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Space Racers

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The most complex machine ever built, the Space Shuttle represents the pinnacle of scientific achievement. One can only speak about it in superlatives. It has more than 2,5 million parts, including 370 kilometers of wire, around 1060 valves and various connections, more than 1440 circuit breakers, and over 27,000 insulating tiles and thermal blankets. Within

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Dirty Snowballs Of Doom

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Throughout history, comets have fascinated human beings, inspiring both awe and fear, and they have often been omens of doom, or curse, or at the very best, thought of as a supernatural force with terrifying abilities. This was true, not only in the ancient times, but also in recent history, in 1910 to be exact,

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The Little Planet That Could

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Although it has been “demoted” in 2006 and is no longer classified as a planet, that doesn’t make Pluto any less interesting or fascinating. But what are the reasons for that decision, that sparked such controversy? Discovered on February 18th, 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh of the Lowell Observatory, Pluto was classified as a ninth planet

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Sharp Dressed Man

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Human beings are extremely adept at overcoming hostile living conditions, harsh environment and anything that might pose a threat to their existence. People can be found living in areas where there are severe temperature extremes, whether it’s the deserts or areas near the poles, high altitudes, volcanoes, floods, hurricanes and so on and so forth. And

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The Big Blue

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With Pluto no longer classified as a planet, the honor of the most distant planet in the Solar System goes to Neptune. What’s interesting is that even though Pluto is further away from the Sun than Neptune, there are periods when Pluto actually orbits closer to the Sun, because its orbital path is very elliptical.

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Keeping It Cool

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The only planet in the Solar System named after a Greek deity, specifically the Greek god of the sky, Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun, and the first one to be discovered with a use of a telescope, by a German-born British astronomer William Herschel in 1781, who at first thought Uranus was

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Voyage Into The Unknown

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It’s been officially confirmed by NASA: Voyager 1 is the first man-made spacecraft to cross the limits of our Solar System, and venture into the unexplored and mysterious interstellar space. When it was launched on September the 5th, 1977, its primary mission was to conduct a close-up research of outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

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The Earth’s Evil Twin

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Often called the Earth’s sister planet, due to their similar size and proximity to each other, Venus is named after the ancient Roman goddess of love and beauty. Although it shares some characteristics with Earth, like size, gravity, while also being a terrestrial planet, it is significantly different. Of all the terrestrial planets, it has

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Mars, Our Red Neighbor

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Perhaps more than any other planet in our Solar System, Mars has inspired our imagination, with many works of fiction using Mars as a central theme. Probably the most famous one being a radio play by Orson Welles, based on HG Welles’s book “War of the Worlds”, which caused quite a panic when it was

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