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  • What is the difference between asteroids and comets?

    Anything that comes close to the earth from outer space is known as a near-earth object (NEO). These include asteroids and comets that may have been pushed out of their normal direction and then begin to head to earth. While both comets and asteroids are included in this group, there are things that make them quite alike as well as...
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  • What Is A Black Hole?

    A black hole is one of in strangest objects in the whole universe. A vacuum cleaner and a black hole are very similar but there is only one difference a vacuum cleaner uses suction power to pull things into in the vacuum and a black hole uses really strong gravity to pull into it.Why is A Black Hole Empty? A black hole...
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  • What is a comet

    What is a comet?A comet is basically a big ball of ice and rock.Where do they come from?They are leftovers from the beginning of the solar system.Why dose a Comet have a TailAs a comet approaches and get...
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  • Why are there black holes in the middle of galaxies?

    It wasn’t until more recently that scientists even knew that black holes existed. One of the main reasons is, black holes are so black, that they can’t be seen, even with the most powerful equipment. While Einstein made the prediction that there were black holes, it wasn’t until 1967 when the name ‘black hole’ was created...
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  • What is the closest planet to Saturn?

    All of the planets in our solar system are constantly orbiting around our sun. Each planet has its own unique path and the distance between them is based on the position they are in within their orbit. Each planet also has its own speed of rotation, some head around the sun very fast and some are quite slow. Saturn is the sixth planet and is often called the...
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  • What color is Venus?

    Venus is the second planet in our solar system and named after the Greek goddess of love. In the sky, Venus looks like just another bright star. Even if you could get close up to the planet, all you would see is a massive cloud cover. The answer to Venus’ color depends on whose eyes you are looking through.
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  • What is a constellation?

    Throughout time, people have looked up at the night stars with imagination and awe. In the past, our ancestors thought that the patterns in the stars were designs that reflected some of their heroes, gods and goddesses and even stories that they passed from one generation to another. They identified the star patterns with their own life cycles...
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  • Why is the earth round?

    When you see a picture of our earth from space, it looks exactly like a round blue and white marble. When seen from further out in space (at the end of our Milky Way galaxy), a famous astronomer, Dr. Carl Sagan, called it ‘A Pale Blue Dot’. But looks can be deceiving. Our earth is not really ‘round’, it is a shape called an...
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  • Why does the earth spin?

    If you have seen any of the films taken by the astronauts in outer space, you know that the earth spins. It spins so slowly that living here, we don’t even notice it. The spin is in a counter-clock-wise direction (backwards from the direction of a clock) and the funny part is: almost all of the planets in our solar system spin in the same...
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  • What was the first animal in space?

    In the early years of space exploration, scientists didn’t know what kind of effect traveling in space would have on human beings. So both the Soviets and the American missions started out by sending animals, to make sure that they would live. There have been many types of animals sent out in space missions, from monkeys, to cats, dogs and even...
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