Pluto, the forgotten planet

Pluto is a dwarf planet, and it had this title from the year 2006. Even though it is still considered a planet, Pluto has only 70% the diameter and 0.17 the mass of the moon. But what other interesting things are known about Pluto? Pluto was discovered in the year 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh. It […]

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Andromeda

Andromeda is the closest galaxy to the Milky Way, at a distance of approx. 2.5 million light years away from us. Andromeda is 2.2 times bigger than our galaxy and contains about 1 trillion stars, compared to the 200-300 billion stars in the Milky Way. It was believed that Andromeda was a nebula until 1920. Andromeda […]

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The truth about light speed

Light Speed (obviously) is the speed that light travels at. It is unimaginably fast, traveling at 300.000 km/s (186282 m/s). Even though this seems very fast it still takes 8 minutes and 20 second for light to travel from the Sun to Earth. A light year is equivalent to the distance that light travels in […]

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Facts about Nebulae

In the last post I talked about Black Holes, so today I wanted to talk about what can form when a Supernova appears: a nebulae. How do Nebulae form? Well… Nebulae are formed when the gases and particles from old exploded stars that collapse forming a cloud with its own gravitational form. In 5 billion […]

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10 interesting facts about Mars

1. Only 45% of the Mars missions were successful. Out of 40 missions only 18 were successful, the most recent arrivals being the MAVEN mission which arrived September 22, 2014 and the Indian Space Research Organization’s MOM Mangalyaan orbiter, which arrived on September 24, 2014. 2. The Martian atmosphere. The Martian atmosphere is composed of […]

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