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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Kepler 452b the Second Most Awesome Planet

With the recent discovery of Kepler 452b, there’s renewed excitement about life throughout the universe, other than that found on Earth. Kepler 452b is being called Earth’s older cousin, big brother or even Earth 2.0, among countless other names. Despite the fun nicknames, Kepler 452b is awesome for many other reasons. What are Kepler 452b’s Earth-like Qualities? Kepler 452b is an exoplanet orbiting around a G-class star named Kepler 452. This Solar System’s star is much like
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What Solar System Are We In?

tl;dr: check out our How Big is our Solar System Infographic. Well, the answer is kind of anti-climatic… What Solar System Are We In? the name of our solar system is just that; Solar System. The origin of the word “solar” comes from the Latin word sōl, which literally means Sun. Our solar system is a system of objects that orbit around our home star; the Sun. Our solar system formed roughly 4.6 billion years ago from
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