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What happens to water in space?

The amazing thing about water (and when you think about it any substance) is the way it ‘behaves’ under different scenarios. For example, it can be a solid, liquid or gas – dependent in how much energy has effected the … Continue reading

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NASA discovers three Earth-like planets; could host life ~ Digital Journal

New earth like planets you say. Imagine if they contain life – and we are looking at them and they are looking at us. Freaky, huh?

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A map of the stars

We all know that there are billions of stars in the universe. In fact, there are approximately 200-400 billion stars within our won galaxy. But have you ever wondered about the stars within our local star group? Or what they … Continue reading

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Star profile: Betelgeuse

Originally posted on phoenixsic:
by Chris Phoenix Clarke Betelgeuse (pronounced ‘betel-jers’) is a red supergiant star around 640 light years away in the constellation of Orion. It is nearly 1000 times larger than the Sun and 20 times more massive; it’s…

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Two galaxies collide – and our galaxy (The Milky Way) is one of them

The Andromeda and the Milk Way galaxies are expected to collide. Scientists now say (with near certainty) that the two will meet and merge in the future. The two galaxies are being pulled together by both gravity and invisible dark … Continue reading

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How close is Mars to the Earth? When we think of it on a galactic scale we know that it really isnt that far. However, from lonely human point of view – its a really, really, really big hike. The … Continue reading

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Star Size and Earth Size Comparison

This post is following on from a previous post – ‘How Big Are We?’ ( https://claysimpkins101.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/how-big-are-we/ ). The above video was presented to my Middle Years Science class at university and puts into perspective how small we actually are. If … Continue reading

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