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Stranger Than Fiction

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        There are countless fascinating and downright unbelievable things, events and objects scientists have been able to discover so far. There are many, many more inside the uncharted depths of space. But, for now, what we do know is still pretty cool, and sometimes just plain weird, proving that sometimes, truth can

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Cosmic Fireworks

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Those of you who have seen a meteor shower at some point in your life will agree with me when I say it’s a truly incredible experience. The cosmic fireworks blazing across a dark blue sky are really something to remember. But how and when do meteor showers occur? Well, when dust particles that separated

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Through The Looking Glass

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        Along with the hopefully informative articles on this blog, you also have the opportunity to view some of the spectacular imagery which chronicles our exploration of space. Some of it was captured by astronauts during their spacewalks, or by space probes like Voyager 1 and 2 on their voyage into uncharted

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Hard Rocks And Heavy Metals

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      Asteroids are small, rocky worlds, with no atmosphere, that revolve around the sun. Too small to be classified as planets, they are categorized as planetoids, or even dwarf planets. In fact, if you were to add up the mass of each asteroid, the total mass would still be smaller than that of

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The Russian Icarus

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Our subject of interest today is another iconic space mission that earned its place in the pages of history books forever. On April 12, 1961, Russian pilot and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to leave the Earth’s orbit, and to cross over into space, which marked the beginning of human space travel. Launched

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Rocket Men

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One of the most significant events in human history was the moment when man first landed on the Moon and took his first steps on its surface, making the Apollo 11 the most famous mission, and certainly the most iconic. Even 44 years later, it doesn’t cease the fascinate us, with tiny bits of previously

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Black Hole Sun

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One of the most mind-blowing and elusive phenomenons which never stops fascinating us, is the existence of black holes. What are they? How did they come to be? What happens inside the black hole? These are all legitimate questions, but, unfortunately, scientists have yet to provide solid answers. However, even though this article won’t help

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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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