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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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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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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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Top 10 Kuiper Belt Facts: Our Solar System’s Fascinating Icy Belt

Top 10 Kuiper Belt Facts: Our Solar System’s Fascinating Icy Belt

Kuiper Belt Facts #10: The Kuiper Belt is WAY out there The Kuiper Belt lies beyond the orbit of Neptune in our solar system. In fact, the icy belt extends from 30 to 55 astronomical units out from the Sun. In other words, that’s 2.8 – 5.1 billion miles out! Kuiper Belt Facts #9: Predicted, then discovered Like many things in science, the Kuiper Belt was first predicted by Gerard Kuiper in 1951. Only later, in 1992 did a team…

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10 Amazing Facts About Jupiter

10 Amazing Facts About Jupiter

List By astronimate / 10 months ago 10 Amazing Facts About Jupiter Jupiter is named after the king of the gods in Greek and Roman mythology. Jupiter shrouded himself in a cloak of clouds to hide his mischief.  Similarly, planet Jupiter conceals exciting and fascinating mysteries beneath its deadly clouds. It’s also an absolute giant! In fact, the only thing bigger in our solar system is the Sun. As on of the naked eye planets, Jupiter shines bright and powerful in…

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Next Star to go Supernova: Top 10 Candidates

Next Star to go Supernova: Top 10 Candidates

Next Star to go Supernova: Top 10 Candidates Stars are delicate machines, using perfect balances of gravity pushing in and nuclear power pushing out. When a massive enough star runs out of nuclear fuel, gravity wins and the star collapses on itself. Now, a massive explosion happens, a supernova! But, what is the next star to go supernova? Supernovas emit tremendous energy. In fact, a supernova would temporarily shine brighter than everything except the Moon in our sky. Actually, it…

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Top 10 Amazing James Webb Space Telescope Facts!

Top 10 Amazing James Webb Space Telescope Facts!

Top 10 Amazing James Webb Space Telescope Facts! Launching in October 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will take over Hubble as mankind’s next generation eyes into the universe. Using state-of-the-art instruments, and doubling Hubble’s size, James Webb will unlock some of our universe’s biggest secrets. Without further ado, here are the top 10 amazing James Webb Space Telescope facts:    James Webb Space Telescope Facts #10: The biggest space telescope in history Launching in 1990, Hubble Space Telescope…

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Top 10 Particle Era Facts that will Blow Your Mind!

Top 10 Particle Era Facts that will Blow Your Mind!

Top 10 Particle Era Facts that will Blow Your Mind!   Particle Era Facts #10: A rapid growth spurt! Previously, in other epochs, the universe was microscopic. In fact, epochs like the Planck Era saw a universe that was smaller than a single atom! But, suddenly in the Particle Era, the universe expands to more than 100-million-miles in diameter! Not to mention, this expanse took place in under one second! Particle Era Facts #9: A lot has happened in a…

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10 Amazing Solar System Facts to Blow Your Mind

10 Amazing Solar System Facts to Blow Your Mind

10 Amazing Solar System Facts to Blow Your Mind Indeed, it’s thrilling to imagine what might exist billions of nuclear fusion may have kicked off inside of Jupiter. And, this is the same nuclear-energy-making process occurring in our Sun’s, and all stars’ core. Fortunately, we’ve dodged a bullet, as two Suns would be genuinely horrific. In fact, double stars would have meant humans never existed on Earth! 9. The world is currently searching for a new ninth planet in our…

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Top 6 Era of Nucleosynthesis Facts that will Blow Your Mind!

Top 6 Era of Nucleosynthesis Facts that will Blow Your Mind!

  Top 6 Era of Nucleosynthesis Facts that will Blow Your Mind! Era of Nucleosynthesis Facts #6: Still hot, hot, hot! Currently, the universe continues undergoing rapid “cooling.” However, we quote the term “cooling,” because temperatures during the Era of Nucleosynthesis sit at 10-billion degrees F! Actually, compared to the big bang and following epochs, these temps truly are much colder! Era of Nucleosynthesis Facts #5: Electrons everywhere! During the Era of Nucleosynthesis, basic atoms, like hydrogen have formed. In…

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