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Astronimate’s Two Minute Solar System – Episode 02: Venus

Astronimate’s Two Minute Solar System – Episode 02: Venus

Venus, winner of solar system’s hottest planet! But, how can this be if it’s farther from our Sun than Mercury? Actually, answers lie in its deadly atmosphere! Indeed, this planet is one massive greenhouse, trapping heat and creating the most violent environments known to man! Not to mention, this planet’s calendar is downright whacky! Often deemed Earth’s “twin sister,” learn all about this hostile world’s temperatures, history, atmosphere, layers and more in episode 02 of Astronimate’s Two Minute Solar System! Explore the solar system’s…

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Astronimate’s Two Minute Solar System – Episode 01: Mercury

Astronimate’s Two Minute Solar System – Episode 01: Mercury

  Astronimate’s Two Minute Solar System – Episode 01: Mercury Mercury is our solar system’s smallest planet, now that Pluto is officially demoted to dwarf planet. Plus, tucked away, hidden by the Sun’s nearby light, it’s easy to forget the little guy! Nevertheless, it’s host some of the most hostile environments, and hides some of the solar system’s most fascinating secrets! Surprisingly, you’ll learn that even a mere 36 million miles from the Sun, Mercury is not the hottest planet. However, it…

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Less Than Five Episode 03 – How did Planet Earth Form?

Less Than Five Episode 03 – How did Planet Earth Form?

Less Than Five Episode 03 – How did Planet Earth Form? Nearly 4.6 billion years ago, deep in the Milky Way galaxy, a vast cloud of gas and dust swirls around. Called a solar nebula, this cloud will ultimately host a newborn star, our Sun. But, how did our home first come to life? Astronimate breaks this mystery down in How did Planet Earth Form? How did planet Earth form: Simple definition In short, Earth spawned from dust and dirt swirling around the Sun….

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Astronimate’s Two Minute Solar System – Episode 04: Mars

Astronimate’s Two Minute Solar System – Episode 04: Mars

Often times, Mars is considered “Earth’s neighbor,” or just another rocky twin of our home world. However, Astronimate shows you just how different Mars and Earth truly are in episode 04 of Two Minute Solar System: Mars! While we could blabber on about the red planet for hours (or, days), we will compare Earth and Mars. Indeed, in the statistics is where we see that Mars is actually a bare and hostile desert! Learn all about a Martian day and…

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Astronimate’s Two Minute Solar System – Episode 03: Earth

Astronimate’s Two Minute Solar System – Episode 03: Earth

Astronimate’s Two Minute Solar System – Episode 03: Earth Indeed, we love looking out into our deep solar system and wondering what’s out there. But, a truly splendid and mysterious planet lies below your own feet, planet Earth! Astronimate takes you on a quick, exciting journey to explore our own home planet. Plus, from our complex atmosphere to our unexplored inner layers, our planet is a true solar system wonder! However, perhaps after watching episode 03 of Two Minute Solar System,…

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Two Easy Steps to Avoid Buying Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses!

Two Easy Steps to Avoid Buying Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses!

Two Easy Steps to Avoid Buying Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses! Finally, we are less than two weeks out from the historical Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017! Not to mention, the internet and the world are on fire with total solar eclipse fever! However, as with most heavily merchandised special events, the internet and stores are loaded with fake (and highly UNSAFE!) solar eclipse eyewear. Fortunately, Astronimate has your back! Follow these two easy steps to avoid buying fake…

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Less Than Five Episode 01 – What is a Pulsar?

Less Than Five Episode 01 – What is a Pulsar?

What is a Pulsar? Quick Explanation So, what is a pulsar? Pulsars are one of the most exotic astronomical objects. Observed for years, Pulsars were not even remotely understood or formally discovered until the late 1970s. Pulsars are one of the various unique and extreme remnants created when a star dies. The violent pressure created during a star’s death smash the star’s entire mass into a 12-mile-wide ball of neutrons! This tightly-packed ball shoots jets of excess energy out of its poles, causing the leftover star to spin incredibly…

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Less Than Five Episode 02 – Total Solar Eclipse Explained

Less Than Five Episode 02 – Total Solar Eclipse Explained

Less Than Five Episode 02 – Total Solar Eclipse Explained After a long wait, we are now less than a year away from the next total solar eclipse, happening on August 21, 2017. News networks, social media, museums and more are slowly beginning to flood with stories. However, many of us might find ourselves asking, “what is a total solar eclipse?” Astronimate is here to simplify this question in Total Solar Eclipse Explained! Total Solar Eclipse Explained: Simple definition In…

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