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  • The Voyager Spacecraft Gives Scientists New Insights
    Both Voyager spacecraft are outfitted with 10 science instruments, including two cameras capable of taking detailed images of planets and their rings, magnetic fields and the interaction between light as a wave and particles. Voyager 1 returned a haunting portrait of Earth … Read more
  • Fun Facts About Ancient Greece
    Ancient Greece had approximately one hundred city-states that influenced Roman society in terms of language, art, architecture and way of life. The marathon takes its name from Pheidippides, who ran 25 miles back to Athens after defeating Persian forces during wartime. The … Read more
  • 10 Interesting Facts About a Tiger
    Tigers have long captured our collective imagination. Their power, beauty and unique characteristics captivate us – from their powerful roars to their beautiful stripes; there are so many interesting facts about tigers we take for granted! Tigers typically inhabit small territories in … Read more
  • The Life Cycle of Plants
    Students can act out the life cycle of a plant. Start by having students curl themselves into tight balls as seeds. Under optimal conditions, seeds sprout and become seedlings, before developing into mature plants producing flowers and setting seeds which are dispersed … Read more
  • How Many Apollo Missions Have Landed on the Moon?
    We currently possess 8,400 publicly available photos of the Moon, hundreds of hours of video footage, and mountains of scientific data pertaining to its formation and structure – plus 382 kilograms of Moon rock! On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin … Read more
  • A Planet Similar to Earth Discovered
    Scientists from Belgium’s University of Liege have announced the discovery of an Earth-like planet orbiting within its star’s habitable zone. It was originally discovered using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope and later confirmed by ground telescopes. Wolf 1069b offers 16 days of sunshine … Read more
  • Fun Facts About Germany You May Not Have Known
    Germans are famously unyielding when it comes to following rules and laws, from their culture, language and cuisine. There’s plenty to discover in Germany! Here are some fun facts! Imagine yourself driving down Germany’s highway system known as the Autobahn with your … Read more
  • Facts About Our Solar System
    Planets, their moons, asteroids and comets in our solar system all orbit or rotate around the Sun in a circle, with some such as Mercury, Venus and Mars orbiting within its confines; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune orbit further out and are … Read more
  • The Apollo Missions Timeline
    President Kennedy pledged that by the end of this decade, one person would land on the moon through Apollo missions. This timeline charts their history. On 20 July, Armstrong and Aldrin prepared for their lunar landing by unhinging Eagle from Collins’ command … Read more
  • Why Is The Sky Blue? by Heath McKenzie
    Heath McKenzie brings brilliant fun and entertainment to the science of light and colour, starting with his audience-pleasing WHY? question. His illustrations and humor will surely become firm favorites among children of all ages. Sky BLUE took an early advantage, when Kerr … Read more
  • What is the Color of the Sky?
    The sky is actually an intricate mosaic of many colors depending on time of day and weather conditions, with blue being created by sunlight being scattered by particles in the atmosphere – shorter wavelengths like blue tending to be scattered more often … Read more
  • The Apollo 11 Incident
    Armstrong and Aldrin returned from their 21-hour 38-minute stay on the Moon to Collins using Eagle’s ascent engine, performing numerous science tasks during their return and even installing a seismometer to study Moon quakes long after they had left Earth. At the … Read more
  • Mercury Or Quicksilver
    Mercury or quicksilver is a heavy silvery liquid metal. Due to its toxic nature, mercury has fallen out of favor with most uses nowadays; however, you may still come across it in car switches and batteries; also medical devices and paints use … Read more
  • Spacecraft Attitude Control
    Attitude refers to a spacecraft’s orientation in space. To be effective and precise in its operations, its attitude must be both stabilized and controlled to precisely point its high-gain antenna, conduct experiments aboard, and perform propulsion maneuvers. Given that attitude cannot be … Read more
  • Funny Facts About China
    China boasts a rich history and large population. Not only is China home to one of the world’s highest population densities; its culture boasts unique and strange facts that will leave visitors scratching their heads! Fortune cookies were not invented in China; … Read more
  • Spacecraft VST VST AU & MIDI / MPE Support
    Delta-V Audio’s popular iOS granular synth, now available as desktop VSTs for both Mac OS X and Windows with MPE support and an innovative grain pitch sequencer, provides expressive pads and singing melodies. Propagator settings display four fields that influence propagation: StepSize, … Read more
  • Fun Facts About Hurricanes
    Hurricanes are devastating storms that bring with them both wind and rain; each can produce trillions of gallons of moisture at once. Hurricanes often form around a central hub called an eye. While its center remains calm and free from clouds, its … Read more
  • For the First Time in History, a Spacecraft Touches the Sun
    First time ever in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun. NASA Parker Solar Probe flew into its outer atmosphere – known as corona – and unveiled phenomena long predicted but never directly observed before. Astrophysicist and namesake of this organization, Astrid … Read more
  • The Life Cycle of Flowers
    Flowers come in all sorts of shapes, colors and scents; their main purpose being to attract pollinators insects while producing seeds that perpetuate the species. Seeds contain miniature plants called embryos. Each seed has a hard shell called a seed coat to … Read more
  • Why is the Sky Blue?
    As sunlight passes through the atmosphere, its energy becomes scattered by air molecules – this scattering effect being especially evident for blue light. As such, very little of the direct blue light of the sun reaches your eyes directly, leading to pale … Read more
  • The Challenger Disaster
    On January 28th 1986, Challenger made history when it launched into space. Christa McAuliffe qualified for her mission through NASA’s Teacher in Space program and was chosen as part of its crew. Challenger and its nine successful voyages prior to its demise … Read more
  • A Poem on the Water Cycle
    Explore Earth’s continuous cycle of water movement with these books, activities and classroom lessons on the water cycle. Readers of this straightforward book discover that water evaporates into clouds, then condenses to form rain and snowfall, with this precipitation coming from oceans, … Read more
  • Weird Facts About Human
    From outer space to within your body, there are so many things to be amazed by! Here are some bizarre human facts that will make you appreciate yourself even further: Your feet contain 25% of your bones; your tongue has eight interwoven … Read more
  • How Long Does Mars’ Magnetic Field Last?
    Even though Mars has lost much of its overall magnetic field, some areas still create unique atmospheric electrodynamic structures – magnetic loops and cusps which alter how ions leave its atmosphere. Sabine Stanley and her colleagues have developed an effective technique for … Read more
  • The Terrain Characteristics of a Spacecraft in Mars
    Sending humans to Mars would be an immense financial and logistical endeavor, taking two to three years on average and necessitating constant supplies of food, water and rocket fuel. Spirit and Opportunity made history on Mars by outlasting expectations, serving over six … Read more
  • Cool Things About Japan You’ll Never See Anywhere Else
    Japan is often thought of as being an island nation full of urban centers, yet in reality it’s an expansive land filled with nature and mountain wilderness – Mount Fuji being its highest peak and three quarters of land being unsuitable for … Read more
  • Discovering Mercury With a Spacecraft
    Mercury orbits the Sun once every 88 Earth days on an elliptical path which may bring it as close as 29 million miles or as far away as 43 million miles from our star. Magnetic reconnection between the IMF and Mercury’s planet … Read more
  • Is Apollo 11 Still on the Moon?
    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history in 1969 with their lunar landing of their LM-5 spacecraft on the moon, taking pictures, depositing rock samples on lunar surfaces, and installing scientific experiments which still send back data today. An independent researcher recently … Read more
  • 5 Cool Weather Facts You Need to Know
    Weather changes constantly and is full of surprises – from thunderstorms to rainbows! With such fascinating phenomena to learn more about! This section will introduce you to fog: its causes, distinct types and other facts. Furthermore, you’ll gain more knowledge on lightning: … Read more
  • The Life Cycles of a Plant
    Seeds contain everything needed for new plant life to take root and flourish, including wind, water and animal dispersion methods. When they find favorable environments they will germinate into new life forms. Once a tree reaches maturity, it begins producing flowers which … Read more
  • The Apollo Missions
    The Apollo missions were a series of space flights that culminates in the first human landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Around 650 million viewers worldwide witnessed Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin take their steps onto its surface for … Read more
  • The Closest Planet From Earth
    If asked by an average person which planet was closest to Earth, most would likely say Venus. After all, Venus comes before Mars chronologically and has an orbit that aligns it closely with most other planets in our Solar System. But is … Read more
  • 3 Facts About Egypt
    Egypt is an incredible land filled with rich history. It is truly one of the world’s most intriguing nations. Egypt boasts three coastal waters: The Nile, Mediterranean and Red Seas. Ancient Egyptians believed in numerous gods, and if any were offended it … Read more
  • What’s Up With Saturn’s Rings?
    Saturn boasts seven rings, which consist of icy chunks encircling it. They’re named alphabetically from A to G and average only 30 feet or meters high on average. Saturn and its moons exert gravitational pull that creates patterns known as bending waves … Read more
  • Why is the Sky Blue in the Day?
    Oliver Scott of Wombarra Our atmosphere interacts with sunlight to produce blue hued skies on Earth. Blue light scatters more readily than other colours; thus creating its distinct blue color. Sunlight contains all of the colors of the rainbow, which we can … Read more
  • Who is the Strongest Egyptian God?
    Egyptian mythology boasts many powerful gods, but who is the mightiest? Ra was the sun god who would ride across the sky by day and sink his solar barge down into the underworld by night – always fighting off chaos-creating serpent Apophis! … Read more
  • What Spacecraft Landed on the Moon?
    Control room engineers watch closely as the spacecraft they have worked tirelessly on for months approaches the Moon. Telemetry data indicates everything is running smoothly, and landing should occur soon – then all goes silent. Five of seven Surveyor spacecraft made successful … Read more
  • Astrology – Mercury at 0 Degrees of a Sign
    Astrologers frequently consider the final degrees of a sign to be crucial, particularly in predictive work. I disagree with this viewpoint. Horary astrologers would likely point to Margaret Thatcher’s SA Neptune at 29deg Scorpio (chart not shown) when she announced her resignation … Read more
  • The Apollo Missions Patch
    The Apollo Program led by NASA saw twelve Americans land on the Moon from 1969 to 1972, paving the way for human exploration of space for decades to come. This patch commemorated this momentous mission as well as reflecting its vision for … Read more
  • Facts About China
    China is an intriguing nation, boasting an extremely vibrant culture. Food, fashion, language, religion and traditions all play a key role in Chinese society – along with Confucianism’s emphasis on respecting rulers, elders and family as core values. There are 56 ethnic … Read more

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