Monday, February 27, 2017
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10 Interesting Facts about Jupiter

10 Interesting Facts about Jupiter 1. A day on Jupiter goes by quick! Jupiter has the shortest day of all the planets in the Solar System. It...

The Andes are the longest continental mountain range

Located along the Western part of South America, the Andes Mountains are the longest continental mountain range on Earth. The Andes are a continual range of highlands...

7 Interesting Facts about the Andromeda Galaxy

1. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way The Andromeda Galaxy is located 2.5 million light-years from Earth. It is the closest large galaxy...

This is the Coldest Place on Earth

The coldest place on Earth has been measured by satellites and it’s a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau. Temperatures in several...

10 Interesting Facts about Mars

10 Interesting Facts about Mars You Need to Know 1. Mars is named after the Roman god of war The ancient Greeks were fascinated by Mars. Its blood red...

Mosquitos: The Deadliest Animal in the World

When it comes to killing humans, no other species, including our own, even comes close to the mosquito. Over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne...

World’s Top 5 Coldest Places

If you think it’s cold where you live, be glad you don’t live in these places. North Ice, Greenland North Ice was a research station of the British...

10 Interesting Facts about Planet Earth

10 Interesting Facts about Planet Earth You Need to Know 1. The Earth is 4.54 billion years old  By dating the rocks in the Earth's crust, as well as...

There are massive water vapor clouds floating in space

There is a a massive water vapor cloud floating in space so large that it could provide each person on Earth an entire planet’s worth of water—20,000...

10 Amazing Facts About the Sun You Need to Know

10 Amazing Facts About the Sun You Need to Know 1. The Sun is just one of about 200-400 billion stars in our Galaxy The Milky Way is estimated to contain...

Jupiter’s great red spot is enormous storm system

Jupiter’s most iconic feature is its Great Red Spot. An enormous storm system, the Spot is approximately 12,400 miles long and 7,500 miles wide —large...

Pluto Facts

10 Amazing Facts About Pluto You Need to Know 1. Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh on February 18th, 1930 On February 18, 1930, Tombaugh discovered...

Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing

Due to a transfer of Earth's rotational momentum to the Moon's orbital momentum, tidal friction is slowing the Earth's rotation. Scientists estimate that the...

The Apollo astronauts’ footprints will stay on the moon for 100 million years

Because there is no atmosphere on the moon, and hence no erosion, the Apollo astronauts' footprints, roverprints and spaceship prints will stay preserved on...

Top 5 Strongest Atlantic Hurricanes Ever

Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful forces. With  high winds, torrential rains and powerful storm surges, these storms often times leave a tragic path of...

The Pinwheel Galaxy

The Pinwheel Galaxy is in the constellation of Ursa Major and is nearly double the size of our Milky Way with a diameter of...

Jupiter’s Moon: Io

Discovered on 8 January 1610 by Galileo Galilei, Io is the innermost of the four Galilean moons of the planet Jupiter. Io is named after the priestess of Hera...

The Mice Galaxies

Located 300 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices, these two colliding galaxies were captured by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), onboard the NASA/ESA...

What does Space sound like?

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft captured these sounds of interstellar space as it travels farther than anyone, or anything, in history. The soundtrack reproduces the amplitude and...

The Pacific Ocean: The Largest Ocean Basin on Earth

Located between Asia, the Southern Ocean, Australia and the Americas, the Pacific Ocean covers approximately 59 million square miles (approximately 28% of the global surface) and contains more...

Pluto won’t complete a full orbit of the Sun until 2178

Pluto was discovered in 1930 by Clyde W. Tombaugh. Because the dwarf planet takes 248 years to orbit the Sun, Pluto won’t complete a full...

Olympus Mons: the tallest known volcano in the Solar System

Olympus Mons, a large shield volcano on the planet Mars, is the highest and largest known volcano in the solar system. The volcano is...

How Fast does the Earth Move Through Space?

Speed is relative. We know how far the Earth is from the Sun, and we know that it takes one year to make a...

Does our Solar System Move?

Yes, the Sun – in fact, our whole solar system – orbits around the center of the Milky Way galaxy at an average speed of average velocity...

The Plaque on Pioneer 10

When signals from Pioneer 10 can no longer be heard here on Earth, it will start another, perhaps more important mission as it continues...

Valles Marineris: the largest canyon in the Solar System

Located along the equator of Mars, the Valles Marineris is the largest canyon in the Solar System. The canyon was discovered during, and named for, the Mariner...

What Is the Distance Between Earth and Mars?

The average distance between Earth and Mars is about 225 million km. The distance from Earth to Mars varies a lot because Earth’s orbit around...

What was the Largest Earthquake Ever Recorded?

The Largest Earthquake Ever Recorded was the “Great Chilean Earthquake” that occurred on May 22, 1960 near Valdivia, in southern Chile. The earthquake occurred beneath the...

Voyager 1: The farthest man made object

Voyager 1 is one of two probes launched in 1977 from Cape Canaveral, Florida and is the farthest human-made object from Earth at a distance...

Deforestation of the Amazon RainForest

The Amazon Rainforest covers over a billion acres, encompassing areas in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and the Eastern Andean region of Ecuador and Peru. The Amazon...