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FOUND! New Hottest Known Planet, KELT-9b is Hotter Than Most Stars

FOUND! New Hottest Known Planet, KELT-9b is Hotter Than Most Stars

FOUND! New Hottest Known Planet, KELT-9b is Hotter Than Most Stars Since confirming our first official exoplanet discovery in the early 1990s, we have spotted all shapes, sizes, speeds and more. However, this week crowns a new champion for hottest known planet, KELT-9b. Hottest of Hot Jupiters In our exoplanet search, it’s not uncommon to find Hot Jupiters, gas giant of Jupiter’s size and mass with a close, almost Mercury-like orbit around its star. Often earning the alternate nickname, roasters,…

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What Would It Be Like To Live On Mercury?

What Would It Be Like To Live On Mercury?

What Would It Be Like To Live On Mercury? As most of us already know, living essentially anywhere besides Earth in our solar system would be extremely deadly. Let’s forget about that for a moment and assume that we have the technology and capabilities to do so. So, what would it be like to live on Mercury? Let’s find out! MERCURY: QUICK STATS Distance from Sun: 35 million miles Text Message to Earth: Takes about 3 min. Mass: 5% of…

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Living on the Sun – What Would Life be like on Our Cosmic Mother?

Living on the Sun – What Would Life be like on Our Cosmic Mother?

Living on the Sun – What Would Life be like on Our Cosmic Mother? SUN: QUICK STATS Distance from Sun: 0 miles Text Message to Earth: Takes about 8 min. Mass: 330,000 x Earth Width: 109 x Earth Gravity: Over 300% of Earth Length of Day: n/a Length of Year: n/a Average Temperature: 9,938º F Pressure: ??? Moons: n/a Rings: n/a [divider style=’full’] So, you have decided to live in the solar system’s most extreme environment? Well, what would it be like, living…

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Living on Saturn – What Would Life Be Like On The Ringed Planet?

Living on Saturn – What Would Life Be Like On The Ringed Planet?

Living on Saturn – What Would Life Be Like On The Ringed Planet? SATURN: QUICK STATS Distance from Sun: 887 million miles Text Message to Earth: Takes about 1.4 hrs. Mass: 95 x Earth Width: 9 x Earth Gravity: 92% of Earth Length of Day: 11 hours (46% of 1 Earth Day) Length of Year: 10,756 days (29 x 1 Earth year) Average Temperature: -288º F Pressure: ??? Moons: 62 known Rings: Yes So, you are thinking of living on…

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Christophe Galfard The Universe in Your Hand Review by Astronimate

Christophe Galfard The Universe in Your Hand Review by Astronimate

Christophe Galfard The Universe in Your Hand Review by Astronimate TITLE The Universe in Your Hand – A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond AUTHOR Christophe Galfard RATING SUBJECT(S) Astronomy, Physics, Cosmology SKILL-LEVEL Intermediate PUBLISHED August 27, 2015 Pan MacMillan Synopsis The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time and Beyond, attempts precisely what the book’s title states. Through a series of hypothetical situations, readers go on a mental journey of our cosmos through the eyes and mind…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Origins Review by Astronimate

Neil deGrasse Tyson Origins Review by Astronimate

Neil deGrasse Tyson Origins Review by Astronimate [thrive_custom_box title=”” style=”dark” type=”color” color=”#e1e8f6″ border=”#e1e8f6″] TITLE Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution AUTHOR Neil deGrasse Tyson / Donald Goldsmith RATING SUBJECT(S) Astronomy, Physics, Cosmology, Anthropology SKILL-LEVEL Advanced PUBLISHED September 2, 2014 Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc. [/thrive_custom_box] Synopsis Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, by Neil deGrasse Tyson and astronomy writer Donald Goldsmith tackle the king of all subjects: our universe. Similar to most cosmology reads, Tyson and Goldsmith set…

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Living On Neptune – Life on the Outer-Most Planet

Living On Neptune – Life on the Outer-Most Planet

Living On Neptune – Life on the Outer-Most Planet NEPTUNE: QUICK STATS Distance from Sun: 2.8 billion miles Text Message to Earth: Takes about 4.3 hrs. Mass: 17 x Earth Width: 3.9 x Earth Gravity: 110% of Earth Length of Day: 16 hours (67% of 1 Earth Day) Length of Year: 60,190 days (165 x 1 Earth year) Average Temperature: -330º F Pressure: ??? Moons: 14 known Rings: Yes First predicted in 1781 by using only math, Neptune is a…

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Living on Uranus – What Would Life Be Like On The Ice Giant?

Living on Uranus – What Would Life Be Like On The Ice Giant?

Living on Uranus – What Would Life Be Like On The Ice Giant? URANUS: QUICK STATS Distance from Sun: 1.8 billion miles Text Message to Earth: Takes about 2.7 hrs. Mass: 15 x Earth Width: 4 x Earth Gravity: 90% of Earth Length of Day: 17 hours (46% of 1 Earth Day) Length of Year: 30,687 days (84 x 1 Earth year) Average Temperature: -320º F Pressure: ??? Moons: 27 known Rings: Yes So, you have selected Uranus as your…

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What Would It Be Like To Live On Mars?

What Would It Be Like To Live On Mars?

What Would It Be Like To Live On Mars?   We have fictionally spoken and written about sending Humans to our small neighbor, Mars for many years. We have NASA’s Mars Rover permanently on the planet, allowing us to remotely explore and see videos of Mars. Now, we even have genuine plans to send Humans to the red planet within a decade. But, have you ever stopped to truly think about what life would be like on Mars? Let’s assume…

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