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  • How Long Does it Take to get to the Moon?

    There are many different paths that can be taken from Earth to the Moon. The distance to the Moon from Earth is between 360,000 km and 405,000 km, depending on if the Moon is at its perigee (closest point) or apogee (farthest-away point).
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  • How Long Does it Take Uranus to Orbit the Sun?

    Different planets take different amounts of time to orbit the sun, depending on how far away they are. Uranus is much further away from the sun than Earth is, and it takes 84.3 Earth years for Uranus to complete its orbit. Like the other planets, Uranus follows an elliptical path around the sun, which means it is closer to the sun at some times than at...
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  • Why Does Jupiter Have the Great Red Spot?

    Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun, and is a gas giant. The sun is one thousand times heavier than Jupiter, but Jupiter is two and a half times heavier than all of the other planets in our solar system put together! Jupiter is...
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  • Why Do Stars Twinkle?

    At night when you look up to the sky, if you try to focus on a star you might see it twinkling or flashing. This is called “stellar scintillation”. We can see up to 6,000 stars at night with the naked eye. Stars twinkle...
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