – Our Amazing Home Star

10 Interesting Facts About the Sun – Our Amazing Home Star

All of us have experienced the Sun. We see it in the sky, we feel its warmth on our skin. But, our home star is also filled to the brim with cool facts! So, here are 10 interesting facts about the Sun! Our Sun is middle-aged  The Sun is a type G2V main sequence star. In other words, our Sun is currently middle-aged. Main sequence stars are in their prime, alive and well. But, unlike humans, middle-aged stars, like the…

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