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Fun Facts About Mexico

Mexico is one of our favorite travel destinations, boasting delicious street food, exciting fiestas and some of the world’s most breathtaking natural landscapes. But did you know it is also home to one of the smallest dog breeds ever seen in history? The Mexican flag comprises three colors – green, white and red – each

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50 Years Ago, One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Man

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin embarked upon their lunar mission from Columbia in their lunar module Eagle, heading for their intended landing spot within the Sea of Tranquillity. Unfortunately, an alarm signaled their imminent departure. Console readouts were showing an error code –1202–which neither astronaut had encountered during simulator training. The

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What is Greece Known For?

Greece is widely acknowledged for being one of the sunniest countries in Europe and for its white and blue buildings, feta cheese production, ancient history and as the place where democracy first emerged. Greece boasts an abundance of archaeological sites and museums that are recognized by UNESCO, while its art has inspired generations of European

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Super Blood Moon Eclipse

Early Wednesday morning, the Moon suddenly lit up red like an extravagant rosebud in the predawn sky for an extended period – an unprecedented celestial event known as a super blood moon eclipse. Lunar eclipses begin when the Moon enters Earth’s outer shadow, the penumbra, before moving further inward and entering its darker umbra. What

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Why is the Sky Blue?

As sunlight enters Earth’s atmosphere, its light is scattered by oxygen and nitrogen molecules present. Shorter blue wavelengths tend to be scattered more than longer red ones resulting in the sky taking on its signature hue. At dawn and dusk, sunlight must travel further before reaching our eyes; more blue wavelengths scatter into the atmosphere

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