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Polaris Star Facts: Getting to Know the North Star

Polaris Star Facts: Getting to Know the North Star

Similar to Hollywood, the night sky is loaded with stars. And, some stars are more famous than others. Polaris, known formally as Alpha Ursae Minoris, is possibly the most famous star. Now, you may know this star more commonly as the “north star.” But, you may not know all of the interesting facts this bright hydrogen factory has to offer! Polaris Star Facts #10: It really is the north star! Our Earth spins on an axis. And, Earth’s north axis points out, 2.5-quadrillion-miles away…

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10 Amazing Facts About Mercury

10 Amazing Facts About Mercury

10 Amazing Facts About Mercury Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system (formerly Pluto). It zips around close to the sun, usually unable to be viewed by even large telescopes. There have only been two missions to the planet. Yet, despite being easily lost in the mix or overlooked, this little planet holds lots of big, exciting mysteries, here are 10 amazing facts about Mercury! (function(d, s, id){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0], p = ((‘https:’ == d.location.protocol)…

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10 Mind Blowing Space Facts to Make You Rethink Your Existence

10 Mind Blowing Space Facts to Make You Rethink Your Existence

10 Mind Blowing Space Facts to Make You Rethink Your Existence Wanna feel small, humbled and completely mentally mystified? Astronimate brings you 10 Mind Blowing Space Facts to Make You Rethink Your Existence!   Mind blowing space facts #10: The random, accidental…you Currently, you’re sitting on a very tiny blue dot, floating randomly in space. Furthermore, a mysterious, invisible phenomenon, called gravity is the only thing keeping you glued to the dot. Billions of years ago, random stars in space…

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10 Cool Things About NASA’s Juno Jupiter Mission

10 Cool Things About NASA’s Juno Jupiter Mission

10 Cool Things About NASA’s Juno Jupiter Mission Traveling through space at 60,000 miles per hour since August 2011, the Juno spacecraft is preparing to arrive at our solar system’s largest planet on July 4! As Juno nears the gigantic gas planet, it will power down most of its equipment, slow its speed tremendously and allow Jupiter’s extreme gravitational field to capture it in orbit. Jupiter is a planet with countless unsolved mysteries. Decked from top-to-bottom in advanced scientific tools,…

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Top 10 Space Facts Part I: Fascinating Things You Should Know About Space

Top 10 Space Facts Part I: Fascinating Things You Should Know About Space

Top 10 Space Facts Part I: Fascinating Things You Should Know About Space Today, we understand how truly vast and fascinating space can be. Above all else, space is mysterious and unknown to humans. In fact, the unknowns outweigh our knowledge by factors of millions! However, what we do know is often mind blowing! Without further ado, here are Astronimate’s Top 10 Space Facts: Part I! [metaslider id=2698] Plus, be sure to check out Astronimate’s: Top 10 New Horizons Pluto Pictures!

Top 10 New Horizons Pluto Pictures

Top 10 New Horizons Pluto Pictures

Top 10 New Horizons Pluto Pictures NASA’s New Horizons mission left Earth during January, 2006. Then, Pluto was still considered our solar system’s ninth planet. Now, a decade later, we enjoy breathtaking images each week. Then, as the spacecraft approached the ice realm, the world stood still, in awe. Finally, close approach took the craft within 7,000 miles of Pluto. Yet, at nearly 4.6-billion-miles from home, it takes New Horizons over four hours to return even small amounts of data….

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Top 25 Amazing Hubble Photos – Celebrating 26 Years in Space

Top 25 Amazing Hubble Photos – Celebrating 26 Years in Space

Top 25 Amazing Hubble Photos – Celebrating 26 Years in Space Hubble Space Telescope launched in the spring of 1990. At first, over-budget and behind schedule, Hubble was the cause of much concern, doubt and frustration. Under great pressures to launch the $2.5 billion project, engineers sent the telescope into space with flawed mirrors. Then, the first photos revealed blurry, poor-quality sights, enraging stakeholders. Finally, after time, money and repairs, new photos emerged. In absolute awe, Hubble showed the world space as…

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Top 10 Largest Stars in the Universe

Top 10 Largest Stars in the Universe

Top 10 Largest Stars in the Universe Our universe contains billion and billions of stars of all types, shapes, sizes and more! This list breaks down the top 10 largest stars we have discovered…so far. As you go through the list, it is important to remember: The rankings of the largest stars will be forever changing, because we have- and will continue to- find more stars! Because of their great distances, varying pulsating sizes and more, it is extremely difficult to accurately gauge a…

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Biggest Space Discoveries of 2016: Top 10 Stories of Our Universe

Biggest Space Discoveries of 2016: Top 10 Stories of Our Universe

Biggest Space Discoveries of 2016: Top 10 Stories of Our Universe 2016 quickly became a year decorated in scientific achievements. From proving Einstein’s theories to possible new planets, space flooded every news network. These are Astronimate’s top 10 biggest space discoveries of 2016: Great Lake portions of water discovered on Mars   Locating water on other planets has always been one of astronomy’s holy grails. Because, where there is water, there is likely to be life. Previously, Mars was a warm planet, sheltered by a…

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What Would Happen if we had Two Moons? Top 10 Wild Effects

What Would Happen if we had Two Moons? Top 10 Wild Effects

What Would Happen if we had Two Moons? Top 10 Wild Effects Since ancient human civilizations, the Moon has been a gorgeous staple of our night sky on Earth. It helps us keep track of months, it helps nocturnal creatures survive and much more. But, what would happen if we had two Moons? Unfortunately, most impacts would be shocking, and would likely be the cause of mass extinction on Earth. However, there are a couple positive outcomes sprinkled in. For this…

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