Astronomy & Science Archive

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Solar System Facts

There’s a whole lot more to the Solar System than you learned from good old Mrs. Magillicuddy teaching science class back in the early school days. People used to think of it as just a simply vast place, consisting of nothing more than the Sun surrounded placidly by its nine revolving planets

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Interesting Moon Facts

The Moon has been revolving around the Earth for about 4.5 billion years, and it’s one-quarter the size of our planet. Its innermost core is made up of iron, nickel, and sulfur. The two outer layers comprise a real potpourri of materials: The middle layer mostly contains olivine, orthopyroxene, and clinopyroxine. The

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The History of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program

Most people think of NASA’s space shuttle program as the entire manned space flight programs including Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo flights. In fact, the use of the shuttle did not begin until 1981—well after those programs ended. While the earlier chapters in America’s flight program included manned spacecraft, the shuttle program was

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Stars!

Second star to the right and straight on till morning: That’s how you get to Never-Never Land, according to Peter Pan. Have you ever realized that the stars are the building blocks that make up the universe? How else would we know where we are or where we’re going if it weren’t