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Facebook: What’s your Favorite Planet in our Solar System, Besides Earth?

What’s your Favorite Planet in our Solar System, Besides Earth? Our amazing solar system that surrounds our star, Sol, is by far one of the most special solar systems in the Universe, if not the single most special one. Our solar system is the only known solar system to host life – despite countless other solar systems our there that we’ve only just begun studying. Yes, we think our solar system is special and unique, but imagine
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Facebook: If You Could Travel Anywhere in the Universe, Where Would You Go and Why?

If You Could Travel Anywhere in the Universe… Where Would You Go and Why? Please enjoy the inaugural Facebook Astronomy Q&A session, from the most awesome Facebook Fans in the World! If you’re interested in participating in future questions, Like our Facebook Page and stay tuned for more Astronomy Q&A sessions. I posed a question to the Fans of my Facebook page Astronomy is Awesome and got an overwhelming response. I love all of the
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4 Cool Facts About the Crab Nebula

4 Cool Facts About the Crab Nebula The Crab Nebula was created from a supernova explosion which was witnessed in 1054, one of the largest of history. At that time it was the brightest object in the night sky even more than Venus and was visible even in the daytime for almost 23 days. As a result, Crab Pulsar which is only the size of a small city, was the first neutron star to be
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4 Cool Facts About the Cat’s Eye Nebula

Cat’s Eye Nebula This is a fascinating astronomical object found in the Draco constellation. This nebula is surprisingly gaseous and not of the typical stellar state. This nebula is the focus of extensive research and studies by Scientists, Astronomers and even Astrophysicists. As they study the radio waves and wavelengths, every part of the Cat’s Eye Nebula has been studied thoroughly through the Hubble Space Telescope. The Cat’s Eye Nebula was discovered by William Herschel
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4 Cool Facts About the Carina Nebula

4 Cool Facts About the Carina Nebula

4 Cool Facts About the Carina Nebula Our universe is a fascinating place, with every other mystery unfolding before our eyes, there are many more to come. The Carina Nebula is one of the many fascinating and astounding discoveries of nature; it is a star-forming region in the Sagittarian wing of the Milky Way. It is approximately 7,500 light years from Earth. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has so far discovered nearly 14,000 stars in the
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4 Cool Facts about Starlight and Fusion

4 Cool Facts about Starlight and Fusion This Universe of full of so many incredible phenomena occurring nearly every day that it comes as little surprise to find that a lot of us are fascinated by space and what happens there. Because of this, we’ve made a list of 4 Cool Facts about Starlight and Fusion for you! Starlight and Fusion Fact #4: Fusion Reactions The Sun is the perfect medium for fusion reactions. Nuclear
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4 Cool Facts about Shooting Stars

4 Cool Facts about Shooting Stars Twinkle, twinkle, little star… Can you imagine something you have or own that has been around since the cavemen? There are few things that we share in common, even with the dinosaurs, but one thing remains the same; a shooting star has always and will always look the same and as beautiful as you could ever imagine. Once in a while we’ve gotten lucky and have been amazed and
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4 Cool Facts about Gravity

4 Cool Facts about Gravity Learning about something that’s always been there seems like a funny thing, but it took ages for humans to understand what causes something to fall to the ground. It may or may not have ever even been an idea that somewhere in the Universe, things may not even fall at all. It wasn’t until our very own and beloved Sir Isaac Newton made the incredible discovery of gravitational forces, until
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10 Cool Facts About The Mars Curiosity Rover

10 Cool Facts About The Mars Curiosity Rover The Curiosity, a Mars Rover, landed with the help of a robotic space probe by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). The Curiosity Rover launched in November of 2011 by NASA. The rover landed in Aeolis Palus in the Gale Crater in August of 2012, it took the rover eight months to reach Mars from Earth. The Curiosity Rover is a car-sized rover (a six-wheeled robot named by
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10 Cool Facts About The Mars Opportunity Rover

10 Cool Facts About The Mars Opportunity Rover The Mars Opportunity Rover is NASA’s robot that has been on Mars since 2004. In fact, Opportunity has exceeded NASA’s operation plans by more than 11 years. The Mars Opportunity Rover has been gathering scientific data and sending it back to Earth for over a decade. Opportunity has been studying meteorites for a long time and the Victoria Crater for over 2 years. It has also survived
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