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When Humans Colonize Mars

We, as humans, have been dreamers since the dawn of our existence. As far-fetched dreams go, humans colonizing Mars, represents one of the most dazzling dreams the human race has ever yearned for. Ever since the “discovery” of what appeared to be canals on Mars, by Giovanni Schiaparelli, in 1877, we’ve salivated at the thought of exploring Mars, sending robotics there and eventually; having humans colonizing Mars. Shortly after Schiaparelli’s discovery, Percival Lowell thought he observed
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Cool Facts About Mars

tl;dr: check out our 10 Facts About Mars Infographic. We’ve been making our way through the Solar System and learning all sorts of new and cool facts about the planets, if you’ve missed the others, check these out when you get a chance: Mercury, Venus and Earth! Mars is a special planet, this one’s close to us and we’ve felt a strong connection to what we have believed to be a planet which either did or does
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Total Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

The Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse Explained: When is the Next Total Supermoon Lunar Eclipse? The next Supermoon lunar eclipse will take place on September 27, 2015 for the first time since 1982, and according to NASA, for the last time until 2033. The total lunar eclipse, which astronomers describe as a rare event, will be visible to observers in both North and South America, Europe, Africa, the western parts of Asia, and the Eastern Pacific Ocean region.
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Meet Me on Neptune, or Maybe Uranus

It’s tough to believe that it’s been over 50 years since the Voyager 2 left Earth and began its trek into the outer Solar System. It’s almost even crazier to think it takes 50 years to get out to the outer Solar System – goes to show how far away those Gas and Ice Giant Planets are from Earth. Well, we’ve got some astronomy-awesome news which might come as a big surprise. In case you haven’t
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Cool Facts About Earth

tl;dr: check out our 10 Facts About Earth Infographic. We’ve been going through the Solar System and identifying cool facts about each planet, cool facts that you might not otherwise know. You can check out our previous articles about cool facts about Mercury and Venus here. However, now that we’re onto the 3rd rock from the Sun, it’s going to be slightly more unusual than our other articles since you’re hopefully already very, very familiar with this planet. If not, please phone
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What are the Gas Planets?

Astronomers love to categorize things, especially planets in our Solar System. All the time you hear people refer to the term “gas planets”, which was coined by a science fiction writer back in 1952, but what does it mean? Even though we hear terms like “gas giant”, “gas planet”, “giant planet” or even “Jovian planets”, they’re all referring to the same thing and one of the more common questions in Astronomy; What are the Gas Planets? Gas planets refer
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Cool Facts About Venus

tl;dr: check out our 10 Facts About Venus Infographic. It’s been said that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. While that statement hasn’t been proven, what’s more likely is that the fairer sex is said to be from Venus because of her name. The planet Venus was named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty; Venus. What better place for women to be from than a place known for those two things?  
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Cool Facts About Mercury

tl;dr: check out our 10 Facts About Mercury Infographic Everybody loves Mercury, it’s one of the planets we’ve known very little about for a very long time, yet held it near and dear to our hearts. Due to the lack of information about Mercury, we’ve relied on our imaginations and speculations, for a long time. Today, we can imagine Mercury in a much different sense, based on facts, rather than myths. After the fly by in the 1970’s
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How the Moon was Formed

To understand how the moon was formed we have to take a step back, actually a really, really big step back. Let’s go back nearly 5 billion years ago. The Birth of a Solar System: It was nearly 5,000,000,000 (billion) years ago that the Solar System we live in was formed. This occurrence took place through the collapse of a smaller section of a giant molecular cloud. The majority of this matter collected into a mega
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10 Awesome Pluto Facts

Little did Clyde W. Tombaugh know that on the night of February 18th 1930 his discovery would lead to the greatest divide in the astronomical community since the beginning of time… OK, well that might be a slight exaggeration, but maybe not. Either way, the great (once a Planet, now a Dwarf Planet) Pluto was discovered that night by famed Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Clyde was using a 13 inch astrograph
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