• 10 Interesting Facts about Io
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    10 Interesting Facts about Io

    Of Jupiter’s Galilean moons, Io is the closest to the planet at an average distance of 422,000 km (262,219 miles), and is the moon with the highest density. It is also the solar system object [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts About The Planet Mercury
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    10 Interesting Facts About The Planet Mercury

    1: Associated With All Things Fast In Roman times Mercury was a very busy god of commerce, wealth, eloquence, messages, travelers, luck, trickery and thieves, whose other responsibilities included conveying the dead to the underworld. [...]
  • Orion Molecular Cloud Complex
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    10 Interesting Orion Nebula Facts

    Most people mistake the Orion Nebula for a star in the constellation of Orion, but it is actually the most easily detectable naked-eye nebula in the entire night sky. It is also the favorite deep-sky [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts About Night Sky Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts About Night Sky Stars

    Twinkle, twinkle little star…I think I know what you are! However, there remains much to be learned about stars, and how they live and die, but until such time that we know it all, here [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Ganymede
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    10 Interesting Facts about Ganymede

    Ganymede is the biggest satellite in the solar system, and also the biggest object in the solar system that does not have a substantial atmosphere. Discovered by Galileo in January of the year 1610 along [...]
  • Triton
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    10 Interesting Facts about Triton

    Neptune’s biggest moon, Triton, has a diameter of 2,700 km, making it the 7th biggest moon in the solar system, as well as its 16th biggest object overall. Triton also contains more than 99.5% of [...]
  • Cocoon Nebula
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    Nebulae Named After Insects

    Nebulae are large clouds of interstellar dust and ionized gases which provide the basic building blocks from which the stars and solar systems are created. These stellar nurseries are mostly composed of hydrogen (90%) and [...]
  • 10 Interesting Nikola Tesla Facts And Quotes
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    10 Interesting Nikola Tesla Facts And Quotes

    1: Man Who Invented the 20th Century Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a renowned scientist who designed the world’s first hydro-electric power plant in Niagara Falls, which in the 1890s successfully distributed and illuminated distant homes [...]

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  • Winter Solstice
    The Sun starts December traveling eastwards through the constellation Ophiuchus, and will cross into the constellation Sagittarius on the 18th, four days before the Winter Solstice occurs on the 22nd in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Summer Solstice occurs in the [...]
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