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Science

Earth’s Inner Core Is Home To A ‘New Hidden World,’ Finds Study

Earth’s solid inner core may be home to a “hidden new world”, scientists have claimed. Within the scientific community, there is consensus about Earth’s inner core being a solid compressed ball of iron alloy, which is surrounded by the Earth’s outer core. A new study may change that understanding of the Earth’s insides. Published on September 20, […]

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Universe

How Many Solar Systems Are in Our Galaxy?

Our planetary system is the only one officially called “solar system,” but astronomers have discovered more than 3,200other stars with planets orbiting them in our galaxy. Our solar system is just one specific planetary system—a star with planets orbiting around it. Our planetary system is the only one officially called “solar system,” but astronomers have discovered […]

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Scientific Theories

Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin: Can They Be More Than ‘Space’ Joyrides For Millionaires?

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and his team successfully flew to the “edge of space” on the Unity 22 mission aboard a Virgin Galactic plane on July 12. The event was hailed as the start of space tourism, narrowly beating the planned launch on 20 July by fellow billionaire business magnate Jeff Bezos and his firm Blue Origin. But does the 85km (53 miles), the altitude […]

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History

Top 10 Things You Should Know About the Ice Age

An ice age represents an extended dip in global temperatures and major glacial expansions around the world. During such expansions, a large part of the earth is covered in an ice sheet for an extended period of time, sometimes lasting for millions of years. Even though we know that humans survived the last ice age, […]

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Universe

How Long Is a Day on Other Planets?

The definition of a day is the amount of time it takes an astronomical object to complete one full spin on its axis. On Earth, a day is 23 hours and 56 minutes, but other planets and bodies rotate at different rates. The Moon, for example, spins on its axis once every 29.5 days. That means future lunar […]

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