10 Interesting Facts About Our Sun
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10 Interesting Facts About Our Sun

October 26, 2015 James Miller 0

1) Classified As A Yellow Dwarf The Sun is classified as a G-type yellow dwarf (G2V), which is a little misleading as stars in this sequence can vary in color from yellow for cooler stars, […]

Top 10 Fascinating Facts About The Moon
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Top 10 Fascinating Facts About The Moon

September 13, 2015 James Miller 0

The Moon has been Earth’s constant companion for most of its history, even though the mechanism of its formation is still the subject of some debate in astronomical circles. However, the Moon is one of […]

Oort Cloud: The Solar System's Icy Shell
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Oort Cloud: The Solar System’s Icy Shell

July 25, 2015 James Miller 0

Also known as the Öpik–Oort cloud, after Dutch and Estonian astronomers Jan Oort and Ernst Öpik, the cloud is a spherical swarm of planetesimals composed mainly of various ices (notably water, methane, and ammonia ice) […]

The Main Asteroid Belt of The Solar System
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The Main Asteroid Belt of The Solar System

July 20, 2015 James Miller 0

In general terms, the asteroid belt is defined as the relatively thickly populated region approximately between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter. Also known as the main-asteroid belt to differentiate between it and […]

10 Interesting Facts About The Planet Mercury
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10 Interesting Facts About The Planet Mercury

January 2, 2015 James Miller 0

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. […]

The Moon: Past, Present and the Future
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The Moon: Past, Present and the Future

December 12, 2014 James Miller 0

Lunar Lore In olden days, it was said that the full Moon made people insane, and that beasts of the imagination, such as werewolves and vampires, basked in its glow, gaining mysterious powers and abilities […]

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